Dr. Jesse Astwood is an alumnus of Macaulay Honors College as well as Brooklyn College’s combined BA/MD program. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Mt. Sinai hospital. With interests and activities ranging from gardening, cooking, and media analysis to paleontology, criminology, and sociobiology, he has written on the psychopathology inherent in superhero and apocalyptic stories. He also has dissected and reconstructed whale and other marine mammal skeletons in Mount Sinai’s evolutionary biology laboratory.
In addition to his role as resident supervisor and psychiatrist at the Mental Health & Wellness Center, Dr. Astwood splits his time between the Mount Sinai Psychiatric Emergency Room as well as his private practice in Brooklyn Heights.