Kenneth Gorfinkle

Dr. Kenneth Gorfinkle, Ph.D, is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology since 1992 at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Children’s Hospital. He is also on staff at the Behavioral Medicine Program, Columbia University, where he participates in research, consulting and teaching in areas of diabetes care, pain management, cardiovascular health, and rehabilitation after craniofacial surgery. Dr. Gorfinkle also served as consulting Psychologist for the Babies and Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology Service from 1992 until 2001.
After completing his coursework at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, Dr. Kenneth Gorfinkle joined the Behavioral Medicine research group at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. At Memorial, his research on controlling distress in children undergoing cancer treatment culminated in his doctoral dissertation on the role of parenting style in children coping with painful medical procedures.
Dr. Gorfinkle is currently the consulting psychologist for the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at NY Presbyterian Hospital. He also lectures and supervises Child/Adolescent Psychiatry residents at Children’s Hospital in the Consultation/Liaison Service. He is the author of Soothing Your Child’s Pain: From Teething to Tummy Aches to Acute Illnesses and Injuries-How to Understand the Causes and Ease the Hurt, Contemporary Books, 1998. He has published in numerous books and peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the New York State Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association.