ABOUT DR. GEORGIA WITKIN
Author, Speaker, Professor, Clinician, Media Host
"One of the Nation's most foremost experts on stress." - Publisher's Weekly
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
After completing post-doctoral studies in behavioral genetics as a National Science Foundation Fellow at NYS Psychiatric Institute, Dr. Witkin joined the Icahn School of Medicine where she is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences.
CLICK HERE for selected research publications.
Director of Psychological and Wellness Services
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
As the Director of Psychological and Wellness Services, Dr. Witkin oversees the support and counseling services provided to patients diagnosed with infertility as well as individuals hoping to donate their eggs. Additionally, Dr. Witkin plays an integral role in the training and education of staff and reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellows and contributes her expertise to a significant number of research studies.
Director of Patient Services Development
As the Director of Patient Services Development for Progyny, Inc. (Fertility Benefits), Dr. Witkin coaches all patient-care advocates, hosts the video series, Expert Interview Series, and created an online, science-based Happify experience using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness principles. She also contributes to the marketing and sales team, writes a column for Psychology Today, and provides in-house stress relief workshops and emotional support.
CLICK HERE to view the Expert Interview Series.
President and Founder
Georgia Hope, Inc. / Georgia Witkin Consulting
As the president and founder of Georgia Hope, Inc., Dr. Witkin provides personnel training, health care attitude research, public relations, media consultation, and workshops to corporations. She has worked with Bristol Meyer, Merk & Co, Bausch and Lomb, Park-Davis, Proctor & Gamble, The Family Business Council, Women in Business, HBO, Warner Bros, Overbrook Entertainment, is a member of Women Business Leaders (WBL), and is on the Aston Martin Women's Marketing Advisory Board.
Dr. Witkin supervises and teaches medical residents and nurses and maintains a private practice focusing on stress, relationship issues, and infertility. She uses both CBT and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) which can effectively be delivered to patients through teletherapy. Dr. Witkin is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine, and a life-member of the American Psychological Association.
Health and Lifestyle Reporter
Science & Health News Reporter: WNBC-TV, NBC's Flagship station in NYC
Nightly Segment Host: "Live at Five" with Al Roker
Lifestyle Contributor: "Weekend Today"
Health & Science Contributor: "News at Noon" and the early morning "Today In New York" program
Health Contributor, Writer, Host
Nightly Health Reporter since CNBC's inception
Writer & Host: "Between the Sexes," exploring gender, relationship, stereotyping, and identity issues
Writer & Host: "Witkin Workshop" with live call-ins
News and Crisis Analysis
Health Contributor, Analyst, Host
Fox News Channel
Guest Stress Expert
"Just Between Us," the popular women's health show in Boston
High-profile women's health news stories
Human interest, first-person interviews
If Georgia looks or sounds familiar, it's because she is an internationally known show host and health and lifestyle reporter for many networks.
READ BELOW for Georgia's media experience.
Georgia has also been a featured guest expert on more than 100 major news broadcasts and podcasts, including 20/20, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, and CNN. Her many video series can be found on YouTube.
CLICK BELOW to listen and watch samples of her work.
Creator & Co-host of "GG & Me"
"Body After Baby"
"Go Play Outside"
Guest Expert & Contributor
"New Rules of Grandparenting"
Known for her humor and interactive style, Georgia is one of the nation's top corporate and inspirational keynote motivational speakers, and number one choice as a stress and change management expert.
Some of her topics include:
Stress Relief Workshop
4 Steps to Mindfulness & Gratitude
Conflict Resolution & Team Building
Male Stress Symptoms and Solutions
Creating Joy Opportunities: Motivation & Inspiration
Infertility Facts & Fictions
Female Stress Survival Guide
Healing & Humor
Saving Your Own Life
Myths that Hold Women Back & How to Move Forward Anyway
Georgia Witkin Consulting provides branding, marketing psychology, public relations, and media expertise.
Corporate clients have included:
Bristol Meyers, "The Keri Report"
Bausch & Lomb, Corporate Seminars
Celmatix, #SaytheFword Fertility Survey
Skadden Arps, Women's Corporate Workshops
Merk & Co, "The Stress of Less" for Rogaine
Park-Davis, Women: Healthcare Decision-Makers
3M, Devries Public Relations
Proctor & Gamble, Oil of Olay
Freedom Drugs, Ovum Donation Book
Revlon, Corporate Seminars
Tadross Productions (current)
Georgia Witkin Consulting is also a major provider of personnel training and patient services development.
Current clients include:
Mount Sinai Hospital, Patient Coordinators, Nurses, Call Centers, First Responders
RMA of New York, Psychological & Wellness Personnel, Clinical Specialists, Billing, Administrative Support Teams
Progyny, Inc., Patient Care Advocates, Sales and Marketing Teams, Communication, Intervention, and Team Building
Aston Martin, Executive Communication Skills, Marketing-Public Interface Skills
BOARDS & AWARDS
Selected Board Appointments:
Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Women's Advisory Board Member
City of Hope, Honorary Board Member (current)
Celmatix, Honorary Board Member, Media (current)
Aston Martin, Women's Advisory Board (current)
Mount Sinai Breast Health Resource Center, Sponsor
Mount Sinai Reproductive Science, Doctor's Committee
Journal of Preventative Psychology, Editorial Board
Warner-Lambert Marketing, Scientific Advisory Board
Family Business Council, Advisory Board
New York Regional Transplant Program, Board Member
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, Board Member
Brides Magazine, Editorial Board
Fitness Magazine, Advisory Board
Health Magazine, Editorial Board
National Science Foundation, LOCI Program, Washington DC: Peer Evaluator
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation: Public Spirit Award
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association: Family Building Award
The City of Hope: Spirit of Life Award
LIJ Medical Center: Women's Hope Award
Barnard College: Alumnae Award
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation: Woman of Achievement Honoree
The National Science Foundation: Science Faculty Development Award
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York: Leadership Award
FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education): Founders Award
Women in Communication: Woman of Achievement Award
North Shore Hospital: Woman of Achievement Award
National Science Foundation: Science Faculty Professional Development Award
City University of New York Graduate Center: Faculty Fellowship in History & Humanities
National Liver Foundation: Honoree & Keynote Speaker
The American Fertility Association: Annual Honoree
Gusberg Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Mount Sinai: Certification of Appreciation
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY: Certificate of Appreciation
Fire Department of New York: Certificate of Appreciation
New York State Psychological Association: Keynote Speaker
Family Business Council: Keynote Speaker
Ellis Island Medal of Honor 2020: Nominee
Marquis’ Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in the World: Citation
Established the Dr. Mildred Witkin Award for Psychiatry Residents
AND JUST FOR FUN...
The Alligonkey: Into New Zooland (Amazon /Kindle) is Georgia's book about a disillusioned Alligonkey (part alligator, part monkey) who wants to change himself and finds himself instead.
Click here to visit Alligonkey.com and see its video trailer.
Georgia has been a consultant to TV and film including: The Sopranos on HBO ( she appeared in The Making of the Sopranos), Will Smith’s Production Company, Overbrook Entertainment, and was a credited contributor to the Warner Bros. film, Hitch.