I am an actively practicing board-certified psychiatrist, with an expertise in treating individuals who identify as female and in public psychiatry. I completed a fellowship in public psychiatry and I earned my Perinatal Mental Health certification (PMH-C), with a specialty in psychopharmacology, through Postpartum Support International (PSI). There are so many challenges unique to women. I find it tremendously fulfilling to work with women and, as a partner, create a plan to address the specific challenges impacting them and their mental well-being. The goal is not just to find a temporary solution, but to develop a sustainable collection of tools that can help them in the present moment and when future challenges arise.
I am passionate about empowering women to take control of their mental health; eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness; championing and promoting females and females of color to positions of leadership in healthcare; advocacy relating to closing the gender pay gap in physicians; and building team cultures that are inclusive and cohesive. My philosophy as a leader is to encourage clinicians and staff to care for each other, so that we are able to provide the best care for our patients. Some of my other professional interests include medical student education; integrated care; the collaborative care model; the role that empathy, reflection, team-building, shared decision making, finding meaning and joy in the workplace plays in retention of staff; leading process groups for psychiatry residents and reflection groups for medical students, medical residents and attending physicians.
Based on my personal experiences as a female, mixed-race physician in the C suite and other positions of leadership, I have a unique perspective on the path to leadership and women's mental health. During my career, I have led large teams of mental health clinicians in variety of settings including a large NYC public hospital affiliated with NYU Grossman School of medicine (as the acting director of the ~80 bed inpatient psychiatry service); on the payor side at Elevance Health, formerly Anthem (as the Regional Behavioral Health Officer at CareMore Health); and now at a healthcare startup - Minded - as the Chief Medical Officer. I am proud to have supervised teams of outstanding Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) in all of my positions of leadership (including currently) and take pride in sharing my knowledge of the ins and outs and the art of nurse practitioner collaboration and supervision. In my private practice, I specialize in treating women, particularly women with Bipolar I Disorder, PMDD and women who are pregnant or postpartum. Additionally, I have been featured in the Huffington Post, SELF magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, Yahoo news, and more.
In January 2023, I became the first Chief Medical Officer at Minded, a telepsychiatry practice that specializes in psychopharmacology and is designed for women. I am privileged to lead a team of exceptional mental health clinicians that includes board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners, psychiatric registered nurses, and board-certified collaborating psychiatrists, all of whom have specialized training in women’s mental health, and most importantly, always put patient care first. 80% of our clinical team identify as female and 80% identify as persons of color, which is crucial to Minded’s mission to expand access to psychiatric care to all women.
There is an extensive, unmet need for clinical specialization in treating women with mental health concerns. Additionally, women face psychiatric concerns that are related to events that are exclusive to women over the course of their life: those being - menstruation, pregnancy, menopause. At Minded I am creating evidence-based and expertly-tailored clinical clinical programs that address conditions unique to women (including but not limited to PMDD, peripartum mood and anxiety disorders, peripartum bipolar disorder, peripartum OCD, perimenopausal mood and anxiety disorders). Deploying these programs via telehealth will increase affordable access to nuanced and high-quality care in women’s psychiatry. We currently care for patients in 8 states. We are accepting new patients and are in-network with most major insurances plans.
I live in Bed Stuy (Brooklyn), NY. I love hanging out with my family, friends, current and former colleagues, my two cats (Shiitake and Luca Bratsky) and my big puppy (Guadalupe AKA Lupe Fiasco).
Connect with me on LinkedIn: @kristingillmd
Follow me on Instagram: @drgill_likeafish
Began practicing in
MD, FAPA, PMH-C
Medical Degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine; Psychiatry Residency Training at NYU Grossman School of Medicine; Public Psychiatry Fellowship at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Licensed to practice in
California, New York