Dr. Cathy L. Budman, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist, Director of the Long Island Center for Tourette and Associated Disorders, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Zucker School of Medicine, and an internationally recognized specialist in Tourette syndrome and associated disorders. She is a founding member of the New York State Consortium for Tourette, was Director of the Tourette Association of America (TAA) Center of Excellence at Northwell Health from 2014-2017, and served as Director of the Movement Disorders Program in Psychiatry at Northwell Health for over twenty-five years. Dr. Budman served on the TAA’s National Medical Advisory Board for 15 years and continues to serve on the Medical Advisory Board for the TAA-Long Island Chapter. She served as a consultant for the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome for several years. Dr. Budman is a clinical research investigator with over 80 publications who has pioneered research of explosive outbursts in Tourette, has conducted clinical trials investigating novel treatments for tics and associated conditions, and has collaborated in research investigating the genetics of Tourette and related conditions. She trains and supervises clinicians in Tourette and associated disorders, has lectured to both professional and lay audiences worldwide, is a member of the Psychiatric Consortium for Genetics in Tourette, and serves on several Tasks Forces for the TAA.
Dr. Budman has an active specialty private practice in psychiatry for children, adults, and families and provides consultation for schools, workplaces, and other institutions. Dr. Budman completed her undergraduate Sc. B in Biology cum laude at Brown University and earned her Medical Doctorate at the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Budman completed her internship and second year of residency at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine and Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute before spending three years living and working in Sydney, Australia as a Registrar in Alcohol and Substance Abuse at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Dr. Budman completed her adult psychiatry residency and neuropsychiatry fellowship training at North Shore University Hospital Cornell Medical College.