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About David Salvage, M.D., FAPM

David Salvage, M.D., FAPM

Forensic and Addiction Psychiatrist located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY & Financial District, New York, NY

David Salvage, MD, FAPM, practices psychiatry, and psychotherapy in Brooklyn and Financial District in lower Manhattan, New York, where he combines humanism and warmth with careful clinical understanding, with the overriding goal that each patient benefits from a complete recovery. He ensures that his clients understand both the nature of their illness and the wide array of treatment options that are available, including psychopharmacology. In this capacity, he often works with therapists from other disciplines as part of a team approach to integrated care.

After receiving his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City with distinguished honors in psychiatry, internal medicine, and the history of psychiatry, Dr. Salvage went on to complete his residency training at New York University’s Bellevue Hospital. Montefiore Medical Center in New York City then awarded Dr. Salvage with a clinical teaching fellowship.

Dr. Salvage has held faculty positions at New York University School of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and New York Medical College, where he served on the Faculty Senate and received the honor of Teacher of the Year. His publications have appeared in a variety of psychiatric journals and anthologies, and he has presented at numerous national and international conferences.

Outside of his private practice, Dr. Salvage has worked as a consultant for local mental health centers, schools, prisons, and Fortune 500 companies, such as Goldman Sachs and Showtime. He also has extensive consulting experience working with families on guardianship issues at Child Protective Services.

Dr. Salvage is board-certified with the American Academy of Psychiatry and has been certified by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry between 1997-2007. He continues to participate in a wide variety of training addressed towards cutting edge treatment of addiction. Also, he holds the following certifications, memberships, and affiliations:

  • A fellowship with the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Certification in EMDR Level III training
  • Membership with the International Psychoanalytic Association
  • Certification in Psychoanalysis by the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
  • Certification in buprenorphine treatment and administration
  • Member of the New York University Bellevue Psychiatric Society
  • Certification by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
  • A diploma from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • A diploma from the National Board of Medical Examiners
  • A diploma from of the American Board of Addiction Psychiatry (1997-2007)

Colleagues describe Dr. Salvage as wise, articulate, and able to integrate a wide variety of viewpoints. Professionals from a variety of disciplines frequently reach out to him for advice on psychiatric, legal, and interpersonal issues.


Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "Of all the psychiatrists I have sought treatment from David has by far been the best at listening to my concerns and showing genuine interest in improving my life."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "He has a genuine manner and relates with respect. I'm more than satisfied with the treatment I'm getting!"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "He seemed to blend being brilliant and also highly connected. He really followed through in helping to create a team approach with my other doctors."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I've been in some sort of therapy for over 15 years, I've seen more than 8 doctors in that time and Dr. Salvage is the only one that has truly impacted my life."

    Verified Patient
  • Google

    "I was having a career crisis and Dr. Salvage got me back on track. I would recommend him to anyone."

    Helena C.
  • Google

    "Dr. Salvage helped me with his very calm and centered demeanor. I trust his counsel tremendously."

    David L.
  • Google

    "He is great fun to talk to and a sweet, caring, professional and helpful doctor and person. He is efficient and gets a lot done in 45 minutes."

    Eliza M.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Salvage has the most calm and comforting demeanor I have ever experienced in a psychiatrist. I would heartily recommend him to anyone who needs a counselor."

    Robert L.