Dr. Michaelis graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University (Columbia College) in 1995 and was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa the same year. He earned his Master’s degree from New York University in 2001 and received his Ph.D. in 2004, also from NYU. Dr. Michaelis was the recipient of a MacCracken Graduate Fellowship and was a teaching fellow at NYU in 2000 and 2001. Dr. Michaelis completed his clinical internship at New York University-Bellevue Hospital in 2004.

Dr. Michaelis has been in private practice since 2005. He is the co-founder of the Downtown Clinicians Collective, one of New York City’s largest organizations of health care providers.  He served on the medical faculty of Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and is a visiting scholar at Columbia University.  Dr. Michaelis has authored numerous scholarly articles and has been featured as a mental health expert in various publications, radio, and television programs.