Katherine Pier, MD

Chair, Programs & Research Committee

Psychiatry Resident, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Junior Leadership Council Member, New York Stem Cell Foundation

Dr. Katherine Pier is a Psychiatry Resident at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She additionally serves on the Junior Leadership Council of theNew York Stem Cell Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate cures for various diseases through stem cell research.

Katherine has been committed to providing creative outlets to homeless and economically impoverished populations from a young age. Through her work with Grand Central’s Coalition for the Homeless, she edited a street newspaper written and vended by the homeless and collaborated with other street newspapers internationally to launch the first ever Homeless World Cup in Sweden.

Katherine graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 where she received her B.A. in psychology. She later attended the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and graduated with a medical degree in 2013.

She lived for a year and a half in Argentina where she became involved in providing early psychological interventions to children transitioning from an orphanage to foster care.

She has conducted research on the use of Ketamine in the treatment of major depression and is interested in novel approaches to the treatment of refractory depression. She is involved in research on the prevalence of Body Dysmorphic Disorder in cosmetic practices. During residency training, Katherine will gain experience in geriatric, child and women’s mental health, and looks forward to applying this knowledge to her work with the MINDS Foundation.