Barbara Coffey, MD, MS

Barbara Coffey, MD, MSDr. Coffey is an internationally known specialist in tics, Tourette’s Disorder and related disorders, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Dr. Coffey assumed the position of Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine October 1, 2017.

Until October 1, Dr. Coffey was Chief of the National Tourette Association of America Center of Excellence at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) in New York, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at ISMMS, and until July 1, Research Psychiatrist at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research in Orangeburg, New York. She was also Director of Residency Education in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and for the Triple Board at ISMMS.

Dr. Coffey received her bachelor's degree in biology and psychology from the University of Rochester, her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, and her master's degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed a residency in general psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Coffey was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and former Director of Pediatric Psychopharmacology at McLean Hospital and Director of the Tourette's Clinics at McLean and Massachusetts General Hospitals in Boston between 1992-2001, and Director of the Tics and Tourette’s Program and Associate Professor at New York University School of Medicine between 2001-2012.

Dr. Coffey is the author of more than 150 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, abstracts and book chapters, including Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Archives of General Psychiatry. Co-Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of the Tourette Association of America, Dr. Coffey is a featured speaker at conferences all over the world. Her research has focused on the clinical course, psychiatric comorbidity, phenomenology, and novel treatments of Tourette’s Disorder. Dr. Coffey was regularly listed among the Best Doctors in Boston in the past, and most recently, Best Doctors in New York.