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Department of Psychiatry

Steven J. Schleifer, M.D.


Behavioral Health Science Building (BHSB)
183 South Orange Avenue Room F1430

Phone: (973) 972-5023

Clinical Info


Hospital Affiliation

University Hospital, Newark
Hackensack Medical Center, Hackensack


Insurance Participation

Insurance Participation: with Provider Number ( where applicable ) The information below is subject to change and should not be relied upon until after it is verified with the insurance company. In addition, psychiatric providers should be contacted directly for information on their participation with managed care and insurance companies.

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BA in Philosophy - Columbia College New York, NY
MD - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY



M.D., 1975, Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York


Licensure & Certification

Medical Licensure
New Jersey




Relevant Publications:

Siegel,A., Schleifer,S.J. In Memoriam: Steven S. Zalcman (1956-2011), Brain Behav Immun., 26(4)(May): 519-520
Dholakia, R., Schleifer, S.J., Ahmad, YJ, Narang, IS. Delayed-Onset Mirtazapine-Related Leukopenia and Rechallenge, J Clin Psychopharmacol, 30:758, 2010
Schleifer, S.J. In memoriam: Marvin Stein, M.D. (1923-2009), Brain Behav Immun. 23:1057-1058, 2009
Nurenberg, J., Schleifer, S.J. Reported Allergy to Antipsychotic Agents in a Long Term Psychiatric Hospital, J Psychiatr Practice, 15:489-492, 2009.
Nurenberg, J., Schleifer, S.J., Patrick, V. Modificacion De La Prescripcion De Antipsicoticos Ante Una Intervencion Destinada A Mejorar El Desempeño De Los Psiquiatras (Curtailing Antipsychotic Polypharmacy in a State Institution: Review and Update of a Performance Improvement Intervention.) Salud (i) Ciencia (Journal of Sociedad Iberoamericana de Información Científica, SIIC). ttp://,, November 3, 2009.
Khocht, A. Schleifer, S., Janal, M., Keller, S. Dental Care and Oral Disease in Alcohol Dependent Persons. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 2009, Sep;37(2):214-8. Epub 2009 Jan 15
Mayerhoff, D., Schleifer, S., Nurenberg, J.R., Mellk, H.M. reply to Livingston, C. Elevated Ammonia Levels on Depakote. Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses, July, 2008, p. 183 (letter)
Mayerhoff, D., Smith, R., Schleifer, S.J. Academic-State Hospital Collaboration for a Rehabilitative Model of Care. Psychiatr Serv. 59:1474-1475, 2008.
Mayerhoff, D., Schleifer, S., Nurenberg, J.R. Valproic Acid Associated Neurologic Syndrome in Chronic Mental Illness: A Case Report, Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses, January, 2008, pp. 348-350.
Ben-Eliyahu S, Page GG, Schleifer SJ Stress, NK cells, and cancer: Still a promissory note. Brain Behav Immun. 21:881-7, 2007.




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