MD, Associate Director
My immediate goal is to achieve a substantial symptom relief with a contingent treatment plan as soon as possible. My style is supportive, friendly and respectful of the patient’s wishes. I am proactive about utilizing various treatment modalities. I will help you to develop the right treatment and to feel well again.
Dr. Nikiforov graduated from Pirogov’s Russian National Research Medical University in Moscow. He completed his residency training in psychiatry and a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in Psychiatry (since 2005) and Geriatric Psychiatry (since 2008). He Prior to joining Dr. Galynker at The Galynker Center for Bipolar Disorder, Dr. Nikiforov served as the Chief of the specialized Geriatric Inpatient Unit and was the Director of ECT at Mount Sinai Morningside Medical Center (formerly St. Luke’s) for 15 years. He also has extensive experience working in Consultation Liaison, Adult Inpatient, Geriatric, Emergency and Outpatient Psychiatry. He prides himself as a hands-on, empathic clinician with experience working with a broad spectrum of psychiatric conditions in the full panoply of clinical settings. Dr. Nikiforov’s extensive experience with acute presentations has honed his approach to achieving immediate symptom relief to then shape a tailored, long-term FIT treatment plan that includes the right mix of treatment modalities.
Bipolar Disorder; Bipolar Spectrum Conditions; Rapid Cycling and Continuous Cycle Pattern; Bipolar Disorders with Comorbid Conditions (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive and Anxiety Disorders; Late Onset Bipolar Disorders; Cognitive Issues and Cognitive Improvement in Bipolar Disorder; Brains Stimulation Therapies (ECT, TMS and others); Outpatient / Home Based Treatment of Acute Manic, Depressive and MIxed Episodes; Real-time Personalized Psychopharmacological Modalities of Treatment; Family, Caregiver and Significant Other Support and Psychoeducation; Treatment Engagement / Building Therapeutic Alliance to Maintain Stability and to Avoid Hospitalizations; Conflict and Noncompliance Resolution; Integrated Psychotherapy.
"My family and I are blessed to have found Dr. Nikiforov. He is without a doubt one of the most caring Psychiatrists we have ever come across.
Not only did he take the time to make a proper diagnosis but he also consistently ensures that the medications he prescribes are required and effective. He doesn’t just give meds but actually talks with you to see how you are doing and looks to see if anything needs to be adjusted. I highly recommend Dr. Nikiforov!"