Vanessa Bobb, MD PhD FAPA

Vanessa Bobb

Vanessa Bobb, MD PhD FAPA

Behavioral Health Medical Director
Children’s Services

Vanessa Toney Bobb MD, PhD, FAPA, joined CDPHP in July 2019 and serves as behavioral health medical director of children’s services. In this role, Dr. Bobb oversees the unique behavioral health needs of CDPHP members 21 years of age and younger. In addition to oversight of commercial and Medicaid lines of business, Dr. Bobb directs the Medicaid managed care children’s system implementation, and co-chairs the children’s advisory committee.

Dr. Bobb has vast clinical experience within the Columbia and Cornell University Hospital systems, the New York State Office of Mental Health, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), and within child welfare organizations. Dr. Bobb has treated and provided consultation for youth and adults with complex psychiatric comorbidities. Dr. Bobb has presented at local, national, and international conferences, and developed workshops on topics related to mental health and culture, self-esteem in minority youth, early onset schizophrenia, cognitive behavioral therapy, and HIV prevention.

Board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry, Dr. Bobb completed child, adolescent, and adult residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Bobb completed a public psychiatry fellowship at Columbia University, and she received an MD/PhD from Brown University. She has served as clinical faculty to the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and has lectured at Columbia University public psychiatry fellowship program, New York Presbyterian child and adolescent psychiatry program, and the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Dr. Bobb is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She was a 2019 peer reviewer for the National Institutes of Health Child Health and Human Development, Scientific Review Branch, and is a past executive committee member of New York Public Psychiatry. Dr. Bobb was also previously recognized as a Castle Connolly top doctor.