Dr. Milton Viederman is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and until recently directed the Consultation-Liaison Service at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Among the institutions at which Dr. Viederman has lectured are Oxford University, Harvard University, Duke University Medical School, University of Chicago, and UCLA School of Medicine. His honors include four Outstanding Teacher Awards at Cornell and two at the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research, the Ruth Easer Memorial Lecture at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Liaison Psychiatry, the Robert Liebert Award in Applied Psychoanalysis, the Dr. Nathan Seidel Lecture on the Art of Medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston among others.
A psychodynamic perspective and an interest in the narrative structure of people's lives formed his Consultation-Liaison experience. Many of his publications address therapeutic change in the psychoanalytic situation and therapeutic possibilities during consultation. His recent publications include: George Seurat: A Life Divided, Active Engagement During the Consultation Process, Presence and Enactment in the process of Psychotherapeutic Change, The Uses of the Past and the Actualization of a Family Romance, Metaphor and Meaning in Conversion Disorder, The Therapeutic Consultation: Finding the Patient, and A Model for Interpretative Supportive Dynamic Psychotherapy.