Kimberly Andron, LCSW-R, MSW is the Founding Director of Behavioral Medicine at Phelps Family Medicine Residency Program and was appointed Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at New York Medical College in 2009.  Ms. Andron has a degree in Child Development, earned an accelerated Master’s Degree from New York University in Clinical Social Work and an advanced Post Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy from The Ackerman Institute in New York City.  In addition to her clinical credentials, Ms. Andron is a licensed teacher with over 25 years of experience ranging from young children with varied chronic and acute special needs to field instruction for graduate programs of Fordham University, New York University, Hunter College, Columbia University, Undergraduate Medical Education and Longitudinal Post Graduate Medical Education Training.  Additionally, she continues to teach Family and Community Medicine at New York Medical College. Prior to her current position at Phelps FMRP, Ms. Andron has directed the behavioral medicine curriculum for two other residencies; managed a community based prevention program for St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital (now Mt. Sinai), collaborated within the outpatient neuromuscular pediatric clinics of NYU’s Hospital for Joint Disease, and worked within the Trauma Consortium of Westchester treating children and families.  Ms. Andron maintains a private practice in NYC where she practices what she teaches; assisting individuals, couples, and families navigating addiction, trauma, life cycle transitions, and/or adaptation to medical/mental illness.