Dr. Jack Pula, MD is a psychiatrist and therapist in private practice in NYC, on faculty at the Columbia University NY Presbyterian Hospital in the psychiatric emergency room, and on the steering committee of the Division of Gender and Sexuality. Dr. Pula obtained his BA in History from the University of Maryland, College Park, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, obtained his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and completed psychiatric residency training at St. Luke’s-Roosevet Hospital in NYC. He completed a fellowship in Emergency Psychiatry at Columbia university, NY Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Pula is a candidate in psychoanalytic training at Columbia and a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Gender and Sexuality. He is Chair of the Transgender Committee of the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, and a member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry’s Committee on LGBT Issues. Dr. Pula is an advocate for improving education on transgender mental health issues in American psychiatric residency training programs and has presented at numerous conferences and training programs. He is a transgender male.