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Ian Sadler, PhD

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Credentials & Experience

Clinical Expertise

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adult Psychotherapy
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Medical Problems In Psychiatric Illnesses
  • Mental Health
  • Panic Disorder
  • Psychiatric Aspects of Physical Illness
  • Psychiatric Treatment For Medically Ill Patients
  • Psycho-Oncology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy and Cancer
  • Relationship Problems
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Work-Related Stress

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Internship: University of California San Diego Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of South Florida Affiliated Hospitals

About Ian Sadler

Dr. Sadler graduated from The University of Florida, Clinical and Health Psychology Program with a specialty in Medical Psychology. He completed his internship at the University of California, San Diego/VA Consortium Program and his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Psychosocial Oncology at The University of South Florida/Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Sadler specializes in provision of behavioral medicine services and has worked in the areas of psychosocial oncology, primary care health psychology, rehabilitation health psychology (Spinal cord injury), burn psychology and chronic pain. In his past administrative role, Dr. Sadler has served as the Director of Behavioral Medicine for the Family Medicine Residency Program at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. He also has held a faculty appointment at The University of Arizona Medical School. He is currently the clinical health psychologist for the outpatient oncology program at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center/NY Presbyterian.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • Beacon Health - Behavioral Health


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Beacon Health - Behavioral Health

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Coventry Health Care

  • Coventry Health Care

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan


  • Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid Behavioral Health
  • Medicare Behavioral Health


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Contact & Locations

710 West 168th Street
New York, New York 10032
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032


Selected Publications

Rimmer RB, Bay RC, Sadler IJ, Alam, BS, Richey, KJ, Foster KN and Caruso, D. (2015). Measuring the Burden of Pediatric Burn Injury for Parents and Caregivers-Informed Burn Center Staff can help to lighten the Load. Journal of Burn Care and Research, May-June 36(3) 421-427.

Rimmer RB, Bay RC, Alam NB, BS, Sadler IJ, Hansen L, Foster KN and Caruso, D. (2015). The Reported Pain Coping Strategies of Pediatric Burn Survivors: Does a relationship exist between coping style and Development of an Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Burn Care and Research, Mar-Apr 36(2) 336-343.

Rimmer RB, Bay RC, Alam NB, BS, Sadler IJ, Hansen L, Foster KN and Caruso, D. (2014). Burn Injured Youth May be at Risk for Long Term Anxiety Disorders. Journal of Burn Care and Research, Mar-Apr 35(2) 154-161.

Rimmer RB, Bay RC, Sadler IJ, Alam, NB, Hansen L, Foster KN and Caruso, D. (2013). Parental vs. Burn-Injured Child Self-Report: Contributions to a Better Understanding of Anxiety Levels. Journal of Burn Care and Research, Dec. 11.

Sadler, I.J., Jacobsen, P.B., Booth Jones, Margaret, Weitzner, Michael A., and Fields, Karen K. (2002). Preliminary Evaluation of a Clinical Syndrome Approach to Assessing Cancer-Related Fatigue, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 23, 406-413.

Jacobsen, P.B., Sadler, I.J., Booth Jones, Margaret, Soety, Elizabeth, Weitzner, Michael A., and Fields, Karen K. (2002). Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptomatology Following Bone Marrow Transplantation for Cancer. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 235-240.

Sadler, I.J., and Jacobsen, P.B. (2001). Progress in Understanding Fatigue Associated with Breast Cancer Treatment. Cancer Investigation, 19, 723-731.

Robinson, M.E., & Sadler, I.J. (1998). Detection of submaximal effort and assessment of the stability of the coefficient of variation. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, (1), 34-46.

Robinson, M.E., Riley, J.L., Myers, C.D., Sadler, I. J., Kvaal, S.A., Geisser, M.E., & Keefe, F.J. (1997). The coping strategies questionnaire: A Large Sample, Item Level Factor Analysis. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 13, 43-49.

Robinson, M.E., Myers, C.D., Sadler, I.J., Riley, J.L., Kvaal, S.A., & Geisser, M.E. (1997). Bias effects in three common self-report pain assessment measures. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 13, 74-81.