MSK Chris Kotsen, psycologist

Chris Kotsen, PsyD, CTTS, NCTTP



Associate Director, Tobacco Treatment Program

Clinical Expertise

Tobacco Dependence Treatment; Adjustment Issues with Cancer Survivors

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About Me


PsyD, Rutgers University

I am a licensed clinical psychologist and certified tobacco treatment specialist with a national certificate in tobacco treatment practice.

I am a passionate and committed clinician with expertise in evidence-based tobacco dependence treatments. These typically involve combining counseling with medications approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for quitting tobacco use. I am working with MSK’s Tobacco Treatment Program to expand telemedicine counseling for tobacco dependence to MSK’s regional sites.

I have a broad range of experience in behavioral health, addiction, cancer care, and lung cancer screening. One of my specialties is providing group tobacco treatment counseling in healthcare and workplace settings. My research interests involve using group counseling to help people quit tobacco products and making tobacco treatment services part of lung cancer screenings.

I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence and as Co-Chair of its Business Practices Committee.


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Research and Publications

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Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Kotsen’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.