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Wirth, James B., M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Main Office Address

New York - Presbyterian Hospital
525 East 68th Street, Box 140
New York, NY 10021

Phone: 212-746-3738
Fax: 212-746-6168


Education and Government Service



Cornell University



Cornell University Medical College



Cambridge University


Medical Internship

Cornell U. Medical College Rotating Internship


Neurology Residency

Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital


Psychiatry Residency

The Johns Hopkins Hospital


Laboratory Research in Ingestive Behavior Fellowship

Inst. of Neurological Sciences, Univ. Pennsylvania


Military Service

United States Air Force

Professional Interests

Affective Disorders, Eating Disorders, Patient Databases, Residency Education, Quality of Care

Selected Publications

Wirth, J.B., & Fitzsimons, J.T. (1975). The failure of peripheral renin-angiotensin activation to induce sodium appetite. Journal of Physiology (Lond.), 251, 31-33. 

Wirth, J.B., & Epstein, A.N. (1976). Ontogeny of thirst in the infant rat. American Journal of Physiology, 230, 188-198. 

McHugh, P.R., Moran, T.H., & Wirth, J.B. (1982). Post-pyloric regulation of gastric emptying in rhesus monkeys. American Journal of Physiology, 243, R408-R415.  

Wirth, J.B., & Folstein, M.F. (1982). Thirst and weight gain during maintenance hemodialysis. Psychosomatics, 23, 1125-1134. 

Wirth, J.B., & McHugh, P.R. (1983). Gastric distention and short-term satiety in the rhesus monkey. American Journal of Physiology, 245, R174-R180.


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