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I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults in their journey to improve their health, find connection, and enjoy these structural years of life.

I am an associate professor in Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and the Medical Director of the Adolescent, and Young Adult Program at the New York State Psychiatric Institute Wellness Equity Center. 

I’m a bicultural, bilingual English-Spanish, board certified adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist; with over a decade of experience working with youth from early childhood through young adulthood. I have extensive expertise with psychopharmacological treatment, as well as different psychotherapy modalities including play therapy, insight oriented therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. 

I am committed to working collaboratively with youth, and their families to find treatment options that align with their values and unique life experiences.  

Experience, Education & Credentials

Current Appointments
  • Columbia University Medical Center: Associate Professor Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • New York State Psychiatric Institute: Medical Director of Adolescent and Young Adult Programs Wellness Equity Center
  • The JED Foundation: Subject Matter Expert
Certifications
  • Board Certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult Psychiatry.
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Past Appointments
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia University Medical Center
    • Medical Director Youth Community Behavioral Health 
    • Medical Director Washington Heights Center for Youth Mental Health (formerly the Youth Anxiety Center).
    • Medical Director  Uptown Hub
    • Attending Psychiatrist School Based Mental Health Program 
Other trainings:
  • Foundational training on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Behavioral Tech.
Education & Training
  • Public Psychiatry Fellowship
    Columbia University Department Psychiatry
    New York City, USA
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
    New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia and Cornell Universities
    New York City, USA
  • General Psychiatry Residency
    Georgetown University Medical Center
    Washington DC, USA
  • Master of Health Science in Mental Health
    Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Baltimore, USA
  • Medical Doctor 
    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana 
    Bogotá, Colombia. 
Professional Organizations
  • Board member and past president. 
    New York Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Member 
    American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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