Nikhil J. Palekar, M.D.

Nikhil Palekar

Dr. Nikhil Palekar is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and a full time faculty member at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He has a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders using a combination of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Palekar is an Attending Psychiatrist in a specialized inpatient treatment program for patients with treatment-resistant psychosis.

Dr. Palekar received his Medical Degree from the University of Pune, India in 2003. He completed his psychiatry residency from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. During his residency, Dr. Palekar distinguished himself in academia and research and served as Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center.

Prior to joining New York-Presbyterian hospital, Dr. Palekar worked as an Attending Psychiatrist at SUNY Downstate Medical Center with a special focus in treating physicians and medical staff.

Other Languages spoken: Hindi

Office hours by appointment only. To schedule appointments:
Call - (914) 997-8655.


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource