Language: English
Gender: Male
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Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center
315 East 62nd Street , 5th Floor
New York, NY 10065
(646) 962-2820

Personal Statement

Dr. Akshay Lohitsa is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His faculty practice utilizes an integrative and personalized approach. He is available for consultations and pharmacologic treatments as well as individual and couples psychotherapy.

Specialties & Expertise


  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapy


  • Addictive Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Couples Therapy
  • Mood Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Relationship Problems
  • Work-Related Problem

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 contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

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


Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Psychiatrist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., University of Michigan Medical School, 2011
  • B.A., Harvard College, 2007

Honors & Awards

2014 USA/American Psychiatric Association Mind Games Championship Winning Team
2014 American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Regional Award
2013 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
2013 New York Presbyterian Hospital Shining Star Award
2010 Letter of Commendation for Professionalism/Humanism in Psychiatry



Dr. Akshay Lohitsa graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in Biology, focusing his research on translational neuroscience and teaching review courses at the Harvard Bureau of Study Council. He obtained his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School, where he was awarded for his professionalism and humanism. He completed his psychiatry residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center as well as a psychoanalytic fellowship at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.

During his training, Dr. Lohitsa won the American Psychiatric Association's Mind Games competition, was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, and served on the Housestaff Quality Council. He has contributed to multiple book chapters, has presented at national conferences and has been awarded by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. He lectures to OB/GYN, Emergency Medicine, and Psychiatry residency programs at New York Presbyterian Hospital and co-leads the Weill Cornell Medical School Brain Interest Group. He has advanced coursework in the History of Psychiatry, has studied at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience in India, and has helped develop a sustainable free clinic in Quito in conjunction with the Ecuadorian Health Ministry.

Dr. Lohitsa's approach is earnest, combining empathy and collaboration to achieve understanding and change. Interested persons are encouraged to schedule an appointment at (646) 962-2820.