Locations and Appointments
- Adult Psychiatry
- General Psychiatry
- Forensic Psychiatry
- Psychotic Disorder
- Schizophrenia-Like Disorder
- Risk Assessment For Violent Behavior
- Domestic Violence
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Sexual Orientation
- Mood Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Clinical & Academic Positions
- Assistant Attending Psychiatrist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education & Training
- M.D., Ross University School of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (Dominica, WI), 2010
- M.B.A., Union Graduate College, 2005
- B.A., Union College, 2002
Amilcar Arnaldo Tirado, M.D., M.B.A. is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at Westchester. He is interested in how psychiatry intersects with the law, policy, and hospital administration.
Dr. Amilcar Arnaldo Tirado is a native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent. He received his B.A. in International Relations from Union College in 2002. Dr. Tirado went on to earn his M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration from Union Graduate College in 2005. While completing his M.B.A. he interned for the New York State Attorney General Healthcare Bureau. He had wanted to be a physician from his early childhood but it was during this time that his interest in the intersection of psychiatry, law, policy, and hospital administration began to develop.
Dr. Tirado earned his M.D. from Ross University School of Medicine in 2010. After completing medical school Dr. Tirado worked as a clinical research coordinator at Columbia University Medical Center 2011-2013 where he was responsible for managing various research studies related to hypertension and/or diabetes. Dr. Tirado was effective to enlist underrepresented minorities and women as participants into the research studies he managed as these groups have traditionally been challenging to recruit. In 2012-2013 he also became a research assistant at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and was involved in a pilot program which assessed clinician fidelity to utilize the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI).
He completed his psychiatry residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center -Weill Cornell in 2017. Lincoln Medical is a high volume and high intensity program, with one of the busiest emergency rooms in the country. During his residency he served as the Patient Safety Council Chair. In this capacity, he empowered hospital staff to inform mental health providers about high-risk patients, and if appropriate, reported them through the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act to restrict access to firearms. He also pursued scholarly activity during residency, giving several presentations at national conferences and was recognized for his excellence as a resident from the American Psychiatric Association. In the weeks prior to finishing his psychiatry residency at Lincoln he delivered his grand rounds presentation on IPV in same sex couples. The goal of this presentation was to shed light on this issue and provide guidance and recommendations to his colleagues on how to better screen for IPV and more effectively meet the needs of these patients.
Dr. Tirado completed his fellowship in forensic psychiatry at SUNY Upstate in 2018. During his time as a fellow he prepared several forensic reports that dealt with both the criminal and civil aspects of forensic psychiatry. His grand rounds presentation entitled "Mass Shootings, Thoughts and Prayers, and Of Course… More Mental Health” evaluated the role of psychiatrists in the aftermath of a mass shooting and what responsibility psychiatrists have in such tragedies. He conveyed his interest in psychiatrists being able to more directly speak to the public and media in order to dispel myths and misinformation about the relationship or lack thereof between mass shootings and mental illness.
Dr. Tirado joined the faculty of Weill Cornell Medicine in July 2018. He has authored and co-authored peer reviewed papers, review articles, and opinion pieces. Dr. Tirado’s academic interests include issues related to psychiatry and the law, violence risk assessment, IPV, management of psychotic disorders, and mental health issues impacting the LGBTQ community.
Dr. Tirado brings his experience and expertise in general adult psychiatry and forensic psychiatry to New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medicine. He is eager and passionate to teach and share his knowledge with his colleagues, medical students and residents he supervises, ancillary staff, his patients and their families.
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
- Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
- Rockefeller University - CoreSource
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
- APA Resident Recognition Award 5/2014
- Lincoln Medical Center Participation Annual Resident Research Day 5/23/2014
- Certificate of Participation in The New York State Psychiatric Association RFM Scientific Paper Contest 10/25/2014
- Lincoln Medical Center Participation Annual Resident Research Day 5/22/2015
- Telluride Experience Patient Safety Scholar Certificate of Achievement 6/2015
- Lincoln Medical Center Participation Annual Resident Research Day 5/26/2017
- Certificate of Participation in the Joint Labor Management Patient Safety Forum 1/2016