Anna Salajegheh, M.D.
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Anna Salajegheh, M.D.


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Not Accepting New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

Anna Salajegheh, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to these roles, she is currently the Co-Chief of Adult Ambulatory Services and the Co-Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Weill Cornell Medicine Psychiatry. She is fellowship-trained in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and is particularly interested in the care of psychiatrically ill patients with medical conditions.  In her faculty practice, Dr. Salajegheh conducts diagnostic consultations, psychotherapy, and medication management, though she is not accepting new patients at this time. 

Specialties and Expertise


  • Psychiatric Aspects of Physical Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorder
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Women's Mental Health
  • Schizophrenia


Dr. Anna Salajegheh began her training in both literature and the basic neurosciences, earning a B.S.  in Neuroscience and Biology and B.A. in English literature, specializing in poetry, at the University of Maryland.  She subsequently worked as a full-time research assistant in linguistics and neuroscience at the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Laboratory at the University of Maryland.  She went on to receive her medical degree at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, where she graduated AOA as well as with Distinction in Neuroscience and was recognized with the Detre Award in Psychiatry. 

Dr. Salajegheh completed her internship and residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.  There she pursued additional psychotherapy training in multiple modalities including interpersonal psychotherapy, transference focused psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and group psychotherapy.  Dr. Salajegheh served as Chief Resident in her final year of residency and received the Consultation Psychiatry Department Award as well as an APA Resident Recognition Award.  Following residency, Dr. Salajegheh completed fellowship training in Psychosomatic Medicine at NYU Medical Center where she gained experience treating psychiatric illness in medically ill patients in inpatient and outpatient settings at the VA, Bellevue, and NYU Langone Medical Centers.

Dr. Salajegheh believes in a holistic approach to treating psychiatric illness, involving collaboration with other health care providers and family when appropriate.  She has a special interest in complementary treatments as well as more traditional psychotherapy and medication.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards


  • Psychiatry chief resident at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell
  • Columbia Psychoanalytic fellowship
  • APA Resident Recognition Award
  • CL Psychiatry Award

Medical School:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Thomas Detre Psychiatry Award, University of Pittsburgh 2009
  • Alumni Summer Research Fellowship, 2007


  • Recipient of 4-year Banneker Key full academic scholarship.
  • Recipient of 1-year study abroad scholarship at the University of  Sheffield, England
  • Recipient of the Robert C. Byrd academic scholarship


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Psychiatrist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 2010
  • B.A., B.S., University of Maryland, 2000


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

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

  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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