Derek M Tate, M.D.
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Derek M Tate, M.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

Dr. Derek Tate is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist on the Telepsychiatry Service at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine. Using digital technology, he treats patients in emergency department and inpatient settings at multiple locations across the NewYork-Presbyterian enterprise. He also sees patients for psychodynamic and pharmacologic treatment through his faculty practice at the Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center in White Plains, New York. Dr. Tate believes that the best outcomes in treatment result from the trust and mutual respect that develop in the context of a collaborative therapeutic alliance, allowing a patient to speak freely without judgment or fear. Along with assessing symptoms, Dr. Tate strives to understand the patient’s inner emotional experience as a starting point towards successful treatment.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Adult Psychiatry


  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Depression
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychiatric Aspects of Physical Illness
  • Cultural/Transcultural Issues
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Sexual Orientation
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues
  • Problems of Adjustment to Life-Cycle Transitions


A Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Derek Tate’s roots in medicine come from the Einstein-Montefiore Department of Family and Social Medicine in the Bronx, New York, which led him to train in family medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Having finished family medicine training, he pursued residency training in psychiatry at Long Island Jewish Medical Center-Zucker Hillside Hospital. He went on to complete public psychiatry fellowship training at Columbia Presbyterian/New York State Psychiatric Institute to further his interests in public psychiatry in the context of psychiatric treatment in urban primary care settings. Continuing to follow his interest in public psychiatry, Dr. Tate served as ACT team psychiatrist at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Tate currently does inpatient consult-liaison work at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, serving the communities he was raised with in his native borough, Queens, New York. He joins the Weill Cornell faculty after 15 years in private practice in midtown Manhattan, working with a broad, diverse, and eclectic patient population. Dr. Tate maintains a strong interest in psychodynamic and psychoanalytically informed treatment. He completed a two-year psychodynamic, psychotherapy certificate program at Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training. Dr. Tate currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA, Becket, Massachusetts, where he is an alumnus.      


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

March 2005 - Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Service and Accountability, Institute for Urban Family Health, New York, N.Y.
May 2003 - Janssen Psychiatry Resident Award of Excellence Sponsored by the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center and Janssen Pharmaceutical Products, L.P., for Academic Excellence, Interest in Clinical Psychopharmacology and Commitment To The Seriously Mentally Ill.
April 1995 - American Physiological Society NIDDK Travel Fellowship to attend the American Physiological Society’s Annual Meeting, Experimental Biology ’95
June 1988 - Goldman Sachs & Co. Walter F. Blaine Scholarship for Undergraduate Study


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Practice
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Attending Psychiatrist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Education and Training

  • M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 1997
  • B.S., Haverford College, 1992


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

External Relationships

External Relationships

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