Dimitris Kiosses, Ph.D.
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Dimitris Kiosses, Ph.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

Dimitris Kiosses, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Associate Attending Psychologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital.  His areas of interest are psychotherapies for adults with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and interpersonal difficulties.

Specialties and Expertise


  • General Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Geriatric Psychiatry


  • Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Marital Therapy
  • Dementia


Dr. Dimitris Kiosses completed his undergraduate degree at Tufts University and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies of Adelphi University. He completed his internship at Hillside Hospital-Long Island Jewish Medical Center and has been working at the Cornell Institute for Geriatric Psychiatry since 1997. Dr. Kiosses is a NY State licensed psychologist and has been trained in Cognitive Therapy at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research. He is certified in Problem Solving Therapy and Supportive Psychotherapy.

Dr. Kiosses' research focuses on the development of psychosocial interventions for middle-aged and older adults with depression, suicidal ideation, chronic pain or cognitive impairment. He has developed psychosocial interventions for vulnerable patients, including patients who have been hospitalized for suicidal ideation or suicide attempt, patients with major depression and cognitive impairment, patients with negative emotions and chronic pain, and patients who have been discharged after ECT treatment. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Brain and Research Foundation, and Alzheimer's Association. 

Dr. Kiosses has developed Problem Adaptation Therapy (PATH), an emotion regulation psychosocial intervention for older adults with depression and cognitive impairment, which aims to reduce depression and disability in this population. PATH focuses on improving the functioning of older adults with cognitive deficits in their actual environment. PATH therapists use environmental adaptation tools (i.e. signs, calendar, notes) to help older adults with cognitive deficits bypass their functional and cognitive limitation and incorporate caregiver or family member involvement, if necessary.  PATH was developed as a home-delivered intervention but it can also be administered in the therapist’s office.

If you are interested in PATH training and supervision, please contact Ms. Laurie Evans at 914-682-9100 ext 101-2570 or at lad9011@med.cornell.edu.

His offices are located in Manhattan and in White Plains.

Please call (646) 962-2820 or for more information or to make an appointment.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards


2004 AAPG/NIMH Summer Research Institute for Geriatric Psychiatry

2009 Advanced Research Institute (ARI) in Geriatric Mental Health


2006 K23 National Institute of Health
Treating Depressed, Cognitively Impaired Elders.

2005 Mental Health Initiative (MINT)
A Home-Delivered Treatment for Elderly Depressed with Cognitive Impairment and Disability.

2002 NARSAD Young Investigator Award Kiosses
Compensatory strategies for depressed patients with executive dysfunction and disability. 

2002 Junior Investigator Award
Cornell Wright Center for Aging Research and Clinical Practice
Utilizing compensatory strategies for elderly depressed with cognitive impairment and disability.


Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Adelphi University, 1999
  • M.A., Adelphi University, 1994


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
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark

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External Relationships

External Relationships

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