Locations and Appointments
- Geriatric Psychiatry
- Relationship Problems
- Work Related Problems
- Anxiety Disorder
- Problems of Adjustment to Life-Cycle Transitions
- Bipolar Disorder
- Personality 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., Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 2012
- B.A., Wesleyan University, 2004
Dr. Elaina DellaCava is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, and an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Westchester Division. In addition to her academic responsibilities and work as an inpatient attending, Dr. DellaCava treats a range of conditions and sees adults of all ages in her active faculty practice. She uses an integrated approach that incorporates psychotherapy, medications, or both according to individual needs and preferences.
Dr. DellaCava received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. She completed internship and residency at Montefiore Medical Center, where she served as Outpatient Chief in her final year, and completed an administrative fellowship as Senior Chief Resident. She subsequently completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. DellaCava has pursued academic research to improve communication in medical students and to decrease loneliness in older adults. The interventions she has developed build skills derived from improvisational theater. She has implemented a program using these skills in a medical education setting, and she has completed a pilot project looking at the feasibility and acceptability of this intervention in older adults. She has presented at national conferences regarding these topics.
Dr. DellaCava's professional interests include medical student and resident education, geriatric psychiatry, loneliness and social isolation in adults, and psychotherapy.
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Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry Honors Scholar, 2014