Language: English
Gender: Male
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Personal Statement

George S. Alexopoulos, MD received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the National University of Athens in Athens, Greece. He had his Psychiatry residency at New Jersey Medical School of the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry and at Cornell University Medical College, where he also had his research fellowship in psychobiology.

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • General Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry

Expertise

  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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]
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry

Clinical & Academic Positions

Stephen P. Tobin and Dr. Arnold M. Cooper Professor in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Professor of Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine (Greece), 1970

Honors & Awards

Senior Investigator's Award of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, 1997

Distinguished Psychiatrist Lecturer Award by the American Psychiatric Association, 2002

Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists as of 2004

The Joseph Zubin Research Award of the American Psychopathological Association, 2004

Award for Research in Geriatric Psychiatry, American College of Psychiatrists, 2006

Best Doctors in New York 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2006

Member of the NIMH Board of Scientific Counselors, 2001-2006

Jack Weinberg Memorial Award, American Psychiatric Association, 2008

Biography

Dr. Alexopoulos has published more than 350 articles and book chapters on the psychobiology of geriatric mood disorders and on effectiveness and services research. He founded the Weill-Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry in 1994 and still serves as its Director. Dr. Alexopoulos is also the Director of the NIMH-supported Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research in Late-Life Depression. Present appointments held by G. Alexopoulos, MD at Weill Medical College of Cornell University include Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Vice Chairman for Geriatric Psychiatry, and Co-Director of the Aging Center for Research and Clinical Care.

Dr. Alexopoulos has received the Senior Investigator’s Award of the International College of Geriatric Psychopharmacology, the Jack Weinberg Memorial Award, American Psychiatric Association, the Geriatric Research Award by the American College of Psychiatrists, the Joseph Zubin Research Award of the American Psychopathological Association, the Distinguished Psychiatrist Lecturer Award of the American Psychiatry Association, and the Senior Investigator's Award of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. He has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association and several other organizations. Dr. Alexopoulos is the Editor for Western Hemisphere and Japan, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, and is on the editorial board of several other professional journals.

Email: gsalexop@med.cornell.edu Weill Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry

 

*** Please note, Dr. Alexopoulos is currently not accepting new patients.
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