Guy Maytal, MD is widely regarded for his expertise at the interface of internal medicine and psychiatry, in particular working with Primary Care Medicine and with Oncology to care for patients with medical illness – especially those diagnosed with cancer or other life-limiting illnesses. He treats psychiatrically ill populations in two separate areas. The first is the Weill Cornell Cancer Center and Palliative Care Program. The second is the Psychiatry Collaborative Care Center. For over 10 years, Dr. Maytal has provided clinical leadership in the development and growth of clinical services, provided expert consultation and clinical care for patients across a broad spectrum of diagnoses, and taught students and peers across multiple medical specialties.
Dr. Maytal is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and serves as the Chief of Integrated Care and Psychiatric Oncology at New York-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical College.
Specialties and Expertise
- General Psychiatry
- Anxiety Disorder
- Psychosomatic Medicine
- Mood Disorder
Dr. Maytal grew up in Israel and New York City. He graduated with high honors from Harvard College, and attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Maytal completed an Internship in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a residency in Adult Psychiatry at the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program, and a Fellowship in Psycho-oncology and Psychosomatic Medicine at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Maytal joined the faculty of MGH and Harvard Medical School. During his 11-year tenure at MGH/Harvard Medical School, Dr. Maytal served as the first Psychiatric Liaison to Palliative Medicine at MGH and cared for patients in the MGH Cancer Center.
During his tenure, he developed and expanded multiple clinical programs. He served as the Director of Primary Care Psychiatry, Director of Urgent Care Psychiatry Clinic, Medical Director of MGH Behavioral Health Integration Programs, and as the overall Medical Director of Ambulatory Services.
During these years, he completed two additional fellowships – one in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the MGH Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, and another in Medical Ethics from the HMS Division of Bioethics. He served as an active member of the MGH Ethics Care Committee for over 10 years.
Dr. Maytal joined the faculty of Weill Cornell Medicine in May 2018. He brings his experience and expertise to NYP/Weill Cornell as the Chief of Integrated Care and Psychiatric Oncology, where he will continue to develop clinical programs, teach students and peers, and provide clinical consultation and care – particularly in development of a Division of Psycho-oncology (psychiatric care of cancer patients) as well as in the Psychiatry Collaborative Care Center.
Dr. Maytal has written widely in his areas of clinical expertise. He has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed papers, review articles, and book chapters in various areas of psychosomatic medicine. Furthermore, Dr. Maytal is a dedicated and passionate teacher who is committed to training young physicians, as well as to the ongoing education of practicing physicians. He is has been actively involved in the teaching and supervision of medical students, residents, fellows, and staff physicians. For his various efforts and accomplishments, Dr. Maytal was recently honored as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
John Harvard Award for Highest Academic Honors, Harvard College, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Magna Cum Laude, Harvard College, 1997
Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, Harvard College, 1997
American Group Psychotherapy Association Scholarship, American Group Psychotherapy Association, 2005 & 2006
Emory University Psychiatry Residents Symposium Scholarship, Emory University, 2006
Thomas P. Hackett Award , Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2006
Partners in Excellence Award, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2007 & 2008
Certificate of Excellence in Tutoring, Harvard Medical School 2014, 2015, 2017
Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, 2018
- American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
- American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychosomatic Medicine)
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., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2002
- B.A., Harvard University, 1997
Insurance Plans Accepted
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- AETNA - HMO
- AETNA - Medicare
- AETNA - PPO
- Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
- Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
- Rockefeller University - Trustmark
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