Jonathan Avery, M.D. is the Vice Chair for Addiction Psychiatry, the Stephen P. Tobin and Dr. Arnold M. Cooper Associate Professor in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and the Program Director for the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. Avery’s primary academic focus has been to examine and help develop interventions to improve clinicians’ attitudes towards patients with substance use disorders. He is also focused on educating all physicians on how to treat individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders and mental illness.
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Specialties and Expertise
- Substance Abuse
- Mood Disorder
- Anxiety Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Family Problems
- Relationship Problems
Dr. Jonathan Avery is the Vice Chair for Addiction Psychiatry, the Stephen P. Tobin and Dr. Arnold M. Cooper Associate Professor in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and the Program Director for the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship.
Dr. Jonathan Avery is a graduate of the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Payne Whitney Clinic. During residency, he was selected as a Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Fellow and won several awards for his clinical and academic work. He was co-chief resident in his final year of training. Prior to employment on the Cornell faculty, Dr. Avery completed an addiction psychiatry fellowship at the New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Avery has been published on a broad variety of topics in addiction psychiatry, including papers on subjects ranging from clinician attitudes towards patients to how to use buprenorphine. He is the founder of the Weill Cornell/New York-Presbyterian Program for Substance Use and Stigma of Addiction, and his research on stigma is supported by several national grants and awards. He was on the editorial board for the DSM-5 Clinical Cases book and is the editor/author of 10 books, including Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment and The Stigma of Addiction: An Essential Guide. He has won numerous awards for his clinical and academic work, including the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Faculty Innovation in Education Award and the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the New York County Psychiatric Society.
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
- 2011 - Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Fellow
- 2011 - New York Presbyterian Falcon Award for Service (2)
- 2011 - New York Presbyterian Shining Star Award (3)
- 2011 - American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Travel Award
- 2012 - AACAP Educational Outreach Program (EOP) for Residents in Alcohol Research Award
- 2013 - American Psychiatric Association Resident Recognition Award
- 2014 - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Faculty Innovation in Education Award
- 2015 - Weill Cornell Medical College Leadership in Academic Medicine Program
- 2016 - Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the New York County Psychiatric Society
- 2017 - NYP/Cornell Payne Whitney Clinic Faculty Teaching Award
- 2018 - Brause Family Junior Faculty Assistance Award
- 2020 - 2020 New York Rising Stars Award
- 2020 - Our Town Thanks You (OTTY) Award
- 2020 - The Spero Award
- 2021 - 2021 Top Doctors Award
- 2021 - Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) Grant Recipient
- 2021 - Weill Cornell Medical College Clinical & Translational Science Center PILOT Award
- 2022 - 2022 Super Doctors New York Rising Stars Award
- American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
- American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Addiction Psychiatry)
Clinical and Academic Positions
- Associate Attending Psychiatrist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
- Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
- Brause Education Scholar Award - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education and Training
- M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 2009
- B.A., University of Florida, 2005
Insurance Plans Accepted
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* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.
- Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
- Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
- Rockefeller University - Trustmark
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