Jessica Spellun, M.D.
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Jessica Spellun, M.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

Jessica Spellun, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist in the Emergency Department at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She specializes in Adult Psychiatry and provides diagnostic evaluations, consultation, psychotherapy, and medication management. She welcomes new patients in her faculty practice at the Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center. Dr. Spellun's clinical approach is sincere, compassionate, and prioritizes collaboration to provide the best individualized care. 

Specialties and Expertise


  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy


  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Mood Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Women's Mental Health
  • Medication Management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Supportive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


Dr. Spellun completed her undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature with honors at New York University. She went on to earn her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, New York State/American Program of Tel Aviv University. Dr. Spellun completed her internship and adult psychiatry residency training at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine where she was awarded the New York Weill Cornell Medicine Alumni Council Distinguished Housestaff Award for the Department of Psychiatry in 2018 for all-around clinical excellence. During residency, she pursued additional psychotherapy training in multiple modalities including short and long term psychodynamic psychotherapy, supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and group psychotherapy. After residency, she chose to build additional expertise to work with under-served populations and people with complex health needs by completing the Public Psychiatry Fellowship at New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Spellun currently serves as the Mental Health Director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Qlinic, a medical student and trainee-run free mental health clinic serving LGBTQ identified individuals. She lectures to medical students at Weill Cornell Medical College and psychiatry residents at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine on a wide range of topics including general adult psychiatry, LGBTQ mental health, and social determinants of health. She also supervises junior psychiatry residents in training.

Dr. Spellun believes in an integrative and holistic approach to psychiatric illness which is attuned to the biological, psychological, and social contributions to symptoms and distress. She is sensitive to cultural factors which may influence patient preferences in their treatment and strives to provide recovery oriented care which helps individuals achieve satisfaction in their goals and reach their full potential.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council Distinguished Housestaff Award, Department of Psychiatry, 2018


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., Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University (Israel), 2015
  • B.A., New York University, 2009


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

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported