Janna S. Gordon-Elliott, M.D.
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Janna S. Gordon-Elliott, M.D.


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Not Accepting New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

Dr. Janna Gordon-Elliott, MD is an Attending Psychiatrist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine. At NYP/WCM, Dr. Gordon-Elliott, a Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist, has been active in the care of medically-ill individuals with psychiatric and behavioral conditions, and in the education of medical trainees. As the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Student Life for the WCM Medical School, she serves as the administrative support and liaison for students as they navigate their learning environment. In this role, she is drawing on clinical and content expertise to enhance the medical school’s wellness programming. Her current clinical work involves her direct care for patients on the inpatient and outpatient Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Services, and her faculty practice, in which she specializes in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, with interests in women's health, depression and anxiety, sports psychiatry, and mental health in the setting of medical illness. Her scholarly activities concentrate on medical education, mind and body practices, exercise and eating in mental healthcare, and psychiatric issues in patients with chronic disease. 


Specialties and Expertise


  • Psychiatry


  • Women's Health
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Sports and Recreational Activity


Dr. Gordon-Elliott earned her medical degree at Weill Cornell Medical College in 2004. She completed her residency in Adult Psychiatry at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/WCM, serving as co-Chief Resident in 2009-10, and a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison (C-L) Psychiatry (Psychosomatic Medicine) at Columbia University Medical Center. On faculty at Weill Cornell since 2011, Dr. Gordon-Elliott is a former Chief of the Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Service. She has provided psychiatric services for the NYP Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Program, the Liver Disease and Transplantation Program, the Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program, and the primary care medicine program. Other areas of clinical engagement have included medical trainee mental health, and the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in outpatient practice.

She has been active as a teacher and supervisor of trainees, including medical students, physician assistant students, residents and fellows. She previously served as the WCM Psychiatry Clerkship Director and Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry. and as the Site Program Director for the C-L Psychiatry Fellowship of Memorial Sloan Kettering and NYP. She has contributed as a study clinician to NIH- and DoD-funded studies in the areas of grief and traumatic stress. Dr. Gordon-Elliott has published in areas of medical psychiatry, eating disorders, and psychiatric training and education. She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Dr. Gordon-Elliott served as the founding faculty advisor to the Weill Cornell Medical Student Wellness Program. She holds leadership roles in local and national associations for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. She participates as a reviewer for medical journals, and has been the recipient of research and teaching awards.

She currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Student Life for the WCM Medical School. In this role, she provides guidance and support to medical students going through their training in the various areas of life and experience that surround and encompass their learning. As a nominee for the Nanette Laitman Entrepreneurship Education Scholar Award, a 3-year career development award to support a targeted education project within medical education, she will be designing and implementing Transition to Medicine, a longitudinal, integrated educational program addressing the well-being and professional development of medical students.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Faculty Teaching Award, Weill Cornell Psychiatry     2018 & 2012

Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD, Certificate of Excellence in Medical Student Education, American Psychiatric Association   2017

Senior List, Weill Cornell Medical College   2017, 2016, & 2015

Research in Medical Education Poster Award, Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry   2016

Excellence in Teaching Award, Weill Cornell Meical College 2014

American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education/Janssen Scholars Program 2009

Falcon Award for Service, New York-Presbyterian Hospital 2008


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychosomatic Medicine)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Nanette Laitman Education Scholar in Entrepreneurship - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Associate Attending Psychiatrist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 2004
  • B.A., Stanford University, 1997


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 - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark

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