Janna S. Gordon-Elliott, M.D.

Janna Gordon-Elliott


Dr. Janna Gordon-Elliott, MD is an Attending Psychiatrist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC), Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at WCMC, and Director of the Psychiatry Clerkship at WCMC.  As an attending on the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service, she supervises residents doing psychiatric consultations on medically-ill patients in the general hospital. As the NYP Site Program Director for the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and NYP, Dr. Gordon-Elliott supervises psychosomatic medicine fellows in their clinical and scholarly work. In her private practice, she specializes in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, with interests in women's health, mood and anxiety disorders, and the treatment of patients with medical illness and chronic disease. She has a particular interest in wellness and preventive mental health care. Her scholarly activities focus on initiatives in the education of psychiatry, psychiatric issues and quality of life in patients with chronic disease, and optimization of emotional and physical wellness in all populations. She serves as the faculty advisor to the WCMC medical student Wellness Program.



Dr. Gordon-Elliott earned her medical degree at Weill Cornell Medical College in 2004. She completed her residency in Adult Psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, serving as co-Chief Resident in 2009-10, and a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. In 2009, she was a recipient of the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education/Janssen Scholars Program; she received the WCMC Psychiatry Residency Faculty Teaching Award in 2012, and the WCMC Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014. She has written papers on psychiatric care of the medically-ill.



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]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [NYPH Employees Only]
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource


Serur D, Charlton M, Bretzlaff G, Sinacore J, Christos P, Gordon-Elliott J. Is donating a kidney to a friend bad for your marriage? [Accepted for publication, Nephrology]

Serur D, Charlton M, Lawton M, Sinacore J, Gordon-Elliott J.  Donors in Chains: Psychosocial Outcomes of Kidney Donors in Paired Exchange.  Prog Transplant 2014 Dec;24(4):371-4

Gordon-Elliott JS, Muskin PR. Managing the patient with psychiatric illness in dermatologic practice. Clin Dermatol 2013 Jan-Feb:31(1):3-10

Gordon-Elliott JS, Muskin PR. An approach to the patient with multiple physical symptoms or chronic disease. Med Clin North Am 2010 Nov;94(6):1207-16, xi

Gordon-Elliott JS, Margolese HC.  Weight loss during prolonged branched-chain amino acid
treatment for tardive dyskinesia in a patient with schizophrenia.  Australia and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2006 Feb;40(2):195

Saunders-Pullman R, Gordon-Elliott J, Parides M, Saunders HR, Fahn S and Bressman S.  The effect of estrogen replacement on early Parkinson’s disease.  Neurology 1999, 22;52(7): 1417-21


Books and Chapters


Gordon-Elliott JS. Psychological Factors Affecting Other Medical Conditions. In: DSM-5 Clinical Cases, Barnhill JW, ed. US: American Psychiatric Publishing, 2013.


Gordon-Elliott JS, Glover K, Ojini FI, Katz-Bearnot S (section editor). Mental disorders due to physical illness at the interface – practical considerations. In, Companion to Primary Care Mental Health. In: Gabriel Ivbijaro, ed. UK: Radcliffe Medical Press, 2012.


Honors and Awards


Excellence in Teaching Award, Weill Cornell Medical College,  2014


Full-time Faculty Teaching Award, Weill Cornell Psychiatry,  2012


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


Falcon Award for Service, New York-Presbyterian Hospital,   2008