Jimmy N. Avari, M.D.

Jimmy Avari

Jimmy N Avari, M.D., is currently an Instructor in Psychiatry and an Assistant Attending in the Department of Psychiatry at Payne Whitney Westchester of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He currently works in the Evaluation Center and for the Consultation/ Liaison service of New York Presbyterian Hospital- Westchester Division.

He is board certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has an interest in treating geriatric mood disorders and looking at the interface between medical and psychiatric illness.

Dr. Avari received his medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine and trained at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division, Cornell University.

Dr. Avari also remains active in teaching medical students, psychiatry residents and geriatric psychiatry fellows. He is an active participant in both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry.

To schedule an appointment he can be reached at 914-997-5867 or jia9010@med.cornell.edu.


J. Avari, MD; RC Young, MD. A Patient With Bipolar Disorder and Antiphospholipid Syndrome. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology. 2012;25 26-28

J. Avari, MD; N. Mahgoub, MD; G. Alexopoulos, MD (2011): Adding aripiprazole to clozapine worsened psychosis. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology.

N. Mahgoub, MD; J. Avari, MD; B. Kalayam, MD; S. Klimstra, MD (2011): Suicide risk assessment in patients with primary progressive aphasia. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.

N. Mahgoub, MD; J. Avari, MD (2011): A case of primary progressive aphasia associated with depression. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

N. Mahgoub, MD; J. Avari, MD; D. Francois, MD (2011) A Case of Arnold–Chiari Malformation Associated with Dementia. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.

J. Modi, MD; J. Avari, MD; S. Ferrando (2011) A Changing DSM – The Perspective of a Trainee. Academic Psychiatry

Avari J, Mahgoub N, Mittal S, Francois D, Singh A, Kalayam B, Klimstra S. A Case Series of Elderly Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder and Self-Injurious Behavior American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 2011 Annual Meeting.