Language: English
Gender: Male

Personal Statement


Nikhil Palekar, MD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Attending Psychiatrist on the Second Chance program at New York-Presbyterian hospital –Payne Whitney Westchester, a specialized inpatient treatment program for patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia.


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Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry, Geriatric
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • General Psychiatry
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorder

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]
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource


  • M.B.,B.S., BJ Medical College, Pune University (India), 2003



Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College



Dr. Palekar received his Medical Degree from the University of Pune, India in 2003. He completed his psychiatry residency from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. During his residency, Dr. Palekar distinguished himself in clinical, administrative and research areas and served as Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center with a focus on Late Life Schizophrenia Research.


He is board certified in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of Schizophrenia and Affective disorders using a combination of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.


Other Languages spoken: Hindi


Office hours by appointment only. To schedule appointments:
Call - (914) 997-8655.