Language: English
Gender: Female
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Weill Cornell Psychiatry Lower Manhattan
170 William Street
New York, NY 10038
P: 212-746-3844
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Personal Statement

Pauline Tsai, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and works on the Psychosomatic inpatient services at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan. In this roles, she teaches medical students, residents, and fellows in psychiatric evaluation and treatment.  Dr. Tsai is a full time Hospital Attending Psychiatrist who does not maintain a faculty practice and therefore does not see patients on an outpatient basis. 

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Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
  • Mood Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Psychiatric Aspects of Physical Illness

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.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2007
  • B.A., Harvard College, 2002



Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College

Assistant Attending Psychiatrist
New York Presbyterian Hospital


She graduated from Harvard University with an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa, and then received her MD from the Columbia College of Physician and Surgeons. Dr. Tsai completed her residency and fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at NYU/Bellevue, receiving a Scholarly Project Award for her work on mental health treatment barriers for the Chinese American population. She then worked on the Asian Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at Bellevue Hospital and in the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) at Bellevue, before starting her current position. 

She is fluent in Mandarin. Her interests include cultural psychiatry, consult liaison psychiatry, community psychiatry, and bioethics.