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Stephen Ferrando, M.D.

SquareChair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Har Esh Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Health Center-N325
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Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D., is a nationally recognized physician, researcher, author and educator. At NYMC, Dr. Ferrando focuses on a regional, team-based approach to providing care through the integration of behavioral and physical health while advancing WMC’s and NYMC’s tertiary/quaternary and educational mission in the Hudson Valley region.

Dr. Ferrando previously served as professor of clinical psychiatry and clinical public health, as well as vice chair for Psychosomatic Medicine and Departmental Operations in the Department of Psychiatry at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.  Dr. Ferrando was also Dewitt Wallace Senior in the department and associate medical director and vice chair for clinical programs for New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College's Westchester Division. Dr. Ferrando is past president of the New York Area Society for Liaison Psychiatry. He is board-certified in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine.


  • M.D., Northwestern University Medical School
  • Residency, Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
  • Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health-funded HIV/AIDS Research Training, Weill Cornell Medicine


Dr. Ferrando has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is a peer-reviewer for journals that span multiple medical specialties. He is editor-In-chief of Neurobehavioral HIV Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal; senior editor of Psychiatry-in-Review, a multi-media psychiatry board review guide; as well as Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill, published by the American Psychiatric Press, Inc.


  • Muschel C, Lynch ST, Dornbush R, et. al. "Frequency, Characteristics, and Correlates of Cognitive Complaints in a Cohort of Individuals with Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19." Brain sciences, 14(1), (2023) . doi: 10.3390/brainsci14010003
  • Lynch ST, Dornbush R, Shahar S, et. al. "Change in Neuropsychological Test Performance Seen in a Longitudinal Study of Patients With Post-acute Sequelae of COVID-19: A 6-Month Follow-up Study." Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, (), (2024) . pii: S2667-2960(23)00856-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jaclp.2023.12.005
  • Shahar S, Lynch S, Dornbush R, et. al. "Frequency and Characteristics of Depression and Its Association with Diminished Quality of Life in a Cohort of Individuals with Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19." Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment, 19(), (2023) 2069-2079. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S427957
  • Thompson M, Ferrando SJ, Dornbush R, et. al. "Impact of COVID-19 on employment: sociodemographic, medical, psychiatric and neuropsychological correlates." Frontiers in rehabilitation sciences, 4(), (2023) 1150734. doi: 10.3389/fresc.2023.1150734
  • Saperia C, Lynch S, Dornbush R, et. al. "No Difference in Neuropsychiatric PASC Between Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Patients: Further Insights From a Cross-Sectional Study." Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, 64(4), (2023) 409-411. doi: 10.1016/j.jaclp.2023.04.005
  • Ferrando SJ, Lynch S, Ferrando N, et. al. "Anxiety and posttraumatic stress in post-acute sequelae of COVID-19: prevalence, characteristics, comorbidity, and clinical correlates." Frontiers in psychiatry, 14(), (2023) 1160852. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1160852
  • Dinoff A, Lynch S, Hameed AS, et. al. "When Did the Empathy Die?: Examining the Correlation Between Length of Medical Training and Level of Empathy." Medical science educator, 33(2), (2023) 489-497. doi: 10.1007/s40670-023-01768-1

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  • Fellow, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  • American Psychiatric Association Committee on AIDS