Philip A. Bialer, MD

Philip A. Bialer, MD

I am a psychiatrist with expertise in the care and management of people with medical/surgical illnesses including cancer and HIV/AIDS, and I am the psychiatric liaison to Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Head and Neck Disease Management Team. In addition, I have expertise in treating patients with substance use disorders, and I am in the process setting up a clinic where patients with problems such as alcohol dependence can be evaluated and treated before they undergo surgery.

Additionally, I am affiliated with the communication skills research and training laboratory (COMSKIL). Members of this lab develop research initiatives to find the most effective way to train healthcare providers to communicate in a sensitive and productive manner. The lab also provides communication skills training to clinicians in various areas (medical, surgical, and radiation oncology; pain and palliative care; critical care; radiology; and pediatrics) as well as to fellows and nursing staff. My research focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of such training.

I am a member of various scientific and medical societies including the American Psychiatric Association and Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, both organizations of specialists in my field.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Psychiatric Aspects of Cancer and HIV/AIDS

Languages Spoken

MD, Ohio State Universtiy College of Medicine


Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York); SUNY Downstate Medical Center


Beth Israel Medical Center (New York)

Board Certifications

Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry; Psychosomatic Medicine

Publications by Philip A. Bialer
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