Philip A. Bialer, MD

Philip A. Bialer, MD


Clinical Expertise

Psychiatric Aspects of Cancer and HIV/AIDS

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About Me


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

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.

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2012-2017)


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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

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