Asher Aladjem, MD
Dr. Aladjem is the Chief Psychiatrist and Co-Founder of the Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture. Dr. Aladjem has spent most of his professional career in the interface of Medicine and Psychiatry as a Physician, Educator Psychiatrist in the New York City Public Hospital System. His focus has been on the integration of Health and Human Rights and advocacy for Mental Health in the General Health Care Delivery System. He trained, mentored, and inspired many trainees in psychiatry and medicine in the areas of Psycho-Somatic Medicine and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. He is currently providing psychiatric treatment at the Bellevue Cancer Center and at the NYU Clinical Cancer Center. He is the Chair of the Ethics Committee of Bellevue Hospital. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Populations Health at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Aladjem has been a Champion in promoting Human Rights in Health Care, Traumatized Refugees, Women’s Health and Equality for the LGBTQ Community in Health Care. He has been active in enhancing services for patients with HIV/AIDS in the clinical, administrative and academic levels. He has been a relentless force in diminishing the stigma associated with Chronic and Persistent Mental Illness, Cancer and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Aladjem is truly a Global, Cross-Cultural Psychiatrist fluent in six languages and providing care in most languages with the aid of in-person interpreters and or a telephone access interpreter’s system.