Alexandra Canetti, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry
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Alexandra Canetti, MD, is a board-certified child and adolescent and adult psychiatrist with expertise in psychosomatic disorders, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and anxiety disorders. Her areas of interest include community psychiatry and culturally humble family-based care to children and youth with medical illnesses. She serves as the Program Medical Director of the Special Needs Clinic, where she treats the mental health needs of individuals and families affected by medical illness and used to serve as the Program Medical Director of the School-Based Mental Health Program. She is also the Director of Student Medical Education within the Columbia University Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • ADHD In Children, Adolescents and College Students
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Disorders
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Program Medical Director, Special Needs Clinic and School-Based Mental Health Program

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Spanish


  • Female

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Insurance Accepted

Affinity Health Plan

  • Beacon Health - Behavioral Health

Amida Care

  • Beacon Health - Behavioral Health

Coventry Health Care

  • Coventry Health Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan


  • Behavioral Health
  • Behavioral Health (Columbia University Employee Plan)
  • Medicaid Behavioral Health
  • Medicare Behavioral Health

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine (Puerto Rico)
  • Residency: Cabrini Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: St Vincents Hospital NY NY

Committees, Societies, Councils

Recently appointed to the Strategic Planning/Development Subcommittee at CUMC.

2/2015 - Present- Quality Assurance Committee, Clinical Services Pediatric Psychiatry, NYPH-CUMC

2/2015 - Present- Operations Committee, Clinical Services Pediatric Psychiatry, NYPH-CUMC

2/2015 - Present- Admissions Committee, Clinical Services Pediatric Psychiatry NYPH-CUMC

2/2015 - Present- Management Committee (formerly Leadership Committee), Clinical Services Pediatric Psychiatry NYPH-CUMC

7/2007-6/2008- Quality Improvement Committee, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical center

7/2007 - 6/2008- Residency Training Committee in Child and adolescent Psychiatry; Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry