Alexandra Canetti, MD

Board Certifications: 
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Alexandra Canetti, MD, is a board-certified child and adolescent and adult psychiatrist with an interest in community psychiatry and family issues. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Dr. Canetti graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in pre-medicine from the University of Puerto Rico. She completed her medical degree at Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico, and her residency in adult psychiatry at Cabrini Medical Center. She graduated from her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at St. Vincents Medical Center, where she was the chief fellow.

She joined the training faculty at the Columbia HIV Training Project and AIDS Education Training Center of NY/NJ and has interest in culturally competent family-based care to children and youth with medical illnesses. She currently 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 of the School-Based Mental Health Program.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • ADHD In Children, Adolescents and College Students
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Disorders
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • 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


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Beacon Health - Behavioral Health

Amida Care

  • Beacon Health - Behavioral Health

Coventry Health Care

  • Coventry Health Care

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

United Health Care

  • 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

Board Certifications

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry