Lourival Baptista-Neto, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Treats Children
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Dr. Lou Baptista is a Professor of Psychiatry at CUIMC. He serves as Vice-Chair of Clinical services in the Department of Psychiatry and Chief Well-Being Officer at CUIMC. Areas of interest includes employee health and well-being, systems and people development.


Clinically, Dr. Baptista maintains a general psychiatry practice that focuses on Anxiety and Mood disorders.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • General Psychiatry
  • Insomnia
  • Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychosis
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Vice Chair for Clinical Services, Department of Psychiatry

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester


  • Male

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Virtual Visits/Telehealth

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Phone Appointments

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Insurance Accepted


  • NYP Employee Plan

CHP Student Health



  • Medicare Managed Care

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Behavioral Health (Columbia University Employee Plan)

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Univ De Santa Catarina, Faculty De Medicine
  • Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Boston

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry


Integration of evidence-based treatments into community outpatient clinics

Research Interests

  • Integration of evidence-based treatments into community outpatient clinic

Global Health Activities

2008 July: Gave talks to mental health students and professionals in local universities in Brazil on main issues in child and adolescent psychiatry. Supervised medical students and psychology students from Brazil who visited CUMC. (Director of Clinical Services in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University)