Robert Accordino, MD
Dr. Robert Accordino is a board certified psychiatrist, with clinical expertise in child, adolescent and adult pharmacology; child, adolescent and adult psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy; the treatment of children and adults with developmental conditions; collaborative care with primary care practitioners; psychosocial support for children and adolescents with cancer; and family therapy.
A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Accordino graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University. He earned an M.Sc. in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University and an M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine with Distinction in Research and Medical Education and as a member of the Arnold Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. He completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital of Harvard Medical School and a residency in general psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Accordino remains a member of the faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital. Throughout his medical career, Dr. Accordino has actively engaged in clinical research resulting in over 35 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and articles and over 60 conference, seminar and grand round presentations.
Dr. Accordino is a passionate champion of mental health parity. In addition to active clinical practice, he serves as the Chief of Behavioral Health at Quartet Health, a technology company building user-centric products for primary care providers, mental health providers, and patients. Quartet endeavors to realize a society where mental health services are accessible, outcomes-driven, and integrated into primary care.
In 2016, Dr. Accordino was appointed by President Barack Obama to the White House Fellowship, a yearlong non-partisan program founded in 1964 by Lyndon Johnson to foster public service and leadership development. In this capacity, he advised the Secretaries of Defense, of the Obama and Trump Administrations, on health care delivery for service members and their families. For this work, he received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service in 2017.
In 2007, as a first-year medical student, Dr. Accordino founded the nonprofit organization Music for Autism, serving as executive director and leading the charity’s fully-subsidized programs’ national expansion. In 2009, Dr. Accordino was one of only 15 medical students in the country to receive the American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award for outstanding leadership and service. In 2015, he was awarded the Laughlin Fellowship, awarded to ten outstanding psychiatry residents in the United States and Canada deemed “likely to make significant contributions to the field of psychiatry” by the American College of Psychiatrists.
Medication Management: children, adolescent, adults, including post-partum periods
Psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults
Family and Couples therapy
Wellness and Resiliency training
Mindfulness and positive psychology
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for adolescents
Tulane School of Science and Engineering: B.S. Neuroscience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine: M.D.
Icahn School of Medicine, Mt Sinai: Adult Residency training
Columbia and Cornell Universities: combined fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
New York Council on Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Board Member