"PTSD is fixable. Revisit the trauma, not relive it."

Gerard Ilaria has dedicated his life to the provision of mental health and health care to stigmatized and underserved populations. Gerard has practiced as a clinician as well as serving in administrative-leadership capacities. He is currently the Department Administrator for the Department of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he manages the budget and operations of this complex research, service, and clinical department.

Previously, he was a Director at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, running the Center for Special Studies Adult AIDS Program. In that position, he was responsible for the operations and financial management of a two-site, large continuity of care program serving 2,400 people with HIV/AIDS and provided clinical supervision to 20 Master’s level social workers. His professional experience also includes 6 years of providing rural health and mental health care serving as Director of Infectious Disease at the Specialty Care Center of Catskill Regional Medical Center. He is experienced in clinical practice, financial and strategic planning, staff development, grant writing, and community outreach.

Gerard holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Social Work from Columbia University.

Read about Gerard in Humans of New York!