The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry is happy to announce that Amanda Wallace, M.D., assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, will join the child and adolescent psychiatry training leadership team. As of March 1, 2024, Dr. Wallace will assume the role of Associate Program Director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency. The residency program is the largest child psychiatry training program in the country, providing exceptional training through joint efforts from Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University.
With this appointment to Associate Program Director, Dr. Wallace will partner with Oliver Stroeh, M.D., Program Director and associate professor of psychiatry at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, to oversee all child psychiatry training activities, participate in teaching and curriculum development, maintain program integrity and shape the future of training. She will also continue her work as an assistant attending within NewYork-Presbyterian’s Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program.
“Dr. Amanda Wallace is a remarkably skilled clinician, educator and leader. I very much look forward to our partnership as we continuously work to advance our program and the training that our terrific child and adolescent psychiatry fellows receive,” shares Dr. Oliver Stroeh.
Dr. Amanda Wallace received an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a medical degree from Yale University. She then completed her psychiatry residency training at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where she served as Chief Resident, earned a certificate in cultural psychiatry and was awarded the Excellence and Innovation Award in Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Wallace continued her training in child and adolescent psychiatry while also serving as Chief Resident at NewYork-Presbyterian’s tri-institutional training program that she will soon help to lead. In addition to training in child and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Wallace has also trained in the Columbia-Cornell Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program.
Dr. Wallace quickly emerged as a dedicated teacher, supervisor and contributor to the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry’s training initiatives after joining the faculty in 2022. In her clinical work, she has seen patients through the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center and continued to serve as a consulting psychiatrist at the New York City Health & Hospitals Family Court. Her clinical interests include acute care child psychiatry, healthcare disparities and forensic psychiatry, particularly youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.