Akshay Lohitsa, MD

Akshay Lohitsa, MD Specialties: Psychiatry

Akshay Lohitsa, MD
Specialties: Psychiatry
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315 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065

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  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource

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About Akshay Lohitsa, MD

Dr. Akshay Lohitsa graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in Biology, focusing his research on translational neuroscience and teaching review courses at the Harvard Bureau of Study Council. He obtained his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School, where he was awarded for his professionalism and humanism. He completed his psychiatry residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center as well as a psychoanalytic fellowship at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.During his training, Dr. Lohitsa won the American Psychiatric Association's Mind Games competition, was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, and served on the Housestaff Quality Council. He has contributed to multiple book chapters, has presented at national conferences and has been awarded by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. He lectures to OB/GYN, Emergency Medicine, and Psychiatry residency programs at New York Presbyterian Hospital and co-leads the Weill Cornell Medical School Brain Interest Group. He has advanced coursework in the History of Psychiatry, has studied at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience in India, and has helped develop a sustainable free clinic in Quito in conjunction with the Ecuadorian Health Ministry.Dr. Lohitsa's approach is earnest, combining empathy and collaboration to achieve understanding and change. Interested persons are encouraged to schedule an appointment at (646) 962-2820.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Addictive Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Couples Therapy

  • Mood Disorder

  • Personality Disorder

  • Psychiatric Consultation and Evaluation

  • Psychopharmacology

  • Psychotherapy and Cancer

  • Relationship Problems

  • Work Related Disorders

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry