Carmen M. Alonso, MD, provides and supervises the clinical care of children and adolescents within academic settings spanning the age range from infants in pediatric intensive care units to adolescents in inpatient psychiatric units. She has experience in a continuum of care settings ranging from schools, outpatient clinics, emergency rooms, inpatient settings, and consultations to pediatricians. More recently, her interests have involved research in the biological underpinnings of adolescent depression.
Dr. Alonso is a board certified pediatrician as well as a certified psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. in general, child, addiction, forensic, and geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Alonso is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Alonso has served as the director of Residency Training for the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYULMC. During the six years she spent in this role, the number of trainees doubled.
Dr. Alonso received her bachelor's degree from New York University and her medical degree from New York Medical College, where she was awarded the American Medical Women's Association Janet M. Glasgow Award of Achievement for graduating first in her class. She completed residencies in pediatrics and psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Hospital and in child psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she was selected as chief resident and awarded the Edward J. Sacher Award for Clinical Excellence in psychiatry.
Prior to joining the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYULMC, Dr. Alonso was in charge of inpatient psychiatric services at Schneider Children's Hospital and was the supervising psychopharmacologist at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center site of the Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD.
Dr. Alonso is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA), the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).