Eric C. Alcera, MD, serves as the director of the Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Program at Bellevue Hospital Center and is assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Alcera has been involved in teaching and supervising adult psychiatry residents as well child psychiatry fellows. He also is involved in training child psychology interns and externs, social work interns, and nurse practioners. Dr. Alcera works with children ages 6-17 years old, with multiple diagnoses ranging from Post Traumatic Distress Disorder to Schizophrenia. These diagnoses affect their ability to remain in a regular school setting, and his multidisciplinary team addresses all aspects of care using the most recent evidence-based medicine. Dr. Alcera also works closely with District 75, Board of Education, to ensure that his patients receive the optimum educational and clinical services.
Dr. Alcera is board certified in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Alcera completed his adult psychiatry training at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Cooper University Hospital and his child and adolescent psychiatry training at Columbia University at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Prior to joining the Child Study Center, Dr. Alcera held an academic appointment of clinical instructor in psychiatry at Columbia University where he served as a staff attending psychiatrist at the Children's Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CCPEP) at The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian (MSCH-NYPH). He also served as a staff attending for the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation and Liaison Service and the Children's Anxiety and Depression Clinic (CADC) at MSCH-NYPH.
Dr. Alcera has served on the board for CARING at Columbia, a program designed to help children exposed to severe social stress, develop and strengthen their coping skills through art, poetry, drama, music, and dance. Dr Alcera was selected as chief resident of the child and adolescent psychiatry division at Columbia University and awarded the Edward J. Sacher Award for Clinical Excellence. Dr. Alcera was also awarded the "Teacher of the Year" Award in 2010 given by the residents of the NYU Langone Medical Center in Child Psychiatry.