Gerard Ilaria, LCSW

Gerard Ilaria, LCSW, Division Administrator, Division of Public Health Programs, Department of Medicine, The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Gerard holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University. He 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 currently serves as the Clinical Director and a EMDR trauma clinician having trained at the Parnell Institute.

Previously, he was a Director at NewYork-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, clinical research and community outreach.


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