My name is Juan A. Rivolta, and I am originally from Tucumán, Argentina. 

About Me

Medicine, teaching and working with diverse populations are life-experiences that I always found truly fulfilling, both personally and professionally. They led to self-discovery and personal growth, and helped define the physician I am today.

I graduated as a Medical Doctor from the National University of Tucumán in 1997, and then moved to Buenos Aires, where I received 3 years of training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at a City Hospital. 

I chose medicine because I thought it was a powerful tool to help people in a very direct way, and I chose psychiatry early in medical school when I learned the science behind the human brain and behavior, and the intricacies of pharmacology captivated my mind. 

After moving to New York City in 2000, I worked as a research manager at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), and as an Instructor Adjunct at New York University (NYU) for several years. Both academic settings provided an opportunity to gain an enhanced perspective of life in New York, its health systems and unique cultural aspects. It also provided a chance to actively participate in prevention programs and mental health advocacy groups for over ten years. 

All the research work at CUMC facilitated the publication of several scientific articles, and opened a path back to clinical psychiatry. I received my Adult Psychiatry training from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s program at BronxCare in the South Bronx, and later completed a two-year fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.

More recently, I worked as an Attending Psychiatrist at Westchester Medical Center from 2019 thru 2022. There, I held the positions of Chief of the Inpatient Latency Unit, Assoc. Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, and Asst. Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (New York Medical College).