Dr. Manuel Trujillo is a distinguished clinician, academic administrator, clinical services innovator and researcher who has dedicated his professional life to improving clinical outcomes of psychiatric treatment.
Prior to joining Amen Clinics, Dr. Trujillo was Director of Psychiatry at New York University — Bellevue Hospital Center, after holding senior clinical and administrative positions at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and other Schools of Medicine in New York City. During his term at Bellevue, he developed numerous innovative clinical programs such as culturally competent programs for Asians and Hispanics, and directed the Department. He was extensively involved in outreach efforts in the psychological aftermath of September 11, working with victims, families, rescue workers, minorities and other at-risk populations.
In addition to his work at Amen Clinics, Dr. Trujillo is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Program and Fellowship in Public Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine. He is the recipient of many research and service grants designed to improve treatment outcomes of severe and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, as well as create culturally competent treatment services and integrate psychiatric and addiction services into primary care. His research has contributed to the development of New York state policies that provide optimum community care for seriously ill psychiatric patients.