Matthew Romanelli, MD | New York Metro Area

Psychiatrist

Dr. Matthew Romanelli is a board-certified psychiatrist with thirty years of clinical experience in multiple settings including acute inpatient psychiatry, emergency room, consultation-liaison, inpatient detox, inpatient dual-diagnosis, residential dual diagnosis, and intensive outpatient psychiatric care.  He worked for a decade in the Veterans Administration system including the care of combat survivors with PTSD as well as serving as the Director of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Services for four years at the Northport VA Hospital in Long Island, New York.  Prior to joining Amen Clinic, he worked for nineteen years providing medication management and psychotherapy in an intensive outpatient mental health program serving clients with a diverse range of diagnoses including mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder), psychotic disorders (schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder), personality disorders and learning and developmental diagnoses including autism spectrum and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.  He also had the pleasure of teaching second-year residents in the Phelps Hospital/Northwell Health Family Medicine program.

 

Dr. Romanelli completed his residency at SUNY/Stony Brook on Long Island and graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.  For his undergraduate training, he graduated summa cum laude with Distinction in the Major from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, where he majored in Studio Art.  He credits his training there as a sculptor for sharpening his ability to see and problem-solve in three dimensions, bringing multiple perspectives together into an integrated whole, a skill and way of thinking, he believes, that applies as much to complicated clinical histories as it does to making art.

 

Additionally, Dr. Romanelli is keenly interested in narrative medicine, which applies principles from the study of literature when considering or creating medical documents.  He believes this study, which integrates the humanities and modern medicine, enriches providers as well as clients and helps in processing the complexity of experience in wellness and illness.

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