Dr. Cerfolio is an Assistant Clinical Professor of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is a board-certified psychiatrist with a private practice in Manhattan. As Associate Attending in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, she teaches residents psychotherapy and psychiatry.
After completing a two year fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer in Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry, where she received a grant from the American Cancer Society, Dr. Cerfolio was as an Attending Consultation/Liaison Psychiatrist at NYU Medical Center. She was also a Human Sexuality Fellow at Weill Cornell Medical Center. After graduating from St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center psychiatry residency, Dr. Cerfolio returned to St. Vincent’s’ Hospital as Chief of the Psychiatric Emergency Room and Walk-in Clinic. While in academic medicine, Dr. Cerfolio taught and supervised residents and medical students to psychiatrically evaluate patients who were hospitalized for surgical and medical reasons and manage psychiatric emergencies. Completing her psychoanalytic training at New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis, Dr. Cerfolio is currently in solo private practice.
In recognition of Dr. Cerfolio’s professional excellence throughout the years, she has been honored with awards, including Leading Physicians of the World, America’s Top Psychiatrist, and Top Psychiatrist’s in New York. She has been recognized with numerous Patients Choice Awards and America’s Most Compassionate Doctors. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.
She serves on numerous boards, including The Tristate Community Advisory Board of Education Broadcasting Channel Thirteen/WNET since 2003. She has served on the board of the Ethics Committee of NYU Downtown Hospital from 2005 to 2013 and St Paul's Center of New York from 2007-2009. From 2004 to 2009, she served on the Board of Advisors of the Achilles Track Club.
Dr. Cerfolio remains active in the American Psychiatric Association (APA). She was Chair of the Committee of Women of the New York County District Branch of the APA from 2000 to 2004 and member of the Executive Council of New York County District Branch of the APA from 2000 to 2006.
She has published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented her work nationally and internationally. Some of her appearances on television include Channel Thirteen/WNET, WNBC NEWS, NBC and CBS.
She is an avid sportswoman, who enjoys ultra-marathon running, played on the women's qualifying tennis circuit, and revels in extreme skiing. As an elite endurance athlete, she won the Half Marathon on the Great Wall of China in 2004, and placed second overall for women in the Kurt Steiner 50K Ultra Marathon in 2003. She has completed two Ironman triathlons.