Noticed celebrates its newest member, Dr. Alexandra T. Valencia
NEW YORK, April 26, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Dr. Alexandra T. Valencia, Board Certified Psychiatrist, has joined Noticed©, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Dr. Valencia has been chosen as a Distinguished Doctor™ based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout her career.
Dr. Valencia outshines others in her field due to her extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. After being awarded a scholarship to complete her externship at The Imperial College of Medicine, Chelsea Hospital & Ealing Hospital in London, she went on to New York City where she completed a four-year residency in general psychiatry at New York Medical College's Westchester Campus, training under the tutelage of Dr. Otto Kernberg, the widely renowned psychoanalyst and professor of psychiatry best known for his research and treatment of borderline personality organization through a specific type of therapy called “Transference Focus Psychotherapy.”
Dr. Valencia completed her second fellowship in Personality Disorders at the Personality Disorders Institute at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Campus. Dr. Valencia underwent her third specialty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Yale University-The Child Study Center under the tutelage of Doctors Dorothy Stubbe, Andres Martin, James Leckman, and Andrew Lustbader. While at Yale, she attended the prestigious and highly selective Anna Freud Institute in London, where she trained with Doctors Peter Fonagy and Mary Taget on the Mentalization Based Psychotherapy and the unique form of Family Therapy with Infants.
With 23 years dedicated to medicine, Dr. Valencia brings a wealth of knowledge to psychiatry, including child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, and personality disorders with borderline level of psychopathology. She also applies the newly advanced genetic testing which shows the association of the unique personal genetics and their interaction with all the available psychiatric medicines.
When asked why she decided to pursue a career in medicine, Dr. Valencia said:
"The two most interesting science studies for me were medicine and astrophysics. I decided to become a physician but, at the same time, I was able to take a few courses in astronomy which is still one my hobbies.”
As a thought leader in her specialty, Dr. Valencia is also a distinguished teacher. Throughout her career, she has educated medical students, doctors, pediatric and psychiatry residents, nurse practitioners, and social workers.
Beyond her private practice and teaching engagements, Dr. Valencia dedicates much of her energy to providing care to underserved communities. In addition to other activities, she is dedicated to helping documented immigrants with psychiatric symptoms avoid deportation to home countries where their life is at severe risk due to the impairment caused by a treatable psychiatric condition. Dr. Valencia understands the importance of helping this vulnerable segment of society. She noted:
"Along with my clinical team, I evaluate patients that are supposed to be deported from the United States back to countries where they were certainly going to be killed. I'm glad to say that all the patients I have seen have been granted permanent residency in the United States. After providing them with mental healthcare, we work with them to ensure that they continue to work, pay their taxes, and are productive members of society.”
For more information, visit Dr. Valencia's profile on the Noticed© website here: https://noticed.co/members/alexandra-t-valencia,-md/27db33d3078447a2
Noticed© has written this news release with approval and/or contributions from Dr. Alexandra T. Valencia. Noticed is an invitation-only reputation management service that is dedicated to helping professionals stand out, network, and gain a competitive edge. Noticed selects a limited number of professionals based on their individual recognitions and history of personal excellence.