Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Alba Lara, M.D. is a consultation-liaison psychiatry fellow at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She earned her M.D. from Texas A&M College of Medicine and completed residency at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School where she served as chief resident. She is an APA/SAMHSA MFP recipient (2020-2022) and an APsaA fellow (2021). Her interests include somatization disorders, neuromodulation, neuropsychiatry, transplant psychiatry, immigrant mental health, and management of personality disorders in the medical setting. She enjoys enjoys incorporating psychodynamic psychotherapy into routine psychiatric encounters and incorporating these ideas into resident and medical student psychiatric education.