Kola Alao

Kola Alao

Adekola Alao, MD, MRCPsych, FACL is a Professor of Psychiatry at the SUNY Upstate Medical University and a practicing psychiatrist at Upstate Psychiatry in Baldwinsville and Fayetteville NY. He completed his medical school at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and his Master’s degree at the University College, London, England. He completed his residency at the Oxford University, England in 1996 and at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in 1998. He has been on the faculty, department of Psychiatry at the SUNY Upstate Medical University since 1998 and worked as a Polytrauma and Rehabilitation Psychiatrist for 10 years at the Syracuse VA Medical Center. With over 35 years clinical experience as a physician, he has been named as one of the Best Doctors in United States yearly since 2007. He has more than 100 publications and presentations in scientific journals and he is passionate about mentoring medical students, residents and treating Military Veterans. He is medical student advisor at the Keuka learning community at the SUNY Upstate Medical University. His clinical interests include Consultation Liaison Psychiatry (he was the founding program director of the fellowship in Psychosomatic medicine at SUNY), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and Addiction Medicine. He is board certified in Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Administrative Psychiatry. Dr. Alao believes in Holistic Treatment focusing on healing the mind, body and soul and not only in prescription medications. Dr. Alao is also certified by the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM). A list of his publications can be seen here.

Lola Alao

Lola Alao

Abosede Lola Alao graduated from Le- Moyne College with Bachelors in Nursing Cum laude in 2008. She continued her education and got her Masters in Nursing with Advanced Practice

Nursing from New Mexico State University in 2010. Lola worked with Dr Ghaly for 7 years after she graduated. Her areas of clinical interest include Medication Management, Psychotherapy, Christian Counseling. She has been certified in Healing Heart wounds and she has been working at the Upstate Psychiatry since 2016.

Heidi Kinnally

Heidi Kinnally

Heidi Kinnally is an ANCC board certified nurse practitioner in psychiatry. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University and Post Masters as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the SUNY Upstate. Heidi has experience in medication management and psychotherapy with a wide variety of clients and diagnoses. Heidi believes that psychotherapy and healthy lifestyle are a necessary part of treatment in conjunction with medications for best client outcomes.

Jennifer Bordonaro-Benson

Jennifer Bordonaro-Benson is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor and has been recognized by the National Association of Social Workers as a Qualified Clinical Social Worker. With over 17 years practice experience she offers compassionate, person -centered care to individuals, adolescents, couples and families. Jennifer offers treatment for mental and behavioral health related issues including anxiety disorders, depression and bipolar, grief and loss, substance dependency and acute and post-acute trauma.

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