Kwame Akowuah

Dr. Kwame Akowuah joined Columbia Health in 2017. Prior to joining Counseling and Psychological Services, Kwame was director of the Continuing Day Treatment program at the New York State Psychiatric Institute’s Audubon Clinic, where he also worked as a staff psychiatrist. Additionally, he was an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Kwame completed his residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. He then went on to complete a fellowship in psychiatry and the law at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital.

Kwame's professional interests include mood disorders, psychosis, and perceptual disorders, drug and alcohol use, medicolegal ethics, and questions surrounding religion and spiritual identity.


  • M.D., Cornell Medical College
  • B.A., English Literature, Princeton University

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • Board Certified in Addiction Medicine
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of New York

Professional Experience:

  • New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Fellowship, New York University/Bellevue Hospital
  • Residency, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • International Neuroethics Society

Languages Spoken:

  • English