Fatimah A. Tahil, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Dr. Tahil is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Consultation-Liaison and Behavioral Medicine division. Currently, she is the Medical Director at Magellan Health were she is responsible for the development of new integrated healthcare management products and services that address the needs of special populations, including those with co-occurring medical conditions. Prior to that, Dr. Tahil was the Associate Medical Director for Psychosomatic Medicine at the Department of Psychiatry at Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey where she successfully established a consultation service.
Following a residency in Psychiatry at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Columbia University, she completed a Fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University. She remained continued as Attending Psychiatrist on staff after her Fellowship, serving as liaison to both the Heart Failure and Transplant Program and the Hospitalist Service Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
She maintains an active private practice, focusing on psychosomatic medicine consultations. Her special areas of interest include delirium, dementia, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, as well as decision-making capacity issues, medical informatics and public health care and policy.
Dr. Tahil is actively involved in education for both residents and nurses. She continues to supervise Columbia University Psychiatry residents and Psychosomatic Fellows. She has also provided clinical supervision as well as didactics to both the Internal Medicine and Family Practice Residency programs. She developed an educational curriculum for non-psychiatric residents rotating in Psychiatry.
She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, as well as a Fellow of the Academy for Psychosomatic Medicine. In 2009, she was awarded the Physician Clinical Excellence Award at Overlook Hospital. Dr. Tahil was President of the Tri-county Chapter of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association for two years, until 2015, and is currently on the NJPA Board of Trustees. She also served on the Board of Trustees on the Visiting Nurses Association of Somerset Hills, New Jersey.