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 adviser 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 a personal trainer certified by World Institute of Training School.


Fellow in Psychosomatic Medicine at SUNY.