Pilar Trelles

Pilar Trelles, MD

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Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Psychiatry, Autism


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Addressing inequalities in care has been central to my work as a physician and child and adolescent psychiatrist. I consider empowering patients with accurate, accessible, and scientifically-sound medical information is central to reduce disparities and improving care.

— Pilar Trelles, MD


Pilar Trelles, MD, is a former Medical Expert Board member with Verywell. She is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. Her area of clinical expertise is in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs). Dr. Trelles splits her time between conducting patient-oriented research at the Seaver Autism Center at Mount Sinai Hospital and providing clinical care for individuals with developmental disabilities at the Developmental Disability Center at Mount Sinai West, where she leads the psychiatric clinic.

Dr. Trelles has been the recipient of important awards for junior investigators. Her research and clinical work aim to address disparities in NDD. As such, she works closely with community agencies, both locally and internationally, treating children and adults with ASD and other NDDs, to address inequalities in inpatient care and ethnic disparities in genomic research.

Dr. Trelles enjoys teaching and has been invited to speak at regional, national, and international Conferences. 


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