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Diego L. Coira


My Story

Dr. Diego Coira is a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is board certified in psychiatry and has sub-specialty certifications in Psychosomatic Medicine, Addiction Medicine and is certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. He is the former Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and former Director of Integrative Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center. He is internationally recognized for developing one of the first integrated medical psychiatric units and for developing a Joint Commission recognized Center of Excellence for the treatment of depression. His research has been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and trained in Psychiatry at Harlem Hospital affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he was selected as Chief Resident of the Department of Psychiatry. He has nearly four decades of clinical experience and is perhaps best known as a fierce advocate for the victims of racial and social disparities in medicine. 

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