Telva E. Olivares, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
Dr. Olivares is the Senior Medical Director of Acute Services, Medical Director of the Behavioral Medical Surgical Unit (BMSU), Director of Medicine In Psychiatry Services (MIPS) and Director of Lazos Fuertes in the Department of Psychiatry. She has extensive clinical experience in all aspects of acute services and is uniquely situated to fulfill all of these roles given her dual certification in Medicine and Psychiatry.
Dr. Olivares was born in Panama but raised in Rochester where she graduated from Pittsford High School and the University of Rochester with a BS in Biology-Geology. She attended the Universidad Anahuac Medical School in Mexico City graduating with Honors. She began postgraduate training in Psychiatry at Connecticut Valley Hospital an affiliate of Yale-New Haven University in 1992, transferring in 1994 to the University of Rochester's dual program in Medicine and Psychiatry.
Dr. Olivares has remained committed to the underserved population and together with Dr. Lamberti formed Lazos Fuertes in 2003 with the support of CARES funds. The mission of Lazos Fuertes is to improve the health of Latino families by providing access to quality bilingual/bicultural health care services and through conducting research to develop new and effective treatments