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Telva E. Olivares, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 276-3338

Office: (585) 279-4999

Fax: (585) 473-5152

Fax: (585) 276-2332

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Professional Background

Telva E. Olivares, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Olivares is an internist–psychiatrist at the University of Rochester and the Division Chief of Medicine in Psychiatry Services within the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Olivares oversees the delivery of comprehensive medical care to complex patients in both the inpatient Med-Psych unit (IMIPS) and its outpatient primary care practice component, MIPS. She is Medical Director of Lazos Fuertes, and provides care to Rochester's Latino population with mental health needs through a team of bicultural/bilingual professionals. She has extensive clinical experience in all aspects of acute services and is currently the Medical Director for the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Program (CPEP) and Electroconvulsive Services.

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 and 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, and then joined the psychiatry faculty in 1999.

Dr. Olivares has invested much time in the study of delirium as it affects hospitalized patients and has been awarded an MCIC grant to study and develop the "Delirium Prevention and Management Program." She remains involved in medical student education and is the faculty mentor for the School of Medicine's 'Student Hotspotter' movement, an innovative student driven intra-professional approach to understanding barriers to health care delivery for complex 'high-utilizing' patients.

Dr. Olivares has remained committed to the delivery of care for underserved complex populations. She is passionate about integrating care for these individuals in a valued care paradigm.



  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


BS | University of Rochester

MD | Universidad Anahuac

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1994 - 06/30/1999
Residency in Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center - GME Office

07/01/1993 - 06/30/1994
Residency in Psychiatry at Connecticut Valley Hospital

11/01/1992 - 6/30/1993
Internship in Internal Medicine at St. Raphael Hospital

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Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD Certificate of Excellence in Medical Student Education.
Location: APA Meeting

Excellence in Clinical Care
Sponsor: University of Rochester, Department of Psychiatry
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

Richard Carl Albert Jaenike Award
Sponsor: Genesee Valley Psychiatric Association & the Univ. of Rochester

Nanavati Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester, Department of Psychiatry
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

1997 - 1999
John Romano Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester, Department of Psychiatry
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

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Journal Articles

Peña JB, Wyman PA, Brown CH, Matthieu MM, Olivares TE, Hartel D, Zayas LH. "Immigration generation status and its association with suicide attempts, substance use, and depressive symptoms among latino adolescents in the USA." Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research.. 2008 Dec 0; 9(4):299-310. Epub 2008 Oct 15.

Nihalani ND, Tu X, Lamberti JS, Olson D, Olivares T, Costea GO, Tang W. "Diabetic ketoacidosis among patients receiving clozapine: a case series and review of socio-demographic risk factors." Annals of clinical psychiatry : official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists.. 2007 19(2):105-12.

Lamberti JS, Olson D, Crilly JF, Olivares T, Williams GC, Tu X, Tang W, Wiener K, Dvorin S, Dietz MB. "Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among patients receiving clozapine." The American journal of psychiatry.. 2006 Jul 0; 163(7):1273-6.