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Telva Olivares

TitleAssociate Professor of Clinical
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
AddressPsychiatry - MIPS
2613 West Henrietta Road
Rochester NY 14623
 Awards And Honors
1999     Richard Carl Albert Jaenike Award  | Genesee Valley Psychiatric Association & the Univ. of Rochester
2004     Excellence in Clinical Care  | University of Rochester, Department of Psychiatry
1999     Nanavati Award  | University of Rochester, Department of Psychiatry
2007     Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD Certificate of Excellence in Medical Student Education.
1997 - 1999John Romano Award  | University of Rochester, Department of Psychiatry
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

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  1. 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. Prev Sci. 2008 Dec; 9(4):299-310.
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  2. 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. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2007 Apr-Jun; 19(2):105-12.
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  3. 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. Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Jul; 163(7):1273-6.
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  4. Lamberti JS, Costea GO, Olson D, Crilly JF, Maharaj K, Tu X, Groman A, Dietz MB, Bushey MP, Olivares T, Wiener K. Diabetes mellitus among outpatients receiving clozapine: prevalence and clinical-demographic correlates. J Clin Psychiatry. 2005 Jul; 66(7):900-6.
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  5. Lyness JM, Caine ED, Cox C, King DA, Conwell Y, Olivares T. Cerebrovascular risk factors and later-life major depression. Testing a small-vessel brain disease model. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 1998; 6(1):5-13.
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