About the Doctor

Dr. Eileen DiFrancesco is the Owner & Founder of DiFrancesco Psychiatry. She was just recently selected as Top Female Professional of the Year for 2018 and Medical Doctor of the Year in Psychiatry & Neurology for 2017, by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

With her extensive training and clinical experience treating a wide variety of psychiatric conditions, Dr. DiFrancesco has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, she has demonstrated success honing her expertise in Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology & Neurology. With her diverse background and experience Dr. DiFrancesco has been able to treat a wide variety of patients with complex conditions utilizing a combination of medication and therapy.

She has worked in many different areas in the mental health field, including community psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry, addiction medicine, clinical research and private practice. Having her own private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in NY, she is able to provide initial and ongoing care for her patients who suffer with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Obsessive Compulsive, Sleep, eating and Addictive Disorders.

Dr. Difrancesco offers consultative services through which she provides a complete analysis of patient's brain health to help minimize the effects of both genetic and environmentally induced mental illnesses. Her philosophy is that a healthy brain is key for well-being, balance and optimal functioning. Making an accurate diagnosis is the most important first step in treating patients.

Before opening her private practice, Dr. DiFrancesco held concurrent appointments at Rockefeller University, Cornell and New York Hospitals. There her key responsibilities were in treating both drug and alcohol addiction and assessing patients for entry in clinical research. Her diagnostic skills were also utilized at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine where she assessed psychotic adolescents for Schizophrenia treatment and eligibility for research protocols.

Dr. DiFrancesco knew from a young age she wanted to pursue this career path because her brother had suffered from a neurological injury. She graduated with honors, with her Bachelors Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and obtained her Medical Degree from Temple University School Of Medicine. She completed her residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC and was then appointed to Medical Director of the Learning Laboratory which is a private facility in Stamford Connecticut. It was in this facility where Dr. DiFrancesco specialized in diagnosing and treating Attention Deficit Disorder and teen addiction, using a form of Quantitative EEG, also known as Brain Mapping.

Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. DiFrancesco has remained active in her community and has received numerous awards and accolades for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. In 2012 she received the Patients Choice Award. In 2014 Dr. DiFrancesco was named as a Top 10 Doctor by State through Vitals and she was named Outstanding Professional of the Year by Worldwide Registry. In 2015 named a Delegate for the International Womens Leadership Association and for 2017 named Top Doctor in Psychiatry & Neurology by the International Association of Top Professionals. For 2018 she was selected to be on the front cover of TIP Top Industry Professionals Magazine and as Top Female Professional of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals. Dr. DiFrancesco also maintains her affiliations with the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association.

Looking back, Dr. DiFrancesco attributes her success to her training, her perseverance, mentors she has had along the way, and her passion for helping her patients. For the future, she will continue to grow her practice, continue to keep up with the growing body of clinical Neuroscience advances in order to offer more to her patients continue to grow as a professional and wants to continue to make a difference in people’s lives any way she can.

For more information on Dr. DiFrancesco please visit: http://difrancescopsychiatry.com/