Me and My Approach

Background, areas of expertise, and approach to treatment

Justin Capote MD

Justin Capote MD

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • Medication simplification and discontinuation
  • Prescription and non-prescription drug abuse
  • Medical comorbidities, loss, and bereavement
  • Life transitions, advanced age, and generativity
  • Behavioral consequences of dementia and delirium
  • Capacity assessments for the purposes of guardianship
  • End of life and death anxiety
  • Ethical withdrawal of care and appropriateness for hospice
  • Hospital and primary care collaboration
  • Common psychiatric issues like anxiety, depression, anger, and relationships

Education and Training

Born and raised in New York, I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from Rutgers University and my medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now known as The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School). I completed my post-graduate training in the Mount Sinai hospital system on the Upper West Side of New York City and am currently double boarded in both Adult Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (formerly known as Psychosomatic Medicine). I have worked in psychiatric emergency rooms, on both voluntary and involuntary psychiatric units, in outpatient clinics, on assertive community treatment teams, and as a hospital consultant on medical, surgical, and intensive care units. Working primarily in academic centers, I dedicated myself to the teaching and training of medical students and residents from a variety of specialties including psychiatry, internal medicine, family medicine, and surgery. I am currently a member of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and have been recognized as one of New Jersey’s Best in Medicine by the American Health Council.