Yvette Westlake, MD

Yvette Westlake I am pleased and excited to be a member of the Behavioral Medicine team at Boston University. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York and have spent many years of my life in Boston. I did my undergraduate work at Harvard majoring in Anthropology and graduated from Cornell Medical School. Immediately after medical school I served in the US Navy as a general medical officer where I was fortunate enough to be stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and where my daughter was born. After completing my service and leaving as a Lieutenant Commander, I returned to Boston and trained locally at the Harvard affiliated Cambridge health Alliance. I am board certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

I’ve worked in a variety of settings including at the Home for Little Wanderers in a community based and residential treatment centers to the Adolescent inpatient Assessment Unit and as a staff physician at MIT Student Health Service. I enjoy working with diverse populations and have a special interest in cross-cultural issues, women’s health, LGBQT, trauma and young adults with chronic mental illness.

BA Harvard University
MD Cornell University
Board Certified American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology