Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Description

The Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center offers advanced clinical and academic training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Fellows receive intensive supervision while seeing a broad range of patients, including liaison rotations in psycho-oncology, HIV-AIDS psychiatry, obstetrics-reproductive psychiatry, and solid organ transplant psychiatry programs. The outpatient clinical experience includes exposure to the collaborative care model. There is occasional weekend call supervisory responsibility, but no night call. Other components of the fellowship include supervised research, teaching, graduated administrative responsibility, resident supervision, journal club, lectures, and classes. The didactic program includes classes in biostatistics and research design, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology and applied neuroscience, administrative psychiatry, and readings in the humanities, as well as a comprehensive text review. There are opportunities for collaboration with research faculty at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. The fellowship is accredited by the ACGME, and leads to eligibility for Board-certification in Psychosomatic Medicine. Core faculty members are highly experienced and have held numerous local and national leadership roles in the field.

Core Faculty

  • Sara Siris Nash, M.D., Program Director; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University; New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center
  • Peter A. Shapiro, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University; Director, Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center
  • Philip R. Muskin, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University; Senior Consultant, Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center
  • David A. Fedoronko, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University; Psychiatric Consultant, Heart and Lung Transplant Services, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center
  • Jon A. Levenson, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University; Director of Medical Student Education in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry; Psychiatric Consultant, Psycho-Oncology and HIV Services; Psychiatric Consultant, Pancreas Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center
  • Stephan Levitan, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University; Training and Supervising Analyst, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Treatment and Research; Senior supervisor, Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center
  • Akhil Shenoy, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University; Psychiatric Consultant, Liver and Transplantation Services, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center
  • Ilona Wiener, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (in Surgery) at the Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University; Psychiatric Consultant, Kidney disease and Renal Transplant Services, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center

Eligibility

Completion of accredited US or Canadian psychiatric residency training program. (Note: Additional requirements apply for Canadian applicants—please check ACGME rules or contact us.)

New York state medical licensure

To be considered for Fellowship beginning July 1, all application materials must be submitted by the previous October 15.

Applicants for the Fellowship should submit a CV, personal statement, and the common application form provided by the Academy of Consultation-Liaison (in the “Career” tab at www.clpsychiatry.org), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Sara Siris Nash.

Contact

Director: Sara Siris Nash, MD
Email: sas2007@cumc.columbia.edu

Coordinator: Ms. Lucia Sanchez-Diaz
Email: Lucia.Sanchez@nyspi.columbia.edu

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service
New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center
622 W. 168 St., Box 427
New York NY 10032

Fellowship Information Telephone: 646-774-6342
Clinical Service Telephone: 212-305-9985
Clinical Fax Number: 212-342-1115