Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship

Description

The Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center offers advanced clinical and academic training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.  The fellowship is accredited by ACGME and leads to eligibility for Board certification in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.  Fellows receive intensive supervision from highly experienced faculty members who have held numerous local and national leadership roles in the field while seeing a broad range of patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  Inpatient work at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, our tertiary/quaternary care hospital which is ranked #4 in the nation and #1 in New York City, includes consultations to general medical, surgical, and neurology services, as well as consultations to sub-specialty services including 9 intensive care units, cardiology, oncology, inpatient rehabilitation medicine, HIV/infectious disease, and solid organ and bone marrow transplant.  The outpatient experience, comprising 20% of our fellows’ time and following a collaborative care model, includes experiences in transplant psychiatry (liver, lung, kidney, heart), women’s mental health, palliative care, psycho-oncology, and the general treatment of medically ill patients with psychiatric needs

Other components of the fellowship include supervised research, teaching, resident supervision, graduated administrative responsibility, journal club, lectures and classes.  The didactic program includes classes in psychopharmacology, substance use disorders, applied neuroscience, administrative psychiatry, medical ethics, and end-of-life psychotherapy.  In addition there is a comprehensive text review to help prepare fellows for the Board examination in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.  There are opportunities for collaboration with research faculty at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

There is occasional weekend call with supervisory responsibility, but no night call.

Applications are accepted starting July 1, with interviews taking place between September and November.  All interviews in 2021 (for fellowship in the 2022-2023 academic year) will be conducted virtually.

Core Faculty

  • Sara Siris Nash, MD, Program Director; Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Columbia University; New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Peter A. Shapiro, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Columbia University; Director, Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center
  • Jon A. Levenson, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving 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
  • Philip R. Muskin, MD MA, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving 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 Irving Medical Center, Columbia University; Psychiatric Consultant, Heart and Lung Transplant Services, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center
  • Adrienne D. Mishkin, MD MPH, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Columbia University; New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Liaison to the Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
  • Luis F. Pereira, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Columbia University; New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Liaison to the HIV/Infectious Disease Service
  • Akhil Shenoy, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Irving 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 at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Columbia University; Psychiatric Consultant, Kidney disease and Renal Transplant Services, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center
  • Jeffrey S. Zabinski, MD MA, Instructor in Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Columbia University; New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Liaison to the Neurology Service

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 September 30.

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