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 #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, end-of-life psychotherapy, and DEI/minority mental health.  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.

Program Tracks

Starting in the 2023-2024 academic year we are excited to offer two distinct tracks:

Clinical Track:

The clinical track is the traditional one-year CL fellowship detailed above.  There are two fellowship positions for this track.

Research Track:

New for the 2023-2024 academic year is the CL research track.  This is a two-year fellowship commitment, and there is one dedicated position for this track.  Each year the fellow will dedicate 50% time to clinical pursuits and focus 50% time on CL-related research.  Research can be in a wide-array of fields including, but not limited to, basic science/bench research, imaging, clinical or translational projects, or public health/systems research.  The fellow will work closely with a research mentor either from within our division or from the larger Columbia Department of Psychiatry.  By the end of the two years the fellow will have completed the entire clinical curriculum required to sit for the Board Exam in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

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

Paula Askalsky, MD, 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 is required.

Please note that additional requirements apply for Canadian applicants—you can check the ACGME rules or contact us for more information.

New York state medical licensure is required.

To Apply

Applications are accepted from July 1st to September 15th, with interviews taking place between September and November. 

All interviews in 2022 (for fellowship in the 2023-2024 academic year) will be conducted virtually.

You may apply to either the Clinical Track or the Research Track, or both.  Each track has a unique NRMP Match number.

Clinical Track Applications:

Applicants for the Clinical Track Fellowship should submit a CV, personal statement, and the Common Application form provided by the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry in the “Career” tab at www.clpsychiatry.org (link is external and opens in a new window). 

Please arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Sara Siris Nash, sas2007@cumc.columbia.edu, or Ms. Lucia Sanchez-Diaz, lucia.sanchez@nyspi.columbia.edu.

Research Track Applications:

In addition to completing all requirements for the clinical track applications as detailed above, please submit answers to the following questions with your application:

  • In 2-3 paragraphs, please summarize your most significant research/scientific contributions.
  • In 2-3 paragraphs, please describe what you are interested in pursuing in the future.
  • Provide the names of some potential mentors

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