Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship


Fellows receive a broad exposure to forensic psychiatry through clinical rotations, a rich didactic experience, and supervision by senior faculty.

The fellows receive extensive experience at Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center, the chief forensic facility for the state. This 300-bed accredited, maximum-security forensic facility provides clinical and forensic services to insanity acquittees and mentally ill defendants undergoing restoration to competence to stand trial. Fellows are responsible for conducting forensic evaluations.

Our fellows receive clinical training in the evaluation and treatment of adolescent sex offenders at the Sexual Behavior Clinic at the New York Psychiatric Institute.

Experience in the assessment of competence to stand trial and sentencing evaluations is provided through a rotation at the Bellevue-Manhattan Court Clinic.

Fellows receive additional experience in civil cases through an extended network of private practitioners.

The didactic education is extensive. Fellows participate in a shared curriculum provided by the faculty of several New York-area programs and undertake a supervised research experience. They participate in the monthly seminar of the Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry.

Core Faculty

  • Steven K. Hoge, MD

    • Director, Columbia-Cornell Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program
  • Paul S. Appelbaum, MD

    • Director, Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry
  • Kimberly Resnick, MD

    • Associate Program Director, Columbia-Cornell Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program; Chief of Forensic Psychiatry at Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center
  • Mary Colavita, MD

    • Medical Director of Pre-Release Services, OMH- Corrections Based Operations
    • Attending Psychiatrist at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
  • Richard Krueger, MD

    • Medical Director, Columbia University Sexual Behavior Clinic


Eligible applicants must have a medical degree and completed a psychiatry residency. Applicants must also be eligible to obtain a New York medical license which is necessary prior to entering the program. 

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must be lawfully admitted for permanent residence to apply. Unfortunately, candidates seeking visa sponsorship during residency are ineligible to apply to our program.

Applicants for the Fellowship should submit a CV, personal statement, writing sample and the common application form provided by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (in the "Training" tab at, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Dr Steven K. Hoge.  We will acknowlege receipt of applications for the 2025-2026 academic year submitted prior to May 1, 2024.  We will review applications and schedule interviews for qualified applicants, beginning May 1, 2024.  Interviews will begin August 1, 2024.   


Director: Steven K. Hoge, MD

Program Coordinator: Lucia A. Sanchez-Diaz, BA


Columbia-Cornell Forensic Fellowship Program
New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Tel: (646) 774-6342