Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship


This one-year full-time clinical fellowship program was established in 1985 with the goals providing excellent training in geriatric psychiatry as well as facilitating the recruitment and retention of high caliber geriatric psychiatrists to non-cosmopolitan areas of NY State. The program consists of two ACGME-accredited tracks with an administrative base at Columbia.

The Binghamton Campus Track is based in Binghamton New York. It includes rotations at a wide range of clinical sites in the Binghamton and Ithaca areas with some time in NYC. This track has a focus on public psychiatry.

The NYC Campus Track includes rotation sites that are based at the Columbia University Medical Center in the Washington Heights area of New York City as well as Rockland Psychiatric Center

Training at both sites is focused on the practice of geriatric psychiatry as related to the transition of the public mental health system from a concentration on inpatients in state hospitals to integrated hospital and community mental health sites of service. The fellowship is accredited by ACGME; successful completion leads to eligibility for Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry.

The outstanding feature of the program is its innovative and unique combination of educational and clinical experiences in a variety of federally-designated medically underserved areas. The program involves outreach and collaboration originating from its academic base at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, to medically underserved areas served by Greater Binghamton Health Center and Rockland Psychiatric Center. This outreach is facilitated by an internationally renowned faculty of academic psychiatrists, psychologists and research scientists. Core faculty members from Columbia provide weekly didactic instruction at all sites.

Core Faculty

  • Dr. Mark Nathanson (Program Director) 
  • Dr. Davangere Devanand
  • Dr. Barnett Meyers


  • Completion of accredited psychiatric residency training program
  • New York State medical licensure
  • To be considered for Fellowship beginning July 1, all application materials must be submitted by December 31
  • Applicants for the Fellowship should submit a CV and personal statement, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Mark Nathanson.


Director: Mark Nathanson, MD

Program Coordinator: Karen Cruz
Phone: 646-774-7505
Fax: (646) 774-6398

New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive, Box 27
NY, NY 10032