Psychiatry – Family Medicine Fellowship


One to two-year fellowship opportunity, depending on level of training and experience, for board-eligible Family Medicine physician in New York City at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Applications are currently being reviewed for July. This fellowship on the neuropsychiatry of Lyme Disease and will include training in neuropsychology, psychiatry, neurology, somatoform illness, chronic pain, and tick-borne diseases. This fellowship is jointly sponsored at Columbia University Irving Medical Center by the Department of Psychiatry and the Center for Family and Community Medicine. The Fellow will participate in training and teaching opportunities in both Psychiatry and Family Medicine. Extensive mentorship in clinical care and clinical research will be provided by Dr. Brian Fallon whose work falls on the boundaries of psychiatry, neurology, and medicine. Dr. Fallon directs the Lyme & Tick-borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University and is known also for research on Somatic Symptom Disorders and Illness Anxiety Disorder. By the end of two years, the Fellow will be well trained in clinical research, the conduct of clinical trials in Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases, and in clinical neuropsychiatry. Applicants must have an interest in clinical research, a desire to develop further expertise in neuropsychiatry, an interest in teaching and writing, and enjoy working in a team. This fellowship does not provide ACGME accreditation. 

Core Faculty

  • Brian A. Fallon, MD. Director of Center for Neuroinflammatory Disorders and Biobehavioral Medicine at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Director of the Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center. Professor of Clinical Psychiatry,
  • Heather Paladine, MD. Family Medicine Residency Program Director, Director of Women’s Health in Familyi Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Carolyn Britton, MD. Professor of Clinical Neurology and Principal Neurologist for the Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center.
  • John G. Keilp, PhD. Head of Neuropsychology Laboratory and Senior Research Scientist in the Division of Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology at the NYS Psychiatric Institute.


  • Completion of accredited Family Medicine residency training program
  • New York state medical licensure
  • Applicants for the Fellowship should submit a CV and personal statement, and arrange to have two letters of reference sent to Dr. Brian Fallon
  • Application Process and Deadline
  • Applications are currently being reviewed for July



Brian A. Fallon, MD

Family Medicine

Healther Paladine, MD