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Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship

Description

The Psychosomatic Medicine fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center offers advanced clinical and academic training in Psychosomatic Medicine (Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry). Fellows receive intensive supervision while seeing a broad range of patients, including liaison rotations in psycho-oncology, HIV-AIDS psychiatry, obstetrics-reproductive psychiatry, and solid organ transplant psychiatry programs. The outpatient clinical experience includes exposure to the collaborative care model. There is occasionalweekend call supervisory responsibility, but no night call. Other components of the fellowship include supervised research, teaching, graduated administrative responsibility, resident supervision, journal club, lectures, and classes. The didactic program includes classes in biostatistics and research design, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology and applied neuroscience, administrative psychiatry, and readings in the humanities, as well as a comprehensive text review.  There are opportunities for collaboration with research faculty at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.  The fellowship is accredited by the ACGME, and leads to eligibility for Board-certification in Psychosomatic Medicine. Core faculty members are highly experienced and have held numerous local and national leadership roles in the field.

 

Core Faculty

Peter A. Shapiro, MDProgram Director; Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University; Associate Director, Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center

Philip R. Muskin, MDProfessor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University; Director, Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center

David A. Fedoronko, MDAssistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University; Psychiatric Consultant, Heart and Lung Transplant Services, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center

Silvia Hafliger, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University; Psychiatric Consultant, Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center

Jon A. Levenson, MDAssociate Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University; Director of Medical Student Education in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry; Psychiatric Consultant, HIV Service; Psychiatric Consultant, Pancreas Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center

Stephen Levitan, MDAssistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University; Training and Supervising Analyst, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Treatment and Research; Senior supervisor, Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center

Sara Nash, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University; Psychiatric Consultant, HIV Service, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center

Shabnam Shakibaie Smith, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University; Psychiatric Consultant, Obstetrics and Women’s Mental Heath, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center

Ilona Wiener, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University; Psychiatric Consultant, Renal Transplant Services, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center

 

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 October 15.
  • Applicants for the Fellowship should submit a CV, personal statement, and the common application form provided by the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (in the “Career” tab at www.apm.org), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Peter Shapiro. 

 

Contact Information

Peter A. Shapiro, MD
Director
Email: pas3@columbia.edu

Ms. Marna Freed
Coordinator
Email: mf251@columbia.edu

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service
New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center
622 W. 168 St., Box 427
New York NY 10032

Telephone: 212-305-9985
Fax: 212-342-1115

 

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