Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Over the course of our two-year training program, fellows rotate on cutting-edge collaborative services, providing mental healthcare to patients from infancy through college. The clinical work fellows participate in focuses on children with developmental disorders, and includes rotations in autism, complex interfaces between ADHD and mood disorders, embedded school-based programs, early infant psychiatry and integrated pediatric care. We also offer an elective in child global mental health, which has taken past residents to Uganda and Colombia.

Audrey M. Walker, MD, Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Why our program could be right for you

Provided in collaboration with Montefiore Einstein and the New York City Children's Center Bronx Campus, our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program has a threefold mission: to offer academic and training excellence in child and adolescent psychiatry, produce innovative research and enhance access the delivery of high-quality child and adolescent psychiatry services within the greater New York City metropolitan area.

Montefiore Medical Center

Housed within the 3331 Bainbridge location of Montefiore Medical Park, the Psychiatry Residency Office is home to our administrative staff, including program administrators, directors and our senior chief resident. This location also serves as our Resident Training House, and is the site of our Thursday didactic training and resident wellness events. Through the social and educational events provided at the Psychiatry Residency Office, residents have ample opportunity to get acquainted throughout their four years of training. 

Before my fellowship, a career mentor from the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry told me, ‘When you train at Montefiore Einstein, you’ll learn all the fundamentals you need to practice anywhere.’ He was 100 percent right.

Alaa Elnajjar, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, PGY2

A world-renowned faculty

Audrey M. Walker, MD

Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Melissa H. Rooney, MD

Director, Psychiatric Emergency Services
Assistant Director, Psychiatry Residency Program

Scott H. Shaffer, MD

Deputy Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consult-Liaison Service
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Breck G. Borcherding, MD

Director, Consultation and Training
Director, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Lisa B. Hutchison, MD

Associate Director, Psychiatry Residency Program
Associate Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Attending Psychiatrist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service, Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Psychiatric Director, Montefiore Eating Disorders Program

Esther D. Rollhaus, MD

Attending Psychiatrist, CERC Group Attachment-Based Intervention (GABI) Under Five Program

Tresha A. Gibbs, MD

Medical Director, Community Services, New York City Children’s Center
Director, Medical Education, New York City Children's Centers

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Open to four fellows per year, Montefiore Einstein’s two-year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program offers trainees a diverse and immersive clinical experience, intensive individual supervision and an extensive didactic curriculum across all areas of child and adolescent psychiatry. Among many unique opportunities, fellows participate in a two-year outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry experience involving a comprehensive school consultation to observe various psychotherapies, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family and group therapy. 

Our fellows gain clinical experience with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities at the Rose F. Kennedy Children's Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center, and participate in a consultation-liaison rotation at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Additionally, fellows rotate in pediatric integrated care at Montefiore’s Behavioral Health Integration Program, and complete rotations on an adolescent and children’s inpatient unit as part of a six-month inpatient experience. Our fellows have the opportunity to pursue research with world-class scientists at the Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein, and they can pursue an elective in global health while abroad at Montefiore Einstein-affiliated sites in Uganda, Colombia or Switzerland. 

Dr. Eisenberg has presented at national meetings in the areas of physician wellness, resilience and play therapy in child psychiatry.

Jessica Eisenberg, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Hear from our fellows

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.

Fellowship Application Information

We’re seeking fellows who will shape the future of healthcare.

If you would like to apply to become a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at Montefiore Einstein, here are some key dates to keep in mind.

  • July 1 through October—Applications reviewed
  • September through December—Interviews conducted

Montefiore Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

Have questions? Get in touch.

Danielle A. James
Coordinator, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

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