Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Grounded in a long-standing collaboration between Montefiore and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program has a history of excellence in educating future leaders in the field. Working within a premier academic hospital, fellows are provided substantive exposure to psychosomatic medicine, addiction psychiatry, transplant psychiatry, reproductive psychiatry, rehabilitation psychiatry, psycho-oncology, HIV psychiatry, transgender-nonbinary psychiatry, ICU psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, palliative care and pain medicine. Integral to our program is a commitment to scholarship, research and quality improvement. Over the course of the year, our fellows master the diagnosis and management of the psychiatric aspects of medical illness through hands-on teaching, innovative didactics and personalized supervision.

Rubiahna L. Vaughn, MD, MPH, Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program 

Why our program could be right for you

Our program offers abundant educational opportunities that go well beyond the core curriculum. We help each fellow create an individualized learning experience that nurtures their passions and interests through elective time and scholarly projects. Fellows are encouraged to submit abstracts for presentation at national and international meetings, and time and financial support are available to those wishing to attend the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Annual Meeting. Interested fellows have the option to pursue formal graduate-level training in bioethics through a year-long, off-campus interdisciplinary course, where graduates earn a certificate in and credits toward their master’s degree in bioethics. Over the course of their training, fellows work closely with our richly diverse Bronx community and leave our program with a deep understanding of the social determinants of health.

What sets Montefiore-Einstein apart

At Montefiore-Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 200 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore-Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.  

  • Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News and World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2020” by U.S. News and World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $178M+ in research funding in 2019, placing Einstein 34th among 142 schools of medicine
  • 380+ NIH-funded grants awarded to Einstein
  • 700+ clinical trials 
Catherine C. Skae, MD, Vice President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore-Einstein

Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore-Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders. 

Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.

To make the process of working and training at Montefiore-Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications. 

Montefiore-Einstein by the numbers

7.7 million+

patient interactions annually  

1.1 million+

patients annually, representing the largest network in the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley

200+

specialty care locations, with more coming soon

40,000+

employees

Moses Campus

Moses Campus is a 700-bed tertiary care center serving patients in the Bronx, Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley. As the university hospital for Montefiore-Einstein, all surgical and medical specialties are represented here.

My decision to pursue the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship at Montefiore-Einstein was based on the excellent learning opportunities and ability to work with distinguished faculty.

Ashaki Martin, MD

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellow, 2020-2021

Jack D. Weiler Hospital, Einstein Campus

While training at Jack D. Weiler Hospital on our Einstein Campus, trainees have the opportunity to work on a busy consultation-liaison service and in the emergency department. Fellows can also assist in the development of a new program focused on women and maternal health. 

A world-renowned faculty

Rubiahna L. Vaughn, MD, MPH

Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Director, Consultation-Liaison and Emergency Psychiatry, Weiler Hospital
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Andrea M. Kondracke, MD

Division Chief, Division of Psychiatry and Medicine
Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Moses Hospital
Director, Transplant Psychiatry
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

María F. Gómez, MD

Associate Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Meghana R. Medavaram, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Site Director, Weiler Hospital Psychiatry Clerkship

Rafael Gonzalez-Alonso, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Ammar Y. Ahmad, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Shilpa Lad, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Antonio E. Ramírez-Capó, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Daily attending rounds provide our trainees extensive learning opportunities. Formal curriculum activities include a weekly didactic presentation on a range of topics in consultation-liaison psychiatry, weekly case conferences and biweekly neuropsychiatry case conferences. Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry vignettes and a monthly journal club with our director round out the teaching program.

Individuals accepted into the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Montefiore-Einstein must have satisfactorily completed an ACGME-accredited American or Canadian residency in psychiatry. Applicants applying for our Child Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program must have completed child psychiatry training in addition to meeting the requirements above. If not a US resident, applicants must have a J1 or H1 visa.

An unmatched diversity of experience

As a premier academic medical center serving the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Montefiore-Einstein offers its postgraduate trainees comprehensive exposure to a broad diversity of patients and pathologies. The diverse range of experience available prepares our postgraduate trainees for future careers in their chosen field, be it in the research or clinical and/or non-clinical setting.

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.

Live and work close to the best of everything

The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself. 

In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions. 

As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities. 

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Fellowship Application Information

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

If you would like to apply to become a Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellow at Montefiore-Einstein, the complete application packet is due September 30, 2021, and must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Completed common application form provided by the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Three letters of reference, including a letter from the residency training director 
  • Personal statement 
  • Medical and/or graduate school transcripts
  • Copy of state licensure
  • USMLE status
  • Notarized copy of ECFMG certificate, where applicable
  • Visa status

These documents should be sent as a single PDF to Dr. Rubiahna Vaughn at ruvaughn@montefiore.org. All qualified applicants will be invited for an interview with the program director and faculty. Interviews begin in October and typically finish by mid-November. This year’s interviews will be conducted virtually.

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.

Rubiahna L. Vaughn, MD, MPH
Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program
ruvaughn@montefiore.org

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