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, 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. For the 2024-2025 year, we will offer a Reproductive Psychiatry track within our fellowship. 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.

Women’s Mental Health Track – Montefiore-Einstein Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship

The Women’s Mental Health Track (WMH) is an elective training opportunity nested within the one-year ACGME accredited fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Montefiore-Einstein. Fellows in the WMH track will rotate through the inpatient perinatal psychiatry consult service at the Jack D. Weiler Hospital, the Institute for Women’s Health Clinic and provide expert reproductive psychiatry consultations to the Bronx Psychiatric Center. These unique clinical experiences will be interdigitated with routine CL rotations to provide a year-long longitudinal experience in women’s mental health.

The goal of the track is to train excellent C-L psychiatrists who have expertise in treating women across the reproductive lifecycle with special emphasis on the perinatal population. WMH track fellows will develop skill in pre-conception consultations and treating perinatal patients. The Montefiore-Einstein WMH track is unique in that we have a particular emphasis on the intersection of public psychiatry and women’s mental health. Our aim is to equalize the field of women’s mental health by providing the fellows not only with an evidence-based education on psychiatric disorders across the female lifespan but also a curriculum that empowers them to serve as advocates for some of the most vulnerable women in our society: those with severe mental illness.

In addition to direct patient care WMH track fellows will participate in a year-long didactic curriculum, receive abundant supervision and are strongly encouraged to pursue scholarly writing and academic projects under the guidance of our renown faculty.

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 300 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 & World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2023” by U.S. News & World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $201M+ in research funding in 2022, placing Einstein in the top 50 among 142 schools of medicine
  • 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


specialty care locations, with more coming soon



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, many different 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 will develop expertise in reproductive psychiatry through inpatient and outpatient rotations in perinatal psychiatry.

A world-renowned faculty

Rubiahna L. Vaughn, MD, MPH

Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Director, Consultation-Liaison and Emergency Psychiatry, Weiler Hospital
Director of Women's Mental Health
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics & Gynecology

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

Meghana R. Medavaram, MD

Associate Director of the Consultation-Liaison Service - Einstein Campus
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Site Director, Weiler Hospital Psychiatry Clerkship

Shilpa Lad, MD, MS

Associate Director of the Consultation-Liaison Service - Moses Campus
Attending Psychiatrist at Montefiore’s Moses Campus
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Candace Hatten-Powell, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Attending Psychiatrist, Einstein Campus

Raymond Chiong, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Attending Psychiatrist, Wakefield Campus

Ammar Y. Ahmad, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Attending Psychiatrist of the Heart and Lung Transplant Programs

Daniel Helman, MD

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore's Moses Campus

Danielle Hicks

Coordinator, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Joseph Kim, MD

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist & Medicine Hospitalist at Montefiore's Moses Campus
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Daily attending rounds provide our trainees extensive learning opportunities. Formal educational activities include a weekly didactic presentation on a range of topics in consultation-liaison psychiatry, weekly case conferences and biweekly neuropsychiatry case conferences. Fellows benefit from weekly personalized supervision with the program director and service chiefs throughout the year. `

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 become a Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellow at Montefiore Einstein, you can submit your application either through ERAS or the Common Application. Applications are due September 30th. Applications should 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

For the Common Application, these documents should be sent to Program Coordinator Danielle Hicks at 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.

If you have questions about our fellowship, please contact Dr. Vaughn at or 718-904-3161.

For more information about the application process, please contact Danielle Hicks at

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