Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program

The Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Montefiore-Einstein has a history of excellence in educating future leaders in the field. Working within a premier academic hospital, fellows treat patients in numerous medical, neurological and surgical subspecialty areas, including the epilepsy monitoring unit, stroke unit, multiple ICUs and the solid organ transplantation service. Additionally, fellows have ample opportunities for research within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences’ Psychiatry Research Institute.
 

Mary A. O'Dowd, MD, Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Why our program could be right for you

In learning to diagnose and manage the psychiatric aspects of medical illness, our fellows work closely with attendings who are board certified in multiple psychiatric specialties and have extensive experience in consultation-liaison psychiatry. Fellows train in a variety of tertiary care settings at Montefiore-Einstein, gaining hands-on experience in providing patient care. Fellows interested in bioethics may choose to receive graduate-level training off campus. 
 

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.
 

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

Mary A. O'Dowd, MD

Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Rafael Gonzalez-Alonso, MD

Deputy Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Howard L. Forman, MD

Director, Addiction Psychiatry Consultation Service
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Coordinator, Medical Student Psychiatric Clerkship

Rubiahna L. Vaughn, MD

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

María F. Gómez, MD

Associate Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service and Fellowship Program
Associate 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.

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.


 

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