Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program

With an emphasis on teaching, clinical services and research, the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Montefiore Einstein provides training in hospital ambulatory, long-term and community-based care. Our program accepts two fellows per year, and is supported by three full-time faculty members and a close collaboration with the Division of Geriatric Medicine. 

Gary J. Kennedy, MD, Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Why our program could be right for you

Our specialty training in geriatrics prepares trainees for leadership in the areas of clinical service, teaching, training, scientific study, administration and public policy. Over the course of their training, fellows learn how to influence health policy through clinical investigation, community service and public advocacy. Additionally, the diverse patient population we serve affords fellows the opportunity to provide care to a range of older adults, including those from the LGBTQ community, those suffering various traumas and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Moses Campus

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Moses Campus provides fellows supervised speciality outpatient training and opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration. Over the course of the year, fellows serve as members of the Outpatient Department’s Geriatric Team and gradually assume team leader roles. While training at the Outpatient Department, fellows provide direct patient care, work with allied professionals as medical consultants and liaise with other medical providers to coordinate care, teach, and supervise junior trainees. Fellows become familiar with the management of polypharmacy, multimorbidity and the complexities of family dynamics, socially supportive agencies and psychotherapeutic encounters.   

I chose to pursue Geriatric Psychiatry for the opportunity to help older adults maximize their quality of life, while working collaboratively and integrating knowledge of psychiatry, medicine, and neurology.

Allison Glasgow, MD

2021-22 Fellow in Geriatric Psychiatry

Family Health Center

Located within the Family Health Center, Montefiore Home Care is the nation's first hospital-based agency to bring rehabilitation and long-term care services to the homes of adult patients. The program is one of the few community-based agencies that provides in-home psychotherapy using Problem Adaptation Therapy at Home for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Depression (PATH-MCI), as well as Problem Solving Therapy and Behavioral Activation for homebound older adults suffering from depression. 

A world-renowned faculty

Gary J. Kennedy, MD

Vice Chair, Education
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry
Director, Geriactric Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Professor, Education

Alessandra Scalmati, MD, PhD

Associate Director, Geriatric Psychiatry
Associate Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Mirnova E. Ceїde, MD, MS

Assistant Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

Rubina A. Malik, MD, MS

Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Co-Director, Center for the Aging Brain
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

Jessica L. Zwerling, MD, MS

Director, Cognitive Neurology Fellowship Program
Associate Director, Center for the Aging Brain
Associate Professor, Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Tazneen Chowdhury, PMHNP-BC, RN

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

A challenging and innovative curriculum

During their training, fellows spend 60 percent of their time in the Department of Psychiatry at Moses Campus. The remainder of their time is divided between the Schaffer Extended Care Center and Montefiore Home Care. Courses and conferences include: 1) Introduction to Geriatrics, Gerontology, Bioethics; 2) Case Conferences in Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry, Schaffer Extended Care Center (nursing home care), Center for the Aging Brain; and 3) Psychiatry and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds.

Fellowship Application Information

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

If you would like to apply to become a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow at Montefiore Einstein, here is some information to keep in mind.

  • Prospective fellows may apply in their third or fourth year of residency training.
  • Our program does not participate in “the match.” 

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.

Gary J. Kennedy, MD
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program 

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