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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Psychiatry

Clinical Services

SUNY Downstate Medical Center


Kings County Hospital Center


Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center (KJMC)

Inpatient Psychiatry

The inpatient psychiatry division is a state of the art unit with 25 beds and affiliated with SUNY-Downstate Medical Center. This unit specializes in the care and treatment of numerous behavioral health issues. Patients receive multimodal assistance from highly qualified and equipped professionals. Approaches used with expertise and care include medication, therapeutic group sessions, individual counseling one on one, and personalized discharge planning.=

James Wolberg, MD, Chair Of Psychiatry

Geriatric Psychiatry

The Geriatric Psychiatry Center is the only inpatient facility in Brooklyn dedicated exclusively to caring for patients over the age of 55. It is also the only Brooklyn geriatric psychiatry facility able to provide convenient access to continuing care on an outpatient basis.

Thulasiram Janardhanan, MD
Assistant Director of Inpatient Services
Co-Director of Geriatric Fellowship

Tel: 718-604-5281
Fax: 718-363-6713

Coney Island Hospital (CIH)

Inpatient Psychiatry

The Psychiatric Inpatient Program (PIP) provides a 64 bed acute psychiatric inpatient program for individuals 18 and over with a primary major psychiatric disorder, including dually diagnosed psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. Unit provides multidisciplinary assessment, milieu therapy, individual and group therapies, pharmacotherapy and medical assessment and treatment as needed. It also offers aftercare planning and follow-up.

Jeffrey Goldberg, DO, Chairman – Tel: 718-616-5309 / Fax 718-616-5314
Inessa Safronova, MD, Unit Chief – Tel: 718-616-5479
Sofya Kagan, MD, Director of Division of Inpatient Psychiatric Service – Tel: 718-616-5504
Matthew Hartzell, MD, Inpatient Attending – Tel: 718-616-5476