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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Faculty

Ayman H. Fanous, MD
Professor and Chair
Education Summary:
Medical College of Virginia, of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
New York University School of Medicine, Residency (Psychiatry)

Scot G. McAfee, MD
Vice Chair for Education
Director of Residency Training
Education Summary:
New York Medical College – M.D.
Graduate Medical Education:
St. Vincent’s Hospital, Residency (Psychiatry)

Glenn Occhiogrosso, MD
Associate Director of Residency Training
Education Summary:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center – M.D.
Graduate Medical Education:
Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
Beth Israel Medical Center, Fellowship (Addiction Psychiatry)

Ellen Berkowitz, MD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Education Summary:
Universidad del Noreste - MD
SUNY Stony Brook - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, Fellowship (Administrative Psychiatry)

Tim Bigeli, PhD
Assistant Professor
Education Summary:
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine - PhD
Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics of VCU - Postdoctural

Carl I. Cohen, MD
SUNY, Distinguished Service Professor
Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry
Associate Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Education Summary:
University at Buffalo School of Medicine - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
Medical College of Pennsylvania, Institute of the, Internship (Psychiatry)
N.Y.U./Bellevue Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
N.Y.U./Bellevue Medical Center, Fellowship (Community Psychiatry)
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Jeremy D. Coplan, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Education Summary:
University of Witwatersrand - MB,BS
Graduate Medical Education:
Baragwanath Hospital, House Officer
University of South Florida, Internship
SUNY Downstate Medical Center Residency (Psychiatry)
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Jeffrey Feola, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Psychiatry Clerkship
Education Summary:
University of Connecticut - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
Brown University, Residency (Psychiatry)

Steven Friedman, PhD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Education Summary:
SUNY Stony Brook - PhD

Cathryn A. Galanter, MD
Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Visiting Associate Professor
Education Summary:
New York University School of Medicine
Graduate Medical Education:
Columbia University: Residency (Psychiatry)
Columbia University: Fellowship (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Columbia University: Fellowship (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research)
Columbia University: Fellowship (Kestenbaum Fellowship for Training and Education)
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Michael Garrett, MD
Vice Chairman for Clinical Services
Education Summary:
Albert Einstein College of Med of Yeshiva University - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
Metropolitan Hospital, Internship (Medicine)
Bronx Municipal Hospital, Residency (Psychiatry)
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Joan H. Hittleman, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
Education Summary:
Columbia University - Ph.D.

Chella Kamarajan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Education Summary:
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Henri Begleiter Neurodynamics Lab
Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
PhD (Clinical Psychology), National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
M.Phil. (Medical and Social Psychology), Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, India
M.A. (Psychology), Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India
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Jacquelyn L. Meyers, PhD
Assistant Professor
Education Summary:
Virginia Institute of Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics
Graduate Medical Education:
Virginia Commonwealth University: PhD (Human and Molecular Genetics)
Columbia University: Research Fellowship (Psychiatric Epidemiology)
Columbia University: Research Fellowship (Substance Use Epidemiology)
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Michael F. Myers, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Education Summary:
University of Western Ontario - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center Internship Rotating
Wayne State University-Detroit Receiving Hospital: Residency (Surgery)
Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center: Residency (Medicine)
University of British Columbia: Residency (Psychiatry)
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Carlos Pato, MD
Previous Dean, SUNY Downstate, College of Medicine (2015-2017)
Education Summary:
University of Cincinnati – M.D.
Graduate Medical Education:
Massachusetts General Hospital, Residency (Psychiatry)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Fellowship

Michele Pato, MD
Director, Institute for Genomic Health and Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Education Summary:
University of Cincinnati - MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Residency (Psychiatry)
Graduate Medical Education:

Bernice Porjesz, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Education Summary:
The New School University - PhD

Michael Reinhardt, MD
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Education Summary:
St. George's University - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Fellowship (Geriatric Psychiatry)

Nina R. Schooler, PhD
Professor
Education Summary:
Columbia University College of Phys & Surgeons - PhD

Ramaswamy Viswanathan, MB, BS
Director, Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Service
Education Summary:
Madras Med College, DR MGR Med University - MB, BS
Graduate Medical Education:
Brooklyn-Cumberland Medical Center, Internship (Internal Medicine)
Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, Queens Hospital Affiliation, Residency (Internal Medicine)
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Fellowship (Medical - Psychiatric Liaison Service)
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Training Program, Sex Therapy