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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Faculty

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SUNY Downstate Medical Center Faculty

  • 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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  • Joan H. Hittleman, PhD, Psychologist, Director, Infant and Child Learning Center
    Clinical Associate Professor
    Education Summary: Columbia University - Ph.D.
  • Kathleen C. McCormick, MS, LMH,
    Co-Executive Director, Infant and Child Learning Center

    Clinical Instructor
    Executive Director, Stanley Lamm Institute Preschool
    Graduate Education: St. John's University

Kings County Hospital Center Faculty

  • Regine Bruny-Olawaiye, MD, MBA,
    Director, CPEP

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
    Education Summary: State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine - MD
    Graduate Medical Education:
    State University of New York at Buffalo School of Management, Master in Business Administration
    North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System (Albert Einstein College of medicine) (Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry Fellowship)
  • Seanna-Kaye Denham, PhD,
    Associate Director / Breakthrough Facilitator

    Education Summary: St. John's University
    Internship: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway Campus
  • Lenore Engel, MD,
    Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry CPEP

    Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate
    Education Summary: SUNY Downstate Medical Center - MD
    Graduate Medical Education:
    Downstate Medical Center/ Kings County Hospital, Residency (Psychiatry)
    SUNY - Downstate Medical Center/ Kings County Hospital, Fellowship (Child Psychiatry Fellowship)
    Tri-State course on Psychiatry and the Law, Training in Forensic Psychiatry
  • Stephanie Erickson, PhD
    Clinical Director, Developmental Evaluation Clinic
  • Marilyn Feldman, PhD,
    Director Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Service; Co-Director Child & Adolescent Psychology Externship Program

    Education: The New School for Social Research
    Internship: Kings County Hospital Center
  • Karen Forbes, Psy.D.,
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychologist III

    Education Summary: New York University, Child/School Psychology - PsyD
    Internship: Kings County Hospital Center, Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Michael Fullar, MD,
    Forensic Psychiatry

    Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate
    Education Summary: SUNY Stonybrook School of Medicine- MD
    Graduate Medical Education: Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
  • Norma Green, MD,
    Medical Director, Child & Adolescent Outpatient Department

    Clinical Assistant Professor Education Summary: Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania - MD
    Graduate Medical Education:
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Internship (Medicine & Pediatrics)
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Fellowship (Child & Adolescent)
    IPE - Academic Associate in Psychoanalysis
  • Jeffrey Hamblin, MD,
    Unit Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Service

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Education Summary:

    American University of the Caribbean - MD
    American University of the Caribbean - MS
    Graduate Medical Education:
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Fellowship (Child & Adolescent)
  • Jean-Robert Jacques, MD
    Medical Director, Developmental Evaluation Clinic
  • Roumen Nikolov, MD,
    Associate Chief of Service, Behavioral Health

    Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate
    Education Summary: Varna Higher Institute of Medicine - MD
    Graduate Medical Education:
    Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
    Yale Child Study Center, Fellowship (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • Paul O'Keefe, DO,
    Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Servicse

    Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate
    Education Summary: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine - DO
    Graduate Medical Education: Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
    Yale Child Study Center, Fellowship (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • Elizabeth Owen, PhD,
    Director of Forensic Psychiatry Services

    Education Summary: Columbia University, PhD
  • Josephine Pedron-Santiago, MD,
    Child Psychiatrist, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Department

    Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate
    Education Summary: University. of Santo Tomas - MD
    Graduate Medical Education:
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center/ Kings County Hospital, Residency (Psychiatry)
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Fellowship (Child & Adolescent)
  • Habibur Rahman, MD,
    Unit Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Service

    Education Summary: Royal Institute of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - MSc
    Graduate Medical Education:
    Maricopa Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry - PGY1 & 2)
    Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Residency (Psychiatry - PGY3)
    Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Fellowship (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
    Yale University, Post-Doctoral Fellow (Psychiatry)
    AECOM, Bronx Psychiatry Center, Clinical Fellow (Psychiatry)
  • Quazi Rahman, MD,
    Attending, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Service

    Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate
    Education Summary: Dhaka Medical College - MD
    Graduate Medical Education:
    Cabrini Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Residency (Psychiatry)
    St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center, Fellowship (Child & Adolescent)
  • Rena Samin, PhD,
    Administrative Director, Child and Adolescent Outpatient Department, Director – Child and Adolescent Psychology Training Program

    Education Summary: Syracuse University, Clinical Psychology (PhD),
    Hebrew University, Clinical Psychology (MA)
    Internship: Hutchings Psychiatric Center
  • Sabina Singh, MD,
    Assistant Medical Director, Adult Outpatient Services

    Education Summary: Mount Sinai School of Medicine - MD
    Graduate Medical Education:
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Residency Pediatrics (Adult Psychiatry and Child Adolescent Psychiatry)
    NY Psychoanalytic Institute Fellowship for Psychiatric Residents, Fellowship
  • Nitin Toteja, MD MRCPsych
    Psychiatrist, Early Onset Psychosis Unit
    Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate

    Education Summary: Kasturba Medical College
    Graduate Medical Education:
    Charing Cross Psychiatric Training Scheme at Imperial College, London, Residency (Psychiatry)
    Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Zucker Hillside Hospital, Residency (Psychiatry)
    Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Zucker Hillside Hospital, Fellowship (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • Rachel Waxman, MD
    Child Psychiatrist, Outpatient Department
    Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate

    Education Summary: Tulane University School of Medicine
    Graduate Medical Education: University of Kentucky, Residency (Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • Nancy Workman, PsyD
    Psychologist, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Department

    Education Summary: New York University (Psy.D., M.A.), Bank Street College of Education (M.S.), University of Michigan (B.A.)
    Graduate Psychology Education:
    Internship: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
    Post-Doctoral Training: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

New York City Children's Center

  • Marie Charles-Belzie, MD,
    Clinical Director, New York City Children's Center (Brooklyn Campus)

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry,
    Education Summary: Graduate School of Medicine-MD (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
    University of Miami, School of Medicine, Mailman Center for Child Development, Research Associate
    New York Medical College, Lincoln Hospital, Residency (Pediatrics)
    Kings County/SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
    Brookdale Medical Center, Fellowship (Child Psychiatry)
  • Weerasinghege Jayasekara, MD
    Attending Psychiatrist, New York City Children's Center (Brooklyn Campus)
    Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate

    Education Summary: Kalaniya University, Sri Lanka
    Graduate Medical Education:
    Brookdale Hospital Medical Center - Residency (Psychiatry)
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center - Fellowship (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • Omanamhe Masagbor, MD, MPH
    Attending Psychiatrist - New York City Children's Center (Brooklyn Campus)
    Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate
    Education Summary:
    University of Benin College of Medicine - MBBS
    Tulane University School of Public Health - MPH
    Graduate Medical Education:
    Harlem Hospital Center/ Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Residency (Psychiatry)
    Harlem Hospital Center/ Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Fellowship (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • Ngozi Nnadi, MD,  
    Vice President of the Medical Staff, Attending Psychiatrist- New York City Children's Center (Brooklyn Campus)

    Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate
    Education Summary: University of Ibadan (MBBS)
    Harlem Hospital Center in affiliation with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Residency (Psychiatry)
    Harlem Hospital Center in affiliation with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Fellowship (Child & Adolescent   Psychiatry)
  • Taiwo Odedeyi MD
    Attending Psychiatrist - New York City Children Center (Brooklyn Campus)
    Education Summary: University of Lagos - MBBS
    Harlem Hospital Center in affiliation with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Residency (Psychiatry)
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Fellowship (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • Christian Trentacosta, MD
    Attending Psychiatrist, New York City Children's Center (Brooklyn Campus)

    Education Summary: St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies
    Graduate Medical Education:
    Residency (Psychiatry) Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Services, Trinitas Hospital
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center - Fellowship (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • Mary Helen Usubiaga, MD
    Attending Psychiatrist New York City Children's Center (Brooklyn Campus)
    Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate
    Education Summary: Catholic University of Cordoba
    Graduate Medical Education:
    Brookdale Hospital Medical Center (Adult Psychiatry)
    Brookdale Hospital Medical Center (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

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