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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Kings County Hospital Faculty

Renuka Ananthamoorthy, MD
Chief of Service
Education Summary:
Thanjavur Medical College - M.B.,B.S.
Graduate Medical Education:
Cabrini Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, Fellowship (Geriatric Psychiatry)

Pierre Blanchard, MD
Attending Psychiatrist
Education Summary:
Faculté de Médecine & de Pharmacie d'Haïti UEH - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)

Monica Broderick, MD
Attending Psychiatrist
Education Summary:
Mount Sinai School of Medicine - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
North General Hospital, Residency (Psychiatry)
North Shore University Hospital, Fellowship (Addiction Psychiatry)

Shana Clarke, MD
Attending Psychiatrist, Child Psychiatry
Education Summary:
University Cath de Louvain – M.D.
Graduate Medical Education:
St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center, Internship (Transitional Year)
Drexel University – Hahnemann University Hospital, Residency (Psychiatry)
Brown University, Residency (Internal Medicine)
Allegheny General Hospital – Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Fellowship (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

Arkaprava Deb, MD
Attending Psychiatrist (Kings on Track)
Education Summary:
NYU School of Medicine – M.D.
Graduate Medical Education:
The John Hopkins University, Residency (Public Health and General Preventive Medicine)
The John Hopkins University, Master of Health (MPH)

Ammar El Sara, M.B.Ch.B
Unit Attending, Inpatient Psychiatry
Education Summary:
Aim Shams University – M.B.Ch.B
Graduate Medical Education:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)

SUNY Stonybrook, Fellowship (Psychosomatic Medicine)

Abdel. Elmochtari, MD
Attending Psychiatrist
Education Summary:
Casablanca School of Medicine - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)

Lenore Engel, MD
Child Psychiatry Attending
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

Georgia Gaveras, D.O.
Director, Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program
Education Summary:
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine – D.O.
Graduate Medical Education:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Fellowship (Addiction/Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

Norma Greene, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Education Summary:
Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Internship (Pediatrics)
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Fellowship (Child & Adolescent)

Pongsak Huangthaisong, MD
Attending Psychiatrist
Education Summary:
Chulalongkorn University, The Faculty of Medicine - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Residency (Psychiatry)
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
New York University School of Medicine, Fellowship (Geriatric Psychiatry)

Ihab Ibrahim, MD
Unit Attending, Inpatient Psychiatry
Education Summary:
University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
Delaware Psychiatric Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Fellowship (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

Mudassar Iqbal, MB,BS
Director, Partial Hospitalization Program
Education Summary:
Allama Iqbal Medical College - MB,BS
Graduate Medical Education:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)

Richard Kinyamu, MB, BS
Attending Psychiatrist
Education Summary:
University of Nairobi School of Medicine - MB,BS
Graduate Medical Education:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)

Jonathan Kirsten, MD
Attending Psychiatrist, Outpatient Psychiatry
Education Summary:
University of California Irvine School of Medicine – M.D.
Graduate Medical Education:
Mount Sinai – Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)

Jun Li, MD
Physician Specialist
Education Summary:
Tongji Medical University - MD

Ashwin Jacob Mathai, M.B.B.S.
Attending Psychiatrist, Chemical Dependency
Education Summary:
Kasturba Medical College – M.B.B.S.
Graduate Medical Education:
Prince Georges Hospital Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Fellowship (Addiction Psychiatry)

Alla Ostrovskaya, MD, Ph.D,
Clinical Assistant Professor
Education Summary:
Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
Moscow Institute of Developmental Biology, PhD
Brooklyn Hospital, Internship (Internal Medicine)
Maimonides Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
Long Island Jewish Hospital Center, Fellowship (Psychosomatic Medicine)

Elizabeth Owen, PhD
Director of Forensic Psychiatry Services
Education Summary:
Columbia University, PhD

Quazi Rahman, MD,
Clinical Assistant Professor
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)

Kayvon Salimi, MD,
Attending Psychiatrist
Education Summary:
Washington University School of Medicine - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
UNC Chapel Hill, Residency (Psychiatry)
Duke University School of Medicine, Fellowship (Electroconvulsive Therapy)

Sabina Singh, MD
Assistant Medical Director
Assistant Director of Inpatient 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

Aviva Teitelbaum, MD
Attending Psychiatrist, Chemical Dependency
Education Summary:
Tel Aviv University - Sackler – M.D.
Graduate Medical Education:
New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell Campus, Residency (Psychiatry)
NYU School of Medicine, Fellowship (Addiction Psychiatry)

Nitin Toteja, MD, MRCPsych
Medical Director of CPEP
Education Summary:
Kasturba Medical College - MB, BS (MD)
Graduate Medical Education:
Hofstra North Shore - LIJ School of Medicine at Zucker Hillside Hospital (Psychiatry)
Hofstra North Shore - LIJ School of Medicine at Zucker Hillside Hospital (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

Alan Tusher, MD, PhD
Director, KCHC Adult Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Services
Education Summary:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)

Susan Whitley, MD
Director of Ambulatory Services
Education Summary:
George Washington University School of Medicine - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency (Joint Family Medicine and Psychiatry)
Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Fellowship (Addiction Psychiatry) 

Deval Zaveri, MD
Unit Director, Inpatient Psychiatry
Education Summary:
Topiwala National Medical College – M.D.
Graduate Medical Education:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)