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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Faculty

2017 FacultySUNY 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 FacultyKings County Hospital Center Faculty

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

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 Stony Brook 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

Jean-Robert Jacques, MD
Medical Director, Developmental Evaluation Clinic

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)

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,
Director Child and Adolescent 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
Director of Child and Adolescent Services & Adult Outpatient Services
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)