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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Faculty

2017 FacultySUNY Downstate Health Sciences University 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

Voluntary

Marie Charles-Belzie, MD,

Course Director, Advocacy and Outreach to Diverse Cultural Communities
Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University

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)

Kings County FacultyKings County Hospital Center Faculty

Shana Clarke, MD
Inpatient Unit Chief, Early Psychosis Unit, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Department
Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University
Education Summary:
Albany Medical College - MD
Graduate Medical Education
North Shore/Long Island Jewish, Zucker Hillside Hospital-Residency (Psychiatry and Neurology)
Harlem Hospital Center/Columbia University Medical Center- Fellowship (Child & Adolescent)

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
Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University
Education Summary:
St. John’s University, Clinical Psychology-Ph.D.
St. John’s University, Masters of Arts-General Experimental Psychology
Internship:
St John’s University Center for Psychological Services and Clinical Studies
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center
Child and Adolescent Day Hospital-Hillside Hospital

Karen Forbes, Psy.D.,
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychologist III
Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University
Education Summary:
New York University, Child/School Psychology – PsyD
New York University, Masters of Arts-Educational Psychology/School Psychological Services
Internship:
Kings County Hospital Center (Child & Psychiatry Department)
St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Department)
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Department of Pediatric 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
Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University
Education Summary:
State University of Haiti, School of Medicine - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
Lincoln Hospital, Residency Pediatrics
Kingsborough Psychiatric Center, Resident Psychiatry
SUNY Downstate, Fellowship (Child & Adolescent)
Cornell New York Hospital, Post Graduate Training Course in Psychotherapy

James Lubin, MD
Inpatient Unit Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Director of Child Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service
Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University
Education Summary:
SUNY Downstate Health Science University - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
SUNY Downstate Health Science University, Residency (Psychiatry)
SUNY Downstate Health Science University, Fellowship (Child & Adolescent)

Ekatherina Osman, DO
Attending, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Unit,
Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University
Education Summary:
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) Blacksburg - DO
Graduate Medical Education:
Einstein Medical Center, Residency (Psychiatry)
Harlem Hospital/Columbia - Fellowship (Child & Adolescent)
New York University Hospital - Fellowship (Child & Adolescent)

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)

Rena Samin, PhD,
Administrative Director, Child and Adolescent Outpatient Department,
Director – Child and Adolescent Psychology Training Program
Education Summary:
Hebrew University, Clinical Psychology (MA)
Syracuse University, Clinical Psychology (PhD),
Internship:
Hutchings Psychiatric Center

Sabina Singh, MD,
Director Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services
Pediatrician and Psychiatrist in Pediatric Collaborative Care
Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University
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 and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Department
Pediatrician and Psychiatrist in Pediatric Collaborative Care
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
Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University

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

Tresha Gibbs, MD
Medical Director of Community Services and Director of Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University
Education Summary:
Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons - MD
Graduate Medical Education:
Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons - Residency (Psychiatry)
New York University Medical Center - Fellowship (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

Weerasinghege Jayasekara, MD
Attending Psychiatrist, New York City Children's Center
Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University
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
Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University
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
Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University
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
Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University
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
Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University
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
Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University

Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate
Education Summary:
Catholic University of Cordoba
Graduate Medical Education:
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center Psychiatry
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)