Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

Associate Director

Alessandra Scalmati MD PhDDr. Alessandra Scalmati is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and the Fellowship Training Program, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She was born in Italy, where she received an MD and PhD from the University of Modena. She came to New York to perform post doctoral studies at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she remained for 18 months, until she started residency training in General Psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center. At the completion of four years training, she was appointed Administrative Chief Resident (“super chief”). Subsequently she completed fellowship training in Geriatric Psychiatry also at Montefiore. She is Board Certified in General and Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. As the Associate Director of the Fellowship Training Program in Geriatric Psychiatry, she teaches, supervises, maintains an active practice and is engaged in research. She has extensive responsibilities for psychotherapy teaching in the Adult Program and is one of the most sought after supervisors. She is the recipient of grants from the United Jewish Appeal/Federation, The Butler Foundation, the Weinstein Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Lesley Samuels Foundation. Dr Scalmati’s areas of interest include elder mistreatment, long term effects of trauma, psychiatric care of Holocaust Survivors, prevention of burnout among health professionals, and the effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy for older adults. Her publications have focused on cancer and more recently on physician education and psychotherapy in late life.

 

Assistant Director

Mirnova Ceide MD MSDr. Mirnova Ceïde is an Assistant Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry and Geriatric Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center and the Assistant Program Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship. She completed her Adult Psychiatry Training at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD where she was Chief Resident. She went on to complete a HRSA Fellowship at SUNY Downstate in Geriatric Psychiatry where she also participated in health disparities research at the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center. Dr. Ceïde is an NHLIBI PRIDE Scholar in Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders. She joined the Geriatric Psychiatry Division at Montefiore Medical Center in 2013 where she has held multiple consultative roles in integrated behavioral health programs across the Montefiore Network. Currently she is the Geriatric Psychiatrist for the Montefiore Home Care Agency, and the Center for the Aging Brain. In 2016 she received an NIA Diversity supplement with a focus on the relationship between cognition, gait, personality traits and mood states among older adults. In addition she is a co-investigator on the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels grant Montefiore Geriatric Neurology/Memory Disorders Program: Montefiore Home Care Psychotherapy Program for Depressed, Cognitively Impaired Patients (MHCPP-DCI) and the NYS Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Grant Decreasing Depression and Increasing Social Connectedness Among NYC’s Older Adults. She currently holds a KL2 scholar’s award (mentored research development) from the Harold and Murial Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for "The Biological and Structural Correlates of Apathy in Dementia Pathogenesis." Mentors: Drs. Joe Verghese and Gary Kennedy. In 2019 she also completed the Einstein Clinical Research Training Program Masters in Science Program. She has presented regionally and nationally on the topic of behavioral integration.

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