Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Chairman

T. Byram Karasu, M.D.T. Byram Karasu, M.D.

Silverman Professor & the University Chairman
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Karasu is a renowned psychiatrist, educator, author, and master psychotherapist with extensive experience in the treatment of depression and personality disorders.

 
 
 

Deputy Chairman

Bruce Schwartz, M.D.Bruce Schwartz, M.D.

Deputy Chairman
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Clinical Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

In addition to his academic, administrative, and clinical leadership roles, Dr. Schwartz serves as the President of the Montefiore Behavioral Care Integrated Provider Association and is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Medical Director and founding member of University Behavioral Associates, a not for profit behavioral health management services organization. Dr. Schwartz is an expert in the treatment of affective disorders and psychopharmacology.

 
 
 

Vice Chairs

Kamran Khodakhah, Ph.D.Kamran Khodakhah, Ph.D.

Professor & Vice Chair for Research in Psychiatry
Harold & Muriel Block Chair in Neuroscience
Professor & Chair, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience
Professor, Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Dr. Khodakhah is an internationally recognized neuroscientist. His research interests include elucidation of the role of the cerebellum in cognition, and psychiatric and behavioral disorders.

 
 
 

Salvatore Lomonaco, M.D.Salvatore Lomonaco, M.D.

Vice Chairman of Education
Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Lomonaco is a faculty member of New York Psychoanalytic Institute and is a Training and Supervising Analyst in Adult, Child, and Adolescent Analysis. He completed his Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

 
 
 

Scott Wetzler, Ph.D.Scott Wetzler, Ph.D.

Vice Chairman for Managed Behavioral Care
Chief, Division of Psychology
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Wetzler received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Duke University and completed a psychology internship at New York Hospital-Westchester Division. He has served on the Einstein/Montefiore faculty since 1984. Dr. Wetzler's interests focus on mood and personality disorder and behavioral health services utilization. He has published five books and more than 100 articles, and frequently appears on television.

 

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