Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital and Academic Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is one of the nation's leading voluntary institutions for patient care, teaching, and research. This renowned academic medical center has campuses in the northern and eastern Bronx (an ethnically diverse county of 1.2 million people) and ranks in the top one percent of U.S. hospitals for investments in medical innovation and cutting edge technology.


Nationally and internationally recognized clinicians provide the newest and most effective care for patients such as the groundbreaking separation of the Aguirre twins.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MMC, ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the leading departments in the U.S., offers children, adolescents, adults and the elderly expert psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of unparalleled quality and sophistication.

Child/Adolescent Psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center provides superb state-of-the-art psychiatric diagnostic and treatment services to the children, adolescents and families of the Bronx, including a specialized child and adolescent child psychiatry clinic offering testing, diagnostic and multimodal treatments. This vibrant training clinic moved to its beautifully renovated new home in May 2009, directly across from the Office of Residency Training in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Montefiore also provides a clinical and research-oriented suicide intervention program for adolescents which acts as a major training site for residents and fellows in Dialectical and Behavior Therapy.

An extensive psychosomatic medicine service responds to requests from all hospital departments, including the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). The Children's Hospital at Montefiore serves as the site for the Behavioral Consultation Team at CHAM (BCT-CHAM). In addition, CHAM is the site for the Fellowship in Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine, the only fellowship of its kind in the U.S.

A 24 hour fully staffed Psychiatric Observation Suite, provides emergency psychiatric services, including crisis intervention and consultation services to the adults and children in the adjacent Medical and Pediatric Emergency Rooms, amongst the busiest in the country. The Psychiatric Observation Suite is the site of faculty-supervised on-site training for the fellows in crisis and emergency diagnosis and management of children and adolescents.

New York City Children’s Center, Bronx Campus is a unique specialty facility of the New York State Office of Mental Health conveniently located on the east campus of Einstein close to the medical school.

Recognized as a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of the refractory child/adolescent psychiatric patient, NYCCC-Bronx has a national reputation for both cutting edge psychopharmacological treatment and family and systems-based interventions. NYCCC-Bronx is a modern 90-bed hospital with day treatment programs and an aftercare clinic for mentally ill patients up to 18 years of age.

Comprehensive services using a wide range of treatment approaches are offered to children and their families and form the basis of training for fellows, social work, psychology and medical students. The patient population served is the children and families of the Bronx. The population served is ethnically and racially-mixed and provides an ideal opportunity for trainees to learn to treat an underserved community and make the kind of difference that the medical school intended when it opened its doors decades ago.

Senior faculty of the Division of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry provides unparalleled clinical supervision, teaching and opportunities for research for second year fellows on rotation.


The Kennedy Center brings together scientists and clinicians with broad interests in the genetic, prenatal, biochemical, neurological, psychological, and environmental aspects of mental retardation and human development.

Additionally, the Kennedy Center houses the major diagnostic and treatment program for handicapped children in the Bronx, and provides a resource for relating research findings to clinical practice and training. Clinical and preclinical departments of the College of Medicine and selected graduate schools of Yeshiva University and the Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry participate in the multidisciplinary research and training programs of the Center.

The Einstein/Montefiore Autism Center of Excellence, a collaborative center designed to offer state-of-the-art research, provides training and treatment for the community of patients and families affected by autism.

Departments participating in the development of the new center are:

The Einstein/Montefiore Center Autism Center of Excellence’s mission is to offer a unique contribution to education and research in this expanding and exciting field.