Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Chairman

Jonathan E. Alpert, Ph.D., M.D.Jonathan E. Alpert, Ph.D., M.D. 

Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair in Psychiatry
Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

George ComoGeorge Como MPA 

Executive Unified Administrator

 
 
 

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.
 

 
 
 

Gary J. Kennedy, M.D.Gary J. Kennedy, M.D.  

Vice Chair for Education

 
 
 

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

Vice Chair for Population Health
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.

 
 
 

Division Chiefs

Simon A. Rego, Psy.D.Simon A. Rego, Psy.D., ABPP, ACT  

Chief, Division of Psychology

 
 
 

Audrey Walker, M.D.Audrey Walker, M.D.  

Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Director, Medical Student Education

 
 
 

Maryann J. Popiel, M.D.Maryann J. Popiel, M.D.  

Chief of Psychiatry, Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital

 
 
 

Directors

Andrea Weiss, M.D.Andrea Weiss, M.D.  

Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Training

 
 
 

Sarah Church, Ph.D.Sarah Church, Ph.D.  

Executive Director, Division of Substance Abuse

 
 
 

Thomas F. Betzler, M.D.Thomas F. Betzler, M.D.  

Executive Clinical Director, East Campus
Clinical Director, Montefiore Behavioral Health Centers

 
 
 

Matthew Schneider, M.D.Matthew Schneider, M.D.  

Director of Quality Improvement
Clinical Director, Wakefield Campus

 
 
 

Joseph Battaglia, M.D.Joseph Battaglia, M.D.  

Clinical Director, Bronx Psychiatric Center

 
 
 

Keith Ditkowsky, M.D.Keith Ditkowsky, M.D.  

Clinical Director, New York City Children’s Center – Bronx

 
 
 

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

Distinguished University Chair Emeritus

 

Brochure

2017 Conference Brochure (PDF)

 

Surveys

2016 Survey 

 

Calendar

Friday, October 20, 2017 | 7:00 AM
The Department of Urology - Grand Rounds
Jack D. Weiler Hospital, Weiler Auditorium

Friday, November 03, 2017 | 9:00 AM
Memorial for Dr. Isabelle Rapin
Lubin Dining Hall, ground floor

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Media Spotlight

Wired interviews Dr. Michael Lipton about his research on the effect of heading in soccer on the brain. (Thursday, Jul 27, 2017)

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