Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


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



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



2018 Conference Brochure (PDF)



2016 Survey 



Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Medical Student Research Poster Exhibit
Forchheimer Medical Science Building, Ground Floor (Main Street Hallway)

Monday, April 23, 2018 | 12:00 PM
"Antibiotic Efficacy and Bacterial Metabolism"
Price Center/Block Pavilion, LeFrak Auditorium

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Media Spotlight

ABC News quotes Einstein and Montefiore psychiatrist Dr. Karinn Glover and resident Dr. Italo Brown on why the Black Panther movie offers a possible boost to the mental health of many in the African-American community. (Thursday, Mar 01, 2018)

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