Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


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

Donald S. Faber, Ph.D.Donald S. Faber, Ph.D.
Vice-Chair for Research in Psychiatry
Florence and Irving Rubenstein University Chair in Neuroscience
Director, Rose F. Kennedy Center for Research in Mental Retardation and Human Development 
A Javits Investigator of the NINDS and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dr. Faber has published extensively in the areas of the regulation and plasticity of synaptic transmission, neural network analysis and information processing in the brain. His major contributions to the field have brought new understanding of the mechanisms that govern transmitter release in the central nervous system and their structural correlates.


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.


Thursday, December 03, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Thesis Defense Seminar: “Coordination of Rho GTPase activity in stimulated protrusions of macrophages”
Forchheimer Medical Science Building, 5th Fl. Lecture Hall

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