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 Psychiatry
Clinical Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
President, American Psychiatric Association (2019-2020)

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

Carol Bernstein MD Carol Bernstein M.D. 

Vice Chair for Faculty Development

 

 
 
 

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

Professor & Vice Chair for Research in Psychiatry
Florence and Irving Rubinstein 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

 
 
 

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

Vice Chair, Clinical Services  

 
 
 

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


Ana R. Ozdoba, M.D. Ana R. Ozdoba, M.D.  

Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Training
Director, Quality Improvement

 
 
 

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

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

 
 
 

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

Director, Einstein Student Mental Health Service  

 
 
 


Tyson J. Boudreaux, M.D. Tyson J. Boudreaux, 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

 
 
 

Vilma Gabbay, MDVilma Gabbay, MD  

Director of Research

 
 

Upcoming Events

47th Annual Leadership Conference 

Date: May 31 - June 2, 2019
Brochure 2019 

 

Media Spotlight

Small Number of COVID Patients Develop Severe Psychotic Symptoms

Jonathan Alpert, M.D., Ph.D., and Vilma Gabbay, M.D., discuss their published case report on two patients who developed psychosis for the first time after recovering from COVID-19. Dr. Alpert is chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and Montefiore and Dr. Gabbay is co-director of the Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein.

(Monday, Dec 28, 2020)

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