Fellowship in Consult Liaison Psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital
The Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service was established at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 1972 after the Long Island Jewish Hospital merged with Hillside Hospital. Hillside Hospital, which was then a free-standing psychiatric hospital adjacent to LIJ, became the Department of Psychiatry of the combined Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center and provided psychiatric services to the general hospital. North Shore University Hospital also has an extensive C-L Psychiatry Staff that works together with LIJ.
The inpatient service responds to requests to help diagnose and treat the emotional disorders of patients in the general hospital, including delirium, dementia, depression, anxiety disorders, and adjustment disorders, among others.