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Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital

The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship training program at Zucker Hillside Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Northwell Health has openings in its long-standing, pioneering program for July, 2019. The fellowship provides comprehensive experiences in a large, dedicated, multi-faceted Geriatric Psychiatry service with inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient, gero C/L, and nursing home settings that collectively serve a highly interesting and heterogeneous patient population. This year, we are partnering with Northwell’s House Calls program, which serves approximately 1300 homebound elderly, in a Collaborative Care trimester experience wherein the fellow functions as a consulting psychiatrist to care managers and primary care geriatricians for a population with significant behavioral health comorbidities. The Geriatric Psychiatry Service is staffed by 12 geriatric psychiatrists and 4 geriatric psychologists, with fellow interactions with general psychiatry residents, a gero-psychology fellow, geriatric medicine fellows, and other multidisciplinary trainees. For interested fellows, opportunities to participate in/conduct research at the Litwin-Zucker Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in our affiliated Feinstein Institute for Biomedical Research at the nearby North Shore University Hospital campus.

Zucker Hillside Hospital is located on the border of Nassau and Queens Counties, approximately 15 miles east of Manhattan, with ready access to the many cultural and recreational activities associated with NYC, while also being geographically proximate to suburban parks and beaches, and affordable housing options. 

Interested applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited (or equivalent) general psychiatry residency training program and be eligible for a NYS medical license, and should send a cover letter and CV to: 

Blaine Greenwald MD, Director, Geriatric Psychiatry, [email protected]

Calls to clarify or discuss any aspect of the program are welcome at (718) 470-8159.


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Application process

The geriatric psychiatry training program at Zucker Hillside admits seven fellows annually. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and we will continue to accept applications for a given academic year until we have filled our fellowship positions. Trainees must have completed an ACGME-accredited general psychiatry residency training program and be either licensed in New York state or eligible for a license.

Interested applicants must download a copy of the application and submit along with the following:

  • Curriculum vitae, with an explanation of extended gaps in employment or education
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • A personal statement
  • Dean’s letter
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, including one from your current program director. If you are applying for the next academic year, your letters of recommendation must be no older than six (6) months. We may request for updated letters of recommendation.
  • ECFMG Status Report, if applicable

Faculty

Program director

Blaine Greenwald, MD

Medical Director - Zucker Hillside Hospital,

Vice Chairman of Psychiatry - Geriatric Psychiatry, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Vice Chairman of Psychiatry - Geriatric Psychiatry, North Shore University Hospital

Specialties: Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry

Additional faculty

John Kane, MD

VP Behavioral Health Services,

Chairman of Psychiatry, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Chairman of Psychiatry, North Shore University Hospital

Specialties: Psychiatry

John Q. Young, MD, MPP, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair for Education - Department of Psychiatry, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Vice Chair for Education - Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital, Program Director - Residency Training in General Adult Psychiatry, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Christopher Alexander Burke, MD

Chief of Division of Psychiatry - Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Specialties: Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine

Victor M. Fornari, MD

Chief of Division - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry of Psychiatry, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Specialties: Child / Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry

Anil K. Malhotra, MD

Chief of Division of Psychiatry - Research, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Specialties: Psychiatry

Peter Manu, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine