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Residency in Psychiatry at Staten Island University Hospital

Leadership & staff

Russell Joffe, M.D.
Chair
Email: [email protected]

Timothy B. Sullivan, M.D.
Vice Chair, Director of Postgraduate Medical Education
Email: [email protected]

Joanne Pietro, R.N.
Senior Director
Email: [email protected]

Cassandra Walkin
Residency Program Coordinator, Psychiatry Residents
Email: [email protected]

Faculty

Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

  • Psychiatry Residency:McMaster University
  • Fellowship in Bipolar Disorder and Psychopharmacology:National Institute of Mental Health
  • Medical School: Stellenbosch University
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Timothy Sullivan
Vice Chair & Director of Post Graduate Education, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

  • Psychiatry Residency: The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
  • Medical School: Dartmouth Medical College
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Laura Ancona
Attending Psychiatrist, Outpatient Mental Health

  • Psychiatry Residency: Downstate Medical Center/ Kings County Hospital
  • Fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: Downstate Medical Center/Kings County
  • Medical School: Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Dmitry Aniskin
Medical Director, Princes Bay Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program

  • Psychiatry Residency: Beth Israel Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry: Beth Israel Medical Center, NY
  • Medical School: Sechenov First Moscow Medical University
  • Board Certification in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Dasen Brajkovic
Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry South

  • Psychiatry Residency: Downstate Medical center
  • Medical School: School of Medicine University of Zagreb Croatia
  • Geriatric Fellowship: Downstate Medical Center
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Natarajan Elangovan
Attending Psychiatrist, Consult and Liaison Service, South Site

  • Psychiatry Residency: Wayne State and Elmhurst Hospital- Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Madres Ras University
  • Board Certification in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Michael Ketteringham
Director, Integrated Medicine, and Psychiatry

  • Psychiatry Residency: New York University Medical Center
  • Addiction Fellowship: New York University Medical Center
  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Board Certification in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Harshal Kirane
Director, Addiction Services

  • Psychiatry Residency: UT Southwestern
  • Addiction Fellowship: NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Brain Imaging in Schizophrenia Fellowship: UT Southwestern
  • Medical School: University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School
  • Board Certification in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Boris Mekinulov
Attending Psychiatrist, Consultation, and Liaison Psychiatry

  • Psychiatry Residency: Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
  • Board Certification in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Gyulnara Melkumyants
Attending Psychiatrist, Outpatient Mental Health

  • Psychiatry Residency: North General Hospital, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Medical School: Kiev Medical Institute
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Vladan Novakovic
Director, Outpatient Psychiatric Services

  • Psychiatry Residency: Maimonides Medical Center
  • Medical School: University of Belgrad School of Medicine
  • Schizophrenia/ Neuro Imaging Fellowship: Mount Sinai
  • Brain Stimulation/ Neuromodulation Fellowship: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Peng Pang
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Psychiatry Residency: Maimonides Medical Center
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship: Boston’s Children Hospital, Harvard
  • Medical School: Peking University and Medical College
  • [email protected]

Dr. Roberto Paranal
Medical Director, Outpatient Mental Health Clinic South

  • Psychiatry Residency: Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
  • Medical School: University of Santo Tomas
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Matthew Schwartz
Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry South

  • Psychiatry Residency: SUNY Health Science Center/Brooklyn
  • Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Board Certified General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Olusola Segun
Attending Psychiatrist, Consult and Liaison Service North

  • Psychiatry Residency: Richmond University Medical Center
  • Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship: Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt
  • Medical School: College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Board Certification in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Margaret Seide
Attending, Chemical Dependency Detox, and Rehab

  • Psychiatry Residency: John Hopkins Hospital
  • Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
  • Board Certified in Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Robert Stern
Attending Psychiatrist

  • Psychiatry Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Schizophrenia Research Fellowship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine
  • Board certified in General Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Eileen Sweeney
Attending, Outpatient Mental Health North

  • Psychiatry Residency: New York University Medical Center
  • Medical School: Upstate Medical University
  • Geriatric Fellowship: Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Board Certification in General Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Jonathan Zimmerman
Attending, Outpatient Mental Health South

  • Psychiatry Residency: Tufts Medical Center
  • Medical School: Keck School of Medicine
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Frequently asked questions

How should I apply?
Please visit our Applications and Eligibility page
 

What are the eligibility requirements?
Please visit our Applications and Eligibility page 
 

How many residents are in your program?
In order to preserve our commitment to an individualized and distinctive educational experience, we are limiting our program to four (4) residents in each year of postgraduate training, or a total of sixteen (16) across all four years of the psychiatric residency.
 

When do you start accepting applications?
September 15, when ERAS opens for applicants
 

When do you strop accepting applications?
Mid November
 

When do you start interviewing?
Early October
 

When do you stop interviewing?
End of November
 

How many candidates do you interview?
About 80
 

How many positions do you have?
At this time, we have 4 positions for each year
 

If I am granted an interview, will you contact me?
Yes.
 

If I am not granted an interview, will you contact me?
Yes, via ERAS mail.
 

At what point should I assume that I will not be granted an interview?
If you have not heard from us by early December, you should assume that you will not receive an interview for this year.
 

Do you accept international medical graduates?
Yes.
 

Do you offer preliminary positions?
No.
 

Do you offer categorical positions?
Yes.
 

Do you offer a transitional year?
No.
 

Do you offer couples matching?
Yes. If you are granted an interview, please let us know at that time.
 

In which matching programs do you participate?
NRMP only.
 

Do you offer "prematching?"
No.
 

Are there specific USMLE/COMLEX score "cutoffs?"
No, but we generally look for candidates whose scores are at least "average." We are generally looking at scores at least 10 points above current minimum passing score and successfully passed on first attempt.

  • With the exception of Step 2 CS (which is reported as Pass/Fail), USMLE results are reported on a 3-digit scale.
    • The reported minimum passing scores for 2014 are as follows:
      • Step 1: 192
      • Step 2 CK: 209
      • Step 3: 190
         

Is there a specific graduation year "cutoff?"
There is no specific cutoff for your graduation year. However, we prefer candidates who have recently (within 5 years) graduated from or are currently in medical school or graduate medical training.
 

Is USA experience required for international medical graduates?
Yes but exceptions are made on a case by case basis. See eligibility requirements.
 

Do you observerships count towards USA experience?
Yes.
 

Do you offer observerships or externships?
Not at this time.