Department of Psychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry is dedicated to excellence in clinical care, training and research. Expertise is available in adult, child and adolescent as well as geriatric psychiatry. In addition consultation liaison and addiction services are also available. The Department oversees a full continuum of services from emergency room evaluation and acute inpatient treatment to day and partial programs as well as an extensive array of specialty ambulatory programs.
One hundred and twenty full-time attending psychiatrist and over 70 residents and fellows combined with 113 voluntary attending are members of the Department. These physicians work closely with colleagues in psychology, social service, nursing and rehabilitation to provide comprehensive care in a content of psychoeducation and shared decision making.
The research division receives millions of dollars annually in NIH and other federal funding and helps to inform evidence-based practice and new strategies for disease management. The research faculty leads one of the country’s leading centers for research in psychotic disorders, particularly schizophrenia. The Department oversees over 8,000 annual visits to the division of emergency psychiatry, over 4,000 annual inpatient admissions and 240,000 visits to an array of ambulatory programs making it one of the largest providers of behavioral health services in the region.