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About the Chairman

Dr. Stephen J. Ferrando, nationally recognized physician, researcher, author and educator, is the Director of Psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center (WMC) and Chairman of Psychiatry at New York Medical College (NYMC).

In these roles, Dr. Ferrando has focused on a regional, team-based approach to providing care through the integration of behavioral and physical health while advancing WMC’s and NYMC’s tertiary/quaternary and educational mission in the Hudson Valley region.

Dr. Ferrando previously served as Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Public Health, as well as Vice Chair for Psychosomatic Medicine and Departmental Operations in the Department of Psychiatry at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.  Dr. Ferrando was also Dewitt Wallace Senior in the Department and the Associate Medical Director and Vice Chair for Clinical Programs for New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College's Westchester Division.

Dr. Ferrando attended Northwestern University Medical School, did his psychiatry residency training at the University of California, San Francisco and subsequently did a National Institute of Mental Health-funded HIV/AIDS research training fellowship at Weill Cornell. He is board-certified in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine.

He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is a peer-reviewer for journals that span multiple medical specialties. He is Editor-In-Chief of "Neurobehavioral HIV Medicine," a peer-reviewed journal; Senior Editor of "Psychiatry-in-Review," a multi-media Psychiatry board review guide; as well as "Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill," published by the American Psychiatric Press, Inc.

Dr. Ferrando is past president of the New York Area Society for Liaison Psychiatry; is a Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and is a 15-year member of the American Psychiatric Association Committee on AIDS.