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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The Department provides a comprehensive training program comprised of instructional, clinical, and research experiences.  An integral part of the program is based at the Behavioral Health Center of Westchester Medical Center (WMC) Health Network. The Behavioral Health Center is affiliated with several institutions in Westchester County and New York City that provide residency training and undergraduate medical education in psychiatry. In addition, New York Medical College affords a full complement of continuing medical education programs for practicing psychiatrists.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Residency Programs

The residency training programs of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences include New York Medical College-sponsored programs at New York Health and Hospitals/Metropolitan in New York City, Saint Joseph's Medical Center, in Yonkers, New York, and Saint Mary’s/St. Clare’s Hospitals in Denville, New Jersey. A hospital-sponsored residency program is offered at Westchester Medical Center (WMC), a major affiliate of New York Medical College.  

Clinical challenges that residents may encounter cover a wide range of inpatient and outpatient, adult, adolescent, and child psychiatry services, as well as subspecialty areas including consultation-liaison, geriatrics, emergency and crisis intervention. Research opportunities are available within all of these areas in conjunction with the Behavioral Health Center and our affiliated hospitals.

Learn more about the psychiatry and behavioral sciences residency programs at New York Health and Hospitals/Metropolitan.


Residents in the WMC Psychiatry Department have completed research projects at the Nathan Kline Institute, one of two psychiatry research institutes in New York State.  Residents also have the opportunity to work with faculty from other departments including internal medicine and neuroradiology on research projects.

Meet the Team

Department Contacts:

Stephen Ferrando, M.D.
Chair and Har Esh Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Basilia (Vickie) Adams
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
19 Skyline Drive
Phone: (914) 594-2560
Phone: (914) 594-2564
Fax: (914) 594-2561


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Residency Contacts


NYMC-Sponsored Residency Program Contacts

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Program 

Residency Training Director
Richard J. Gersh, M.D.
Metropolitan Hospital Center
1901 First Avenue, Room 4M-3G
New York, New York 10029
Phone: (646) 672-3143
Fax: (212) 423-6880

Residency Coordinator
Monique Howe

Phone: (646) 672-3143
Fax: (212) 423-6880


Saint Joseph’s Medical Center Program

Residency Training Director
Alexandra Whoriskey, M.D.
Saint Joseph’s Medical Center
127 South Broadway
Yonkers, New York 10701

Residency Coordinator
Tina Tedesco
Phone: (914) 378-7201


Saint Mary’s/Saint Clare’s Programs 

Residency Training Director
Sarabjit Singh, M.D.
Saint Clare’s Behavioral Health
130 Powerville Road
Boonton, New Jersey 07005

Residency Coordinator
Mary Sanders

Phone: (973) 316-1955


Affiliated Residency Program Contacts

Westchester Medical Center Program

Residency Training Director 
Alexander Lerman, M.D.
Vice Chairman for Education and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Behavioral Health Center, Room N-312
Valhalla, New York
(914) 493-1863

Residency Coordinator
Patty Williamson 
Westchester Medical Center Residency Program Coordinator
Behavioral Health Center, N-314
Valhalla, New York
Phone: (914) 493-1939
Fax: (914) 493-1015