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WELCOME and thank you for your interest in Einstein/Belmont Behavioral Health, the largest not-for-profit provider and teaching program of behavioral health services in the Philadelphia area. With our Belmont Campus, Crisis Response Center, Einstein Medical Center, and outpatient programs in the surrounding area, I am proud of the care we provide to our community and the high quality education we offer to our residents in a program that first started teaching in 1954.
Our board-certified physician faculty, with expertise spanning the field from electro convulsive therapy to eating disorders, children age 5 through older adults age 105, and so many more, in combination with superb psychologists, social workers and rehabilitative therapists, are proud of the accomplishments of the enthusiastic and caring residents that train with us every year. Our superb young professionals contribute to local and national meetings, help teach Medical, Physician Assistant, and Nurse Practitioner students, and develop exceptional skills in evidence-based assessments and treatments, including psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy, psychopharmacology, and stimulation therapy. Most take these skills and go on to fellowship training to become geriatric, child and adolescent, consultation liaison, or community psychiatrists, just to name a few.
There is nothing more satisfying than to be a part of Einstein/Belmont Behavioral Health today. We are growing to serve an ever larger number of diverse communities. We are exploring new models of care such as integrated settings side by side with pediatricians and primary care physicians. And, we are discovering how best to use new technology with electronic medical records and telepsychiatry. Change is with us, as is our commitment to the Recovery Model, strength-based, patient-centered care.
To be a dynamic member of our Department of Psychiatry and the Belmont Behavioral Health team, you will value our culture of caring for patients, each other, and the teams on which we serve. Our faculty will expect you to engage with them in a dialectical discourse as you travel your path of discovery. And, just as importantly, you will want to embrace the Mission of our Einstein/Belmont Behavioral Health organization: “With humanity, humility and honor, to heal by providing exceptionally intelligent and responsive healthcare and education for as many as we can reach”. If this all sounds like a good fit for you, I look forward to the opportunity to meet you.
Dr. Greenspan is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Greenspan served as Medical Director at the Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead, New Jersey, one of New Jersey’s largest behavioral healthcare organizations. Before that, he was Director of Geriatric Psychiatry and Associate Chief in the Department of Psychiatry at Virtua Hospital in Mount Holly, New Jersey.
Dr. Greenspan attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Upon graduation in 1983, Dr. Greenspan completed his postgraduate training and fellowship appointments at Pennsylvania Hospital, Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Greenspan has been a member of the Carrier Foundation Board of Trustees, served on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Advanced Health Education, on the board of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and served as President of the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society Executive Committee.
He has given many dozens of lectures by invitation on a host of topics, many pertaining to geriatric psychiatry, including depression and dementia in the elderly, and ethics in long-term care. Dr. Greenspan received the Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (DFAPA) and was honored by Philadelphia magazine as a “Top Doc” seven consecutive years. His research interests are aging and mental health and adolescent disruptive behavior disorders.
Dr. Marc Zisselman, a graduate of New York Medical College, is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and has subspecialty board certification in Geriatric Psychiatry. He has a long-term interest in the mental health of older adults, has published many articles and provided many talks related to Geriatric Psychiatry, and has been recognized by Philadelphia magazine and his peers as one of Philadelphia’s “Top Docs” He is active in psychiatric organizations, advocating for the needs of the mentally ill, especially those in the geriatric population. He works closely with each Geriatric Fellow, teaching and supervising, and assisting the fellow to set and meet personal educational goals.
Thanks for visiting our website. I hope you are getting a sense of the atmosphere of our residency and department. Accredited since 1954, our program has a long history of graduating excellent clinicians who contribute to the psychiatric community both in the Philadelphia area and far afield. Many of our graduates have remained connected to the department in some way, which tells you something about their experiences here.
Although we are active in scholarship and mental health advocacy, we are clinicians first and foremost. We emphasize building relationships with patients. Because I firmly believe that we can’t be good to our patients unless we are good to one another, I pay special attention to creating an atmosphere in which residents are supportive of one another. We try to be transparent in policy making, and acting with fairness and generosity are guiding principles when we need to make tough choices. I have been very pleased and impressed as I watch our residents and graduates build life-long friendships and choose careers of service to vulnerable populations.
Because we are a fairly large residency, we have a lot of room for diversity. Within each residency class and throughout the program and faculty, residents are likely to find colleagues who are part of whatever groups they identify with. This provides a good balance of difference and sameness. We contain the mix of race, national origin, sexual orientation, and religious groups that make up the United States, and also a mix of the subgroups specific to medicine-both IMG and AMG, and both MD and DO.
Many of our interns come directly from medical school. However, because I crafted an atypical career path for myself, I am alert for excellent applicants who may be atypical. We have had some outstanding residents who did something else after medical school before they found their home in psychiatry.
Although warmth and support characterize our program and department, we nonetheless know how to work hard and get things accomplished. Residents learn what needs to be done and how to prioritize. We serve a large number of very vulnerable individuals, and many cases are quite complex. Residents must track multiple issues efficiently and effectively. Our graduates know how to work in a fast-paced environment, and they send us notes of appreciation for their preparation.
We encourage our residents to look beyond the residency to the greater psychiatric community. Our department has a long tradition of leadership in the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society and the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, often serving as presidents. We encourage our residents to participate in committees. Residents and faculty have won awards from the psychiatric society for outstanding contributions. We also have a long tradition of psychoanalytic teaching. Dr. Harold Kolansky runs the Psychoanalytic Center of our department. I have served as a trustee at the national level of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry. I have encouraged residents to join this group and to become involved. I am also a member of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia and support residents in taking advantage of the opportunities offered by this very accessible organization.
Every June it is a bittersweet experience for me to prepare the graduation remarks for each resident. I am sad to know that they will soon be moving on, that I will not see them regularly anymore. But I am impressed and pleased as I review their accomplishments and honors. Residency is truly a time of tremendous change. It is indeed an honor to be a training director!
Dr. Best graduated from Jefferson Medical College and completed her psychiatry residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She is board certified in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, and is a consultant for the Infectious Disease Clinic of Einstein Medical Center. She has a special interest in education, and is the Psychiatry Residency Training Director at Einstein Medical Center. She has additional training in psychoanalysis, and is an advanced candidate with the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. She is an advocate for the profession of psychiatry and for psychiatric patients, and served as President of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society.
Carolina Retamero graduated from Medical school in Venezuela in 2002 and completed her psychiatry training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia in 2008. She currently works at the General Adult Psychiatry Inpatient unit and is the Associate Training Director in Psychiatry. She has won several awards including the AADPRT International Medical Graduate award, The Belmont Center Sidney U. Wenger Humanitarian award, and the AEMC Dr. William and Margaret C. Menin Humanistic Sensitivity Award in 2007, the AEMC Dr. Henry P. and M. Page Durkee Laughlin Award in 2008, the Association for Academic Psychiatry Junior Faculty Award in 2011, the ADMSEP Junior Faculty award and the APA Nancy Roeske Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education in 2012, and the Temple School of Medicine Golden Apple Award in 2010 and 2012 for excellence in teaching medical students.
Dr. Ali went to undergraduate studies at Rutgers University and graduated Suma Cum Laude from the Cairo University Medical School in Cairo, Egypt. He completed his PGY-1 year of Psychiatry at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA and went on to complete his PGY-2 through PGY-4 years of Psychiatry at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA where he served as Assistant Chief and Chief Resident during his PGY-4 year. Dr. Ali has shown a special interest in Administrative Psychiatry, ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) and Partial Hospital Programs, as he will be working in all of those fields as an attending psychiatrist. Dr. Ali’s primary office is at the Philadelphia Center for Human Development in Northeast Philadelphia with some services at the Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment.
Dr. Bell is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency training in Psychiatry at Einstein Medical Center. He is board certified in Psychiatry and has served as the Medical Director for Outpatient Psychiatry at AEMC for many years. He treats adult patients of all ages but specializes in geriatric psychiatry. He also has special interests in Psychopharmacology, depression, and bipolar disorder.
Dr. Cosgrove is a graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania (MCP) and completed his residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is board certified in Psychiatry and has served as the Medical Director for Outpatient Psychiatry at Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment for many years. His specialties are general adult psychiatry and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT).
Dr. Daubon is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Einstein Medical Center in Psychiatry and completed a child and adolescent fellowship program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Daubon is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is currently a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment.
Dr. Foo is a 2008 graduate of Albert Einstein’s Psychiatry Residency Program. He received his doctor of medicine degree from Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Foo is currently serving as an Adult Psychiatrist on the Inpatient Unit of Einstein Medical Center.
Dr. Hails has a special interest in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Transplant Psychiatry. He graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1976, completed his residency in Adult Psychiatry at Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1979, and then completed a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Hahnemann in 1980. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is certified in the subspecialty of Psychosomatic Medicine, the newly accepted name for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.
Dr. Itskov is a graduate of Chernovtsy Medical Institute Ukraine and completed his residency training and geriatric fellowship at Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Itskov and has special interests in eating disorders, geriatric psychiatry, and gay and lesbian issues. He was board certified in 2002 with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Kolansky is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at Coatesville Veterans Hospital and the V.A. Mental Health Clinic. He has been the Director of the Albert Einstein Center for Psychoanalysis since 1991. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry.
Dr. Lluberes completed medical school at Universidad Iberoamericana, Dominican Republic. After completing her adult residency training at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Dr. Lluberes completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University. She is board certified in general psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her special interests include pediatric psychopharmacology and family therapy.
Dr. Mathur graduated from medical school in India and has since done her residency training in general Adult Psychiatry at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA. After residency, she completed a one-year fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Mathur’s main areas of interest are Women’s Psychiatric needs. She is also board certified with the ABPN.
Dr. McCarthy received her degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in Psychiatry and graduated from its program at Einstein Medical Center. Dr. McCarthy is now an Adult Psychiatrist at the Crisis Response Center at Germantown Community Health Services.
Dr. McGlynn is a graduate of Einstein Medical Center, completing his residency in 1988. He served as Medical Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services from 1988 – 1996 before going into private practice. Dr. McGlynn is now an Adult Psychiatrist at the Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment and currently works on the Adolescent Unit.
Dr. Mehta received his degree from Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical College in Mumbai, India and completed his residency from Carilion-University of Virginia Roanoke/Salem Psychiatry Program in Roanoke, Virginia. He is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has a special interest in Addictions.
Dr. Patel is a graduate of Grant Medical College/University of Bombay, Maharashtra, India with a Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery degree. She completed her residency in psychiatry at Einstein Medical Center and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry residency at University of Pennsylvania-Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Patel is board certified with the ABPN.
Dr. Richardson is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency training in adult psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Richardson also completed an addictions fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University. He is board certified with added qualifications in addictions psychiatry. He is currently the Medical Director for Addictions Psychiatry at Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment.
Dr. Rosenstein graduated Temple University Medical School in 1979. He did an internship in Family Medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital, and completed his psychiatry residency at Temple University Hospital. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Rosenstein served as the Medical Director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship training program until June 2001. Currently, he has an outpatient practice in general and geriatric psychiatry at the Einstein Center One in Northeast Philadelphia. Dr. Rosenstein consults at several nursing homes, as well as for the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, where he evaluates elderly who are victims of abuse and/or neglect.
Dr. Sarkar is an Adult Psychiatrist and provides emergency services at the Crisis Response Center at the Germantown Community Health Services. He received his degree from Grant Medical College in Byculla, Mumbai, India and completed his psychiatry residency at Einstein Medical Center.
Dr. Siddiqui-Khan completed medical school at the Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Pakistan and residency training at Temple University Hospital. She also completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Siddiqui-Khan is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is certified in the subspecialty of Psychosomatic Medicine.
Dr. Stanilla graduated from medical school at Jefferson Medical College and completed his adult psychiatry residency at the Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute of the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He also completed a fellowship in Clinical Research Psychopharmacology at the same institution. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and his special interests in psychiatry include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and psychopharmacology.
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