The Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center offers advanced clinical and academic training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. The fellowship is accredited by ACGME and leads to eligibility for Board certification in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Fellows receive intensive supervision from highly experienced faculty members who have held numerous local and national leadership roles in the field while seeing a broad range of patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Inpatient work at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, our tertiary/quaternary care hospital, includes consultations to general medical, surgical, and neurology services, as well as consultations to sub-specialty services including 9 intensive care units, cardiology, oncology, inpatient rehabilitation medicine, HIV/infectious disease, and solid organ and bone marrow transplant. The outpatient experience, comprising 20% of our fellows’ time and following a collaborative care model, includes experiences in transplant psychiatry (liver, lung, kidney, heart), palliative care, psycho-oncology, and interventional psychiatry experiences in ketamine administration and TMS.
Other components of the fellowship include supervised research, teaching, resident supervision, graduated administrative responsibility, journal club, lectures and classes. The didactic program includes classes in psychopharmacology, substance use disorders, applied neuroscience, HIV psychiatry, administrative psychiatry, medical ethics, end-of-life psychotherapy, and DEI/minority mental health. In addition, there is a comprehensive text review to help prepare fellows for the Board examination in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. There are opportunities for collaboration with research faculty at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.
There is occasional weekend call with supervisory responsibility, but no night call.