Academics in Psychiatry

Residency Program
John Manring, MD, Director
Katherine Spottek, Program Coordinator
Phone: 315-464-3106

Psychology Internship Program
Roger Greenberg, PhD, Director
Donna Vinch, Program Coordinator
Phone: 315-464-3120

Social Work Internship Program
Amy Beale, LCSW
Phone: 315-464-3185

Addiction Fellowship
Brian Johnson, MD, Director
Jacqueline Hattersley, Program Coordinator
Phone: 315-464-3130

Child and Adolescent Fellowship
James Demer, MD, Director
Kelly Martini, Program Coordinator
Phone: 315-464-3175

Forensic Fellowship
James Knoll, IV, MD, Director
Linette Thorp, Program Administrator
Phone: 315-464-3104

Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation Liaison Fellowship
Kola Alao, MD, Director
Cassandra Read, Program Coordinator
Phone: 315-464-5631

Behavioral Science/Junior Clerkship
Thomas Schwartz, MD, Director
Kathryn Stuenzi, Curriculum Coordinator
Phone: 464-3197

Psychotherapy Division
Georgian T Mustata, MD, Director
Jacqueline Hattersley,
Program Coordinator
Phone: 464-3130


"Some mental illness is genetic and can be attributed to clear biological issues" explains Associate Professor Thomas Schwartz MD '95, who completed his residency at Upstate. "Some of it is learned behavior – if you have a chaotic family, you tend to have a chaotic child. And some of it is due to social stressors: loss of a loved one, loss of job, divorce. A person may be biologically stoic, but given enough stressors…. "So each case is a unique combination of biological, psychological and social factors." Schwartz says. "That's why we're trained in all three approaches." Read More >

Our Pluralistic Approach

The fluidity of psychiatry demands expert orchestration of new knowledge and trusted traditions. This is a new era in which innovative approaches to medical education are required to prepare physicians who can integrate the healing power of the doctor-patient relationship with rapidly expanding developments in scientific knowledge, technology, clinical practice, and health care delivery systems. Read More: Our Pluralistic Approach >