Healthcare Practitioners

Bahman J Amadi, MD
Bahman J Amadi, MD
315 464-8668

Ann marie Arezzo, NP
Ann marie Arezzo, NP
315 464-8668

Shannon M Cavedine, NP


James S Demer, MD
James S Demer, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Nanette M Dowling, DO
Nanette M Dowling, DO
315 464-8668

Stacey P Elliott, DO
Stacey P Elliott, DO
315 464-8668

Nancy F Goodman, PhD
Nancy F Goodman, PhD
315 464-8668

Wendy E Gordon, PhD
Wendy E Gordon, PhD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Child Clinical Psychology
Education: Syracuse University
Clinical Interests: Child abuse treatment; post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adults; CBT therapy; ramifications of child abuse on subsequent developmental and psychological functioning; court testimony issues.

Roger P Greenberg, PhD
Roger P Greenberg, PhD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Clinical Psychology; Anxiety Disorders; Depression; Marital Problems; Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Education: Syracuse University
Research Interests:

Comparative efficacy of psychotherapy and medication treatments. Psychodynamics and personality.

Clinical Interests: Psychotherapy, psychosomatics, personality theories

Brian Johnson, MD
Brian Johnson, MD
315 464-3130
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine; Psychiatry and Neurology; Addiction Psychiatry; Alcohol Abuse; Alcohol Dependence
Education: New York Medical College
Research Interests:

The goal of Dr. Johnson’s research is to understand how opioids exert their effects by addressing clinical challenges that appear unrelated but are unified by an innovative theory.  We propose a theory that unifies the nature of these disorders by assuming that each involves a dysregulation of the opioid system based on data suggesting that opioid dependence and fibromyalgia are associated with low opioid tone whereas autism is associated with high opioid tone.  Our first challenge, therefore, is to create and validate a treatment for opioid dependence that corrects persistent hormonal changes after detoxification.  Our second challenge is to treat fibromyalgia.  Our third challenge is to assess whether autism is a disease of too-high opioid tone by blocking excess opioid stimulation to treat the symptoms.  Opioid dependence, fibromyalgia, and autism are three disorders that cause much distress and disability but are difficult to treat.  We test our theory by treating opioid dependence and fibromyalgia with low-dose naltrexone and autism with high-dose naltrexone.  Our theory suggests a novel approach that could improve the quality of life of patients suffering from these debilitating disorders.


Allyson J Kemp, NP
Allyson J Kemp, NP
315 464-8668

Lubov V Leontieva, MD, PhD
Lubov V Leontieva, MD, PhD
315 464-3278
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry and Neurology
Education: West Virginia University

Naomi Lian, MD
Naomi Lian, MD
315 464-8668

Ashley Maclean, MD
Ashley Maclean, MD
315 464-8668

Michael J Miller, PhD
Michael J Miller, PhD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Clinical Psychology; Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Education: Duquesne University
Research Interests:

Dr. Miller's research has focused on the clinical implications of language, as well as contemporary clinical applications of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory. He is particularly interested in the work of Jacques Lacan. He is the author of Lacanian Psychotherapy: Theory and Practical Applications (Routledge, 2011).

Clinical Interests:

Anxiety disorders, mood disorders, complex trauma effects, sexuality.  Dr. Miller's treatment approach is informed by psychodynamic/psychoanalytic and existential-phenomenological theory.


Carmen C Nichita, MD
Carmen C Nichita, MD
315 464-8668

Carla M Nita
Carla M Nita
315 464-8668

Richard M O
Richard M O'Neill, PhD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Clinical Psychology; Anxiety Disorders; Depression; Mental Illness; Panic Attacks or Panic Disorder; Psychosis
Education: SUNY Buffalo
Research Interests:

Health psychology dependency health service utilization

Education Interests:

Provide consulting service  to groups/organizations/business partners through Upstate's Institute for Decision Excellence and Leadership

Clinical Interests:

Coronary artery disease link to depression and mortality




Ronald D Saletsky, PhD
Ronald D Saletsky, PhD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Child Clinical Psychology; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients; Anxiety Disorders; Child Abuse & Neglect; Depression; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Education: Case Western Reserve University
Research Interests:

Adaptation to type 1 and type 2 diabetes in childhood, Children and foster care, Emotional development in children

Clinical Interests: Foster care/adoption, Parent-child relationships, Play therapy, Psychological aspects of pediatric illness, Multidisciplinary approaches to health care

Sung E Shim, MD
Sung E Shim, MD
315 464-8668


Amilcar Tirado, MD
Amilcar Tirado, MD
315 464-8668

Scott F Ulberg, MD
Scott F Ulberg, MD
315 464-8668

Holly A Vanderhoff, PhD
Holly A Vanderhoff, PhD
315 464-3120
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Clinical Psychology; Adjustment Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Self-Injurious Behavior; Sexual Abuse; Individual Psychotherapy
Education: Binghamton University
Clinical Interests: Deliberate self-harm behavior, Borderline Personality Disorder, Sexual assault trauma and recovery

Katherine T Cerio, MD
Katherine T Cerio, MD
315 464-8668

Anthony P Weiss, MD
Anthony P Weiss, MD
315 464-8668
Education: University of Wisconsin Medical School
Research Interests:

Neuroethics

Health services delivery

Healthcare quality

Impact of health policy

Clinical Interests:

Neuropsychiatry

Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry


Edward S Zimmerman, NP