Healthcare Practitioners

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

Sunny P Aslam, MD
Sunny P Aslam, MD
315 464-3130
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry and Neurology; Addiction Medicine; Pain Management; Acute Pain; Alcohol Use Disorder; Alcohol Withdrawal
Education: SABA University School of Medicine
Research Interests:

Opioid Mortality, Intensive Opioid Free Treatment, non opioid pain treatment, Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia, Low Dose Naltrexone, homelessness, access to healthcare

Education Interests:

Medical student, psychiatry resident and Nurse Practioner teaching, learning and supervision.

Clinical Interests:

Opioid and Alcohol Detoxification, Opioid Free Addiction and Pain treatment, Psychotherapy and medication management for addiction, Chronic Mental Illness, Homelessness, Community Outreach and engagement, ACT, schizophrenia, psychosis, clozapine, long acting injectable antipsychotic medications


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


Stacey P Elliott, DO
Stacey P Elliott, DO
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

Robert J Gregory, MD
Robert J Gregory, MD
315 464-3105
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry; Borderline Personality Disorder; Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy; Psychodynamic Psychotherapy; Psychopharmacology
Education: SUNY Buffalo
Research Interests:

Borderline personality disorder, addictions, neuroscience, psychotherapy

Education Interests:

personality disorders, psychotherapy, addictions, biopsychosocial integration

Clinical Interests:

Borderline personality disorder, suicide prevention, addictions, psychotherapy


Brian Johnson, MD
Brian Johnson, MD
315 464-3130
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine; Psychiatry and Neurology; Addiction Psychiatry; Alcohol Abuse; Alcohol Use Disorder
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


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

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

Edward S Zimmerman, NP

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