Welcome from the Chairman


We take great pride in our residency program at Stony Brook. We select our residents carefully — accepting only highly motivated physicians interested in making a difference in the lives of their patients.

Our Department of Psychiatry is part of a world-class research university headed by President Maurie McInnis, PhD. Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, led by Dean Kenneth Kaushansky, MD is devoted to transforming medicine by translating the latest research findings into practice.

I hope that you will choose to be part of the grand adventure our department is undertaking as we explore the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders, develop new diagnostic techniques and join with community partners to create a new healthcare system.

We are adding new faculty, building new facilities and forging new relationships to make Stony Brook Medicine a national leader in the use of brain imaging technologies to explore the pathology of psychiatric diseases and to bring the latest scientific discoveries to clinical practice. These initiatives provide our residents with exciting new opportunities for intellectual development.

But for all our interest in the underlying causes of psychiatric disorders, we never lose sight of the primary goal of our residency program — to provide residents with a mentored clinical experience focused on the progress and recovery of patients.

Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry
Stony Brook University