Welcome From the Program Director


On behalf of the Stony Brook Medicine Department of Psychiatry, I’d like to thank you for your interest in our residency training program at Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital (SBELIH). Our program offers a unique focus on community psychiatry while still taking advantage of all the academic opportunities that Stony Brook Medicine and Stony Brook University have to offer.  

We strive to support and challenge our psychiatry trainees to become future leaders and advocates in the field.  Residents work in clinical rotations at multiple training sites with a patient population of diverse backgrounds and diagnoses.  Besides gaining a solid foundation in psychopharmacology and varied psychotherapies, SBELIH trainees experience advanced training in addiction medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy (beginning as PGY-1’s), and exposure to ECT, TMS, and esketamine for refractory depressive disorders.  

The relatively small size of the program allows for close professional relationships between residents and supervising/teaching faculty.  Members of our faculty know residents by name and all faculty including both clinicians and researchers, actively participate in the education and supervision of our trainees. In addition, we consistently seek feedback from our residents about all aspects of their training to improve didactics, clinical rotations, and supervision.

But life as a psychiatry resident is not all patient care and medical education. The beautiful East End of Long Island offers a welcome respite from these responsibilities, supporting wellness and a more balanced lifestyle for our trainees. From the North Fork vineyards to the South Fork beaches, the local community has something for everyone.

As a member of the faculty for 20 years and the department’s Vice-Chair for Education, I am proud of the comprehensive training our residents receive. I have been especially pleased to hear from many residents after graduation who tell me that their training at Stony Brook has prepared them well for the “real world” of clinical and academic psychiatry. I am delighted that you’re interested in our training program and look forward to showing you what psychiatry residency training at SBELIH can do for you.    

Eduardo Constantino, MD
Vice-Chair for Education
Program Director, SBELIH
Department of Psychiatry
Stony Brook Medicine