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Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health (DOPBH) was established in the fall of 2008 as part of the new FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. DOPBH collaborates with hospitals and other organizations throughout South Florida to provide training and education, innovative research, and superior clinical services.

Vision, Mission & Values

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health seeks the pursuit of emotional, behavioral and physical health through quality education, superior health care, and the development and dissemination of science based innovation.

  • Promote independent and lifelong learning
  • Provide exemplary, evidence based patient services through the application of medical knowledge to patient care
  • Foster academic quality and provide education of the highest standard
  • Seek the advancement of research
  • Maintain honesty and integrity
  • Seek excellence in everything we do

Message From Chair

Education and Training

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health (DOPBH) faculty are actively involved in the teaching of multiple learners. Our medical students are exposed to our faculty teaching across all years in the curriculum. From active participation in courses in the 1st year to the 3rd year FIU psychiatry clerkship, our medical students benefit from the breadth of our faculty expertise. Third year FIU psychiatry clerkship students rotate through our 13 clinical sites.

The Department offers 4th-year psychiatry elective rotations for our International Visiting Medical Students program as well as provides clinical training for Masters of Physician Assistant Studies students. Our department faculty and staff therapists provide individualized training and clinical supervision throughout our clinical sites.

The Citrus Health Network-FIU psychiatry residency program serves as a model for outpatient- and community-based training as the first psychiatry residency program sponsored by a Federally Qualified Health Center. Residents actively participate in clinical quality improvement through their rotations in psychiatry and primary care at Citrus Health Network and medicine and neurology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. The Department’s faculty participate across all years of training.

Presentations

Online presentations are viewed on issuu.com and open in a new window.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds 2017-2018 

Clinical

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health has a diverse range of clinical programs. Services are delivered in multidisciplinary, patient centric efficient manner which meets the needs of the community. Clinical programs are located at the following sites:

Nexus Newsletter

Research

Faculty research within the Department focuses on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in youth, integration of behavioral health and primary care, exploring treatment and recovery of people with schizophrenia and educational research.

Faculty currently involved in research:

  • Rodolfo Bonnin, PhD
  • Eduardo Camps-Romero, MD
  • Daniel Castellanos, MD
  • Adriana Foster, MD
  • Leonard Gralnik, MD, PhD
  • Eugenio Rothe, MD
  • Margaret Sibley, PhD

Affiliated Hospitals & Organizations

  • AGAPE Network
  • Broward Health Medical Center
  • Camillus House & Health
  • Citrus Health Network
  • Memorial Regional Hospital and Medical Center
  • Miami VA Healthcare System
  • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
  • South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center
  • The Key Clubhouse of South Florida

Contact

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC1 348
Miami, FL 33199

Tel: 305.348.4147
Fax: 305.348.4331
psychiatryinfo@fiu.edu

Faculty and Staff

Secondary Faculty

Angela Laird, PhD 
Associate Professor

Jeremy Pettit, PhD
Associate Professor

Jonathan Comer, PhD 
Associate Professor

Raul Gonzalez, Jr, PhD
Associate Professor

William Pelham, Jr, PhD 
Associate Professor

Adjunct Faculty

Adrianna Cortes, MD 
Adjunct Assistant Professor

James Waxmonsky, MD
Adjunct Professor

Voluntary Faculty

Aldo Morales, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Alexander G Perez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Amarys Barzaga, MD
Assistant Professor

Americo Padilla, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ana Ojeda, PsyD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ana Rivas-Vazquez, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Arlene L Pena-Gonzalez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Berta Guerra, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Bhagirathy Sahasranaman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Bryan Charles Ellerson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Carmen Cantero, LCSW
Clinical Assistant Professor

Carmen Espinosa-Perez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Carmen Faneytt, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Charles Parker Windham, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ciomara Hernandez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dana Mato, PsyD
Clinical Assistant Professor

David M. Rube, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

David Rooney, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Debra Frances Kirsch, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dhizarah Matus De La Parra-Pellot, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Domingo Reyes, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Erika Dudley, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ernesto M. Grenier, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Francisco Martinez-Mesa, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Gabriel M. Martinez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Gary Lancelotta, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Hugh Humprey
Clinical Assistant Professor 

Hung Nguyen, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Janet P. Rosen, PsyD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Janice Rios, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jorge Hernandez-Chaple, MD, PA
Clinical Assistant Professor

Juan Diego Oms, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jules Molina, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Julio Machado Jr, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Kathleen "Molly" McShane, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Kathy Monroy, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Leslie Garrad, PsyD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Maria Aybar-German, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Maria Alonso, MBA
Clinical Instructor

Mark Laty, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael Inesta, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael Sanfilipo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Michelle Mantilla, PsyD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Norma Campos, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Oscar L. Ramos, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Patricia Junquera, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Peysaf W Worthalter, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Raul Gustavo Corredor, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Regina Carney, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Richard Dreize, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Rosa Martinez Casuso, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sandra Baquero, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sean Horan, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor

Venkateswar Nemali, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Xenia Aponte, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor