Academics in Psychiatry


"Some mental illness is genetic and can be attributed to clear biological issues" explains Associate Professor Thomas Schwartz MD '95, who completed his residency at Upstate. "Some of it is learned behavior – if you have a chaotic family, you tend to have a chaotic child. And some of it is due to social stressors: loss of a loved one, loss of job, divorce. A person may be biologically stoic, but given enough stressors…. "So each case is a unique combination of biological, psychological and social factors." Schwartz says. "That's why we're trained in all three approaches." Read More >

Our Pluralistic Approach

The fluidity of psychiatry demands expert orchestration of new knowledge and trusted traditions. This is a new era in which innovative approaches to medical education are required to prepare physicians who can integrate the healing power of the doctor-patient relationship with rapidly expanding developments in scientific knowledge, technology, clinical practice, and health care delivery systems. Read More: Our Pluralistic Approach >