Healthcare Practitioners

Adekola O Alao, MD
Adekola O Alao, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry; Administrative Psychiatry; Pain Management; Psychosomatic Medicine; Addiction Medicine; Psychopharmacology
Education: University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Research Interests: Mind-body interface, chronic pain, sickle cell disease
Clinical Interests: Consultation liaison Psychiatry, Chronic Pain and sickle cell disease

Sandra K Antoniak, MD
Sandra K Antoniak, MD
315 464-8668

Kevin M Antshel, PhD
Kevin M Antshel, PhD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Child Clinical Psychology; Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults; Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children; Autism; Learning Disorders; Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Education: University of Kentucky
Research Interests:

Acquired/developmental learning disorders, childhood peer relations, brain:behavior relations, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders

Clinical Interests:

Pediatric/child clinical psychology, learning disorders, developmental neuropsychology, ADHD, Adult ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sports Psychology


Amy J Beale-Gleason, LCSW-R
Amy J Beale-Gleason, LCSW-R
315 464-3145
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Clinical Social Work
Clinical Interests: Autism and other Developmental Disabilities, Infant Mental Health

Dennis L Bogin, PhD
Dennis L Bogin, PhD
315 464-3120
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Clinical Psychology; Anxiety Disorders; Depressive Disorders; Neuroses; Personality Disorders; Individual Psychotherapy
Education: Syracuse University
Education Interests:

Teaching/Supervision of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Clinical Interests:

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy; Object Relations Theory


Anne M Cangello, PSYD
Anne M Cangello, PSYD
315 464-3145
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Clinical Psychology; Diagnostic Assessment; Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Psychological Testing

Cindy Carter, MD
Cindy Carter, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry; Psychopharmacology
Education: New York University College of Medicine

Shanel Chandra, MBBS
Shanel Chandra, MBBS
315 464-8668

Mantosh J Dewan, MD
Mantosh J Dewan, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry; Adjustment Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults; Bipolar Disorders; Depressive Disorders
Education: University of Bombay, India
Research Interests:

Treatment issues in schizophrenia:  economics of health care.

Clinical Interests:

Tailoring treatments for individudal patients:  integrating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology


Nanette M Dowling, DO
Nanette M Dowling, DO
315 464-8668

Wanda P Fremont, MD
Wanda P Fremont, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Psychopharmacology
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine
Research Interests:

Biomarkers for Psychosis in Velocardiofacial Syndrome (NIMH Grant)

Child Psychiatric Diagnosis & Treatment by Primary Care Providers

Education Interests:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Teaching Primary Care Providers

Clinical Interests:

PTSD, Multicultural Issues; Children, Adolescents and Families; Psychology of Women; Child Psychiatry and Primary Care


Aaron M Gleason, PhD
Aaron M Gleason, PhD
315 464-3100
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology; Anxiety Disorders; Depression
Education: University of Connecticut
Clinical Interests: Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

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, addictions, psychotherapy


Aliya M Hafeez, MD ABIHM
Aliya M Hafeez, MD ABIHM
315 464-3615
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry and Neurology; Mental Illness; Psychopharmacology
Education: Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
Research Interests:

Integrative treatments for Psychiatric conditions as well as Breast Cancer.

Clinical Interests:

Integrative Holistic Medicine

Treatment of mentall illness in cancer patients

Integrative treatment options for mental illness and cancer


Teresa M Hargrave, MD
Teresa M Hargrave, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Mental Illness; Mental Health Screening; Psychopharmacology
Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Charles R Harris, MD
Charles R Harris, MD
315 464-8668

Giampaolo A.O. Huober, MD
Giampaolo A.O. Huober, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry and Neurology; Psychopharmacology
Education: Universita Degli Studi, Florence, Italy
Clinical Interests: Psycho-analytic Psychotherapy and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, with particular reference to onchological patients

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


Eugene A Kaplan, MD
Eugene A Kaplan, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry; Psychodynamic Psychotherapy; Psychopharmacology
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine
Research Interests: Psychotherapies; depression and suicide; human sexual problems (including gender identity problems)
Clinical Interests: Psychodynamic and existential individual therapies; anxiety and depressive syndromes; human sexual problems

Andrew R Kaufman, MD
Andrew R Kaufman, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry; Psychopharmacology
Education: Medical University of South Carolina

Prashant Kaul, MD
Prashant Kaul, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Anxiety Disorders; Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults; Bipolar Disorders; Depressive Disorders; Psychosis; Sleep Disorders
Research Interests:

ADHD, PTSD and SLEEP DISORDERS

Education Interests:

Psychopharmacology

Clinical Interests:

ADHD, Sleep Disorders and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.


David V Keith, MD
David V Keith, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry; Child Psychiatry; Psychopharmacology
Education: University of Minnesota Medical School
Research Interests: Family systems and chronic illness Doctor/patient relationships
Clinical Interests: Family Therapy Families and chronic illness

Marvin Koss, MD
Marvin Koss, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry; Psychosomatic Medicine; Psychopharmacology
Education: Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Research Interests: Psychosomatic medicine, depression, anxiety disorders, psychological factors affecting medical conditions.
Clinical Interests: Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychopharmacology

Diana Kurlyandchik, MD

Cecilia H Leonard, MD
Cecilia H Leonard, MD
315 464-7187
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Forensic Psychiatry; Mental Illness; Family Therapy; Individual Psychotherapy; Psychodynamic Psychotherapy; Psychopharmacology
Education: University of Leipzig, Germany
Research Interests:

Research interests include Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Vicarious Traumatization, Sexual Harassment in the workplace, Homicide-Suicide, and Competence to act as one's own attorney.

Education Interests:

Expert witness testimony; Assessment of competence to stand trial; Psychopharmacology

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Leonard is a Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.  She conducts forensic evaluations for courts including evaluations for Competence to Stand Trial and Assisted Outpatient Treatment. Her lecture series includes Forensic Ethics, Sexual Harassment, Right to Treatment and Right to Refuse Treatment.


Eric R MacMaster, MD
Eric R MacMaster, MD
315 464-8668

James L Megna, MD, PhD
James L Megna, MD, PhD
315 464-9096
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry; Anxiety Disorders; Mood Disorders; Psychotic Disorders; Group Psychotherapy; Individual Psychotherapy
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine
Research Interests:

Epidemiology/pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia; Ego strength among inpatients & its relation to engagement in treatment; cardiovascular risk factors in patients with serious mental illness; changes in cognition in response to depression treatment

Education Interests:

Biostatistical/epidemiologic principles and their application in evaluating the scientific literature; personality disorders

Clinical Interests:

Management of treatment resistant depression/schizophrenia


Zsuzsa Szombathyne Meszaros, MD, PhD
Zsuzsa Szombathyne Meszaros, MD, PhD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry; Alcohol Dependence; Delirium; Dementia; Hallucinations; Mental Illness
Education: Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, Hungary
Research Interests:

Smoking and alcohol use disorders commonly occur together.  People who drink alcohol are three times more likely to smoke, and smokers are four times more likely than the general population to be dependent on alcohol.  When nicotine and alcohol dependence occur together, the health risks are increased, and the chances of quitting smoking and drinking are lower.  The exact mechanism of co-occurring nicotine and alcohol dependence is not clearly understood.  In everyday clinical practice, interventions used for smoking cessation are not combined with treatment of alcohol dependence.  Our clinical research program is focused on developing new medications to treat alcohol and nicotine dependence simultaneously.  Two investigational new drugs recently tested at our division decreased drinking and/or smoking severity and prevented cognitive problems associated with smoking and drinking.  Our goal is to establish the safety and efficacy of these neuroprotective agents in different patient populations.  Preventing cognitive decline is of great importance to inpatients with addiction.  Development of new, neuroprotective medications may reduce harm associated with heavy smoking and alcohol use.

Education Interests:
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Standardized Assessment
  • Motivational Interviewing
Clinical Interests:
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Schizophrenia
  • Alcohol and nicotine dependence
  • Psychiatric manifestations of lupus

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.


Georgian T Mustata, MD
Georgian T Mustata, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry; Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy; Psychodynamic Psychotherapy; Psychopharmacology

Kevin R O
Kevin R O'Connor, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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


Amruthur G Ramamurthy, MD
Amruthur G Ramamurthy, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Psychosomatic Medicine; Psychiatry
Education: Queen's University Faculty Of Health Sciences
Research Interests:

Neuroscience of psychotherapy; psychosomatic medicine

Education Interests:

Neuroscience; Jungian and depth psychotherapy; psychosomatic medicine



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

Robbi T Saletsky, PhD
Robbi T Saletsky, PhD
315 464-3165
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Clinical Psychology
Education: SUNY Binghamton
Clinical Interests:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression and anxiety disorders.


Thomas L Schwartz, MD
Thomas L Schwartz, MD
315 464-3165
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Psychiatry; Psychopharmacology; Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Research Interests:

One aspect of academic psychiatry and teaching is to cultivate medical students and residents and to steer them towards understanding and conducting clinical research.  In the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Schwartz and his colleagues James Megna, M.D., Adekola Alao, M.D., and others, have strong track records of involving students and residents in research.  Students and residents routinely present posters at national meetings and have their work published in reputable journals.  Students and residents learn how to write case histories, case series, create and conduct surveys, analyze datasets collected by faculty, and occasionally conduct prospective trials.  We feel these fundamental research experiences are the gateway to launching careers in more in-depth and formal clinical research for our students and residents.  Fortunately, these research experiences can be developed for a fraction of the cost of starting a new research project, but nevertheless funding for such experiences cannot be easily obtained from typical funding streams, such as the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Clinical Interests:

PLease note, not accepting new patients



Diane St. Fleur, MD
Diane St. Fleur, MD
315 464-8668

Keith R Stowell, MD
Keith R Stowell, MD
315 464-8668

Paula Trief, PhD
Paula Trief, PhD
315 464-1681
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Clinical Psychology
Education: Syracuse University
Research Interests:

My research focuses on the psychosocial issues that affect patients with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes.  In my work, we are developing and testing effective and practical interventions for patients with diabetes, those at risk, and their partners, to help them achieve better physical health (e.g., control of blood sugar, weight) and quality of life.  We are also seeking to understand how depression and anxiety may interfere with the health of diabetes patients.

Clinical Interests:

Diabetes and depression Diabetes and marital quality Psychological predictors of surgical outcome


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 Walia, MD
Katherine T Walia, MD
315 464-8668

Anthony P Weiss, MD
Anthony P Weiss, MD
315 464-8668
Education: University of Wisconsin Medical School
Research Interests:

Health services delivery

Healthcare quality

Impact of health policy

Clinical Interests:

Neuropsychiatry

Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry


Rosalyn L Womack, DO
Rosalyn L Womack, DO
315 464-8668