Academic Catalog

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences

Office: Tolan Park Medical Building, Suite 5-A, 3901 Chrysler Service Drive
Chairperson: David R. Rosenberg, M.D.

M.D. Program Education

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences provides M.D. students with an awareness of psychiatric problems as they are experienced in the practice of medicine. The educational mission of the Department is to teach the knowledge base, skills, and professional attributes in psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences for future physicians to practice competently in any medical specialty.

This Department is active in the teaching of the medical student throughout all four years of training. The core curriculum in psychiatry is taught in the second and third year of medical school and includes:

  • Year II: Normal development and psychopathology
  • Year III: Clinical clerkship and didactic learning

Clinical psychiatry rotations are conducted at Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper University Hospital, Henry Ford Health System, Providence Hospital, Sinai-Grace Hospital, University Psychiatric Centers, William Beaumont Hospital, and Veterans' Administration Medical Center. These rotation sites provide the student with experiences in a variety of clinical settings, including inpatient, partial hospitalization programs, consultation services, emergency room, and outpatient services. Faculty members also serve as course directors and participate in the teaching of interdisciplinary courses that span the four years of medical school, including clinical medicine (history and communication skills), human sexuality, and behavioral health longitudinal curricula (interpersonal violence, substance use disorders, preventative health and health maintenance).

AJLUNI, VICTOR: M.D., B.S., Wayne State University; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

AMIRSADRI, ALIREZA: M.D., Tehran University; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

ARFKEN, CYNTHIA: Ph.D., MPhil, Yale University; B.A., Kalamazoo College; Professor

BALON, RICHARD: M.D., Charles University; Professor (Clinician-Educator)

DIWADKAR, VAIBHAV: Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Coe College; Associate Professor

GEISZT, GABRIELLA: M.D., Semmelweis Medical School; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

GREENWALD, MARK: Ph.D., M.A., University of Florida; B.A., Oberlin College; Professor

JACOBSON, JOSEPH: Ph.D., X.P.R., Harvard-Radcliffe; Professor

JACOBSON, SANDRA: Ph.D., M.A., Harvard University; B.A., Brandeis University; Professor

JAVANBAKHT, ARASH: M.D., Mashhad University of Medical Sciences; Assistant Professor (Research Educator)

KLISZ-HUBERT, REBECCA: M.D., B.S., Wayne State University; Instructor (Clinician-Educator)

KUHN, DONALD M.: Ph.D., University of South Carolina; B.S., Presbyterian College; Professor

LEDGERWOOD, DAVID: Ph.D., University of Windsor; Professor

LUNDAHL, LESLIE: Ph.D., M.S., University of Wisconsin; B.S., DePaul University; Assistant Professor

MCINTYRE, CARMEN: M.D., Wayne State University; B.S., University of Michigan; Assistant Professor

MICHALOPOULOU, GEORGIA: Ph.D., M.A., Hofstra University; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

MOORE, KATHLEEN: Ph.D., M.A., University of Detroit; M.A., University of Pennsylvania; B.A., Oakland University; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

MORREALE, MARY K.: M.D., Wayne State University; B.A., University of Michigan; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

PERRINE, SHANE: Ph.D., Kent State University/Ohio State University; B.S., Marshall University; Assistant Professor (Research)

ROSENBERG, DAVID: M.D., B.A., University of Michigan; Professor and Chair

SHAH, ASHOK: M.D., Municipal Medical College; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

SHIENER, GERALD A.: M.D., Michigan State University; B.S., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

STANLEY, JEFFREY: Ph.D., University of Western Ontario; M.S., B.S., University of Waterloo; Professor

WAINEO, EVA: M.D., Wayne State University; B.A., University of Michigan; Instructor (Clinician-Educator)

WARGO-AIKENS, JULIE: Ph.D., M.S., Pennsylvania State University; B.A., Duke University; Associate Professor

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