Past Member News and Accomplishments

Congratulations to the following NYCPS members for achieving Distinguished Fellowship!
December 20, 2018

  • Barbara Bartlik, M.D.
  • Carol Berman, M.D.
  • Laura Clarke, M.D.
  • Michael Devlin, M.D.
  • Michael First, M.D.
  • Joel Idowu, M.D.
  • Subhash Inamdar, M.D.
  • Gopakumar Panikkar, M.D.
  • Peter Shapiro, M.D.
  • Oliver Stroeh, M.D.
  • Sue Varma, MD
  • Martha Welch, M.D.
  • Patrick Ying, M.D.

2018 Resident Achievement Awards
November 8, 2018

NYCPS would like to congratulate the following recipients of the 2018 NYCPS Resident Achievement Awards for their outstanding achievement and contributions to the Society and the psychiatric community.

  • Anne Clark-Raymond, M.D.
  • Mena Mirhom, M.D. 
  • Adjoa Smalls-Mantey, M.D.; D.Phil 
  • Claudine Jones-Bourne, M.D. 
  • Pallavi Joshi, D.O., M.A.

APA Council on Children, Adolescents and Their Families
May 21, 2018

Congratulations to Gabrielle Shapiro, M.D. for her appointment as Chair of the APA Council on Children, Adolescents and Their Families


Dr. Ivan Goldberg Outstanding Service Award
April 18, 2018

NYCPS is proud to announce Karinn A. Glover, M.D. as the recipient of the 2018 Ivan Goldberg Outstanding Service Award. She was nominated by Dr. Linda Freeman.


Resident Research Awards
April 18, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Resident Research Award Winners

1st Place (tie)
Olubunmi Asana, M.D.

1st Place (tie)
Sophia Kogan, M.D., Ph.D.

3rd Place 
Stephanie Rolin, M.D., M.P.H.


2017 Resident Achievement Awards
December 19, 2017

NYCPS would like to congratulate the following recipients of the 2017 NYCPS Resident Achievement Awards for their outstanding achievement and contributions to the Society and the psychiatric community.

  • Bem Atim, M.D.
  • Sarita Jha, M.D. 
  • Jeremy Kidd, M.D., M.P.H. 
  • Mena Mirhom, M.D.
  • Adjoa Smalls-Mantey, M.D.

Congratulations to the following NYCPS members for achieving Distinguished Fellowship
December 11, 2017

  • Evelyn Attia, M.D. 
  • Anna Balas, M.D. 
  • Fredric Busch, M.D. 
  • Tiziano Colibazzi, M.D. 
  • Daniel Garza, M.D. 
  • Jerald Grobman, M.D. 
  • Ceri Hadda, M.D. 
  • Richard Krueger, M.D. 
  • Barbara Milrod, M.D. 
  • Maria Oquendo, M.D. 
  • Michele Press, M.D. 
  • Lori Simon, M.D. 
  • Jose Vito, M.D.

Congratulations to Dr. Jeremy Kidd for being published in the KevinMD
August 26, 2017

Read his article here.


Congratulations to Dr. Jeremy Kidd for being published in the Huffington Post
August 25, 2017

Read his article here.


Dr. Robinette Bell Memorial
August 24th, 2017

It is with great sadness the family of Dr. Robinette Bell shared with us her passing.

A memorial service led by Senior Minister Galen Guengerich will be held in the chapel of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City on Sunday, September 10th at 2pm in celebration of Dr. Bell's life.


Congratulations to Dr. Carol Berman for being published in the Huffington Post
July 19, 2017

Read his article here


Congratulations to NYCPS member Dr. Elizabeth Ford for her interview on Fresh Air 
April 25, 2017

To view, click here.


Congratulations to the following NYCPS Resident Fellow Members for being awarded APA or APA Foundation Fellowships
April 28, 2017

  • Linda Drozdowicz, M.D. APA/APAF Leadership 1st Year, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Matthew Goldman, M.D., M.S., APA/APAF Leadership 1st Year, Columbia University
  • Mira Zein, M.D., M.P.H., APA/APAF Leadership 1st Year, NYU School of Medicine
  • Amanda Harris, M.D., APA/APAF Leadership 2nd Year, NYU School of Medicine
  • Jeremy Kidd, M.D., M.P.H., APA/APAF Leadership 2nd Year, Columbia University
  • Claudine Jones-Bourne, M.D., Diversity Leadership 1st Year, Columbia University
  • Travis Meadows, M.D., Diversity Leadership 2nd Year, Icahn school of medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Alexandra Junewicz, M.D., M.A., Public Psychiatry 1st Year, New York University School of Medicine
  • Rachel Talley, M.D., Public Psychiatry 1st Year, Columbia University
  • Krysti Vo, M.D., Public Psychiatry 2nd Year, Mount Sinai
  • Nicole Wimberger, M.D., Public Psychiatry 2nd Year, New York University School of Medicine
  • Colby Tyson, M.D., SAMHSA, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Bem Atim M.D., SAMHSA 2nd Year, NYU School of Medicine
  • Patrice Malone M.D., Ph.D., SAMHSA 2nd Year, Columbia University
  • Leila Vaezazizi, M.D., SAMHSA Substance Abuse, Columbia University

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth for the publication of her new book, "You're in the Wrong Bathroom!": And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People
April 4, 2017

Read more here


Congratulations to Dr. Neil Aggarwal for being published in Psychiatric Services
April 3, 2017

Read his article here


Congratulations to Dr. Lindsey Gurin for being published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
March 28, 2017

Read her article here.


Congratulations to the NYCPS Members Elected to Office in the APA
February 14, 2017

  • Secretary - Philip R. Muskin, M.D., M.A.
  • Area 2 Trustee - Vivian B. Pender, M.D.

For a full list of the election results, click here


Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross Memorial
January 24, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of NYCPS member, Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross with you. Dr. Harrison-Ross was an integral part of NYCPS and APA. She was a champion of telepsychiatry for its ability to reach underserved populations, and aided the Society in the creation and implementation of its telepsychiatry training program. An APA Distinguished Fellow, she was a recipient of the Solomon Carter Fuller Award in 2004 and a dedicated member for over 50 years.

In addition to her work with NYCPS and APA, Dr. Harrison-Ross served as Commissioner of the NYS Commission of Correction and Chair of the Commission's Medical Review Board. She was also the Founder and President Emeritus of the Black Psychiatrists of Greater New York and Associates as well as past President of Black Psychiatrists of America. She additionally served as Trustee for the New York Society for Ethical Culture and Chair of their affiliated Social Service Board.

Dr. Harrison-Ross will be remembered for her unwavering commitment to the advancement of mental health treatment in under-served communities and her fervor for mentoring the next generation of mental health providers. Our condolences go out to her family and close friends.

Service details are listed below.

January 24, 2017, 4:00pm-7:00pm Public Viewing
Benta's Funeral Home
630 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10030

January 25, 2017 11:00am Funeral Service
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th St (Central Park West)
New York, NY 10023

January 25, 2017 1:30pm Repass
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th St (Central Park West)
New York, NY 10023


Congratulations to the following NYCPS members for achieving 50 Year Status
January 14, 2017

  • Clemens Bevels, M.D. 
  • Paula Clayton, M.D. 
  • Stanley Coen, M.D. 
  • Judith Elvet, M.D. 
  • David Forrest, M.D.
  • Michael Kenin, M.D.
  • Ned Marcus, M.D.
  • Richard Marks, M.D.
  • Arthur Meyerson, M.D.
  • Arthur Nelson, M.D.
  • Mark Novick, M.D.
  • Ralph O'Connell, M.D.
  • Stephen Reibel, M.D.
  • Seymour Rothman, M.D.
  • Robert Scharf, M.D.
  • Peter Schween, M.D.
  • Kent Shinbach, M.D.
  • Jorge Steinberg, M.D.
  • Robert Steinmuller, M.D.
  • Zebulon Taintor, M.D.
  • Martha Troutman, M.D.
  • Sherwood Waldron, M.D.

NYCPS is also thankful for Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross' many years of service. Dr. Harrison-Ross passed away earlier this year.


Congratulations to following NYCPS members for becoming Life Members
January 14, 2017

  • Michael Balogh, M.D.
  • Philip Bialer, M.D.
  • Linda Bierer, M.D.
  • Lisa Borg, M.D.
  • Daniel Cohen, M.D.
  • David Gandler, M.D.
  • Glenn Hirsch, M.D.
  • Carlos Jusino-Berrios, M.D.
  • Ulla Laakso, M.D.
  • Patricia Leebens, M.D.
  • Ubaldo Leli, M.D.
  • Dolores Malaspina, M.D.
  • John Markowitz, M.D.
  • Andrew Martin, M.D.
  • Lisa Mellman, M.D.
  • M. Nienaltow, M.D.
  • V. Phillips, M.D.
  • H. Polan, M.D.
  • Jan Roda, M.D.
  • Sheila Salama, M.D.
  • Peter Shapiro, M.D.
  • Ronald Steingard, M.D.
  • Maureen Turey, M.D.

Congratulations to the following programs for reaching the APA 100% Club
January 9, 2017

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell Campus (Gold)
  • New York Medical College Metropolitan (Bronze)
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia Campus (Bronze)
  • Richmond University Medical Center (Bronze)
  • Staten Island University Hospital (Bronze)

Congratulations to the following NYCPS members for achieving Distinguished Fellowship
December 23, 2016

  • Deborah Levine Cabaniss, M.D.
  • Sabrina Cherry, M.D.
  • Janis Lynne Cutler, M.D.
  • Amir Garakani, M.D.
  • Craig L. Katz, M.D.
  • Steven Joseph Lee, M.D.
  • Ruth S. Shim, M.D.
  • Marianne Seligson Goodman, M.D.
  • Laurie E. Gordon, M.D.
  • Linda N. Freeman, M.D.
  • Sylvia Rabson Karasu, M.D.
  • Jonah Walter Schein, M.D.

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Myers for his blog post Precious Brilliant Lives Lost on the NYCPS' Panel Event - Physician Suicide: Addressing the Crisis
December 13, 2016

To view, click here.


2016 Resident Achievement Awards
December 1, 2016

NYCPS would like to congratulate the following recipients of the 2016 NYCPS Resident Achievement Awards for their outstanding achievement and contributions to the Society and the psychiatric community.

Bem Atim, M.D. - For his integral part in the planning of the Society's first Fellowship Night and his work as co-chair of the Residents' Committee.
Sarita Jha, M.D. - For her work as co-chair of the Residents' Committee.
Mathew Goldman, M.D., M.S. - For his work on the Physician Suicide: Addressing the Crisis Panel and resident wellness.
Jeremy Kidd, M.D., M.P.H. - For his work on the Emerging Drugs of Abuse Panel which was one of the Society's most highly attended events of the year.
B. Orlando Klass, M.D. - For his work as outgoing chair of the Residents' Committee.


Congratulations to Dr. Samuel Sharmat for Receiving the Medical Professional Award from the Caron Foundation
October 2016

Caron’s Greater New York Community Service Awards pay tribute in a tangible and meaningful way to individuals, organizations and institutions that have made an outstanding contribution in the ongoing battle against alcohol and drug addiction in the community. The Medical Professional award recognizes an outstanding healthcare professional who exemplifies the spirit of caring, compassion and commitment.