WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Dr. Stephen J. Ferrando, nationally recognized physician, researcher, author and educator is the new director of psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center (WMC) and chairman of psychiatry at New York Medical College (NYMC).
Ferrando will focus particularly on a regional, team-based approach to providing care through the integration of behavioral and physical health while advancing WMC’s and NYMC’s tertiary/quaternary and educational mission in the Hudson Valley region.
Ferrando comes to WMC and NYMC from the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center where he served as a professor of clinical psychiatry and clinical public health as well as vice chair for psychosomatic medicine and departmental operations in the Department of Psychiatry.
He was also Dewitt Wallace Senior in the department and the associate medical director and vice chair for clinical programs for New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College's Westchester Division.
“We are thrilled to be able to welcome Dr. Ferrando, an experienced physician and medical educator who has focused his clinical work and research on quality of life aspects of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, liver transplantation, and neurological diseases,” said Dr. Edward C. Halperin, chancellor and chief executive officer at NYMC. “We are very pleased to have identified such a worthy successor to the retiring department chair, Dr. Joseph English, a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences."
“Dr. Ferrando will lead the department of psychiatry in creating integrated clinical, educational, and research programs with a focus on providing a patient-centered, evidenced-based model of care that meets the growing behavioral health needs of patients in the Hudson Valley,” said WMC president and chief executive officer Michael Israel.
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