Team

Kim Klipstein, MD
Director
Board Certified in both General Adult Psychiatry and Psychiatry of the Medically Ill, Dr. Klipstein has been working clinically in the field of Medical Psychiatry for the last 8 years. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Consultation Psychiatry Service at the Mount Sinai Hospital. She is also the Director of the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical School. After receiving her MD from Cornell Medical College, she completed her residency at New York Hospital Cornell and the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Klipstein runs the psychiatric consultation liaison service for the general hospital and does specialty work with liver and kidney transplant patients in the Recanati Miller Transplant Center. In addition to her clinical role, she is currently conducting research on postpartum depression. Her areas of interest include: pregnancy and postpartum, oncology, organ transplant, psychopharmacology, chronic medical and neurologic illness and forensic issues. 

Jennifer Finkel, MD
Assistant Director
Dr. Finkel is dually appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of  Psychiatry and Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine. She is board certified in General Adult Psychiatry and Psychiatry of the Medically Ill. After completing her residency at Bellevue/NYU, Dr. Finkel did a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine with a focus on multiple sclerosis. In addition to running the clinical aspects of the psychiatry consultation liaison service in the general medical hospital, Dr. Finkel serves as the primary psychiatric consultant to Mount Sinai's renowned Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis. Her areas of interest include: multiple sclerosis, neurologic illness, chronic medical illness, psychopharmacology, psychological reaction to illness, and bioethics.

Swapna Vaidya, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Health System. She completed her medical training in Mumbai, India and did her psychiatry residency at St Lukes –Roosevelt Hospital in NYC. She went on to do a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at NYU-Bellevue Hospital and then worked in the area of medical psychiatry for two years prior to coming to Mount Sinai. She is board certified in General Adult Psychiatry and Psychiatry of the Medically Ill. While at NYU, she served as the Vice Chair of the hospital wide smoking cessation committee. She is board certified in General Adult Psychiatry and Psychiatry of the Medically Ill. In addition to working on the general psychiatric consultation liaison service treating psychiatric conditions in the medically ill, she also works with transplant patients tin the Recanati/Miller Transplantion Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital. Her areas of interest include: organ transplant, smoking cessation, chronic medical illness, psychopharmacology and psychotherapy of the medically ill. She is fluent in English, Hindi, and Marathi.

Akhil Shenoy, MD MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Health System.  He completed his medical training at the Chicago Medical School and his psychiatry residency at Boston University Medical Center where he served as chief resident.  He received an MPH in social and behavioral sciences from Boston University concurrently with his residency.  He went on to do a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he served as a liaison to the lung transplant service. In addition to working on the general psychiatric consultation liaison service treating psychiatric conditions in the medically ill, he continues to work with transplant patients in the Recanati/Miller Transplantion Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital.  He is board certified in General Adult Psychiatry.  His areas of interest include: organ transplant, chronic medical illness, psychopharmacology and psychotherapy of the medically ill.

Carrie Ernst, MD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Assistant Director of the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship program at the Icahn School of Medicine.  After receiving her MD from Cornell Medical College, Dr. Ernst completed her residency at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School and went on to do a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Ernst is board certified in both General Adult Psychiatry and Psychiatry of the Medically Ill. She is an attending psychiatrist at the Jack Martin Fund Clinic where she works with patients living with HIV/AIDS.  She also works on the general consultation liaison service treating psychiatric conditions in the medically ill. Her areas of interest include: traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, HIV/AIDS, pregnancy and postpartum,  psychopharmacology, and student mental health. 

Madeleine Fersh, MD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine.  After receiving her MD from Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Dr. Fersh completed her residency at NYU School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital Center and went on to do a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine.  She is board eligible in General Adult Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. She is an attending psychiatrist at the Jack Martin Fund Clinic where she works with patients living with HIV/AIDS. She also works on the general consultation liaison service treating medically ill patients with comorbid psychiatric illness. Her areas of interest include: pregnancy and postpartum, HIV/AIDS, cancer, and anxiety disorders.

 


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Kimberly Klipstein, MD
Director
Tel: 212-659-8712
Fax: 212-659-8591
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Icahn School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Box 1230
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029