About the Psychiatry Residency Program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The Psychiatry Residency Program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel has been training psychiatry residents for decades. Our program provides a diverse and supportive environment that nurtures learning and professional development, allowing our residents to build a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the field while pursuing their individual personal professional interests within psychiatry. The residency program was first accredited in 1969.

Education Overview

Our program is designed to develop psychiatrists with a broad base of clinical and theoretical knowledge. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science’s clinical philosophy blends the most current thinking from the biological, psychodynamic, and sociological perspectives. Our training allows you, as a resident, to become proficient in applying these perspectives to the treatment and understanding of your patients, incorporating the current research and developments in the field. We design the clinical and academic assignments to gradually help you integrate your knowledge and experience, under close supervision. We enrich this educational process with clinical and research activities, didactic seminars, grand rounds, clinical conferences, and journal clubs. We also encourage our residents to become involved in the broader delivery of health care by participating in departmental, hospital, and health system committees. In addition to providing a rigorous academic and clinical program, we foster a warm sense of community where residents feel comfortable approaching staff for advice and support.  

The Comprehensive Behavioral Health Institute at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Mount Sinai is expanding the psychiatric services at Mount Sinai Beth Israel by creating a Comprehensive Behavioral Health Institute here, as part of the Mount Sinai Downtown network. The Institute will contain all existing inpatient and outpatient teaching services offered at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, including adult psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, the comprehensive psychiatric emergency program, substance detoxification and rehabilitation, and electroconvulsive therapy. It will add a partial hospital program, a centralized intake unit for all outpatient services, and an onsite internal medicine clinic, all providing additional clinical training opportunities for our residents. 

Program Leadership
Our program leadership team is:

Daniel Safin, MD
Program Director  

Carmen Elizabeth Casasnovas, MD
Associate Program Director

Kenisha Felix
Program Administrator

Our program leadership works together to build and foster the culture and learning environment of our training program. We maintain an open-door policy providing residents with support and guidance throughout the residency program.