Message from the Directors

Greetings from the Directors of Residency Education. Welcome to the Mount Sinai Health System. We are delighted that you are interested in embarking on your career in child and adolescent psychiatry at our Child Behavioral Health and Science Center.

Our program recruits up to 10 fellows in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the combined Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Triple Board Program) each year. Our training programs span four hospital campuses: Mount Sinai Beth Israel, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s. 

We have carefully crafted a program that immerses our trainees in a wealth of in-depth experiences, from comprehensive evaluation to state-of-the-art, evidence-based treatments across a broad spectrum of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. We emphasize the integration, synthesis, and evaluation of clinical data from multiple perspectives, and use of a multimodal, multidisciplinary team approach to treatment. In our program, you collaborate with other disciplines, schools, the legal system, and social service agencies. The central, unifying theme of our educational approach is a developmental perspective that provides an interpersonal, biopsychosocial underpinning for understanding human behavior.

Our program offers you protected time to participate in our Centers of Excellence, directed by leaders in the field, to give you exposure to both research and specialized clinical approaches within sub-specialty areas including:

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Childhood Trauma and Resilience
  • Eating and Weight Disorders
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Tics and Tourette’s Syndrome

Your exposure to these centers begins early on and continues throughout your time here. During your second year, you may choose clinical areas of focus to develop specialized expertise. We pride ourselves on the flexibility of our programs and the commitment of our faculty to nurturing your interests as a trainee with us.

We look forward to meeting with you personally to share our enthusiasm, to discuss the program in more detail, and to address your individual questions.


Dorothy Grice, MD
Program Director of Residency Education in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Triple Board Program

Robert Jaffe, MD
Associate Director of Training, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry