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Promoting Recovery
Dr. Jeffrey Levine, Chairman, Psychiatry, and Raymond Esteves,
Assistant Vice President, Clinical Services, Psychiatry.
Bronx-Lebanon’s Department of Psychiatry offers comprehensive care for mental health and chemical dependency problems that are affecting adults, adolescents, and children. The department accounts for more than 200,000 visits annually, and is widely recognized as a leader in the provision of community mental health services.

“Our residency program has expanded from 24 to 29 trainees, and we have initiated a new post-residency fellowship training program in Psychosomatic Medicine, which will equip doctors of the future to integrate mental health and general health treatments,” stated Dr. Lizica Troneci, Vice Chair and Director, Education, Psychiatry.

The department is leading the way in providing innovative services that take the whole patient into account. It had previously launched the successful Intensive Wellness Program, which provides both mental health and general health care for patients at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center.
Bronx-Lebanon’s planned Life Recovery Center, which will open in 2014, will be one of the few such facilities in New York State to combine inpatient, outpatient, and residential services for individuals suffering from chemical dependency.
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Exterior View of Life Recovery Center, opening in 2014.
“The Life Recovery Center will help us fulfill our goal of accepting nothing less for our patients than full recovery and return to their lives, family and work,” stated Dr. John Osei-Tutu, Director, Addiction Psychiatry. Additionally, Dr. Kamala Greene, Program Director, Addiction Services, is taking an active leadership role in addressing and improving the outcomes related to substance abuse.

She is a nationally recognized expert in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), through which individuals learn to recognize their own “triggers” and develop coping strategies. It is known to relieve depression and anxiety just as effectively as medications. Dr. Greene is also actively involved in training resident physicians, social workers, and others who work in Bronx-Lebanon’s ambulatory mental health programs. These concerns extend to children and adolescents.
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Dr. Kamala Greene, Clinical Director, Psychiatry, outside the new Life Recovery Center. Dr. Lizica Troneci, Vice Chair and Director, Education, Psychiatry, with Stephanie Perdue, Administrative Assistant.
These patients are at high risk for hospitalization because of their multitude of co-existing problems (such as bipolar illness, diabetes, hypertension, and chemical dependency). The Department is in its final year of a $2 million federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) to provide similar services to individuals with chronic mental illnesses who have not received general health care.

This experience is critical in allowing the department to take on a pivotal role in the initial success of the Bronx Health Home. “As a family nurse practitioner myself, I am extremely proud of our innovations in combining mental health and general health care,” stated Raymond Esteves, Assistant Vice President, Clinical Services, Psychiatry.
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Dr. Ketki Shah, Clinical Director, Adult Outpatient Psychiatry, counseling patient. Dr. Ali Khadivi, Associate Chair/Chief Psychologist, Psychiatry, reviewing activity schedule with Marie Carstens, Director, Integrative Therapies, Psychiatry.
Bronx-Lebanon’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division offers emergent, inpatient, and outpatient services. “We are the cornerstone of child mental health services in the South Bronx,” stated Ellen McLean, LCAT, Administrative Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Recent innovations have included the introduction of pet therapy on the inpatient child and adolescent unit and the increased use of comfort rooms to provide quiet space for patients to calm themselves. The department also provides services to more than 7,000 psychiatric emergencies annually in its Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP).
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(LtoR): Dr. Bharam Harneja, Attending, Psychiatry and Dr. Andreas Evdokas, Psychologist, Administrative Director, Adult Psychology, reviewing patient files. Mickie Hoffman, LCAT, Activity Therapy Coordinator, Psychiatry (left), reviewing schedule with Sandra Anusiem, RN, Psychiatry.
An expansion was recently completed, and much improved CPEP space is now available in the near future. The CPEP Mobile Crisis Team responds to an additional 1,000 emergent problems per year across the Bronx.

“Our extraordinary team helps people wherever and whenever they are called,” stated Paula Gorney, LCSW, Director, Psychiatric Social Work. “We offer residents of the Bronx the services they need in a flexible, respectful, and successful manner.
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Marsha Aliaga, LCAT, Activities Coordinator, Psychiatry (right), discussing art therapy program with Psychiatry Residents (LtoR): Dr. Rahul Kumar Patel,
Dr. Lilia Danilov, and Dr. Marian Droz.
A great many people depend on us. We will not let them down. Our professionals are dedicated every day to the recovery of their patients,” stated Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine, Chairman, Psychiatry.