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Transgender Psychiatry Fellow for July 2022!

Mount Sinai Health System
New York, New York, United States
9 days ago


Mount Sinai seeks a Transgender Psychiatry Fellow for July 2022!

The country’s only Transgender Psychiatry Fellowship, at the Icahn School of Medicine - Mount Sinai in New York City, still has one opening for July 1, 2022 start date.  Our expanding and evolving program at the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery is a comprehensive clinical service offering medical, surgical and mental health services to transgender patients in NYC and across the country.   Our mental health team includes specialists in transgender medicine as it relates to child-adolescent psychiatry, HIV psychiatry, trauma informed care, psychodynamic psychotherapy and dialectic behavior therapies.  We are part of a diverse and dedicated team of medical professionals including endocrinologists, primary care providers, plastic surgeons, urologists, OB/GYN surgeons, social workers and care coordinators.  Our gender affirming surgery program is the largest in the nation.

Fellowship Highlights include:

  • Working with a diverse group of trans and non binary patients is longitudinal psychiatric care that includes medication management and psychotherapy. Telehealth integrated into care.
  • Clinical supervision from experts in transgender mental health for surgical assessment, medication management and psychotherapy supervision.
  • Didactics from transgender medicine specialists from around the country. 
  • Monthly virtual interdisciplinary grand rounds with plastic surgery, endocrinology, OBGYN and Urology.
  • Access to resources of a world class academic center with a dedicated research coordinator for transgender health.
  • Working closely alongside inpatient medical and surgical teams to remove barriers to care for transgender patients seeking gender affirming surgery.
  • Providing gender dysphoria assessment in gender variant youth, adolescents and their families.
  • Dedicated research time.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate interests within transgender medicine and psychiatry.
  • Mount Sinai is one of the largest employers in New York state, with 8 hospitals around New York City and 3 residency training programs.  Our staff is well connected in LGBTQ+ mental health circles and opportunities abound for interesting attending psychiatrist positions.

Position Qualifications:

  • Completed Residency in Adult Psychiatry
  • Eligible for physician License in New York State
  • ECFMG certified, if applicable

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide pre-surgical assessment and clearance to patients seeking gender affirming surgical care
  • Provide ongoing psychiatric care and psychotherapy to transgender patients in a multi-disciplinary collaborative care setting.
  • Provide mental health support to patients in the immediate perioperative period and liaison support to the surgical and inpatient medical team
  • Complete mental health assessments with gender variant youth and their families
  • Provide consultation-liaison services to transgender patients recovering from gender affirming surgeries on surgical wards
  • Provide psychoeducation about transgender heath to psychiatry and medical colleagues across the Mount Sinai health system
  • Complete a research project worthy of publication or conference presentation in collaboration with attending staff

About the Mount Sinai Health System:
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai advances medicine and health through unrivaled education and translational research and discovery to deliver care that is the safest, highest-quality, most accessible and equitable, and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 415 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the top 20 U.S. hospitals and is top in the nation by specialty: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, ENT, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” among the country’s best in four out of 10 pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and No. 14 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally. For more information, visit or find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Please specify Job Title of interest and send CV with Cover Letter to:
Alex Cano
Executive Director Physician Recruitment
Mount Sinai Health System

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60936543
  • Location:
    New York, New York, United States
  • Position Title: Transgender Psychiatry Fellow for July 2022!
  • Company Name: Mount Sinai Health System
  • Job Function: Psychiatry
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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