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Program Director

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Mark W. Nickels M.D

Program Director

Program Director Mark W. Nickels M.D. is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and the Director of Transplant Psychiatry. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. He has been providing clinical consultation to the Liver and Kidney Transplant programs since 1998 and to the URMC Heart Failure and Transplantation program since 2000. He was a part-time consultant for 10 years to the Strong Epilepsy Center, and did psychiatric evaluations on bariatric surgery candidates for area surgeons for many years. Dr. Nickels has provided psychiatric consultation in general hospital settings, including to the Wilmot Cancer Center, to primary care providers in their offices and also at Highland Family Medicine, and he provided critical incident debriefing to the Rochester Police Department. In addition he maintains a small psychotherapy practice.

He is excited to be the first director of the Fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at URMC, looking forward to both teaching and learning from its Fellows.


Associate Program Director

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Jennifer Richman, MD

Associate Program Director

Jennifer Richman, MD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and is Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. She is a graduate of the URMC Psychiatry Residency program, and the Georgetown University Hospital CL Psychiatry Fellowship. She is the Director of the Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Services, and of the Psycho-Oncology service.

Core Faculty

Aspen Ainsworth
Aspen Ainsworth, M.D.

Senior Instructor
Department of Psychiatry
 

Aspen Ainsworth
Hochang Ben Lee, M.D.

John Romano Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry

Jeffrey Iler, MD
Jeffrey Iler, M.D.

Senior Instructor
Department of Psychiatry

George S. Nasra, M.D., M.B.A.
George S. Nasra, M.D., M.B.A.

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry 
Division Chief
Collaborative Care & Wellness

Michael Scarf
Mark A. Oldham, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
 

Elizabeth (“EJ”) Santos, MD
Elizabeth (“EJ”) Santos, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Director 
Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
Director 
Strong Behavioral Health Older Adults Clinic

Mark A. Oldham, MD
Michael Scharf, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Departments of Psychiatry & Pediatrics 
Division Chief
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Director
Psychiatry Graduate Medical Education