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Sackler Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry Fellowship

The Sackler Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry Fellowship


(Direct inquiries to Soudabeh Givrad, M.D. at    

What is the Sackler Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry Fellowship?

The Sackler Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry Fellowship is a clinical training experience under the auspices of the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology and the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. The Fellowship offers clinical, educational, and research opportunities for the fellow to gain expertise in perinatal, infant and preschooler mental health 

Clinical Opportunities

Clinical opportunities include work in outpatient Child Psychiatry clinic, Maternal-Infant Psychiatry service/Payne Whitney Women’s Program, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Neurodevelopmental follow up clinic. The Fellow will be seeing parent-infant/parent-young child psychotherapy cases, perinatal psychiatry cases for medication management and psychotherapy, consult in the NICU and the Neurodevelopmental follow up clinic, and conduct. Dr. Soudabeh Givrad is the main supervisor for these experiences, supplemented by specialized on site mentors   

Educational Opportunities

Educational responsibilities and opportunities include planning and oversight of weekly Infant Psychiatry Seminar for the Child Psychiatry fellows and other faculty members and supervision of Child Psychiatry fellows for preschool evaluations. The Fellow will participate in various teaching opportunities related to early childhood development and perinatal and infant mental health to general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry residents, medical students, as well as trainees in other fields such as Neonatology, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics. The Fellow will additionally be involved in learning opportunities in perinatal psychiatry including weekly Women’s Psychiatry Clinic Rounds. 

Research Opportunities

Each Fellow is expected to cultivate a specialized area of scholarly inquiry and consider developing a research project. Research opportunities in infant mental health and perinatal psychiatry will be available through our perinatal and early childhood clinical services and under supervision of our reproductive psychiatry and child psychiatry faculty. Fellows also have opportunities to collaborate with the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain under the direction of Stephan Kanne, Ph.D. Fellows may also join research projects that are in progress under the guidance of the Director of the Institute, Conor Liston MD, Ph.D., and his colleagues. 

Details and How to Apply

The fellowship begins July 1, 2024 for one year with extension up to two years. The stipend offered covers a 0.5 FTE position that can be supplemented by faculty practice in Weill Cornell Medicine’s Physician Organization. Applicants who have completed a residency in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and who possess or are eligible for a New York State license are eligible to apply. 

Qualified applicants are invited to email a C.V. , two (2) letters recommendation and a letter of professional interest addressed to: Soudabeh Givrad, M.D. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Weill Cornell Medicine.  The application should be emailed to Jennifer Walsh, Chief Administrative Officer for Psychiatry at 


Guaranteed Base Salary:
Minimum salary: $145,000
Maximum salary: $145,000

Weill Cornell Medicine provides the above salary range in compliance with the New York City law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range listed is for part‐time role (.50 FTE) not including bonuses, clinical incentive compensation, or benefits. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors including but not limited to internal equity, specialty, training, and hospital/community needs.

The above salary range for New York City based roles represents WCM’s good faith and reasonable estimate of possible compensation at the time of posting.

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