Hi, I’m June! I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. As an undergrad, I studied Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. After college, I volunteered in peripheral communities across Israel and stayed to complete my M.D. at Tel Aviv University/Sackler School of Medicine. When coming to Cornell, I was looking for a supportive environment that would prioritize my education and help me become the best psychiatrist I can be. Now, I am so happy to have spent the last 3 years here learning and growing with all of my incredibly thoughtful colleagues! Residency is a special time of growth as an individual. As one of the Chief Residents this year, one of my main goals is to help create a supportive environment where trainees can not only learn psychiatry but focus on their own personal development. I'm currently applying to Consultation-Liaison fellowships and look forward to a career in academic psychiatry.
I grew up in Brooklyn, NY. I’ve spent the majority of my life in NYC but did venture away for undergraduate where I studied Business Administration at Georgetown University and spent a year in the UK studying managerial economics at the London School of Economics. Despite remaining interested in business and getting involved in some early entrepreneurial endeavors, I ultimately decided to pivot and pursue medicine. I completed a post-baccalaureate at Goucher College before eventually returning to NYC to attend medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. With little prior interest in psychiatry, I fell in love with the specialty and department here at Cornell… it was a no-brainer for me to stay for residency! I feel so fortunate to be a part of a program that fosters introspection, mentorship, and teaching. The faculty and breadth of clinical experiences are extraordinary, and I feel well prepared to treat complex psychopathology with an array of clinical modalities. I am honored to be one of the chief residents this year. With an interest in administration, organizational psychology, and novel and digital approaches to mental health care, I look forward to helping shape new clinical and educational experiences for our residents in a nationally shifting mental health landscape. NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine is an exceptional place to train and I hope you’ll join us!
Hello all and welcome to Weill Cornell Psychiatry! I came to medicine and psychiatry through a rather unconventional course consisting of a 12-year stage career as a Broadway performer. I grew up in a large Mormon family (7 children, like the Von Trapps) and was a missionary in Mexico for 2 years in my early adult life. In a truly unbelievable twist of fate, my final project before starting medical school was as an original cast member in Book of Mormon on Broadway. I left Mormonism because I’m a gay man, and have since married and had a wonderful son with my husband. I am the current chief of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and am working with a very motivated group of residents and faculty who are humbly working to understand longstanding patterns of inequity and improve our department's efforts at recruiting and retaining psychiatrists who are as diverse as the patients we treat here. I chose Cornell because I felt drawn to the humanistic and psychological foundation of the training here, and I am proud to now have the opportunity to serve as one of our chief residents and help to recruit and support our current and incoming psychiatrists in their training.
Hi, I’m Alana! I am originally from Long Island, New York and I have yet to venture too far away. I studied Chemistry at Columbia University prior to attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. On my interview day at Weill Cornell, I was struck by the warm environment of the Weill Cornell family and the unparalleled clinical training. Residency has exceeded my lofty expectations! My favorite part of residency has been working in a collaborative environment and learning from my fellow residents and faculty supervisors. Clinically, I have particularly enjoyed working in the psychiatric emergency room and doing therapy in the outpatient department. This year, I am most looking forward to gaining more clinical experience and serving as a mentor to the Psychiatry residents.