Integrative Psychiatric Care & Psychosomatic Medicine
Welcome from the Program Director
The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to offer an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry. This one-year program offers fellows a diverse, multidisciplinary, highly collaborative training environment that provides comprehensive training in the field of Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry/Psychosomatic Medicine. Our program has been an important part of the Department of Psychiatry since its inception in 2008. We have participated in the C-L Psychiatry Fellowship Match Program since it began in 2014-2015.
Our Consultation/Liaison service is housed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a large academic medical center established in 1825. Jefferson is home to the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, an internationally recognized neuroscience program (the Farber Institute for Neuroscience and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, the Wills Eye Hospital (the oldest, continually operating, eye care facility in the US), a world-renowned Orthopedics Institute (Rothman Orthopaedics), and a Level I Trauma and Burn Center.
Fellows experience patients in a wide range of diagnostic entities, utilize and learn the gamut of therapeutic options in consultation/liaison psychiatry, and develop competency in the evaluation and management of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric disorders in all age ranges. Fellows are also actively involved in teaching and research. Former fellows who have completed our program have obtained careers in a wide variety of academic and clinical environments, including several ACGME program and clinical service directorships.
In addition to our core faculty, the program has additional collaborating faculty members, representing a wide range of disciplines, including psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, palliative care, obstetrics and gynecology/maternal-fetal medicine, transplantation medicine, oncology, hematology, sports and concussion medicine, pain medicine and anesthesia, sleep medicine, addiction psychiatry/addiction medicine, bariatrics, pediatrics, telemedicine, and integrative health. The diversity of our faculty reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the field of consultation/liaison psychiatry and the breadth of care available at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. We in the Consultation/Liaison Division at Jefferson pride ourselves not only in the range of experiences that we can offer, but also in the flexibility such a rich training environment can provide in the ability to construct well-supervised elective experiences in nearly any medical subspecialty.
As a proud graduate of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Consultation/Liaison Fellowship myself, I can speak confidently that as a graduate of our fellowship you will be well prepared for a wide variety of careers at the intersection of general medicine and psychiatry.
I invite you to learn more about our fellowship. If you have any questions about the program or our available experiences, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at Jahaira.Lopez-Pastrana@jefferson.edu.
Best wishes and be well,
Jahaira Lopez-Pastrana, MD
Recent Faculty Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry Publications
- Psychiatry's Obligation to Promote Voting Among Patients With Mental Illness
- The Impact of COVID-19 on Psychiatric Acuity in a Community Psychiatric Hospital
- Fetal demise and Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome in a patient with hyperemesis gravidarum: a case report
- The prescriber's guide to classic MAO inhibitors (phenelzine, tranylcypromine, isocarboxazid) for treatment-resistant depression
- Promoting Health Equity Through Voter Support Activities for the Inpatient Psychiatric Population