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Psychiatry

Psychiatry

It’s not only our bodies that can be affected by illness or injury. There are many diseases and disorders that affect the mind as well. These can show up in the form of behavioral problems – anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, to name a few – that can negatively impact one’s work, health, relationships and life.

The Behavioral Health Services team at University of Miami Hospital offers evaluation and treatment for a broad range of psychiatric disorders for you or your loved ones aged 18 and older. In addition to receiving comprehensive, compassionate care, patients can choose from a wide array of inpatient and outpatient programs that allows them to receive the level of services best suited for their individual needs.

University of Miami Hospital offers free initial assessments, and is the only inpatient psychiatric facility in South Florida which provides private rooms, each with its own bathroom and television. The Hospital is also a private receiving facility for involuntary examinations in compliance with State of Florida Mental Health statutes (commonly referred to as the Baker Act).

Clinical Areas of Specialization:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar and Anxiety Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Psychiatric services for children and adolescents, women, geriatric patients and those with HIV/AIDS.
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Biofeedback and stress management

Specialized care at UMH

To ensure that all patients receive appropriate care, specific units have been created to meet their individual needs. These include units dedicated to geriatric patients with serious medical conditions, and a newly opened Medical/Psych unit which ensures that each patient receives the appropriate medical and psychological treatment while hospitalized. All units provide psychiatric consultations, group therapy, and exercise

Mood Disorders Clinic

The Hospital’s Mood Disorders Clinic serves high-functioning patients who have been diagnosed with disorders including, among others:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-partum depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

Treatment for Depression

The Behavioral Health Services team at University of Miami Hospital also specializes in treating patients suffering from severe depression. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) are some of the treatments available to patients.

Women’s Mental Health

A University of Miami Hospital team lead by a renowned psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health issues offers treatment for women facing psychiatric issues such as post-partum depression, pre-menstrual issues, depression resulting from miscarriages, and other OB/GN concerns. For more information, call the Department of Psychiatry at 305-243-6400.

Augustine O. Adiboshi

Augustine O. Adiboshi, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Leonardo  Alonso

Leonardo Alonso, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-285-0160

Doraiswami R. Ayyar

Doraiswami R. Ayyar, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor of Neurology

Specialty: Neurology (Psychiatry & Neurology), Neuromuscular Medicine - Psych & Neuro

Appointments: 305-243-3100

Janellie R. Azaret

Janellie R. Azaret, M.D., LMHC
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Pediatrics

Appointments: 305-689-8543

Charles R. Bauer

Charles R. Bauer, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics-Gynecology, and Psychology

Specialty: Pediatrics

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Michael  Benatar

Michael Benatar, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor of Neurology

Specialty: Neuromuscular Medicine - Psych & Neuro, Neurology (Psychiatry & Neurology), Neurophysiology, Clinical - Psych & Neuro

Appointments: 305-243-3100

Christopher B. Benton

Christopher B. Benton, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-7777

Sherrie A. Bieniek

Sherrie A. Bieniek, M.D.

Voluntary Assistant Professor - Psychiatry

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Jeffrey P. Brosco

Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Specialty: Pediatrics

Appointments: 305-243-7570

Barbara  Coffey

Barbara Coffey, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-7077

James H. Cook

James H. Cook, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Edmi Y. Cortes Torres

Edmi Y. Cortes Torres, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

Elizabeth A. Crocco

Elizabeth A. Crocco, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Unit Chief, Geriatric Medicine-Psychiatry Inpatient Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

Anai M. Cuadra

Anai M. Cuadra, Ph.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Specialty: Child & Family Psychology

Appointments: 305-243-0214

Keith G. DeSousa

Keith G. DeSousa, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology (Psychiatry & Neurology)

Appointments: 305-243-3100

Carolyn M. Drazinic

Carolyn M. Drazinic, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

Richard M. Dreize

Richard M. Dreize, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Dante M. Durand

Dante M. Durand, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

Spencer  Eth

Spencer Eth, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-243-0214

David A. Fishbain

David A. Fishbain, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor (Tenured) of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology, Pain Medicine-Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

Manuel E. Garcia

Manuel E. Garcia, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Volkan  Granit

Volkan Granit, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Neurology (Psychiatry & Neurology), Neuromuscular Medicine - Psych & Neuro

Appointments: 305-251-3100

Ernesto M. Grenier

Ernesto M. Grenier, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Roberto R. Guerra

Roberto R. Guerra, ARNP

Specialty: Mental Health Counselor

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Jose A. Guerra-Valencia

Jose A. Guerra-Valencia, M.D.

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Joseph H. Henry

Joseph H. Henry, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Director, Behavioral Treatment II Inpatient Unit, Jackson Memorial Hospital

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

Rene D. Hernandez Cardenache

Rene D. Hernandez Cardenache, PsyD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Specialty: Clinical Neuropsychology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

Eugene R. Hershorin

Eugene R. Hershorin, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Specialty: Pediatrics

Appointments: 305-243-7570

Douglas  Johnson-Greene

Douglas Johnson-Greene, Ph.D., MPH, ABPP
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Director of Rehabilitation Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Specialty: Clinical Neuropsychology

Appointments: 305-243-3887

Andres M. Kanner

Andres M. Kanner, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor of Clinical Neurology

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology (Psychiatry & Neurology)

Appointments: 305-243-3100

Martha M. Kato

Martha M. Kato, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

Christopher I. Kauffman

Christopher I. Kauffman, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-7777

Bonnie  Levin

Bonnie Levin, Ph.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor of Neurology Tenured

Specialty: Clinical Neuropsychology

Appointments: 305-243-3100

David  Loewenstein

David Loewenstein, Ph.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Sports Medicine - Family Medicine, Clinical Neuropsychology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

Luminita E. Luca

Luminita E. Luca, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

Emilio  Mantero Atienza

Emilio Mantero Atienza, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-326-0776

Nicole A. Mavrides

Nicole A. Mavrides, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

Stephen  McLeod-Bryant

Stephen McLeod-Bryant, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

Manuel A. Melendez

Manuel A. Melendez, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Samuel  Mowerman

Samuel Mowerman, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor Psychiatry

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-8118

Dominique L. Musselman

Dominique L. Musselman, M.D., MSCR
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

Charles B. Nemeroff

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Leonard M. Miller Professor & Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director, Center on Aging

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-243-6400

Rachel E. Neuhut

Rachel E. Neuhut, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

D. Jeffrey  Newport

D. Jeffrey Newport, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Director, Women's Reproductive Mental Health

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-243-2301

Vanessa L. Padilla Davila

Vanessa L. Padilla Davila, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychosomatic Med - Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-7777

Alexander  Perez

Alexander Perez, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Alfredo  Piniella

Alfredo Piniella, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-243-4000

William F. Pirl

William F. Pirl, M.D., MPH
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-243-4129

Vasthie  Prudent

Vasthie Prudent, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychosomatic Med - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-243-4129

Kathya E. Ramos-Vargas

Kathya E. Ramos-Vargas, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Specialty: Neuromuscular Medicine - Psych & Neuro, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Appointments: 305-243-3887

Danielle M. Ransom

Danielle M. Ransom, PsyD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Clinical Neuropsychology

Appointments: 305-243-3100

Gustavo J. Rey

Gustavo J. Rey, Ph.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Clinical Neuropsychology

Appointments: 305-243-3100

Juan F. Rios

Juan F. Rios, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Maria A. Rueda-Lara

Maria A. Rueda-Lara, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychosomatic Med - Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

Samir A. Sabbag

Samir A. Sabbag, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-672-1771

Fernando  Salvato

Fernando Salvato, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-324-6440

Mario A. Saporta

Mario A. Saporta, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Human Genetics

Specialty: Neuromuscular Medicine - Psych & Neuro, Neurology (Psychiatry & Neurology)

Appointments: 305-243-3100

Radu V. Saveanu

Radu V. Saveanu, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

Khema R. Sharma

Khema R. Sharma, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Associate Professor of Neurology Tenured

Specialty: Neurology (Psychiatry & Neurology), Neuromuscular Medicine - Psych & Neuro

Appointments: 305-243-3100

Robert T. Shebert

Robert T. Shebert, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Pathology

Specialty: Neurology (Psychiatry & Neurology), Neuromuscular Medicine - Psych & Neuro

Appointments: 305-243-3100

Milos  Starovic

Milos Starovic, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-7777

Richard M. Steinbook

Richard M. Steinbook, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor and Principal Investigator.

Specialty: Psychiatry - Psychiatry & Neurology

Appointments: 305-355-9028

Ashok K. Verma

Ashok K. Verma, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor of Clinical Neurology

Specialty: Neurology (Psychiatry & Neurology), Neuromuscular Medicine - Psych & Neuro

Appointments: 305-243-3100

Gwen R. Wurm

Gwen R. Wurm, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Director, Division of Community Pediatrics

Specialty: Pediatrics

Appointments: 305-243-7570