Chitra Malur, MD – Department Chairwoman
Dr. Malur joined the department in December 2012 after holding the position of Chairwoman at East Orange General Hospital in New Jersey. Her expertise is in emergency psychiatry and electroconvulsive therapy. She attended Kilpauk Medical College and completed her residency training at State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Malur supervises residents in the outpatient clinic and teaches classes on psychopharmacology.


Joseph Cocozzella, MD – Program Director
Dr. Cocozzella joined the faculty in 2012 and assumed the role of Program Director in January 2013. He graduated from George Washington School of Medicine and completed his Adult Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Cocozzella supervises residents in the outpatient clinic and teaches formal didactic lectures. He is also the Clerkship Director for the Tufts and Boston University third year medical school clerkships.

Liliana Smurawska, MD
Dr. Smurawska joined the faculty in 2003 after completing her residency training at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Warsaw in Poland. She is the Medical Director on the adult inpatient unit and previously served as the Medical Director of the mental health clinic at Brighton Marine Health Center.

Norman Zarsky, MD
Dr. Zarsky joined the faculty in 2011. He graduated from University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed his residency and geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Cambridge Hospital. He supervises residents and students on the Consultation/Liaison service and serves as the primary preceptor for physician assistant students rotating in the department.

Helen Kyomen, MD
Dr. Kyomen joined the faculty in 2014 as director of the Geriatric Psychiatry service. She graduated from University of Southern California and completed her residency at the University of Hawaii. She also has a master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She received her training in geriatric psychiatry at McLean Hospital. She serves on national committees related to geriatric psychiatry and supervises residents during their geriatric psychiatry rotation.

Mili Priyanka, MD
Dr. Priyanka graduated from the program in 2014 and joined the faculty upon graduation. She graduated from Topiwala National Medical College in Mumbai, India. Dr. Priyanka supervises residents on the inpatient unit.

Murtuza Vali, MD
Dr. Vali joined the faculty in August 2015 as an inpatient attending physician. He graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College and then completed his residency at the University of Missouri and geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Brown University. Dr. Vali supervises residents on the inpatient unit.

Pavel Jalynytchev, MD
Dr. Jalynytchev graduated from the residency program in 2015 and joined the faculty as the director of Russian Psychiatry. He graduated from Saratov Medical University in Russia. He is also a licensed acupuncturist with a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture.

Daniel Dreyfuss, MD
Dr. Dreyfuss joined the faculty in July 2015 and brings specialized knowledge of addiction. He graduated from Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School. He is an attending physician on the inpatient service.

Jacqueline Samson, Ph.D.
Dr. Samson is a clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital. She earned her Ph.D. in social psychology from Boston College and her re specialization in clinical psychology from Yale University. Dr. Samson has extensive research experience in clinical psychology with an interest in the effects of childhood maltreatment. She has been teaching formal didactic courses in psychotherapy and providing supervision in psychotherapy to St. Elizabeth’s residents for over 20 years.

Jill Edelson, Ph.D.
Dr. Edelson is a clinical psychologist who provides supervision in psychodynamic psychotherapy. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Syracuse University and has been in private practice for over 20 years.

Randie Margolis, Ph.D.
Dr. Margolis is a clinical psychologist who provides supervision in cognitive behavioral therapy. She earned her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University, followed by fellowship training at McLean Hospital.

Additional faculty members from within and outside the medical center provide supervision in psychotherapy, community psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, addiction, neurology and child/adolescent psychiatry.

Last updated September 23, 2015




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