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. Cocozzella supervises residents in the outpatient clinic.
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. Malur supervises residents in the emergency department and during their ECT rotation.
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 medical director at the nearby Brighton Marine Clinic and recently assumed the role of medical director on the adult inpatient unit.
Norman Zarsky, MD
Dr. Zarsky joined the faculty in 2011. He graduated from UMass Medical School and completed his residency and geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Cambridge Hospital. He supervises residents and students on the Consultation/Liaison service and the Geriatric Psychiatry rotation.
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 received her training in geriatric psychiatry at McLean Hospital.
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. Priyanka supervises residents on the inpatient unit.
Thetsu Mon, MD, PhD
Dr. Mon joined the faculty in 2014 after completing her residency training at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her MD and PhD in physiology and biophysics from the University of Arkansas. Mon supervises residents on the inpatient unit.
Jacqueline Samson, PhD
Dr. Samson is a clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital. She teaches formal didactic courses in psychotherapy and provides supervision in psychotherapy to residents. Samson has extensive research experience in clinical psychology with an interest in the effects of childhood maltreatment.
Additional faculty members from within and outside the medical center provide supervision in psychotherapy, community psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, addiction, neurology, and child/adolescent psychiatry.
Several recent graduates have transitioned to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowships at Yale, Tufts Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, SUNY Downstate, and other prestigious institutions across the country. Residents have also entered other sub specialty fellowships such as geriatric psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. Others have taken positions as attending physicians within the Steward Health Care System and at facilities in the local area and around the country. Some choose to remain in Boston while others practice in under-served communities.