The Psychiatry Residency Program at Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital & St. Mary’s General Hospital
Fully Accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
1. Mission and Aims
The mission of our community based psychiatry residency program is to provide exceptional resident training using a robust array of mental health clinical experiences combined with a comprehensive didactic curriculum. We are committed to prepare residents to succeed at the forefront of the evolving role of Psychiatry in the delivery of health care for the diverse patient populations that we serve. In accordance with Prime Health Care, we share a commitment to train residents to become psychiatrists that deliver compassionate, quality care to patients and better mental healthcare services to our communities.
Our psychiatry residency program aims to train psychiatrists to function as exemplary clinicians, capable teachers, and knowledgeable managers of health care resources. Our fundamental educational objective is for our graduates to become competent and ethical professionals possessing sound clinical judgment, requisite skills, and a high order of knowledge about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of all psychiatric disorders, as well as the medical and neurological illnesses that relate to the practice of psychiatry.
Our psychiatry residents are expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for both the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health. Upon completion of training, our residents are expected to have consistently demonstrated sufficient competence in rendering effective professional care to psychiatric patients without direct supervision. Through clinical and educational experiences, the residency training program is to provide a solid educational background to adequately prepare residents for the certification examination in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Our graduates are also expected to have a keen awareness of their own strengths and limitations and recognize the necessity for a commitment to lifelong self-evaluation, practice based learning, and professional development.
2. Program Director’s Welcome
It is an honor to have an opportunity to be the program director for the Prime Health Saint Clare’s Hospital Psychiatry Residency. I welcome you and thank you for your interest in the Program. We are a newly ACGME accredited program, we currently have our PGY-1 and PGY-2 class filled. We are looking for highly talented and motivated individuals like your self who have a true heart and interest for Psychiatry. Being a new program, we have a tremendous opportunity to tweak the structure of the program based on feedback both from faculty members and as well as residents. Our faculty participates in monthly faculty development meetings where we explore new and innovative ideas to educate and train our residents.
Dr. Singh is a Board-Certified psychiatrist in both Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He currently is the Corporate Medical Director Psychiatric Services & Programs for New Jersey Prime Healthcare Hospitals. After completion of his training at Columbia University Medical Center, he joined the faculty at the university and served as a faculty member for 12 years. During his tenure at Columbia University he served at various leadership positions and was a recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. He joined Saint Clare’s in November 2014 and since then has been key in not only bringing in innovative ideas but also has been instrumental in spearheading numerous projects with the goal of bringing in state of the art evidence-based treatments to the community. Dr. Singh specializes in the psychopharmacological management of psychiatric disorders with expertise in medication management of psychiatric disorder, notably Depressions and other mood disorders.
Associate Program Directors
Domenick Sportelli, DO – Welcome to the Prime Health Psychiatry training program. I am honored to have the opportunity to be Associate Program Director at Prime Health. It is my goal to help cultivate an outstanding ACGME accredited psychiatric training program through substantial clinical experience, passionate teaching & didactics, hospital & community behavioral health research and most importantly fostering the growth and education of the next generation of board certified psychiatrists.
Dr. Domenick J. Sportelli is Board Certified in both Adult General Psychiatry as well as Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He began his journey with a Bachelors degree in Biology as well as a Masters of Science degree in Biology from Montclair State University. After receiving his Undergraduate degree and Graduate degree with Honors from MSU, he knew that he wanted to pursue a medical education as he was incredibly drawn to understanding the functioning of the human body and mind.
Upon graduation from NYIT School of Osteopathic Medicine, and graduating with Honors in clinical science, Dr. Sportelli pursued an internship year in General Family Medicine, which allowed him to explore various areas of medicine including Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Emergency Medicine as well as caring for individuals on the general medical floors and intensive care units. After Dr. Sportelli successfully completed this ACGME intern year, he felt a true calling to master the intricacies of the human mind, behavior, understanding the complexity of mental illness and its modern life-changing treatment options. He then began his four-year Residency Training in General Psychiatry and fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr. Sportelli continues to maintain a passion for medical education on the Consultation Liaison Service, has established the ECT service at Prime Health, is heavily involved in the our Psychiatric Grand Rounds program as well as public education of defeating stigma and prioritizing mental healthcare as a media contributor.
Suzanne Lind, MD – Suzanne Lind, MD is excited to be an associate program director for Prime Health. She has dual board certifications in both general psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Lind first got involved in teaching medical students when she was the chair of the Department of Psychiatry of St. Peter’s Medical Center in New Brunswick, NJ and provided a third year clerkship rotation for Drexel Medical School. She has supervised many medical students, residents (both in and out of psychiatry), psychiatry fellows, APNs and social workers. Dr. Lind brings a plethora of knowledge from having worked in many diverse places: in-patient, outpatient, consult-liaison, day hospital, long-term care and forensic facilities. Her goal is to help residents become excellent clinicians, help them determine what direction they would like to take their future psychiatric careers and achieve those goals as well as mentoring the residents to develop work/life balances.
Dr. Lind majored in neuroscience at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and then attended Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ. After spending her PGY 1 year also at Robert Wood Johnson, Dr. Lind completed her PGY2 and 3 years at Thomas Jefferson University Medical Hospital in Philadelphia. She then completed a 2-year Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU.