Amir Garakani, M.D., DFAPA
“Our doctors, nurses, social workers, and staff are some of the kindest and most caring people anywhere, and they go above and beyond for their patients.”
Amir Garakani, M.D., DFAPA, Assistant Medical Director, serves as a psychiatrist in the Adult Transitional Living Program, treating extended-stay patients individually from all of the hospital’s
Centers of Expertise.
Dr. Garakani believes that the first step towards going above and beyond for his patients is putting them at ease: “I like engaging with patients about things other than just psychiatry,” says Dr. Garakani. “I try to relate to them, be kind and compassionate, but also just be a human being.”
Dr. Garakani says that making the decision to stay and be treated at the hospital can be a lot for some patients to handle, because it can feel like a loss of control. “I ask them to give it a chance
because ultimately they have control, they make the choice to be here, and sometimes that’s all they need to hear.”
The most gratifying part of Dr. Garakani’s service at Silver Hill is knowing that he has changed patients’ lives. “I’ve been here long enough to hear back from people who have come through the
institution, gone on to productive and happy lives, and credit Silver Hill with changing them and saving them.”
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Research Fellowship, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
Diplomate in Psychiatry, Diplomate in Forensic Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., Diplomate in Addiction Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
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