Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Geriatric Psychiatry

The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry offers an ACGME-accredited program in geriatric psychiatry. Graduates of the 12-month program satisfy all requirements and are eligible to take the ABPN subspecialty certification examination.

An optional second fellowship year is available for the candidate seeking additional training as a clinician-researcher.

Our program produces specialists in the delivery of skilled and comprehensive psychiatric medical care of older adults suffering from psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders. Our clinical programs emphasize expert diagnosis, early intervention, continuity of care, and access to new therapies and clinical research protocols.

Applications for the academic year 2019-2020 are currently being accepted. Please email Sandra Downey for information. 


Prerequisite Training:

The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship  is an ACGME accredited training program for individuals who have successfully completed a 4-year psychiatry residency program in the United States or Canada. At the current time, the complement for the fellowship is one position.

Selection Criteria:

Applicant to the program must complete a Northwestern University application which can be accessed at the McGaw website.  The application must include the following documents:


Geriatric residents participate in supervised, collaborative, interdisciplinary clinical and didactic experiences which provide training in the:

The residency offers clinical rotations in the following settings:

Michael Schrift, DO
Michael J. Schrift, DO, MA
Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry

Contact Us

Contact Fellowship Program Coordinator Sandra Downey for more information about the Geriatric Psychiatry fellowship.
Sandra Downey

Meet the Faculty

Danielle Anderson, MD
Amy Corcoran, MD
Stephen Dinwiddie, MD
Mehmet Dokucu, MD, PhD
Morris Goldman, MD
Robert B. Lloyd Jr, MD, PhD
Lisa Rosenthal, MD

Housestaff Research Portal

Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.