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Suzanne Dieter, MD

Dr. Dieter is an attending psychiatrist in the outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry clinic. Dr Dieter graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed her training in General Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She completed her fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University Medical Center Child Study Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr Dieter is a Member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). She formerly served on the APA's Committee for Children, Adolescents and their Families. Dr Dieter's clinical interests include public psychiatry, treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in youth, parent and family interventions for childhood disruptive behavior disorders, school consultation, college student mental health, and treatment of co-morbid mood and substance disorders.

Zana Dobroshi, MD, PhD

Dr. Dobroshi is the Site Director at QCPC and an attending psychiatrist at Harlem Hospital. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, where she is actively involved in teaching. She is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry In Case Western Reserve University of Cleveland and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry in Pristine (EU). She is psychoanalytically trained in Europe and USA, teaches and works in several academic institutions in USA and Europe. She also completed training in Family Psychotherapy with Virginia Satir and Fellowship in Public Child Psychiatry with Columbia University. Her clinical interests include public psychiatry, treatment of PTSD, Childhood Schizophrenia and other severely impaired children in public system. She has published multiple articles related to immigrant families, trauma, and the use of play therapy and child’s creativity in enhancing resilience. Most recently she is focused on developing an outcomes-based research curriculum and research projects that include trainees at QCPC.

Lorraine Lothwell, MD

Dr. Lorraine Lothwell is an attending psychiatrist in the outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry clinic. She is also a supervising attending with the Young Adult Program, a clinic that provides mental health care for individuals age 18 to 25. Dr. Lothwell’s interests include LGBT mental health issues, treatment of gender dysphoria in children and adolescents, HIV/AIDS psychiatry, and resident education. Dr. Lothwell received her B.A. in biology from Barnard College and attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed general psychiatry residency at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University and trained in child and adolescent psychiatry at New York University Child Study Center and Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Lothwell is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and she is a fellow with the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. She is also co-chair of the New York County District Branch Committee on LGBT issues.

Kareem Ghalib, MD

Dr. Ghalib is Director and Chief of Service of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Prior to joining Harlem Hospital he was the Medical Director of the Children’s Day Unit and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Evaluation Services at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He completed his adult and child psychiatry training at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, where he served as chief resident and chief fellow. He remains on faculty there as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. He is actively involved in teaching both at Columbia and at Harlem Hosptial. He is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Work Group on Consumer Issues and the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry’s Adolescence Committee. He has published numerous articles, book chapters related to childhood anxiety, depression, and the safety and effectiveness of pharmacotherapies.

Aaron Reliford, MD

Aaron Reliford, MD is Medical Director of Outpatient Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Division. Dr. Reliford graduated from NYU School of Medicine and completed his training in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian –Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He is clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at Columbia University. Dr Reliford’s clinical and research interests include infant-child psychotherapy, PTSD, autistic spectrum disorders, and he has published on those topics. He is actively involved with teaching general and child and adolescent psychiatry residents at Harlem Hospital and New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is a Psychoanalytic Candidate at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.

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