Department of Psychiatry


Petros Levounis, MD, MA
Professor and Chair

Welcome to the NJMS Department of Psychiatry, where our diverse team of highly skilled clinicians and staff work together to promote a culture of quality, safety, diversity, equity, and inclusion across everything we do. We deliver state-of-the-art psychiatric care to our patients through our inpatient and outpatient services and expand our work beyond our campus through funded research and community outreach.

Medical education at all levels remains at the center of our department’s mission which is to train the new generation of mental health leaders through model residency and fellowship programs and to educate our medical students to become highly competent and genuinely compassionate healers.



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Psychiatry In The News

When Does Anxiety Become a Problem?

Dr. Petro Levounis, chair of the NJMS Department of Psychiatry, answers questions about a new recommendation to screen all adults under 65 for anxiety.

Bloomberg American Health Initiative Announces Seventh Cohort of Bloomberg Fellows

Clement Chen, PharmD, from the NJMS Department of Psychiatry, joins the 2023 Bloomberg Fellows with a focus on addiction and overdose.

How to Make the Holidays Less Stressful

Feeling stressed about the holiday season? Read what Dr. Petros Levounis and other experts are saying what you can do to mitigate overwhelming