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David Silbersweig, M.D.
Department Chair

Dr. David Silbersweig is a neurologist and psychiatrist, and serves as the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Co-Director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Institute for the Neurosciences. He is the Harvard Medical School Dean for Academic Programs at Partners HealthCare and the Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Silbersweig is one of the pioneers of functional neuroimaging research in psychiatry. He and his colleagues focus upon the development and application of new neuroimaging techniques to localize and characterize brain circuitry dysfunction underlying major psychiatric disorders. Studies combining neuroimaging with therapeutic, fluid biomarker, and genetic studies, to test mechanistic hypotheses, are underway. The aim of Dr. Silbersweig’s systems-level neuropathophysiology work is to help provide a foundation for the development of novel, targeted, biologically based diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to aid those suffering with mental illness. Dr. Silbersweig has significant involvement in national/international research consortia. He is a Fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, and has played a notable role in shaping the rapidly developing field of neuropsychiatry through his translational research, his innovative educational activities, his invited presentations in the United States and abroad, and his work with scientific journals, NIH, conferences and organizations.

David Silbersweig

Fremonta Meyer, M.D.
Interim Program Director

Dr. Montie Meyer is the interim psychiatry residency program training director at BWH/HMS. She comes to this role after 10 years as director of medical student education in psychiatry including running the core clerkship and advanced consultation-liaison psychiatry elective at BWH/Harvard Medical School. Clinically, she is a consultation-liaison psychiatrist specializing in lung transplant and psycho-oncology, particularly women’s cancers. She maintains an affiliation at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and has conducted clinical research characterizing risk factors and interventions for fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, and depression in oncology patients. Dr. Meyer is originally from Northwest Ohio, graduated from Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School, completed a residency at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, MA, and a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (psycho-oncology track). She has been involved in nationwide educational initiatives as chair of the Medical Student Education Subcommittee for the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and is currently Associate Director of the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.



Hermioni L. Amonoo, MD, MPP
ate Program Director

Hermioni Amonoo is the Associate Training Director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Residency Training Program. She is also a staff physician on the Medical Psychiatry Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). Dr. Amonoo received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School while she also obtained a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She completed her residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital where she served as Administrative Chief Resident.  She is also a graduate of the psychosomatic medicine/psycho-oncology fellowship at BWH/DFCI. She is interested in the impact of psychiatric illness, management strategies and palliative care in diverse cancer patients to develop innovative and practical psychological interventions for cancer patients and their care givers. Her research has been funded by Harvard Medical School, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Brigham Research Institute, and the National Institute of Health (NIH). Her passion for education has inspired her to engage in several scholarly projects in medical education and to pursue a wide variety of teaching endeavors and mentorship for college and medical students, residents and physician assistants.



Jacob Taylor, MD
Assistant Program Director

Jacob Taylor is the Assistant Training Director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He is also a co-director of the research track and an associated scientist at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute. He completed medical school, a master’s in public health and psychiatry residency at Johns Hopkins before coming to BWH in 2016. He is a co-teacher of the PGY2 Phenomenology course and also supervises the outpatient clinics for several PGY2 residents each year. His research is focused on how to best evaluate psychopathologic domains in the context of large-scale genetic studies, the implications of etiologic heterogeneity on psychiatric genetic research and how to integrate genetic findings together with psychiatric phenomenology in order to inform psychiatric nosology.

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Michelle Laflam
Program Administrator/Education Program Manager

Michelle Laflam is the Education Program Manager for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Department of Psychiatry where she supports the department’s educational efforts with the Psychiatry Residency Training Program,  the Consultation-Liaison Fellowship, the Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and the medical student clerkship programs. Michelle brings prior experience working at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care. She especially enjoys supporting our residents and is committed to seeing our trainees succeed in their educational and career endeavors. Michelle is a graduate of Stonehill College in Eastern, MA where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.

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