Grant Mitchell to Oversee Clinical Services at Columbia, NYS Psychiatric Institute Effective July 1

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Grant E. Mitchell, M.D. as Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Services in the Department of Psychiatry and New York State Psychiatric Institute, effective July 1, 2013.  Dr. Mitchell has held the position of Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health since 2006, providing leadership and oversight of services in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, and children’s services.  


In his new role at Columbia Psychiatry, Dr. Mitchell will oversee and direct the clinical services of the three institutional components on the Health Sciences Campus, including services at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and New York State Psychiatric Institute.   He will focus on the integration of our multiple clinical services, settings and systems of care thereby enhancing their synergies and efficiencies.  In addition, he will work on identifying opportunities to enhance clinical revenue, including a financially viable managed care-based business model, and to oversee their effective implementation.


Dr. Mitchell is a graduate of Vassar College and received his medical degree from New York Medical College.  He completed his residency in Psychiatry and was chief resident at New York Medical College from 1986-1990.  For a number of years, he was chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Sound Shore Health System, an affiliate of New York Medical College, a department which he established, planning and developing all programs and services from the inception of the department.  During the succeeding years, he was active in clinical practice and was CEO of Prime Care, a multidisciplinary behavioral health group practice from 1996 to 2007.  Through these work experiences Dr. Mitchell has gained extensive expertise in managing large group practices and integrating behavioral health and primary care. 


I know you will join me in welcoming Grant and ask that you assist him as he takes on this important leadership role in the Department and Institute.


Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D.

President, American Psychiatric Association

Chairman, Department of Psychiatry

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Director, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Psychiatrist-in-Chief @ New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center