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Devinalini                     Misir

Devinalini Misir MD

Department of Psychiatry

Clinical Assistant Professor - CPEP Attending

Specialty/Research Focus

Addictions; Behavioral pharmacology; Drug abuse; Maternal - Fetal Medicine; Psychiatry; Teratology

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Professional Summary:

I was blessed with unselfish, dedicated educators who where willing and available any time of the day to discuss an interesting patient. I am who I am, because of these wonderful mentors, and teaching gives me personal satisfaction. I have been giving back to the society by teaching, supervising and mentoring medical students, residents, nurses, fellows, doing presentations for the public.

Medical students are the building blocks of tomorrows physicians.. Medical students in general have very limited knowledge of psychiatry before they start their psychiatry rotation and if they have some knowledge of psychiatry it is non cohesive. Identifying medical students who are interested in psychiatry , and developing their interest in psychiatry will bring in psychiatrist who love what they do, as opposed to somebody using psychiatry as a back up. Communication skills, and empathy helps a physician to establish rapport with patient‘s and their family members. Difficult behaviors exhibited by patients at times are not necessarily a hallmark of psychiatric illness . Teaching medical students to develop empathy and good communication skills, helps them grow into an efficient physician. Even if psychiatry is not going to be their field of future interest, teaching them to recognize psychiatric illness, and how to triage them if necessary is prudent.

Educating the general public as well as my colleagues from other fields and in psychiatry, on the importance of identifying, and managing pregnant women with mental health issues and issues with addiction is my passion.

Education and Training:
  • Cert, Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy Institute (2014)
  • Cert, Psychotherapy, School of Social Work, Univ at Buffalo (2013)
  • Cert, Addiction, Medical Review Officer Certification Council (2013)
  • Fellowship, Psychosomatic Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital (2012)
  • Cert, Psychotherapy, Behavioral Tech (2012)
  • Cert, Psychotherapy (2011)
  • Cert, Psycho Pharmacology (2011)
  • Residency, Psychiatry, Maine Medical Center (2011)
  • Cert, Addiction, Buprenorphine Training and Practice tools (2011)
  • Attending Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, ECMC (2014-present)
  • Attending Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, ECMC (2012-present)
  • Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor, Univ at Buffalo (2012-present)
  • Voluntary Tutor, Psychiatry, Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University (2011–2012)
  • Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Maine Medical Center, Tufts University (2008–2011)
Awards and Honors:
  • Best Clinical teacher Award for psychiatry residents (2014)
  • APA IMG travel Award (2008)

Professional Memberships:
  • APA Member
  • APM Member
  • MAPP Member
  • Member of Indian Medical Council
  • "Perinatal Addiction" NY State Perinatal Association, NYSPA, OBGYN, Psychiatrist, Social workers, midwives (2014)
  • "Phenomenology and management of Delirium" Symposium for Fellows, Yale New Haven Hospital, Psychiatry Fellows (2012)
  • "Management of acute pain in patients on Methadone Maintenance" Medical team at the VA hospital, VA Hospital, Fellows, Residents, Medical Students (2012)
  • "Cognition and Schizophrenia" Grand Rounds, Maine Medical Center, Residents, Attendings, Fellows, Medical Students (2011)

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Contact Information

Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 716-898-3465

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