Psychiatry Residency Program

Cynthia Pristach and Erik Radick.

“Our mission is to train well-rounded, competent general psychiatrists. We help you meet your goals and achieve success,” says program director Cynthia A. Pristach, MD, with resident Erik J. Radick.

Our program coordinates robust clinical, didactic and independent research opportunities to thoroughly prepare you for your career, wherever it takes you.
We enjoy close working relationships with the numerous area hospitals and psychiatric care facilities that host our core and specialty rotations.
We make completing a research project or related scholarly endeavor a core component of your residency.
Our residents benefit from comprehensive curriculum and supportive mentoring that lays foundations for rewarding futures in psychiatry.
The medical school funds a variety of awards to support your professional development and recognize your accomplishments.
Our salaries do not include the additional value of your benefits, which UB GME pays. Most institutions ask you to pay for your own benefits. Add $4,000 to $5,000 to our salaries for an accurate figure of your effective salary to compare what you will earn here to other programs.
We accept applications for our residency program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) beginning in September each year.
We want to hear from you.

Program Director

Pristach, Cynthia

Cynthia Pristach, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Residency Training in Psychiatry

University at Buffalo - Psychiatry, Erie County Medical Center, 462 Grider St. Rm 1168 Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 898-4221


Training Program Administrator

Carol A. Regan, C-TAGME

Residency Training Program Administrator


Erie County Medical Center, 462 Grider St., Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 898-4221; Fax: (716) 898-4538