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 Cynthia A. Pristach, MD, with resident Erik J. Radick.

  • Curriculum
    Our program coordinates robust clinical, didactic and independent research opportunities to thoroughly prepare you for your career, wherever it takes you.
  • Clinical Training Sites
    We enjoy close working relationships with the numerous area hospitals and psychiatric care facilities that host our core and specialty rotations.
  • Research and Scholarship
    We make completing a research project or related scholarly endeavor a core component of your residency.
  • Our Residents and Alumni
    Our residents benefit from comprehensive curriculum and supportive mentoring that lays foundations for rewarding futures in psychiatry.
  • Scholarships and Awards
    The medical school funds a variety of awards to support your professional development and recognize your accomplishments.
  • Salary, Benefits and Support
    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.
  • Applying for Residency
    We accept applications for our residency program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) beginning in September each year.
  • Contact Us
    We want to hear from you.

Program Director

DelRegno, Paula

Paula DelRegno, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Program Director of Residency Training in Psychiatry

University at Buffalo - Psychiatry Erie County Medical Center 462 Grider St. Rm 1184 Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 898-4221


Associate Program Director

Elberg, Zhanna

Zhanna Elberg, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Associate Program Director of Residency Training in Psychiatry, Director of Psychotherapy Training Program - OnTrackNY@ECMC

462 Grider Street Erie County Medical Center Adult Child and Family Clinic Department of Psychiatry Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: 716-898-3255; Fax: 716-898-3658


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