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

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