a regional provider for
Project TEACH

CAP PC is one of two regional providers that deliver services for Project TEACH. It serves Regions 1 and 3. CAP PC is a collaboration between five university-based Departments of Psychiatry.

Each of the five university sites has a team of 2-3 child and adolescent psychiatrists, a Liaison Coordinator (LC), and a care coordination assistant. They rotate coverage of the toll-free phone line and participate in the educational programs. All child and adolescent psychiatrists are faculty members at their respective universities. The Liaison Coordinators have at least a Master’s degree in a mental health-related field. When a call comes in to the toll free phone line the LC is the first responder. The LC passes information to a child psychiatrist who returns the call within the next 4 hours. Here is our complete team and the day-by-day schedule for consultation coverage.

Project Director David Kaye MD dlkaye@buffalo.edu
Project Administrator Ira Bhatia M.S. ibhatia@buffalo.edu
Chief Advisor of Outcomes Alex Cogswell PhD, Vice Chair for Research, University at Buffalo Department of Psychiatry
Executive Director Amy Berek, Chief Financial Officer University Psychiatric Practice
General Advisor Steve Dubovsky MD, Chair, University at Buffalo Dept. of Psychiatry
Administrative Advisor George Blakeslee MSW, SUNY Upstate
Grant Advisor Arvela Heider PhD

Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) - Mondays

Terrie Hargrave MD (315) 464-3266 hargravt@upstate.edu
Wanda Fremont MD (315) 464-3128 fremontw@upstate.edu
Eric MacMaster, MD (315) 464-3955 macmaste@upstate.edu
Maureen Ryan, PsyD (315) 291-7022 mryanpsyd@icloud.com

Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute - Wednesdays

Rachel Zuckerbrot MD (646) 774-5736 zuckerbr@nyspi.columbia.edu
Jennifer Petras MD jpetras@nyspi.columbia.edu
Katherine Carnicelli LCSW (646) 774-5804 carnice@nyspi.columbia.edu

University at Buffalo - Thursdays

David L. Kaye MD (716) 898-1064 dlkaye@buffalo.edu
Beth Smith MD (716) 859-5468 balucas@buffalo.edu
Sourav Sengupta, MD, MPH (716) 320-0362 souravse@buffalo.edu
Kristin McGinley LCSW (716) 898-1066 knm4@buffalo.edu

Project TEACH has the Support of

The REACH Institute
The American Academy of Pediatrics
New York State Academy of Family Physicians