Ngozi B. Okezie

Ngozi Okezie joined Columbia Health in 2007. Prior to Columbia, Ngozi was a staff psychiatrist in outpatient mental services and the director of child and adolescent outpatient services at Saint Vincent's Hospital, Westchester. She was also an assistant professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College.

Ngozi attended Bryn Mawr College and Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her psychiatry residency at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and went on to do further advanced training in child and adolescent psychiatry at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. She then completed a research fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry, concentrating on child mental services delivery. Ngozi's professional interests include ADHD, mood disorders and cultural issues.

Education:

  • M.D., Yale School of Medicine
  • B.A., Bryn Mawr College
  • Psychiatry residency at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • Clinical Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry NY Presbyterian Hospital
  • Post doctoral Research Fellow Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Board Certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Licensed to practice in the state of New York

Professional Experience:

  • Staff Psychiatrist at Saint Vincent's Hospital, Westchester
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York Medical College
  • Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at Saint Vincent's Hospital, Westchester
  • Assistant in Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Clinical Assistant Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Awards and Honors:

  • Outstanding Service Award for Clinical Excellence in Child Psychiatry, 1997, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons