Welcome from the Training Director

Lauren Spring, MD
Training Director

Thank you for your interest in psychiatry at Stony Brook. If you are looking for a residency that prepares you to practice psychiatry in the complex world of modern medicine, you have come to the right place.

As Suffolk County's premier academic medical center, we can expose you to a diversity of clinical cases in a variety of settings. But because we are a small program, we can provide you with direct day-to-day access to senior faculty who are experts in their fields.

Each member of our faculty takes a personal interest in the intellectual and professional development of our residents, and we plan our program carefully to achieve the right balance of didactic education and mentored clinical experience. Our department’s active participation in collaborative science presents our residents with a unique opportunity to work with some of the country's leading biomedical researchers.

Stony Brook University is a national leader in science and mathematics, and a vibrant social and intellectual community. You will find a burgeoning arts community both at the Staller Center on campus and in nearby towns. The university’s Division One sports teams are regular participants in national tournaments. The local community is well suited for both singles and families, offering a safe suburban environment with excellent public schools and easy access the Hamptons’ beaches and the streets of New York City.

As a graduate of the residency program, I can attest to the quality and comprehensiveness of our training program.  You can be assured that whatever your interests in psychiatry, you will be fully prepared to accept the opportunities that await you at the end of your training.

Lauren Spring, MD
Program Director Psychiatry Residency Training
Program Director Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training
Vice Chair of Education
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
Stony Brook Medicine
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers