Lucian Manu, MD Takes a New Approach as Interim Director of CPEP

Lucian Manu, MD

April 1, 2015 – Since the beginning of January, Assistant Professor Lucian Manu, MD has served as interim Director of the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP), replacing Al Alam, MD who took on a new role in the Consultation and Liaison service. “Dr. Alam did an excellent job in CPEP,” said Eduardo Constantino, MD, the department’s Director of Clinical Services, “but he is spearheading an important new program. Dr. Manu brings years of clinical experience and strong leadership skills to his new role. He will introduce new ways to serve our patients in CPEP.”

Dr. Manu spent the past year as an attending physician in CPEP and the previous 15 years as a member of the faculty at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine in Manhattan, where he trained residents and medical students, and practiced outpatient psychiatry, specializing in eating disorders. He headed the Manhattan Behavioral Health Group, a successful multidisciplinary outpatient behavioral health private group in Manhattan. In 1996 and 1997 he worked in the CPEP at Bellevue Hospital, where he was the Supervisor for the Extended Observation Unit. He is graduate of the Carol Davila University of Medicine & Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania and completed his internship and residency in Psychiatry at NYU.

“My goal is to make emergency psychiatry at Stony Brook a domain of excellence both clinically and academically,” Dr. Manu said. His intention is to improve outcomes by applying business-like leadership and management methods from the for-profit world to the public health services provided in CPEP. “We are developing new ways of approaching what we do from a business-like mindset while excelling in teaching residents and other trainees,” Dr. Manu said. “We have a great crew here and plan to keep the threshold high.”