Dr. Jeffrey S. Winseman Named Chair of Department of Psychiatry

Jeffrey S. Winseman, MD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Albany Medical Center. He had been serving as interim chair since Victoria Balkoski, MD retired from the role in early 2022.

“Dr. Winseman’s deep understanding of behavioral and mental health and his experience as an outstanding educator throughout his career will allow him to serve the Albany Med Health System’s missions and adjust to the continually changing health care landscape in caring for this vulnerable population of patients,” said Alan S. Boulos, MD, ’94, The Lynne and Mark D. Groban, MD ’67 Distinguished Dean of Albany Medical College.

As chair, Dr. Winseman will work to enhance mental health services within Albany Medical Center practices, including in the Emergency Department and the hospital’s inpatient psychiatry unit. He will also work with colleagues throughout the Albany Med Health System.

Dr. Winseman has dedicated his career to educating students, residents, and fellows interested in psychiatry and psychology, beginning in 2015 as the residency program director and since 2020, also as vice chair of education for the Department of Psychiatry.

“I look forward to continuing our department’s long history of serving the behavioral and mental health needs of our community and educating the next generation of mental health professionals to serve locally, as well as regionally and nationally,” said Dr. Winseman.

A long-standing leader in the field, Dr. Winseman has co-authored numerous publications and given many invited national presentations. He currently serves as a review editor for Frontiers in Psychology and as a peer reviewer for six journals including Academic Psychiatry and BMC Medical Education.

Dr. Winseman joined Albany Medical Center in 2004 after completing an internship and residency in psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City. He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The Department of Psychiatry’s highly trained academic psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers provide care to adults and children including consultation, evaluation, and treatment, as well as the latest options in individual, group, and family psychotherapies and medication management in outpatient and inpatient settings. The department works with partners at the Capital District Psychiatric Center (CDPC), the New York State Office of Mental Health, and the Samuel Stratton VA Medical Center to provide clinical psychiatric care, consultation, and education. Inpatient adult treatment is offered at all hospitals in the Albany Med Health System and at CDPC, located next door to Albany Medical Center.