Qualifications

Academic Appointments and Board Certifications

Dr. Joseph Otonichar, D.O., M.S., A.B.P.N., is a Clinical Assistant Professor on the faculty of the NYU School of Medicine's Psychiatry Department and an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is board certified in Psychiatry as a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). He has also completed board certification by the ABPN in Forensic Psychiatry.

Licensure, Professional Activities, and Interests

Dr. Otonichar is fully licensed to practice medicine unrestricted throughout the state of New York. He has presented scholarly work at numerous academic conferences and has written in academic journals and other publications. He regularly teaches, supervises, and mentors physicians-in-training, including fellows of the NYU School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as well as many other health care professionals. He was recently given the distinct honor of Teacher of the Year by the NYU Langone School of Medicine.

In addition to maintaining a very small private practice, Dr. Otonichar works as a supervisor in the jail setting on Rikers Island and is also a partner with a forensic practice, Gotham Forensics. Dr. Otonichar has been identified by the New York court system as an expert in the field of psychiatry. He is an active member of the American Medical Association (AMA), American Psychiatric Association (APA), and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) and regularly attends professional conferences. Dr. Otonichar has recently received the distinguished status of Fellow within the APA.

Dr. Otonichar has a strong interest in global health, cultural psychiatry, and public health.

Education and Training

Dr. Otonichar attended medical school at Midwestern University. He earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree in 2012. As an Osteopathic physician, he has studied less conventional, more holistic health interventions in addition to the standard medical training curriculum. He is comfortable using a wide range of therapeutic options including psychotherapeutic, pharmacological, dietary, and behavioral interventions.

Dr. Otonichar completed his forensic psychiatry fellowship at the New York University School of Medicine (NYU). He completed his general residency training at the University of Virginia Health System (UVA), where he was selected to serve as chief resident. In addition to his psychiatric training, Dr. Otonichar has also completed psychotherapy training programs at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and the William Alanson White Institute. He often incorporates principles of psychodynamic therapy into his therapeutic approach.

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