Message from the Chief Residents

Hello and welcome to the Psychiatry Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital, and congratulations on reaching this professional and academic milestone of choosing the right residency training program to suit your needs!

We are a small residency program in Camden, New Jersey. Our campus exposes residents to an enriching experience in psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, mood disorders, psychosis, substance abuse, children, adolescents, and elderly populations. We also rotate in several diverse clinical settings, including inpatient, outpatient, psychiatric ER, partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient programs, residential, VA hospital and other outreach programs.

Our research opportunities are expanding, including the chance for a research track elective. Our program director, Dr. Magnani is a graduate of Drexel University Psychiatry Residency Program with a clinical focus on inpatient psychiatry, and Dr. Safronova is a graduate of our very own program. They are both well experienced in clinical and academic psychiatry. Our chairman and chief of psychiatry is Dr. Rostain who hails from the University of Pennsylvania Psychiatry Program and has a clinical focus on lifespan neurodevelopmental psychiatry. We are very lucky to have this dynamic trio and a great team of faculty, including psychiatrists and psychologists.

At Cooper University Hospital, we have a diverse yet cohesive group of residents who support each other and promote a family-friendly, yet ambitious atmosphere. Residents are exposed to teaching and mentoring medical students and frequently participate at various national and regional academic meetings. In fact, we have been recipients of various awards and prizes. Our geographic location grant residents access to renowned Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and CBT learning centers with the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. There is a multitude of psychiatric services, which prepare residents for any career choice from general practice to fellowship training.

Our central location also allows residents to explore Philadelphia, Atlantic City, New York City, and Washington D.C.

This program is well equipped to prepare residents for the next step of their career, whatever it may be. We are very proud that our recent graduates have matched at various prestigious fellowship programs in a variety of branches of Psychiatry including child and adolescent, addiction, geriatrics, and forensic psychiatry in addition to our home-grown Neuromodulation and Interventional Psychiatry Fellowship Program.

We are confident that Cooper Psychiatry program will prepare you to handle any clinical situation with confidence and achieve your career goals!

We encourage you to spend time perusing our site. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you should have any further questions about our program.

James Steinberg, DO, MPH
Chief Resident - Admin and Curriculum
Aimin Mitwally, DO
Chief Resident - Wellness