Seeth Vivek, MD
On May 6, 2019, Dr. Seeth Vivek was appointed as Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences by Dr. William Owen, Dean and Chancellor of Ross University Medical School. He continues to serve as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry. He is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring quality and reliable uniformity of medical student education at the various clinical sites of RUSM.
Dr. Vivek has been a leader in the field of Psychiatry as a Clinician, an Educator and an Administrator.
In addition to being Board Certified in General Psychiatry, he is also Board Certified in Psychosomatic Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.
He is Chairman Emeritus of the Departments of Psychiatry and Addiction Services, at Jamaica and Flushing Hospitals in Queens, New York. He was the Founding Chairman of that department and retired from that role on April 30, 2019 following 32 years of service.
In this role he provided Clinical, Academic and Administrative Leadership for the Behavioral Health Network consisting of 112 Inpatient Psychiatric beds, 4 Outpatient Mental Health Clinics, 2 Consultation Liaison services and a very busy Psychiatric Emergency Department. He founded a Residency training program in Adult General Psychiatry, a Fellowship program in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and a Psychiatry Externship Program at Jamaica Hospital over the last 22 years.
Dr. Vivek has been an advocate for Mental Health issues and has been active in organized medicine for several years. He served as the Recorder of the National Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association.
He is the Immediate Past President of the New York State Psychiatric Association and is a Past President of the Queens County Psychiatric Society. He founded the Scientific Paper Contest for Psychiatric Residents and Fellows from all Training Programs in New York State
Training the next generation of physicians has been a passion of his. He has served as an Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a popular teacher and was awarded the Leo Davidoff Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching.
For his efforts in educating and mentoring younger colleagues he was awarded the 2018 Award for Resident and Fellow Mentorship by The American Psychiatric Association.
His other Awards Include the Red Cross award for Distinguished service following 9/11, The Harvey Bluestone Award for Distinguished Service, Distinguished Service award by the Guyanese Diaspora, and multiple Public Service Awards by various organizations.
A Lifelong Proponent of Mental Health Awareness, Dr. Seeth Vivek Ensures Students Learn Its Criticality with Patients and Communities