Dasen Brajkovic emigrated from Croatia to the United States of America in the late 1980s. He is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in geriatric psychiatry. In 2012, Dasen Brajkovic was promoted to the Medical Director of Psychiatric Services at the Staten Island University Hospital. The hospital is part of the Northshore LIJ Health System and is dedicated to teaching future doctors and medical students.
The residency program in psychiatry accepts four candidates per program year for a total of sixteen residents. The four-year program provides comprehensive, hands on learning for medical school graduates specializing in psychiatry. The program includes experience with outpatient child and adolescent care, outpatient mental health, full time integrated care, neurology, inpatient psychiatry, geriatric, consultation-liaison psychiatry, addiction and recovery services, and emergency care. In the fourth year, the resident selects an elective to further refine his or her future practice.
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Staten Island University Hospital is one of the main providers of mental and behavior health to the Staten Island community. Annually, the psychiatry department has over fourteen hundred inpatient discharges as well as overall outpatient visits in excess of twenty-three thousand. It has eighty-two inpatient beds and fourteen outpatient programs including opioid treatment programs. A residency with this hospital will provide the experience and foundation necessary to start a meaningful practice.
Dr. Dasen Brajkovic enjoys teaching and working with residents at the hospital. Continuous learning is essential to the medical profession. Teaching helps keep knowledge and skills current. Psychiatry is a rewarding specialty that helps many patients make positive changes.