Sheepshead Bay 260 Ave X
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 336-8855
Flatbush 770 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(347) 627-3988
Downtown Brooklyn 200 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 522-3399
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Yana Bekker, MD – Brooklyn Psychiatrist Doctor

Yana Bekker, MD | Psychiatrist Brooklyn

Yana Bekker, MD
Locations in Brooklyn
Sheepshead Bay, Flatbush, Downtown

Yana Bekker, MD

Board Certified in Psychiatry
EDUCATION AND MEDICAL TRAINING

  • Internship and Residency
    July 2014-July 2018 (expected)
    Psychiatry Residency Training Program
    Rutgers School of Medicine
    Trinitas Regional Medical Center-Elizabeth, NJ
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    July 2010-June 2014
    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine New York, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts
    June 2004-May 2008
    New York University, New York, NY
    B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry
  • Other
    September 2008-December 2008
    New York University, New York, NY
    Post-baccalaureate
LICENSURE

  • State of New York Medical License
  • January 2018 (expected) State of New Jersey Medical License-in progress
CERTIFICATIONS

  • ACLS/BLS Certified from 4/2016-4/2018
  • Board Eligible, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as of July 2018
  • COMLEX Level I, 2 (PE and CE), and 3 all passed on first attempt
HONORS AND AWARDS

  • July 2017-July 2018
    Rutgers School of Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Program Associate Chief Resident
  • April 2015
    New Jersey Psychiatric Association
    Honorable Mention in the Joint Author Resident Category of the NJPA 2015 Best Paper competition
  • November 2005
    New York University
    Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF) Grant Recipient
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND PRESENTATIONS

  • April 2016. Poster Presentation: The Role of Glutamate and EAAT Transporters in ADHD and Autism Seton Hall Research Colloquium, South Orange, NJ for Seton Hall University-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
  • April 2014 Poster Presentation: Immunohistochemical Methods for Visualizing Astroglia with Anti-GFAP. Annual Research Poster Collaborative; Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • April 2014 Poster Presentation: The Psychiatric Implications of Unbalanced EAAT2 Expression in Astroglial
    Cells: The Role of Glutamate and its EAAT Transporters in ADHD and Autism. Annual Research Poster Collaborative; Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • May 2014-June 2014
    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
    Student Research/Research Assistant
    Dr. Piotr Kozlowski MD, Faculty Mentor and Dean of Research
    Project: Microglia Structure and Function in the Pathogenesis of HIV and Alzheimer’s Dementia
    Project: Literature Review: The Role of Glutamate and its EAAT Transporters in ADHD and Autism. Above projects involved utilizing immunohistochemical methods with the DAKO Autostainer run on paraffin embedded brain slide samples from HIV and Alzheimer’s Disease affected individuals.
  • July 2010-September 2010
    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
    Research Assistant / Contributor for The Continuum Health Partners, New York
    Wrote several articles submitted for publication, including “How to Prepare Your Child for a Successful School Year” and “Exposure of Osteopathic Students to Psychiatry.”
  • January 2009-June 2009
    Columbia University Medical Center Pediatric ER, NY
    Research Assistant in the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Volunteer Research Assistant Program (PEMVRAP)
    Supported clinical research activities in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Screened patients for enrollment into the Intussusception and Vitamin K Acu-point Injection for Dysmenorrhea studies. Gathered and assisted in the analysis of patient data.
  • December 2006-July 2007
    Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Room. NY
    Research Assistant in the Psychiatric Emergency Room CPEP
    Screened psychiatric patients to see if they qualified to participate in the Leukocyte Multi-gene Signature
    Study to identify the genetic markers of Schizophrenia, as well as the Abilify study. Interviewed patients, obtained proper consents, administered the MMSE, BPRS scales.
  • October 2006 Poster Presentation: How Well Do People Make Motor Decisions Based On Their Own Motor Abilities?
  • October 2005-June 2006
    NYU Psychology and Neuroscience Department, NY
    Research Assistant
    Conducted research investigating decision making under risk. Designed a research project, recruited subjects, collected and analyzed data. Submitted a research grant proposal and obtained funding from the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund for the study leading to a poster presentation and publication of an abstract for the project, “How Well Do People Make Motor Decisions Based On Their Own Motor Abilities?” which was published in the Inquiry Journal, 2006.
PUBLICATIONS

  • December 2014
    Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts
    Bekker Y, Puri M. “The Use of Cocaine as Self-Medication in Undiagnosed ADHD”. Current Psychiatry. 2014 December; Vol. 13, No. 12. Publication Status: Published.
  • October 2006
    Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts
    Bekker Y, Eydlin O. “How Well Do People Make Motor Decisions Based On Their Own Motor Abilities?”. Inquiry, A Journal of Undergraduate Research. 2006 Oct; 10(10): 22. Publication Status: Published.
WORK EXPERIENCE

  • June 2010
    U.S. Census Bureau, Brooklyn, NY
    Supervisor
    Trained and managed a team of field workers for the federal government. Conducted surveys and supervised the performance of team members
  • August 2008- June 2009
    Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, NY
    Assistant to the senior director of ITS
    Responsible for recording daily meetings and distribution of information to team members. Duties included office organization, computer projects and event coordination. General activities included filing, data entering and performing administrative activities for the office, as well as working closely with members of the ITS team
  • October 2007 – September 2008
    Solstice Psychiatric Consulting, P.C. New York, NY
    Volunteer, Paid Secretary
    Responsible for inputting patient data and confirming appointments. Assisted with office organization, computer projects and event coordination. Responsible for filing, data entering and performing administrative activities forthe office
  • September 2005-June 2006
    NYU Non-Invasive Cardiology, New York
    Department Assistant
    Assisted in maintenance of several offices including stress lab and vascular offices. Responsible for filing, data entering and performing administrative activities for the office. Interacted with patients, doctors and staff members in a demanding environment
  • September 2004
    America Reads/America Counts New York, NY
    Tutor / Teacher’s Assistant
    Helped to teach mathematics, science, reading and computer/technology courses. Assisted with filing, making copies and grading of exams. Worked with students individually and collectively in group settings
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • July 2017-December 2017 New Jersey Psychiatric Association for Residents and Fellows- Residency Program Representative
  • June 2017-present American Medical Association-Resident Member
  • October 2015-present American Psychiatric Association-Resident Member
  • February 2016-present American Osteopathic Association-Resident Member
  • October 2016-present New Jersey Psychiatric Association-Resident Member
  • November 2013-November 2014 American Psychiatric Association-Student Member
  • August 2011-November 2014 American Osteopathic Association-Student Member
  • November 2013-November 2014 American Medical Association-Student Member
  • September 2004-June 2014 American Medical Student Association -Student Member and Vice-President
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • March 2017-July 2018 (expected) Educational Program Evaluation Committee Rutgers School of Medicine
    Trinitas Regional Medical Center-New Point Campus
    Resident Representative
    Discuss education, lecture schedules and improvements to the Residency Program at monthly meetings.
  • March 2017-July 2018 (expected) General Medical Education Committee Rutgers School of Medicine
    Trinitas Regional Medical Center-New Point Campus
    Resident Representative
    Discuss education, regulations, and improvements to the Hospital and Residency Program at monthly meetings.
  • August 2017-JuIy 2018 (expected) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
    Trinitas Regional Medical Center-New Point Campus
    Resident Member
    Participated as a prescriber in an intensive DBT team working to treat patients with Borderline Personality Disorder, attending weekly team meetings and educational supervision.
  • October 2016-August 2017 Quality Review and Improvement Committee
    Trinitas Regional Medical Center-New Point Campus Resident Member
    Attended monthly meetings reviewing quality improvement project for various hospital departments and participated in resident quality improvement project: Restraint Use on the Adult Developmentally Delayed Inpatient Psychiatric Unit.
  • April 2014 Annual Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Research Poster Collaborative
    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Lead Organizer/Participant
    Organized the Research Poster day for faculty, staff and students.
  • June 2011-July 2012- Artists in Medicine
    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Secretary
    Promoted student creativity and expression through art at TouroCOM and helped to organize the medical school’s first art exhibit . Educated members of the community about medical issues at the TouroCOM Health Fair.
  • July 2010-June 2011 Touro College Scribes Program
    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Lead Organizer
    Set up the medical school’s first scribe service to aid medical students in obtaining notes for their studies.
  • September 2006-May 2007 Junior Scholars Seminar
    New York University
    Participant
    Attended the Scholars Lecture Series, which included lectures and discussions by distinguished speakers. Participated in select cultural enrichment activities around NYC.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Photography, painting, singing, Taekwondo, baking, obtaining certification to become a Life Coach, managing my online gallery: yanabekker.wix.com/yanabekkersgallery.