Lana Irons, MD

Attending Psychiatrist, NYC Health + Hospitals Domestic Violence Shelter; Mental Health Initiative

Dr. Irons attended Eastern Virginia Medical School where she earned her Doctor of Medicine Degree, graduating in 2019. After this she attended the Psychiatry Residency Program at SUNY Downstate/ Kings County Hospital. While attending this program, she completed four years of residency, including one year as a chief resident. Currently, she is a full-time Attending Psychiatrist with the NYC Health + Hospitals Domestic Violence Shelter Mental Health Initiative. In this capacity, she works with a multidisciplinary mental health team providing clinical services in the domestic violence shelter system of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, NY. She also supervises SUNY Downstate psychiatry residents and is a member of the SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital G.R.A.D. Committee. Her areas of clinical interest include psychotherapy, where she has received training through her residency program and through the completion of the Psychoanalytic Association of New York’s Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Certification Program at NYU, as well as the phenomenology and clinical implications of trauma. Other areas of clinical, research, and systems interest include social determinants of health, racial inequities, intimate partner violence, and the special considerations of gender and sexual minorities as both patients and clinicians. She has had the opportunity to publish several academic articles and has presented original research at local, regional, and national conferences.