Cecile Matip, MD., a board-certified adult psychiatrist and board eligible child and adolescent psychiatrist, has joined the Oswego Hospital’s medical staff.
Dr. Matip joined Oswego Hospital on July11 and provides care at Child and Family Services in Fulton, as well as at the organization’s Behavioral Services Department on Bunner Street in Oswego.
During her medical school rotations, Dr. Matip discovered that psychiatry was a specialty that best suited her skills and patient care goals. “I found working with the patients very gratifying because they discover someone who understands them, as behavioral health issues in general aren’t always well understood,” Dr. Matip said. “In this field, you often are also able to help the entire family.”
Dr. Matip added that she was looking forward to practicing in a small community, which would allow her to get to know her patients and their surroundings more intimately. A smaller community would also offer new opportunities for her husband, and their four young children that range in age from seven to two.
Dr. Matip has recently completed a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She completed her psychiatry residency at SUNY-Downstate, located in Brooklyn. She earned her medical degree from the State University of New York at Brooklyn College of Medicine.
A native of France, Dr. Matip, arrived in this country as a young adult and attended Concordia College in Bronxville on a soccer scholarship. She also attended Long Island University, as well as Columbia University, where she completed a master’s degree in public health, concentrating on health policy and management.
Dr. Matip enjoys spending time with her husband, a musician who plays Latin rock and folk music, as well as participating in outdoor activities with her family.
The Oswego Healthcare System includes Oswego Hospital, The Manor at Seneca Hill, a skilled nursing facility; Springside at Seneca Hill, a retirement living community; an urgent care center in Fulton, as well as health services centers in Mexico, Parish and Phoenix. For more information, call (315) 349-5500 or visit oswegohealth.org.