October 23, 2023 — Englewood Health has appointed Magdalena Spariosu, MD, as its new director of behavioral health. In this new role, Dr. Spariosu will spearhead strategic planning and clinical oversight for both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services, with a central focus on expanding access to compassionate, patient-centered, evidence-based care across the communities served by Englewood Health.
“I believe each person’s story is valuable and deserves to be heard,” says Dr. Spariosu. “I am honored to assist behavioral health patients in their journey toward healing, wholeness, and mental well-being. As director of behavioral health at Englewood Health, I look forward to applying my expertise to improve mental health throughout our communities for individuals and families through prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.”
“Behavioral health is a priority for Englewood Health,” says Hillary Cohen, MD, senior vice president for medical affairs at Englewood Health. “Over the past five years, we’ve made a significant commitment to expanding mental health services throughout the community.”
She adds, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Spariosu as director of behavioral health. She brings tremendous experience and outstanding clinical knowledge to evolve our program. Under her leadership, Englewood Health will build on its success and further meet the behavioral health needs of our communities.”
Dr. Spariosu specializes in addiction medicine, brain injury medicine, and consultation-liaison psychiatry. Her primary clinical focus revolves around meeting the psychiatric needs of patients confronting medical and neurological comorbidities, including those dealing with conditions such as cancer, traumatic brain injury, and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.
Dr. Spariosu received her MD from Victor Babeş University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Timisoara, Romania. She completed a psychiatry residency and was chief resident at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and completed a consultation-liaison psychiatry fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center at Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, NY. She is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a member of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and the New Jersey Psychiatric Association. In addition to English, Dr. Spariosu is fluent in Romanian, Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian.