Current Residents

  • Stefan M. Bumol, MD
  • Med School:Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
  • Undergraduate: B.A, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Medicine, Health and Society
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
  • Psychiatry Interests:Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Cultural Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry
  • Other Interests: Live Music, Guitar, Nature, Basketball, Computers
  • H. Christopher Karanikas, DO
  • Med School:Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
  • Undergraduate: B.S./B.A, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, Biology and Psychology
  • Hometown:Charlotte, NC
  • Psychiatry Interests:General, Forensic, and Consult/Liaison Psychiatry, Tele-psychiatry
  • Other Interests:Running, aviation, cooking, exploring the various restaurants and venues throughout Chicago, and traveling
  • Daniel J. Lee, MD
  • Med School:University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate:B.S, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, Biology
  • Hometown:Naperville, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests:Neuropsychiatry, phenomenology
  • Other Interests: Chicago Cubs, soccer, Saul Bellow, ramen noodles
  • Nathan P. Schulz, MD
  • Med School:Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
  • Undergraduate:B.S./B.A, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Biology and German
  • Hometown: Iowa City, IA
  • Psychiatry Interests:Neuropsychiatry, forensics and addictions
  • Other Interests:Plays the piano, cooking, travel, sell antiques, and likes to do home improvements.
  • Hugh K. Seller, MD
  • Med School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Undergraduate:B.S., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Biology and Psychology
  • Hometown:Valparaiso, IN
  • Psychiatry Interests:Psychoanalysis
  • Other Interests:Art
  • Angela D. Shrestha, MD
  • Med School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI
  • Undergraduate: B.S., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Medical Technology
  • Hometown: Saginaw, MI
  • Psychiatry Interests: Cultural Psychiatry, Women's Mental Health, Psychotherapy
  • Other Interests: Traveling, Illy Coffee, Costco
  • Jennifer M. Sprague, MD
  • Med School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
  • Undergraduate: B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Neuroscience and Global Change
  • Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Psychiatry Interests: Consult Liaison, Medical Education, Integrated Care
  • Other Interests: Traveling, farmers markets, spending time with family and friends, cinema
  • Corey J. Thompson, MD
  • Med School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: M.A./B.A., Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, Spanish
  • Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
  • Psychiatry Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Other Interests: Gardening, travel, cooking, foreign languages
  • Timothy G. Yovankin, MD
  • Med School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, North Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.S., Villanova University, Villanova, PA, Finance and Pre-medical
  • Hometown:
  • Psychiatry Interests: Child psychiatry, psychiatry embedded in primary care, psychotherapy
  • Other Interests: Cooking, being outdoors with my dog, Daniel Dennett (his religious writings excluded)
  • John P. Zulueta, MD
  • Med School: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.A., Harvard University, Boston, MA, East Asian Studies
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Psychiatry Interests: Adult psychiatry, Mood disorders, Neuropsychiatry
  • Other Interests: Chicago's food scene, Cooking, Scripted television
  • Sarah E. Anderson, MD
  • Med School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Psychology
  • Hometown: born in St. Paul, MN. Spent formative years in Streamwood, IL.
  • Psychiatry Interests: Open-minded
  • Other Interests: Playing rugby
  • Iunia Alexandra Dadarlat, MD
  • Med School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Undergraduate: B.S., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Biomedical Engineering
  • Hometown: West Lafayette, IN
  • Psychiatry Interests: Consults, women's health
  • Other Interests: Eating delicious food, hiking with my dog, travelling
  • Matthew Lee Dominguez, MD
  • Med School: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: M.P.H.E.,Northwestern University,Chicago, IL,Publich Health; B.A.,Stanford University, Stanford, CA,Human Biology
  • Hometown: Hobbs, New Mexico
  • Psychiatry Interests: Cultural Psychiatry, Perceptions of Mental Health in the Black and Latino Communities, LGBTQI Mental Health, Tele-Psychiatry and Technological Advances for the Future (Psych? There's an App for that).
  • Other Interests: Public Health
  • Eulogio L. Eclarinal III, MD
  • Med School: Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.S., University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX, Biochemistry
  • Hometown: San Antonio, TX
  • Psychiatry Interests: Still figuring it out, but everything has been interesting so far.
  • Other Interests: Traveling. Spending time with family and friends. Watching and playing tennis.
  • Scott D. Mariouw, MD
  • Med School: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • Undergraduate: B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Cellular and Molecular Biology and Academic Minor in Mathematics
  • Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Psychiatry Interests: General Adult Psychiatry
  • Other Interests: Travel, card games
  • Ashley A. Mulvihill, MD
  • Med School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, North Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.S., University of Illionis, Urbana-Champaign, IL, Psychology
  • Hometown: Carol Stream, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Other Interests: Running, dogs
  • A. Victoria Sisson Smrha, MD
  • Med School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.A., Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, Biochemistry; Minor in religion and spanish
  • Hometown: Oak Brook, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests: General Psychiatry, Women's Psychiatry, Cultural Psychiatry, Telepsych
  • Other Interests: Spending time with family, cooking without a recipe, camping and traveling. I enjoy bluegrass music and dancing to cheesy latino pop music in my kitchen. After all, music is the number one ingredient in all recipes! Being a native of Chicago, I also enjoy watching the Blackhawks be awesome! In the summer I frequent lake Michigan to swim and bike and in the winter I like doing art projects/crafts.
  • Vanessa A. Stan, MD
  • Med School: Wayne State University School of Medicine Detroit, MI
  • Undergraduate: M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; M.A., Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, Medical Sciences; B.A., University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Biology
  • Hometown: Allen Park, MI
  • Psychiatry Interests: Consult-Liaison Psych, Public Health, and Health Disparities
  • Other Interests: Cooking, locally sourced food, exploring new areas of Chicago
  • Emily A.Troyer, MD
  • Med School: The University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH
  • Undergraduate: B.A., University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, Psychology
  • Hometown: I grew up in Wooster, Ohio and Edon, Ohio.
  • Psychiatry Interests: My interests in psychiatry are child and adolescent psych, cross-cultural psych, and increasing mental health access to rural and under-served areas through things like telemedicine.
  • Other Interests: My other interests are playing volleyball, learning about other people and cultures (especially the Amish), shopping, youth mentorship, trying new cuisine, and party planning.
  • Laura E. Weaver, MD
  • Med School: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, College Station, TX
  • Undergraduate: B.S., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Biology
  • Hometown: Arlington, TX
  • Psychiatry Interests: Forensics, Addiction
  • Other Interests: Yoga, Cooking, Travel
  • Katrina Burns, MD
  • Med School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • Undergraduate: B.S., University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, Microbiology
  • Jonathan Chernaik, MD
  • Med School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago IL
  • Undergraduate: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine; A.A.,New England Culinary Institute, Essex Junction, VT,Culinary Arts; B.A.,Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, Psychology, English
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy
  • Other Interests: Cooking, parenting, reading (especially graphic novels)
  • Brandon P. Corbett, DO
  • Med School: University of Pikeville- Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, KY
  • Undergraduate: B.S., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR,Biology
  • Hometown: Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Psychiatry Interests: General adult psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Addiction
  • Other Interests: Getting active, staying healthy, and being a patriot
  • Amy R. Corcoran, MD
  • Med School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.S., Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana,Neuroscience and Biochemistry
  • Hometown: Mount Prospect, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests: Adult Psychiatry, Academic Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry
  • Other Interests: Travel, yoga/pilates, baking, trying new restaurants
  • Mallory W. Feng, MD
  • Med School: University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: M.S., Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Biology; B.S.,Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Biology and Society, Psychology
  • Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
  • Psychiatry Interests: Consult/ liaison, women's psychiatry, psychotherapy
  • Other Interests: I enjoy biking on the Lakefront trail, exploring restaurants in Chicago (a couple favorites are the Purple Pig and Lao Beijing), and reading. For those interested in psychotherapy, I highly recommend Irvin Yalom's Love's Executioner.
  • Trixie M. Lipke, MD
  • Med School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
  • Undergraduate: B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Biology and Psychology
  • Hometown: Madison, WI
  • Psychiatry Interests: child psychiatry, autism
  • Other Interests: sailing, biking, travel
  • Amber May, MD
  • Med School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.A., University of Chicago, Chicago, IL , Biology, specialization in Neuroscience
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests: Academic Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Student Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry, Psychotherapy, Integration of Psychiatry into Primary Care
  • Other Interests: world travel, writing, rollerblading, soccer, and beach volleyball
  • Nima C.Sheth, MD
  • Med School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Undergraduate: B.A., Saint Louis University,Saint Louis, MO, Political Science
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests: PTSD in Refugee and Immigrant care, cultural psychiatry, Inner-City violence and it's effect on mental health
  • Other Interests: Cooking, painting, reading, traveling
  • Yanfeng Su, MD
  • Med School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
  • Undergraduate: B.S., University of California, Los Angeles,Los Angeles, CA, Neuroscience, Physiological Science, Psychology
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA; Amoy, China
  • Psychiatry Interests: Neuropsychiatry, forensics
  • Other Interests: Biking, manga, reading
  • Alexander K. Yuen, MD
  • Med School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
  • Undergraduate: B.S., University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, Genetics and Psychology
  • Hometown: Appleton, WI
  • Psychiatry Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, ADHD, depression, functional neuroimaging, psychopharmacology
  • Other Interests: Tennis, football, mixed martial arts, world travel, bike riding
  • Christina V. Floreani, MD, PhD
  • Med School:University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL (MD/PhD)
  • Undergraduate: B.S.,University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, Mathematics, Philosophy
  • Hometown: Park Ridge, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests: Psychosis, Research
  • Other Interests: Mostly, rediscovering the wonders of this world with my children, but also yoga, sewing, and salsa dancing
  • Adult Neuroscience Research Track
  • Melissa B. Jones, MD
  • Med School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Undergraduate: B.S.,University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Major in Biological Sciences, minors in Chemistry and History
  • David Konczal, MD
  • Med School: Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: University of California at Davis, BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Minor : Religious studies
  • Hometown: Mill Valley, California
  • Psychiatry Interests: Addiction Psychiatry
  • Other Interests: Baseball, skiing, nature, reading, good food.
  • Rafael Lopez Sanchez, MD
  • Med School:Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico
  • Undergraduate: Mexico city
  • Hometown: home
  • Psychiatry Interests: Psychotic disorders, psychopharmacology
  • Other Interests: Exploring all the good restaurants in Chicago, attending to music concerts and also theater
  • Christopher P. Mestrezat, MD - Chief Resident (2014-2015)
  • Med School:Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Undergraduate: B.A., Albion College, Albion, Michigan, Biology
  • Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI
  • Psychiatry Interests: Consult-Liaison Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatric Ethics
  • Other Interests: Downhill skiing, soccer, marathon training, Detroit pro sports (especially the Lions).
  • Reza Tadayon-Nejad, MD, PhD
  • Med School: Ahwaz University of Medical Sciences. Teheran, Iran (MD); University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada (PhD)
  • Adult Neuroscience Research Track
  • Kelley A. Volpe, MD - Chief Resident (2014-2015)
  • Med School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.A., Yale University, New Haven, CT, Psychology
  • Hometown: South Holland, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests: I am currently in the Child and Adolescent research track and I have a special interest in education and collaboration with other specialities.
  • Other Interests: Outside of work I enjoy spending most of my time with my husband and our recently born son, Jack. There is still room for my other favorite activities, however; like baking (mostly for the eating), watching movies, and the occasional shopping bender.
  • Adult/Child and Adolecent Psychiatry Research Track
Specialty Programs PGY 4
  • Women's Mental Health
  • Phon Nguyen, MD
  • Med School:Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NB
  • Undergraduate: B.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, Biotechnology
  • Hometown: home
  • Psychiatry Interests: psych
  • Other Interests: other
Fellows PGY 5
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychiatry

Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science

As part of the research track, there is an opportunity to obtain a Master's degree in Clinical and Translational Science. This is for residents who are interested in developing more knowledge of biostatistics, study design, and epidemiology. For more information about this program, please see the following link: http://www.uic.edu/depts/mcam/CCTS/REACH/index.shtml


Principal Investigators


Principal Investigators by Area of Interest


Atkins, Marc
Stein, Mark A.



Cook, Edwin H.



Gavin, David
Gonzalez, Raul
Lasek, Amy
Pandey, Subhash C.
Phan, K. Luan
Richman, Judith
Rospenda, Kathleen
Vassileva, Jasmin



Abdul-Adil, Jaleel
Phan, K. Luan
Suarez, Liza


Mood Disorders

Ajilore, Olusola
Dwiwedi, Yogesh
Kumar, Anand
Langenecker, Scott
Pavuluri, Mani
Lamar, Melissa
Liu, Chunyu
Pandey, Ghanshyam N.
West, Amy


Anxiety Disorders

Carmin, Cheryl
Connolly, Sucheta
Francis, Jennifer
Klumpp, Heide
Phan, K. Luan
Simpson, David



Gavin, David
Grayson, Dennis R.
Herbener, Ellen
Sharma, Rajiv P.
Weiden, Peter



Cook, Judith
Donenberg, Geri
Maki, Pauline
Martin, Eileen


Women's Mental Health

Maki, Pauline M.
Rubin, Leah


Bishop, Jeffrey R
Cook, Edwin H.
Maki, Pauline M.
Pavuluri, Mani
Stein, Mark A.


Recent Resident Awards, Publications and Presentations


Zhubi A, Chen Y, Dong E, Cook EH, Guidotti A, Grayson DR. Increased binding of MeCP2 to the GAD1 and RELN promoters may be mediated by an enrichment of 5-hmC in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) cerebellum. Translational Psychiatry (2014) 4, e349; Published online 21 January 2014

Tadayonnejad R, Ajilore O. Brain Network Dysfunction in Late-Life Depression: A Literature Review.J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2013 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Christina Floreani, American Psychiatric Association Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators

Reza Tadayon-Nejad, American Psychiatric Association Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators

Tushar Advani, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Resident Travel Scholarship

Reza Tadayon-Nejad, Society of Biological Psychiatry Chairman’s Choice Award


Tadayonnejad, R , Kumar, A , Ajilore, O. Functional connectivity alterations in unmedicated late-life Depression. Society of Biological Psychiatry annual meeting, San Francisco, 2013

Tadayonnejad, R, Gomoll, BP., May, A, Bahr Hosseini, M, Caserta, Maria. Delusional Perception and Tilted Vision in a Patient with Confirmed Neurosarcoidosis. American Neuropsychiatric Association annual meeting, Boston, 2013

Zhubi, A. Epigenetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Albanian-American Medical Society (AAMC) meeting ,Washington DC March 2013

Zhubi A. Epigenetic mechanisms regulate RELN and GAD67 expression in Autism Spectrum Disorder. American Psychiatric Association (APA) meeting, San Francisco, May 2013

Zhubi A. Increased binding of MeCP2 to RELN and GAD1 regulatory regions may be mediated by increases in 5-hmC in the promoter regions of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) post-mortem brain samples. Society for Neuroscience (SFN) meeting, San Diego November 2013

Davielle Lakind, Darshan Patel, Marc Atkins, Mark Eddy Mentoring Relationship in Context: Perceptions and Experiences of Paid Mentors. Presented at SCRA 2013 Biennial Conference

Kelley Volpe, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Educational Outreach Award

Reza Tadayon-Nejad, National Network of Depression Centers Travel Award

Adrian Zhubi, Ying Chen, Erbo Dong, Edwin H Cook, Alessandro Guidotti, Dennis R. Grayson. Increased binding of MeCP2 to the GAD1 and RELN promoters may be mediated by an enrichment of 5-hmC in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) cerebellum, Best Poster for Basic Sciences, 4th Annual Department of Psychiatry Research Forum

Joshua J. Rodgers,Michael J. Schrift.Case Report: Reversible malignant catatonia as part of the presenting clinical syndrome of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia due to TDP-43 positive frontotemporal lobar degeneration, Best Poster for Clinical Sciences, 4th Annual Department of Psychiatry Research Forum

Matthew Dominguez, Dr. David Monash/John Caldwell Scott Residency Scholarship NATIONAL MEDICAL FELLOWS, INC


Burke TF, Advani T, Adachi M, Monteggia LM, Hensler JG.  Sensitivity of hippocampal 5-HT1A receptors to mild stress in BDNF-deficient mice. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2012 May 10:1-15. [Epub ahead of print]

Hensler JG, Advani T, Burke TF, Cheng K, Rice KC, Koek W.  GABAB receptor-positive modulators: brain region-dependent effects.  J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2012 Jan;340(1):19-26. Epub 2011 Sep 27.

Heilman KJ, Connolly SD, Padilla WO, Wrzosek MI, Graczyk PA, Porges SW.  Sluggish vagal brake reactivity to physical exercise challenge in children with selective mutism.  Dev Psychopathol. 2012 Feb;24(1):241-50.

Darhsan Patel. Enhancing Urban Early Career Teachers’ Effectiveness and Connectedness: A Mixed Method Study to the American Educational Research Journal

Shernoff, E.S., Jakobsons, L., Lakind, D., Gabel, S., Patel, D.A., & Cole, K. (2012, May).The role of coaching in supporting early career teachers in urban schools. Paper symposium at the Annual Conference of the Society for Prevention Research. Washington, DC.



Mayanil T, Wegbreit E, Fitzgerald J, Pavuluri M.  Emerging biosignature of brain function and intervention in pediatric bipolar disorder. Minerva Pediatr. 2011 Jun;63(3):183-200.

Maloku E, Kadriu B, Zhubi A, Dong E, Pibiri F, Satta R, Guidotti A.  Selective α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists target epigenetic mechanisms in cortical GABAergic neurons.  Neuropsychopharmacology. 2011 Jun;36(7):1366-74. Epub 2011 Mar 2.

Engbers JD, Anderson D, Tadayonnejad R, Mehaffey WH, Molineux ML, Turner RW.  Distinct roles for I(T) and I(H) in controlling the frequency and timing of rebound spike responses.  J Physiol. 2011 Nov 15;589(Pt 22):5391-413. Epub 2011 Oct 3.



Smith RC, Zhubi A, Maloku E, Sershen H, Lajtha A, Davis JM, Costa E, Guidotti A.  Varenicline treatment decreases DNMT1 mRNA expression in lymphocytes of schizophrenic patients who are cigarette smokers.  Schizophr Res. 2010 Jun;119(1-3):269-70. Epub 2010 Mar 23. No abstract available.

Seillier A, Advani T, Cassano T, Hensler JG, Giuffrida A. Inhibition of fatty-acid amide hydrolase and CB1 receptor antagonism differentially affect behavioural responses in normal and PCP-treated rats. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2010 Apr;13(3):373-86.

Blend MJ, Rohany M, Jones-Martinez N, De Leon OA. Case study of Tc-99m HMPAO brain SPECT imaging in a patient with hepatic encephalopathy and carotid artery stenosis. Clin Nucl Med. 2010 May;35(5):317-20.

Ghadiali N, Gupta R, Lopez R, Wrzosek M (publication date- Sept 2010). Women's Health Case Studies. Eds: Marjorie Jenkins, McGraw-Hill.