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Current Residents

Chief Residents

  • Emily Troyer, MD
  • Sarah Anderson, MD
PGY 1
  • Amy Abramowitz, MD
  • Med School: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (Psychology)
  • Hometown: Charlotte, NC
  • Psychiatry Interests: women's mental health, technology in psychiatry, public psychiatry
  • Other Interests: running, Chicago restaurants, travel, college basketball
  • Laura Briz, MD
  • Med School: to be posted soon
  • Undergraduate: to be posted soon
  • Hometown: to be posted soon
  • Psychiatry Interests: to be posted soon
  • Other Interests: to be posted soon
  • Ann Chakkalakal, MD
  • Med School: to be posted soon
  • Undergraduate: to be posted soon
  • Hometown: to be posted soon
  • Psychiatry Interests: to be posted soon
  • Other Interests: to be posted soon
  • Eric Cheung, MD
  • Med School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Law School:University of Illinois College of Law at Urbana-Champaign
  • Undergraduate: CUNY-Baruch College, Post-baccalaureate at Columbia University
  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • Psychiatry Interests: All aspects, but particularly forensic psychiatry
  • Other Interests: Cooking, piano, and financial documentaries
  • Susan Colegrove, MD
  • Med School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.S, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, Biology
  • Hometown: Des Plaines, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests: Forensics/Correctional, Addiction
  • Other Interests: Rehabilitation of abused dogs, backpacking, boxing, food
  • Jacob Fyda, MD
  • Med School: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Undergraduate: B.S. University of Florida; Gainesville, FL; Biology
  • Hometown: Clearwater, FL
  • Psychiatry Interests:Adult Psychiatry, Psychotic disorders, Addiction, Obsessive-Compulsive and related disorders, Bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality disorder,  LGBT Health, phenomenology, Quality Improvement.
  • Other Interests: reading, travel, fitness, downhill skiing
  • Languages: English, Polish
  • Jessica Gardiner, MD
  • Med School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.A. Psychology with concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
  • Hometown: Skokie, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Mental Health Advocacy, Child Advocacy, and Forensic Psychiatry
  • Other Interests:Yard games (Bags/Corn hole, Kubb etc.), Boating, Strategy board games, Reading, Archery
  • Caroline Holmes, MD
  • Med School: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Undergraduate: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Hometown: Naperville, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests: women's mental health
  • Other Interests: Old movies, cooking, podcasts, history
  • Marisa Jackson, MD
  • Med School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis
  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • Psychiatry Interests: trauma in pediatric populations, psychosis, community/cultural psychiatry
  • Other Interests:music/concerts, interior design, craft beers, advanced napping
  • Mai Nguyen, MD
  • Med School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Undergraduate: B.S., University of Houston, Houston, TX, Biology
  • Hometown: Houston, TX
  • Psychiatry Interests: General psychiatry, psychosis, student mental health, psychotherapy
  • Other Interests: traveling, trying new restaurants, exploring the city, Netflix, Houston Rockets
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PGY 2
  • Jerry F. Benzl, MD
  • Med School:University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.A., University of California, CA. Applied Math and Economics.
  • Masters: M.A., University of California, CA. Mathematical Behavioral Science
  • Hometown:Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Psychiatry Interests:Law and Psychiatry, Social and Public Psychiatry, Ethics, and Inpatient Psychiatry
  • General Interests:International travel, gardening, concerts at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and oyster bars!
  • Brandi Jackson, MD
  • Med School:Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate:BS, Cornell University, NY. Human Development. Minor in Biology.
  • Masters: M.A., Northwestern University, IL. Medical Humanities and Bioethics.
  • Hometown:Twinsburg, Ohio
  • Psychiatry Interests:Psychosomatic Medicine, Biomedical Ethics, Psychotic Disorders, Cultural Psychiatry, Academic Medicine
  • Other Interests:Hosting Dinner Parties, Shameless reality television, Interior Design
  • Jenifer Lloyd, MD
  • Med School:University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.A., New York University, NY. French.
  • Hometown:Tinley Park, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests:General adult psychiatry and psychosis, but overall open-minded!
  • Other Interests:Reading, dessert, one-on-one conversations with friends and family, foreign languages, music, mindfulness
  • Mayurika Pise, MD, MPH, PhD
  • Med School:Topiwala National Medical College
  • Undergraduate: MPH: The University of Texas SPH, TX. Epidemiology.
    PhD: University of Texas, TX. Epidemiology, minor Behavioral Science and Biostatistics
  • Eric Reed, MD
  • Med School: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
  • Undergraduate: B.A., Georgetown University, Washington DC. English
  • Hometown:Dayton, OH
  • Psychiatry Interests: Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychoendocrinology, C/L, Psychosis, Integrated Care
  • Other Interests: Stuff
  • Surya Sabhapathy, MD, MPH
  • Med School:University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Undergraduate:B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Brain, Behavior, & Cognitive Science; Evolutionary Anthropology
  • MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI. Environmental Health Science.
  • Hometown:Northville, MI
  • Psychiatry Interests:Child/adolescent psychiatry, public health, primary prevention of mental health issues, integration with primary care.
  • Other Interests:Cooking, reading, exploring Chicago on foot, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Brian J. Salzverg, MD
  • Med School:Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • Undergraduate:B.S., University of Miami, Miami, FL. Psychology.
  • Andreea Seicean, MD, MPH, PhD
  • Med School:Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • Undergraduate: B.A., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Public Health.
  • MPH, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Public Health.
  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Health Service Research.
  • Hometown:Cleveland, OH
  • Psychiatry Interests:Outcomes, cost, comparative effectiveness, quality improvement, biostatistics
  • Other Interests:Cooking, tennis, travel
  • Tammy Tamayo, MD, PhD
  • Med School:University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • PhD:University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, Physiology and Biophysics
  • Undergraduate: BS: University of California at Davis, Davis, CA. Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. Materials Science and Engineering.
    MS: University of California at Davis, Davis, CA. Materials Science and Engineering.
  • Victor G. Tarson III, MD
  • Med School:University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX
  • Undergraduate: B.S., Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. Biological Sciences.
PGY 3
  • 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 and Addiction 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: Medical Education, Integrated Care, Women’s Mental Health
  • Other Interests:Traveling, farmers markets, spending time with family and friends, cinema, documentaries, hiking, reading
  • 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, The application of new and emerging technologies to the practice of psychiatry
  • Other Interests:Chicago's food scene, Long-form journalism, Scripted television
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PGY 4
  • Sarah E. Anderson, MD - Chief Resident
  • 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:Forensic psychiatry and trauma
  • Other Interests: Playing rugby
  • 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
  • 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, Cultural Psychiatry, Telepsych
  • Other Interests: Spending time with family, cooking, camping and traveling
  • 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:Neuropsychiatry, Consult-Liaison Psych, public health, underserved populations and health disparities
  • Other Interests:Cooking, locally sourced food, exploring new areas of Chicago
  • Emily A.Troyer, MD - Chief Resident
  • 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. Craig, 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: Community Psychiatry, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Other Interests:Yoga, Meditation, Travel
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Fellows PGY 5
 
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Vasanth Kattalai Kailasam, MD
  • Med School: Tirunelveli Medical College, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Residency:Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Harlem Hospital Center, New York
  • Hometown: Tirunelveli, India
  • Psychiatry Interests:Addiction Psychiatry and Chronic Pain
  • Other Interests:Travel, Cricket, Cooking
  • Lauren Pace, MD
  • Med School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Undergraduate: Brown University
  • Hometown: Elmhurst, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests: Addiction, Psychotherapy
  • Other Interests: Painting, Triathlon, Cooking
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