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Current Residents

PGY 1
  • 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
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PGY 2
  • 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
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PGY 3
  • Johnathan T. Coleman, MD
  • Med School: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Lexington, KY
  • Undergraduate: B.S.,Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, Chemistry
  • Hometown: home
  • Psychiatry Interests: psych
  • Other Interests: other
  • 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
  • Thomas J. "TJ" Hartman, MD
  • Med School:University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.A.,University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, Philosophy; B.S.,University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, Biochemistry
  • Hometown: Quad Cities, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests: Interested in child and adolescent psychiatry with possible focus on behavioral dysregulation, ASD, eating disorders, and addictive behaviors.
  • Other Interests: Currently my most frequent and enjoyable activities involve ballet, swimming, soccer, swinging, coloring and anything else my 3 preschool age kids want to do at that moment. For more adult interests i enjoy cutting, watering, fertilizing, mulching and trimming my newly sodded yard....yes i have become my grandfather.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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
  • Reza Tadayon-Nejad, MD, PhD
  • Med School: Ahwaz University of Medical Sciences. Teheran, Iran (MD); University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada (PhD)
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  • Adult Neuroscience Research Track
  • Kelley A. Volpe, MD
  • 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
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PGY 4
  • Tushar Advani, MD, PhD - Chief Resident (2013-2014)
  • Med School: Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India (MD); University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (PhD)
  • Undergraduate: Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, Pharmacology; M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Hometown: Bombay (Mumbai), India
  • Psychiatry Interests: Adult Psychiatry especially Psychosis, and Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Other Interests: I enjoy discovering different neighborhoods and restaurants in Chicago. I particularly enjoy the summer festivals in Chicago. I like to spend time at the local beaches during the summer. I truly feel fortunate to have a very friendly group of classmates, they have been very supportive and encouraging. I also feel it’s great that we can be co-workers as well as socialize outside of work.
  • Tracy Binius, MD
  • Med School: Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.A., St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, English
  • Gomathie Chelvayohan, MD - Chief Resident (2013-2014)
  • Med School: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
  • Undergraduate: B.S., Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Biology
  • Hometown: Lexington, KY
  • Psychiatry Interests: Forensic Psychiatry
  • Other Interests: Running, watching sports, traveling
  • Kimberly Fenzl, MD
  • Med School:Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.S., University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, Science Preprofessional Studies
  • Hometown: Wooster, OH
  • Psychiatry Interests: Women's mental health, college mental health
  • Other Interests: Reading (for fun), Notre Dame football, working out
  • Joshua Rodgers, MD
  • Med School: University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, CO
  • Undergraduate: B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Integrative Physiology
  • Hometown: Charlottesville, VA by way of Denver, CO
  • Psychiatry Interests: General Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, education
  • Other Interests: Motorcycling, sailing
  • Brandon Sanders, MD
  • Med School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
  • Undergraduate: B.S., University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI, German and Biology
  • Hometown: Stevens Point, WI
  • Psychiatry Interests: Geriatrics, Transcultural Psychiatry, and student/resident education
  • Other Interests: Music, foreign languages and travel, camping, biking and sailing
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PGY 5
  • Adrian Zhubi, MD
  • Med School: University of Prishtina, Priština, Kosovo
  • Undergraduate: University of Prishtina
  • Hometown: Gjakove, Kosovo
  • Psychiatry Interests: Translational psychiatry, epigenetics of autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia, psychopharmacology, general and adult psychiatry
  • Other Interests: Playing basketball, beach volleyball and soccer, biking, blues and jazz, world travel etc.
  • Adult Neuroscience Research Track
Specialty Programs PGY 4
  • PRIME at JBVA
  • Eric Black, MD
  • Med School: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
  • Undergraduate: B.S., Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Psychology
  • Hometown: Adena, OH
  • Psychiatry Interests: PTSD
  • Other Interests: Running
  • Women's Mental Health
  • Amishi Mehta, MD
  • Med School: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Psychology
  • Hometown: home
  • Psychiatry Interests: psych
  • Other Interests: other
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Fellows PGY 5
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Erica Shavers, MD
  • Med School: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: B.S., University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI, Biology
  • Hometown: Aurora IL
  • Psychiatry Interests: Addictions, Trauma
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Brian Gomoll, MD
  • Med School: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: BA, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Psychology and Biological Sciences
  • Hometown: Franklin Park, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests: Neuropsychiatry, especially intellectual disabilities, genetic syndromes, and catatonia. Also, I’m interested in sexual health and sexual subcultures, comparative psychotherapy, psychotherapy for chronically ill and psychotic patients, and medical education
  • Other Interests: I like music, computers and computer programming (though I don’t do much anymore), making candy, video games, martial arts, and reading about different religions and spiritual practice.
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