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Alison K. Newman, PhD, ABPP

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CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
912 S. Wood Street, MC 913, Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone: (312) 355-5534
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Alison K. Newman, PhD, ABPP

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry

Dr. Alison Newman is a clinical health psychologist. She graduated from University of Arizona after majoring in Psychology. She then moved to San Diego in 2006 where she began her graduate education in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She completed an internship in Clinical Health Psychology at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Following internship, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio where she completed a two-year fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology at the Cleveland Clinic. After completion, she moved to the Chicago region and began working at NorthShore University HealthSystem where she worked in bariatric behavioral health, behavioral weight management, and conducted psychotherapy with a variety of medical populations. She also held administrative responsibilities as the Program Director for Behavioral Weight Management services. Dr. Newman recently came to UI Health to become a member of the Bariatric Surgery service, where she conducts pre-surgical evaluations and follows patients pre- and post-operatively. Dr. Newman is board certified in Clinical Health Psychology.

 

 

 

Kelley A. Volpe, MD

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CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
Institute for Juvenile Research
1747 W Roosevelt Rd, Rm 190, Chicago, IL 60608

Office Phone: (312) 996-0434 
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KEY PUBLICATIONS

“Psychological Treatment and Management” Lange Q&A Psychiatry, 11th edition, 2016, Awaiting publication

“Eating Disorders”. “Sleep-Wake Disorders”, “Psychotherapies”, and “Forensic Psychiatry”, First Aid for the Psychiatry Clerkship, Ganti, Latha, Kaufman, Matthew, and Blitzstein, Sean. First Aid for the Psychiatry Clerkship, Fourth Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2016.

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Kelley A. Volpe, MD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry
Medical Director, Pediatric Stress and Anxiety Clinic (PSADC)
Associate Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Volpe is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Stress and Anxiety Disorder Clinic. She is also the Associate Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. Volpe is interested in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders; particularly selective mutism, OCD, and posttraumatic stress disorder. She focuses on implementing evidence based treatments for these and other anxiety disorders. In addition, she is interested in collaborating with primary care providers to disseminate high quality mental health care to in need populations with less access to child psychiatrists. She works with the Illinois DocAssist program providing education and consultation to pediatric primary care providers as well as teaching trainees within the hospital and college of medicine.

Projects
Poster Presentations

Pediatric Primary Care Provider Opinions about Mental Health Information;” Alex Chevalier MD, Amber May MD, Kelley Volpe MD, Roberta Paikoff-Holzmueller PhD; 8th Annual Department of Psychiatry Research Forum, Chicago, IL, September 28, 2017

Bridging the Gap: Trauma Informed Care for Pediatric Residents”, Kelley Volpe MD and Toya Clay MD, AACAP Annual Meeting Special Program, San Antonio, TX, October 26, 2015

C.A.R.E.S.: Clinicians Acting to Reinforce Empathetic Skill,” Joshua Nathan, MD; Amber May, MD; Kelley Volpe, MD; Kathleen Bock, BA; Martin Hurm, MFA; Robert Kiser, BS; Laura McKenzie, BS; Shole Milos; Lynda Shadrake, BS; Fred A. Zar, MD; Sean M. Blitzstein, MD; Geraldine S. Fox, MD, MHPE, ADMSEP Annual Meeting, Stowe, VT, June 18-20, 2015 and AAP Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, September 16-19, 2015

 “Psychiatric Vital Signs:  Quality Improvement through Screening Forms,” Kelley Volpe, MD; Brandon Corbett, DO; Amber May, MD; Christopher Mestrezat, MD; Nima Sheth, MD; Reza Tadayon-Nejad MD PhD; Theresa Sripada, MD; Olusola Ajilore MD PhD NNDC 2014 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, October 22-24, 2014 

 

Lea M. Ventura

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CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
912 S. Wood Street, MC 913, Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone: (312) 996-6217
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Assistant: Marisela Villarreal
Office Phone: (312) 996-6217
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Lea M. Ventura, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Dr. Ventura is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry with a specialization in pediatric neuropsychology. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She completed a 1-year Clinical Internship in Pediatric Psychology at Rush University Medical Center and a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School. Clinical interests include the neuropsychological assessment of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide range of medical, neurodevelopmental, genetic, psychiatric, and learning disorders. Dr. Ventura’s research broadly aims to understand the neurocognitive sequelae of complex medical conditions, as well as the effects of their treatments.

 

 

Jason R. Soble, PhD, ABPP

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CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
Neuropsychiatric Institute
912 S. Wood Street, MC 913
Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone: (312) 996-6217 
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Assisant: Marisela Villarreal
Office Phone: (312) 996-6217 
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KEY PUBLICATIONS

Soble, J. R., Santos, O. A., Bain, K. M., Kirton, J. W., Bailey, K. C., Critchfield, E. A., O’Rourke, J. J. F., Highsmith, J. M., & Gonzalez, D. A. (2017). The Dot Counting Test adds up: Validation and response pattern analysis in a mixed clinical veteran sample. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.

Bain, K. M., & Soble, J. R. (2017). Validation of the Advanced Clinical Solutions Word Choice Test (WCT) in a mixed clinical sample: Establishing classification accuracy, sensitivity/specificity, and cutoff scores. Assessment.

Soble, J. R., Critchfield, E. C. & O’Rourke, J. J. F. (2017).  Neuropsychological evaluation in TBI. [Special issue]. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 28, 339-350.

Gonzalez, D. A., & Soble, J. R. (2017). Corticobasal syndrome due to sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: A review and neuropsychological case report.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 31, 676-689.

Soble, J. R., Eichstaedt, K. E., Mattingly, M. L., Vale, F. L., Benbadis, S. R., Rodgers-Neame, N. T. & Schoenberg, M. R.  (2016). Utility of Green’s Word Memory Test Free Recall (FR) score as a measure of verbal memory: Initial evidence from an epilepsy patient sample. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 31, 79-87.

Vanderploeg, R. D., Silva, M. A., Soble, J. R., Curtiss, G., Belanger, H. B., Donnell, A. J., & Scott, S. G.  (2015).  The structure of postconcussion symptoms on the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory: A comparison of alternative models.  Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 30, 1-11.

Soble, J. R., Silva, M. A., Vanderploeg, R. D., Curtiss, G., Belanger, H. B., Donnell, A. J., & Scott, S. G.  (2014).  Normative data for the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory (NSI) and postconcussion symptom profiles among TBI, PTSD, and nonclinical samples.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 28(4), 614-632. 

Soble, J. R., Eichstaedt, K. E., Waseem, H., Mattingly, M. L., Benbadis, S. R., Bozorg, A. M., Vale, F. L., & Schoenberg, M. R. (2014).  Clinical utility of the Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition (WMS-IV) in predicting laterality of temporal lobe epilepsy among surgical candidates. Epilepsy & Behavior, 41, 232-237. 

Soble, J. R., Spanierman, L. B., & Fitzgerald Smith, J. (2013).  Neuropsychological functioning of combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 35, 551-561.

Jason R. Soble, PhD, ABPP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology

Dr. Soble is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed a 1-year Clinical Psychology Internship and 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, FL. While on Fellowship, he also completed training at the University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. Prior to joining the faculty at UIC, he was a Staff Neuropsychologist at the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System in San Antonio, TX. His clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment of adults with dementia, complex neurological/medical disorders, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as personality assessment and working with veteran/active duty military populations. His research broadly investigates the psychometric/diagnostic properties and clinical utility of neuropsychological tests (e.g., performance validity tests), TBI, and epilepsy.

Interests:
Neuropsychological Assessment
Traumatic Brain Injury
Epilepsy
Dementia
Neurobehavioral Examination
Performance Validity Assessment
Objective Personality Assessment
Test Development/Validation
Psychometrics
Clinical Neuropsychology Training

Affiliations/Memberships:
American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)
American Psychological Association (APA) 
APA Division 40–Society for Clinical Neuropsychology

 

 

Danijela Stojanac

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CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
Neuropsychiatric Institute Building
912 S Wood Street, (M/C 913)
South Tower, First Floor
Chicago, IL 60612

Clinic: (312) 413-7701
Office: (312) 996-9619
Fax: (312) 413-4265
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PUBLICATIONS

Buehl W., Stojanac D., Sacu S., Drexler W., Findl O. “Comparison of three methods of measuring corneal thickness and anterior chamber depth”, American Journal of Ophthalmology 141(1):7-12. Jan 2006

Poster presentation: Results of a Multi-Center Professional Development Curriculum for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows to be presented in AAP (Association for Academic Psychiatry) Annual Meeting in San Antonio September 16-19, 2015

Danijela Stojanac, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Dr. Stojanac joined UIC in July 2016 as a psychiatrist in the Outpatient Clinic of the Women’s Mental Health program. Dr. Stojanac completed her residency at University of Chicago and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University. She is Board Certified in general Psychiatry and Board Eligible in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Stojanac has broad clinical and academic interests including women’s mental health and psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the post-partum period, depression in midlife women and issues related to infertility and mental health. Other interests are early childhood development, impulsive and compulsive disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy and group psychotherapy. Due to her training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Stojanac is working to develop programs that bridge the Child and Adult Psychiatry Divisions within the Department.

Appointments: For scheduling new patient appointments with Dr. Danijela Stojanac please call 312-996-2200. If you are looking for scheduling follow up appointment with Dr. Stojanac please call the clinic phone number at 312-413-7701

Interests:
Women’s mental health, child and adolescent psychiatry, impulsive and compulsive disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy and group psychotherapy