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General Psychiatry Residency

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Current Residents

Current Psychiatry Residents for academic year 2022-2023.

Neha Chatrath

Neha Chatrath MD

Victoria Gotay

Victoria Gotay MD

Perry Tsai

Perry Tsai MD, PhD

Noah Borchardt MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY1
  • Medical School
    University of Wisconsin
  • Undergraduate
    University of Wisconsin
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Cross-cultural psychiatry, advocacy, psychotherapy

  • Personal Interests

    Dog parks, snowboarding, ice skating, traveling, drag bingo

  • Hometown
    Verona, Wisconsin

Krystal Del Castillo MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY1
  • Medical School
    University of California – Irvine School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate
    University of California, Irvine
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Child & adolescent psychiatry, correctional psychiatry, public psychiatry, trauma

  • Personal Interests

    House plants, journaling, reading, weight-lifting, concerts, good coffee, spending time with loved ones

  • Hometown
    Los Angeles, CA

Lia DeRoin MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY1
  • Medical School
    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate
    Northwestern University
  • Psychiatry Interests

    American Indian mental health, addiction, trauma, therapy, psychiatric genetics/epigenetics

  • Personal Interests

    Spending time with my kids, getting outdoors, music, crosswords/puzzles

  • Hometown
    Lawrence, KS
Lia DeRoin

Kevin Garland MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY1
  • Medical School
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate
    Brigham Young University
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Inpatient psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosis

  • Personal Interests

    Spending time with my wife/kids, hiking, skiing, eating, board games, trivia

  • Hometown
    Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Kevin Garland

Chris Hensler MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY1
  • Medical School
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2022
    Physician-Scientist Training Program (non-degree 1 year research program), and Geriatric Medicine Area of Concentration
  • Undergraduate
    B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2013
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Interventional Psychiatry, Consult/Liaison Psychiatry, Multi-culturally competent mental healthcare, LGBTQ+ mental healthcare, Street Psychiatry, Neuro-epigenetics, Addiction, Suicidality, Toxicology, Psychosis, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Nosology, Narrative Medicine

  • Personal Interests

    Finding niche cafés in the city, seeking Chicago’s best iced latte, adoring my nieces/nephews, road trips, baking, gardening, podcasts, hiking, video games (Pokemon & Zelda), Painting (by numbers), Graphic design, Legos, exploring other art mediums (trying to get into glasswork!), and community advocacy

  • Hometown
    Pittsburgh, PA, Broomfield, CO, and several others

AJ Shangguan MD, PhD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY1
  • Residency
    Northwestern University
  • Undergraduate
    Northwestern University
  • Psychiatry Interests

    psychosis, trauma, cognitive therapy, inpatient psychiatry, emergency psychiatry, psychoneuroimmunology, MRI, and metabolic imaging

  • Personal Interests

    Cross-stitching, board games, Chinese fantasy dramas/novels

  • Hometown
    Wilmette, IL

Dillon Sharp MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY1
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago
  • Undergraduate
    Princeton University
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Inpatient Psychiatry, Interventional Psychiatry, Addiction, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Emerging Psychopharmacology, Public Perceptions of Psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    Concerts, Board Games, Sci-Fi, Cycling, SCUBA Diving, Weightlifting

  • Hometown
    Chicago, IL

Tiffany Teng MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY1
  • Medical School
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate
    Northwestern University
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Consult-Liaison Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, healthcare policy

  • Personal Interests

    Reading, drawing, video games, concerts, hiking, boxing, hanging out with my husband, cat, and friends

  • Hometown
    New Hartford, NY

Vivek Yanamadala MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY1
  • Medical School
    The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Undergraduate
    Washington University in St. Louis
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Outpatient, interventional

  • Personal Interests

    Buckeyes, STL sports, Travel, NYT crosswords

  • Hometown
    St. Louis, MO

Alexander Brenner MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY2
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
  • Undergraduate
    Washington University in St. Louis, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Medical Education, Women’s Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Mood and Anxiety Disorders

  • Personal Interests

    Baking, Gardening, Video Games, Music, Spending time with friends and family

  • Hometown
    Chicago, IL
Alexander Brenner

Krishanu Chatterjee MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY2
  • Medical School
    Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona
  • Undergraduate
    University of Chicago
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Psychodynamic therapy, child, ethics of psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    Long walks, tending to my fish, political podcasts

  • Hometown
    Grayslake, IL
Krishanu Chatterjee

Robin Du MD, MPH

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY2
  • Medical School
    Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Undergraduate
    B.S., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Molecular & Cellular Biology; Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Child/adolescent psychiatry, interventional psychiatry / neuromodulation, global mental health, community psychiatry, improving access to mental health care

  • Personal Interests

    Running with my dog, hiking, music, reading, learning languages, traveling, cooking

  • Hometown
    Carlisle, MA
Robin Du

Damek R. Homiack MD, PhD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY2
  • Medical School
    Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Graduate School
    Ph.D. Tulane University, New Orleans, LA Neuroscience
  • Undergraduate
    B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO Psychology
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Geriatrics, Consult/Liasion, Addiction

  • Personal Interests

    Classic and foreign films, live music, parades, basketball

  • Hometown
    Broomfield, CO
Damek R. Homiack

Tammy Hua MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY2
  • Medical School
    Northwestern University – Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate
    Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Psychiatry Interests

    child and adolescent psychiatry, psychotherapy, mood and anxiety disorders, interventional psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    drawing, painting (oil, gouache, watercolor, digital), origami, crocheting amigurumi, birding, hiking

  • Hometown
    Orange, CA
Tammy Hua

Sydney Singleterry MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY2
  • Medical School
    UT Southwestern Medical School – Dallas, Texas
  • Undergraduate
    Baylor University – Waco, Texas
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, racial-ethnic disparities in mental health care, C-PTSD, Neuropsychiatry, Psychopharmacology

  • Personal Interests

    Gaming (mostly console), current events, good coffee, ‘The Office’

  • Hometown
    Plano, Texas
Sydney Singleterry

Christopher J. Trennepohl MD, MPH

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY2
  • Medical School
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Graduate School
    UNC Gillings School of Public Health
  • Undergraduate
    Davidson College
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Public psychiatry, severe mental illness, dual diagnosis

  • Personal Interests

    Horror movies, Pokemon, fitness.

  • Hometown
    Monticello, IN

Grace Faulkner MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY2
  • Medical School
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate
    B.S. Biology, Duke University
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Consultation/liason, medical education, women’s mental health, mood and anxiety disorders

  • Personal Interests

    Travel, cooking and baking, gardening, napping, exploring new restaurants, biking, reading, spending time with my animals and husband

  • Hometown
    Stuart, FL
Grace Faulkner

Jared Williams MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY2
  • Medical School
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Medical education, first-break psychosis, community mental healt

  • Personal Interests

    Hiking, biking, good books and movies

  • Hometown
    Greenville, NC
Jared Williams

Sarah E. Garcia-Ricketts MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY3
  • Medical School
    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Anthropology and Human Biology.
  • Psychiatry Interests

    women's mental health, child & adolescent, LGBTQ

  • Personal Interests

    cooking, baking, crocheting small cute things, DIY home/garden projects,  watching crime shows/historical dramas

  • Hometown
    Peachtree City, GA
Sarah Garcia-Ricketts

Jonathan S. Ni MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY3
  • Medical School
    Boston University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate
    Boston University
  • Psychiatry Interests

    mood and anxiety disorders, consultation-liaison, addiction

  • Personal Interests

    playing and watching basketball, finding new podcasts, going on walks with my dog, meditating

  • Hometown
    Los Angeles, CA
Jonathan Ni

Robert Reed MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY3
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Undergraduate
    University of Notre Dame, B.S. in Biology
  • Psychiatry Interests

    mood and anxiety, LGBTQ mental health, addictions

  • Personal Interests

    going out with friends, needlepointing, spin class, singing/screaming Taylor Swift songs, watching the Real Housewives franchises

  • Hometown
    Northbrook, IL
Robert Reed

Sofia Sami MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY3
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Undergraduate
    Northwestern University
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Cultural Psychiatry, Community Psychiatry, Addiction, Women’s Mental Health

  • Interests

    Community Organizing, Social Medicine, Organized Medicine, Medical-Legal Partnerships, Plants, Travel & Wandering, Design, Sewing

  • Hometown
    Carbondale, IL
Sofia Sami

Jonathan J. Silva MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY3
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois College of Medicine - Rockford
  • Undergraduate
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. Integrative Biology
  • Graduate School
    Illinois Institute of Technology, M.S. Biology
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Addiction Psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    Spending time with family, brunch with friends, oil painting, fishing, video games. 

  • Hometown
    Aurora, IL
Jonathan Silva

Minjoo Son MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY3
  • Medical School
    Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate
    Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Neuropsychiatry, Neuromodulation, Forensic Psychiatry, Women's Mental Health, Medical Education

  • Personal Interests

    Books, Movies, Travel, Exploring the City, Concerts and Theatre

  • Hometown
    Platteville, WI
Minjoo Son

Chad Stephens MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY3
  • Medical School
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Undergraduate
    University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
  • Psychiatry Interests

    med/psych, emergency psychiatry, addiction medicine, psychiatric care during pregnancy and the peripartum period, LGBTQA+ health, medical education

  • Psychiatry Interests

    cooking, reading, healthcare advocacy, the Spanish language

  • Hometown
    Sellersburg, IN
Chad Stephens

Victor Valencia MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY3
  • Medical School
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate
    Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Psychotic Disorders, Mood Disorders, Consult & Liaison Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    Museums, Theater, Biking, Weight & Power Lifting, Fitness, Gymnastics, Long Walks, Movies, Video Games, Anime, Drawing 

  • Hometown
    Mokena, IL
Victor Valencia

Lulu Yan MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY3
  • Medical School
    Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
  • Undergraduate
    NYU Stern
    B.S. Finance; Accounting
    Minor East Asian Studies
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Mood disorders, psychosis, psychoanalysis

  • Personal Interests

    Cooking, reading, exploring the outdoors

  • Hometown
    Plano, Texas

Jiaming (Kevin) Zhang MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY3
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
  • Undergraduate
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Substance abuse, women’s health, biomarkers of mood and psychotic disorders

  • Personal Interests

    Eating, running and spending time outdoors. Also video games, naps and ice hockey.

  • Hometown
    Philadelphia, PA
Jiaming Zhang

Neha Chatrath MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY4
  • Medical School
    Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Undergraduate
    Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Women’s mental health, community psychiatry, ECT, mental health advocacy/outreach

  • Personal Interests

    Food, adventures, reading, traveling, home renovation shows

  • Hometown
    Clemmons, NC
Neha Chatrath

Jennifer Duan MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY4
  • Medical School
    University of Texas Health San Antonio - Long School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX
  • Undergraduate
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Women’s mental health, cultural psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    Running, hiking, cooking, traveling, video and board games

  • Hometown
    Bartlesville, OK
Jennifer Duan

Victoria Gotay MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY4
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate
    Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests

    I am interested in child and adolescent psychiatry.

  • Personal Interests

    I personally enjoy watching Marvel and DC movies, attending comic conventions, and cosplaying.

  • Hometown
    Chicago, IL
Victoria Gotay

Ross Pepper MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY4
  • Medical School
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Undergraduate
    Rice University, Houston, TX
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Mood and anxiety disorders, cultural psychiatry, LGBT mental health, addiction, interventional psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    Music, cooking, video games, cats, technology

  • Hometown
    Houston, TX
Ross Pepper

Danielle Stern MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY4
  • Medical School
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Undergraduate
    The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (East Asian Studies)
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Child & Adolescent, Forensics

  • Personal Interests

    Traveling long distances for food, tap dance, spin class, and Samin Nosrat 

  • Hometown
    Sands Point, NY

Alexandra Thomas MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY4
  • Medical School
    Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Graduate School
    Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Undergraduate
    Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton, NJ
  • Psychiatry Interests

    child psychiatry, mood disorders, neural circuitry, neuromodulation

  • Personal Interests

    Spending time with my baby son, exploring Chicago, singing

  • Hometown
    Midland, Texas
Alexandra Thomas

Perry Tsai MD, PhD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY4
  • Medical School
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Graduate School
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, Microbiology & Immunology
  • Undergraduate
    Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, Biochemical Sciences
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Consult/liaison, biological psychiatry, immunology, HIV, LGBTQ health, sexual health

  • Personal Interests

    music (piano/violin/singing/musicals), food (restaurants/TV), podcasts (storytelling/language/politics), advocacy (healthcare), movies (horror)

  • Hometown
    Metairie, LA (outside New Orleans)
Perry Tsai

Damek R. Homiack MD, PhD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY2
  • Medical School
    Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Graduate School
    Ph.D. Tulane University, New Orleans, LA Neuroscience
  • Undergraduate
    B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO Psychology
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Geriatrics, Consult/Liasion, Addiction

  • Personal Interests

    Classic and foreign films, live music, parades, basketball

  • Hometown
    Broomfield, CO
Damek R. Homiack

AJ Shangguan MD, PhD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY1
  • Residency
    Northwestern University
  • Undergraduate
    Northwestern University
  • Psychiatry Interests

    psychosis, trauma, cognitive therapy, inpatient psychiatry, emergency psychiatry, psychoneuroimmunology, MRI, and metabolic imaging

  • Personal Interests

    Cross-stitching, board games, Chinese fantasy dramas/novels

  • Hometown
    Wilmette, IL

Alexandra Thomas MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY4
  • Medical School
    Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Graduate School
    Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Undergraduate
    Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton, NJ
  • Psychiatry Interests

    child psychiatry, mood disorders, neural circuitry, neuromodulation

  • Personal Interests

    Spending time with my baby son, exploring Chicago, singing

  • Hometown
    Midland, Texas
Alexandra Thomas

Perry Tsai MD, PhD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY4
  • Medical School
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Graduate School
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, Microbiology & Immunology
  • Undergraduate
    Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, Biochemical Sciences
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Consult/liaison, biological psychiatry, immunology, HIV, LGBTQ health, sexual health

  • Personal Interests

    music (piano/violin/singing/musicals), food (restaurants/TV), podcasts (storytelling/language/politics), advocacy (healthcare), movies (horror)

  • Hometown
    Metairie, LA (outside New Orleans)
Perry Tsai