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Current Residents for academic year 2019-2020.

Amy Abramowitz

Amy Abramowitz MD

Ann Chakkalakal

Ann Franco Chakkalakal MD

Brandon Brown MD

  • PGY1 Resident
  • Medical School
    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Undergraduate
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Mood anxiety/disorders, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), brain imaging, computational psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    Spending time with my family, reading, writing, traveling, playing with new technology

  • Hometown
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Brandon Brown

Neha Chatrath MD

  • PGY1 Resident
  • 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

Niaree Davis MD

  • PGY1 Resident
  • Medical School
    University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Undergraduate
    University of California, Davis
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Women’s mental health, clinical education

  • Personal Interests

    Ethical travel, all-weather hiking, building community, sharing culture

  • Hometown
    Los Angeles, CA
Niaree Davis

Jennifer Duan MD

  • PGY1 Resident
  • 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

John Ernzen MD

  • PGY1 Resident
  • Medical School
    Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate
    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • Psychiatry Interests

    child & adolescent psychiatry, medical education, global mental health, mood & anxiety disorders

  • Personal Interests

    playing with my dog, sports (playing & watching), running, traveling

  • Hometown
    Phoenix, AZ
John Ernzen

Victoria Gotay MD

  • PGY1 Resident
  • 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

Jenny Jean MD

  • PGY1 Resident
  • Medical School
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester NY
  • Undergraduate
    B.A., Wellesley College, Wellesley MA, Women’s and Gender Studies; Chemistry
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Global mental health, refugee/immigrant mental health, trauma-based research, child and adolescent psychiatry, women’s mental health, Stigma and HIV

  • Personal Interests

    Art, designing clothes, rowing, traveling, cooking without a recipe, writing research papers, feminist/post-structuralism theory, photography

  • Hometown
    Miami, FL
Jenny Jean

Christy Ky MD

  • PGY1 Resident
  • Medical School
    University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Undergraduate
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Child and adolescent psychiatry, cultural psychiatry, applications of social media and technology in psychiatry, medical education

  • Personal Interests

    Trying new recipes and restaurants, DIY crafts, traveling

  • Hometown
    Holland, MI
Christy Ky

Ross Pepper MD

  • PGY1 Resident
  • 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

Alexandra Thomas MD, PhD

  • PGY1 Resident
  • 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

  • PGY1 Resident
  • 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

Alexandra Dyer MD

  • PGY2 Resident
  • Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Undergraduate
    University of Wisconsin — Madison (Italian)
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, Sports Psychiatry, Women’s Mental Health

  • Personal Interests

    Running, Hiking, Walking along Lake Michigan

  • Hometown
    Madison, WI
Alexandra Dyer

Kiefer Greenspan MD

  • PGY2 Resident
  • Medical School
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Undergraduate
    University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Psychiatry Interests

    pharmacogenomics, treatment-resistant depression, clinical decision making

  • Personal Interests

    Basketball (playing and watching…Lakers, UCLA!), figuring out how to play songs on piano, running, League of Legends

  • Hometown
    Laguna Niguel, CA
Kiefer Greenspan

Kevin Hu MD

  • PGY2 Resident
  • Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
  • Undergraduate
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Mood Disorders, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Social Psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    Basketball, Reading, Tetris, and Exploring Chicago

  • Hometown
    Austin, Texas
Kevin Hu

Bess Levin MD

  • PGY2 Resident
  • Medical School
    Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
  • Undergraduate
    University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
  • Psychiatry Interests

    addiction psychiatry, women's mental health, child and adolescent psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    music, cooking, Pilates, exploring Chicago, binge TV, hanging out with friends, family and my pets

  • Hometown
    Evanston, IL
Bess Levin

Andy Nian MD

  • PGY2 Resident
  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate
    University of Chicago
  • Psychiatry Interests

    General psychiatry, Cultural psychiatry, Social psychiatry 

  • Personal Interests

    Tennis, Swimming, Hair cutting, Finding good cheap food

  • Hometown
    Wheaton, IL
Andy Nian

Priya Patel MD

  • PGY2 Resident
  • Medical School
    Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • Undergraduate
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Adult Psychiatry, Early Psychosis, Mood Disorders, Addiction Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry, Women’s Mental Health

  • Personal Interests

    Getting together with family and friends, exploring Chicago, trying new restaurants, cooking, binge watching TV series and movies

  • Hometown
    Waukegan, IL
Priya Patel

John Roberts, Jr. MD

  • PGY2 Resident
  • Medical School
    University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Undergraduate
    University of Michigan
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Psychotherapy, General Adult, Mood, Addictions

  • Personal Interests

    Songwriting, Cooking, Exercise, Meditation

  • Hometown
    Metro Detroit, Michigan
John Roberts

Ankita Sharma MD

  • PGY2 Resident
  • Medical School
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
  • Undergraduate
    University of Cincinnati
  • Psychiatry Interests

    women’s mental health, child and adolescent psych, addiction, psychosis

  • Personal Interests

    Food, Spending time with family and friends, binge watching tv shows, arts and crafts, and reading fiction novels

  • Hometown
    Cincinnati, OH
Ankita Sharma

Eric Silverman MD

  • PGY2 Resident
  • Medical School
    Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Inpatient Psychiatry, Emergency Psychiatry, Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder

  • Personal Interests

    Running/outdoor activities, Chicago sports teams (mainly White Sox), Movies, and obsessively cleaning

  • Hometown
    Northbrook, IL
Eric Silverman

Gabriella Waserstein MD

  • PGY2 Resident
  • Medical School
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Undergraduate
    University of Florida
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Everything! More specifically: neuropsychiatry, ECT, functional neurological disorder, women's mental health, mood disorders, personality disorders

  • Personal Interests

    Traveling, yoga, exploring new restaurants, hiking

  • Hometown
    Miami, FL
Gabriella Waserstein

Jennifer Adams MD

  • PGY3 Resident
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois Chicago
  • Undergraduate
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Women's Mental Health and Addiction Psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    Music, reading, snowboarding, biking, and exploring Chicago

  • Hometown
    Hamilton, NJ
Jennifer Adams

Hao Cheng MD

  • PGY3 Resident
  • Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Undergraduate
    University of Maryland, College Park
  • Psychiatry Interests

    General psychiatry, addictions, forensics

  • Personal Interests

    Literature, history, philosophy, fine arts, music, movies, working out

  • Hometown
    Baltimore, Maryland
Hao Cheng

Alexia Copenhaver MD

  • PGY3 Resident
  • Medical School
    Rush Medical College
  • Undergraduate
    Washington University in St. Louis, Class of 2012
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Addiction, Psychosis

  • Personal Interests

    Running, Chicago food, horseback riding

  • Hometown
    Denver, CO
Alexia Copenhaver

Martin Hinrichs MD

  • PGY3 Resident
  • Medical School
    University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • Undergraduate
    University of Oklahoma
  • Psychiatry Interests

    mood disorders, addiction, and the interplay between them

  • Personal Interests

    live trivia, craft beer and local breweries, tabletop and video games, exploring new music

  • Hometown
    Emporia, KS
Martin Hinrichs

Sara Kashani MD

  • PGY3 Resident
  • Medical School
    Northwestern University - The Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Women's Mental Health, Medical Causes of Psychiatric Symptoms, Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Early-Onset Mood and Psychotic Disorders

  • Personal Interests

    travel, restaurants, exercise, reading, podcasts, spending time with friends and family

  • Hometown
    Chicago, IL
Sara Kashani

Christopher Papa MD

  • PGY3 Resident
  • Medical School
    University of Maryland
  • Undergraduate
    Drexel University
  • Psychiatry Interests

    To be determined

  • Personal Interests

    Rock climbing, soccer, chess, traveling

  • Hometown
    Mt. Laurel, NJ
Christopher Papa

Luke Petry MD

  • PGY3 Resident
  • Medical School
    Loyola
  • Undergraduate
    University of Illinois
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Neuromodulation, mood disorders, psychopharmacology

  • Personal Interests

    Stand-up comedy, infrastructure, high ABV beer, wool clothing, traveling

  • Hometown
    Champaign, IL
Luke Petry

Caleb Reyes MD

  • PGY3 Resident
  • Medical School
    UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Undergraduate
    Rice University
  • Psychiatry Interests

    addiction, psychotherapy, community/cultural psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    reading, travel, meditation

  • Hometown
    San Antonio, TX
Caleb Reyes

Sean Riley MD

  • PGY3 Resident
  • Medical School
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Undergraduate
    University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • Psychiatry Interests

    psychosis, mood disorders, community psychiatry

  • Psychiatry Interests

    Exploring Chicago restaurants and festivals, spending time with family and friends

  • Hometown
    Kenosha, WI
Sean Riley

Aishah Yanssaneh MD

  • PGY3 Resident
  • Medical School
    Southern Illinois University
  • Undergraduate
    Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Still having a blast figuring it out

  • Personal Interests

    travel, travel, travel and reading while I travel

  • Hometown
    Silver Spring, Maryland
Aisha Yanssaneh

Amy Abramowitz MD

  • Chief Resident
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (Psychology)
  • Psychiatry Interests

    women's mental health, technology in psychiatry, public psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    running, Chicago restaurants, travel, college basketball

  • Hometown
    Charlotte, NC
Amy Abramowitz

Laura Briz MD

  • PGY4 Resident
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Graduate School
    M.S. University of South Florida; Tampa, FL; Medical Sciences - Anatomy Concentration
  • Undergraduate
    B.S./B.A. University of Florida; Gainesville, FL; Biology and Economics
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Immigration and Mental Health, Women's Mental

  • Personal Interests

    Traveling, Game nights, Exploring Chicago, Baking, Interior Design, Fashion/Lifestyle Blogs, Organization, and Kate Spade

  • Hometown
    Tampa, FL
Laura Briz

Ann Franco Chakkalakal MD

  • Chief Resident
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Medical School
    Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX
  • Undergraduate
    University of Houston
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Adult psychiatry- potentially psychiatric oncology

  • Personal Interests

    international traveling, enjoying Chicago, San Antonio Spurs (GO SPURS GO), and stopping myself from adopting all the rescue pups in the world (while trying to keep up with the one I already have)

  • Hometown
    New Braunfels, TX
Ann Chakkalakal

Eric Cheung MD

  • PGY4 Resident
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Medical 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
  • Psychiatry Interests

    All aspects, but particularly forensic psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    Cooking, piano, and financial documentaries

  • Hometown
    Queens, NY
Eric Cheung

Jacob Fyda MD

  • PGY4 Resident
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Undergraduate
    B.S. University of Florida; Gainesville, FL; Biology
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Adult Psychiatry, Psychotic disorders, Addiction, Obsessive-Compulsive and related disorders, Bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality disorder,  LGBT Health, phenomenology, Quality Improvement

  • Personal Interests

    reading, travel, fitness, downhill skiing

  • Hometown
    Clearwater, FL
Jacob Fyda

Caroline Holmes MD

  • PGY4 Resident
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Undergraduate
    University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Psychiatry Interests

    women's mental health

  • Personal Interests

    Old movies, cooking, podcasts, history

  • Hometown
    Naperville, IL
Caroline Holmes

Mai Nguyen MD

  • PGY4 Resident
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Medical School
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • Undergraduate
    University of Houston
  • Psychiatry Interests

    psychosis, student mental health, psychotherapy

  • Personal Interests

    traveling, trying new foods/restaurants, exploring Chicago, watching Netflix

  • Hometown
    Houston, TX
Mai Nguyen

Amy Abramowitz MD

  • Chief Resident
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (Psychology)
  • Psychiatry Interests

    women's mental health, technology in psychiatry, public psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    running, Chicago restaurants, travel, college basketball

  • Hometown
    Charlotte, NC
Amy Abramowitz

Jennifer Adams MD

  • PGY3 Resident
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois Chicago
  • Undergraduate
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Women's Mental Health and Addiction Psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    Music, reading, snowboarding, biking, and exploring Chicago

  • Hometown
    Hamilton, NJ
Jennifer Adams

Laura Briz MD

  • PGY4 Resident
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Graduate School
    M.S. University of South Florida; Tampa, FL; Medical Sciences - Anatomy Concentration
  • Undergraduate
    B.S./B.A. University of Florida; Gainesville, FL; Biology and Economics
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Immigration and Mental Health, Women's Mental

  • Personal Interests

    Traveling, Game nights, Exploring Chicago, Baking, Interior Design, Fashion/Lifestyle Blogs, Organization, and Kate Spade

  • Hometown
    Tampa, FL
Laura Briz

Eric Cheung MD

  • PGY4 Resident
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Medical 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
  • Psychiatry Interests

    All aspects, but particularly forensic psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    Cooking, piano, and financial documentaries

  • Hometown
    Queens, NY
Eric Cheung

Hao Cheng MD

  • PGY3 Resident
  • Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Undergraduate
    University of Maryland, College Park
  • Psychiatry Interests

    General psychiatry, addictions, forensics

  • Personal Interests

    Literature, history, philosophy, fine arts, music, movies, working out

  • Hometown
    Baltimore, Maryland
Hao Cheng

Sara Kashani MD

  • PGY3 Resident
  • Medical School
    Northwestern University - The Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Women's Mental Health, Medical Causes of Psychiatric Symptoms, Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Early-Onset Mood and Psychotic Disorders

  • Personal Interests

    travel, restaurants, exercise, reading, podcasts, spending time with friends and family

  • Hometown
    Chicago, IL
Sara Kashani

Alexandra Thomas MD, PhD

  • PGY1 Resident
  • 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

  • PGY1 Resident
  • 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

Laura Briz MD

  • PGY4 Resident
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Graduate School
    M.S. University of South Florida; Tampa, FL; Medical Sciences - Anatomy Concentration
  • Undergraduate
    B.S./B.A. University of Florida; Gainesville, FL; Biology and Economics
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Immigration and Mental Health, Women's Mental

  • Personal Interests

    Traveling, Game nights, Exploring Chicago, Baking, Interior Design, Fashion/Lifestyle Blogs, Organization, and Kate Spade

  • Hometown
    Tampa, FL
Laura Briz

Caroline Holmes MD

  • PGY4 Resident
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Undergraduate
    University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Psychiatry Interests

    women's mental health

  • Personal Interests

    Old movies, cooking, podcasts, history

  • Hometown
    Naperville, IL
Caroline Holmes