Sheppard Pratt/University of Maryland
Residency Training Program in Psychiatry

Thank you for your interest in the of University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency Training Program.

Our training program is committed to training future psychiatrists who will be true leaders within all aspects of the field.

The depth and breadth of our residency training prepares graduates to succeed in whatever facet of psychiatry they choose.Many of our residents move on into subspecialty fellowships, either continuing in training programs affiliated with Sheppard Pratt and the University of Maryland, or matching at other top fellowship programs across the country.Others begin careers in academic psychiatry, psychiatric research, or outpatient psychiatry in community and private settings.

UM/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residents at The Residency Retreat 2013
UM/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residents at The Residency Retreat 2013

Over the course of the training program, each resident cares for a wide range of patients in a variety of settings. The educational value of caring for our diverse patient population is enhanced by intensive supervision, a comprehensive didactic curriculum, and case conferences.

We believe that we have an exceptional training program that is enhanced by having a large faculty dedicated to teaching and residents who are actively engaged in pursuing their education.


Research Day, May2013

We welcome your interest in our diverse, exciting, and vibrant program.


PGY-1 rotation on specialized Psychotic Disorders unit at Sheppard Pratt

Experiences at Sheppard Pratt during residency vary for individual residents in the program. Time at Sheppard Pratt may include

Year One:

  • 1-2 months of inpatient and day hospital
  • 1 month of Co-occurring disorders inpatient and day hospital
  • Supervised evening short call including admissions of a wide variety of patients including children, adolescents, geriatric patients, and patient with co-occurring and neuropsychiatric disorders

Year Two:

  • 1-2 months advanced adult acute inpatient psychiatry
  • 1-2 month of an inpatient selective rotation on a variety of units throughout the hospital, including child and adolescent units
  • Overnight call including admissions as above and emergency coverage, under supervision of a senior resident

Year Three:

  • Twelve months of adult, child and adolescent ambulatory psychiatry, with an emphasis on both therapy techniques and psychopharmacology
  • Crisis walk-in clinic
  • Intensive outpatient eating disorders program
  • Intensive outpatient substance abuse program at the Kolmac clinic
  • Senior supervisory call


Resident Out-patient Clinic at Sheppard Pratt

Year Four:

  • Various electives with durations of 1-12 months, including the various inpatient units listed above, and additional specialized experiences on advanced inpatient units such as Eating Disorders, Trauma Disorders, and the Retreat. Many residents also choose to participate in an administrative elective with Dr. Steven Sharfstein, the President and CEO of the Health System
  • Part-time continuation of work with patients in the resident outpatient clinic.
  • Senior supervisory call
  • Chief resident for Sheppard Pratt


Telepsychiatry suite

RESIDENTS

Class of 2014
Lauren Cashion Sarah Gillman Makeida Koyi Nithin Krishna
graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She received a B. A. degree from Barnard College. graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She received a B.A. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She received a B.S. degree from the University of Georgia. graduated from Mysore Medical College. He is currently completing a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
       
Chad Lennon Ewere Osian Kelly Register Brown Nikita Shah
graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. He received his B.A. degree from Franklin & Marshall College. graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. She received her B.A. degree from Rutgers University. graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She received her B.A. degree from Harvard University and her M.Sc. degree from the University of Oxford. graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She received a B.A. degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
       
Jennilee Tuazon Ifeoma Uyanwune    
graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Southern California. graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine with a combined M.D./M.B.A. degree. She received a B.S. degree and a B.A. degree from the University of Connecticut    
       
Class of 2015
       
Emily Bomasang-Layno Jolie Carter Joy Chang Patrick Cleary
graduated from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in the Philippines. She will be completing her PGY-1 year in Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein Medical Center. graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She received her B.S. degree from Howard University. graduated from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She received her B.S. degree from the Ohio State University. graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. He received his B.A. from La Salle University.
       
Megan Della Selva Laura Eskander Iris Fadlon Sarah Herts
graduated from the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. She received her B.A. degree from the State University of New York Geneseo. graduated from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She received her B.S. degree from Emory University graduated from Kauno Medical University in Lithuania. She completed a medical internship in Tel Aviv, Israel, and at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan. graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She will be completing her PGY-1 year in Psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
       
Ellen Lee Benja Anson Liu Alainia Morgan-James Andrea Murray
graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She received her B.A. from Harvard College. graduated from the University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He received his B.S. from the University of Texas at San Antonio and his M.S. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. graduated from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. She received her B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. She received her B.S. from Florida A. and M. University.
       
Syed Sarosh Nizami Kathleen Patchan Robert Schloesser  
graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He received his B.S. from the University of Oklahoma. graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She received her B.A. and B.S. from the University of Maryland at College Park. graduated from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover in Germany. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Molecular Pathophysiology, National Institute of Mental Health.  
       
Class of 2016
       
Mawuena Agbonyitor Deborah Brooks Abel Bumgarner Thayanne Delima
graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She received her B.A. from Harvard University. graduated from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She received her B.A. degree from Brown University. graduated from the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He received his Bachelors Degree of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University. graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her B.S. degree from Florida International University.
       
Yuelei Dong Ashli Gamber Kirsten George Kristen Gialo
graduated from Tianjin Medical University in China. She completed her Nursing degree from Yale School of Nursing and is currently at VITAS in Waterbury, Connecticut. graduated from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. She received her B.S. degree from Juniata College. graduated from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She completed a Transitional Internship at the Reading Hospital and 14 months of the Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Maryland. She received her B.A. degree in Neuroscience/Chemistry from Bowdoin University. graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her B.S. from Muhlenberg College.
       
Mariel Herbert Benjamin Israel Gregory Jasinski Lisa Kebejian
graduated from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. She received her B.A. degree from The University of Delaware. graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia. graduated from Poznan University of Medical Sciences Center For Medical Education In English. He will be completing his PGY-3 year in Family Medicine at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He received his B.S. degree in Nutritional Sciences from Rutgers University. graduated from The University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of Maryland. She received her B.A. degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University.
       
Asheena Keith Alexandra Krugler M.M. Naveen Elizabeth Jane Richardson
graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine. She received her B.S. from Oakwood University. graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She received her B.S. and M.A. from American University. graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She received her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University.
       
Leigh Ruth Jamie Siegel    
graduated from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She received her B.A. from the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. degree in Religion and Spanish from Haverford College. graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and her fellowship in Hematology-Oncology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She also completed a fellowship in Hematology at the Cardeza Foundation of the Thomas Jefferson University. She received her B.A. degree in Pre-medical science from Lehigh University. She recently served as the chief of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch at the NIH.    
       
Class of 2017
       
Ayesha Ashai Elizabeth Block Brittney Boykin Vittoria (Tori) DeLucia
graduated from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Michigan. graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She received her B.S. degree in Biology from Aquinas College. graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology from Cornell University. graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She received her B.A. degree in Music from American University.
       
Katrina Escuro Leah Fegan Charles Koransky Riddhi Kothari
graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She received her B.A. degree in Biology from The Johns Hopkins University and her M.H.S. degree from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. She received her B.S. degree in Nursing from Brigham Young University and her M.P.H. degree from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He received his B.A. degree in Psychology and Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia. graduated from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Psychology from the University of Virginia.
       
Michael Moore Chinenyenwa (Chi Chi) Onyemaechi Julia Sarsfield Ariel Schonfeld
graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He received his B.A. degree in Psychology from The Johns Hopkins University. graduated from the University of Sint Eustatius in Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. She received her B.S. degree in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan. graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She received her B.A. degree in English Literature, Government, Justice and Peace Studies from Georgetown University. graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She received her B.S. degree in Engineering in Systems
       
Dina Sztein Christine Tran Archana Varma  
graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She will be receiving her M.P.H. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She received her B.A. degree in Religion and Spanish from Haverford College. graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her B.A. degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. graduated from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. She received her B.A. degree in Women and Gender Studies and Biology from Washington University in St. Louis.  
       

PAST RESIDENTS:

Class of 2013

Graduates

Baiju Gandhi, M.D., M.A.
joined the Inova Fairfax – George Washington University Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Program.

Steven Edward Hutchens, M.D.
joined the medical staff at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Eitan Zeev Kimchi, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Uzelia Josheba Louis-Jacques, M.D.
joined an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University.

Sylvia Yunhee. Park, M.D., M.P.H.
joined a psychiatric practice in New Zealand.

Briana Marie Riemer, M.D.
joined the medical staff at Sheppard Pratt Health System.

PolinaTeslyar, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Andre’a Patrice Watkins, M.D., M.P.H.
joined the medical staff at Sheppard Pratt Health System.

Christopher Matthew Wilk, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Maryland.

Michael Alan Young, M.D., M.S.
joined the medical staff at Sinai Hospital and Northwest Hospital Center.

Third Year Residents

Sara Ingrid Jeurling, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt.

Aruna Devi Kodali, M.D.
joined a fellowship in the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program of Columbia and Cornell Universities.

Holly Beth Law, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt.

Sara Jean Polley, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard School of Medicine.

Kelly Anne Register-Brown, M.D., M.Sc.
Will join a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland/Sheppard.

Lori Sara Schwartz, M.D. – as a PG4 or PG3
joined a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt.

Taylor Paige Scott, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt.

Melissa Anne Wellner, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt.

Class of 2012

Graduates

Demetrick Anton Bland, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center.

Jodi Krumrine Bond, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Maryland.

Monica Chawla-Saxena, M.D.
joined a fellowhip in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Maryland.

Joshua John Chiappelli, M.D.
continued his training as part of the Research Track in schizophrenia research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center.

Carmen Rae Fulton, M.D., M.P.H.
joined the medical staff at Springfield Hospital.

Noah T. Linden, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at the University of Maryland.

Amy Christine Lowe, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt

Christopher William Teixeira Miller, M.D.
joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and will serve as an Associate Director of Residency Training for the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency Program.

Pamela Ramos, M.D.
joined the fellowship in Eating Disorders at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt.

Carla Mechelle Reese, M.D., M.S.
joined a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at the University of Maryland.

Coire Craig Weathers, M.D
joined the medical staff at Sage Health Care in Boise, Idaho.

Third Year Residents

Stephanie Marie Daly, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt.

Kathryn Grace Cheney Fort, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University in New York City, New York.

Nicole Eid Gloff, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt.

Rene’ Jovanie Stokes, M.D., M.P.H.
a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt.

Lorriann Le Diem Tran Notarfrancesco, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt.

Carolina Vidal, M.D.
joined a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt.

RESIDENT VOICES

“The range of clinical sites at which we rotate has been the best part of my residency experience. We're required to work in vastly different healthcare settings with unique populations who carry a range of psychiatric diagnoses. At the end of residency, I'm confident that I will be able to take these experiences and utilize them to the benefit of my future patients and treatment team members to creatively solve clinical dilemmas.”

residents beginning their 2<sup>nd</sup> year rotation at Sheppard Pratt
residents beginning their 2nd year rotation at Sheppard Pratt

“I am most grateful for working with a friendly, collaborative group of fellow residents with unique backgrounds in a training program that gives diverse exposure to specialty psychiatric fields.”

Art therapy
Art therapy

“The other aspect of the program that is a great strength to me is the faculty and students themselves. There are many people within the program that I have been fortunate to get to know and spend time with. It is important to me to have peers and faculty readily available to answer questions and bounce ideas around. That's what makes it a great atmosphere.”

Class of 2014
Class of 2014

“Moving from Philly to Baltimore, everyone told me: ‘Baltimore is kind of like Philly’; ‘Baltimore grows on you’; and of course, ‘Baltimore is so close to DC,’ but I've been enjoying B-more from the start! I live in a great location by the water and have been exploring the restaurants in different neighborhoods. Along with many of my colleagues who just moved here, I've found a new hobby--watching ‘The Wire’!”

Sheppard Pratt faculty members
Sheppard Pratt faculty members

“Our program is strong in all regards, which is what makes it such a prestigious program. Not only do we get a lot of exposure to psychopharmacology but we also get strong psychotherapy experiences. The former graduates that are now my attendings make me so excited for graduation day because I hope that I can offer my patients the same treatment that I've seen my attendings give to theirs!”

Residency Retreat
Residency Retreat

“The atmosphere at this program is very supportive! The chief/senior residents, attendings, and everyone at the training office have been crucial in helping me transition from medical student to resident physician.”

Residency Retreat
Residency Retreat

“I love my co-residents and the support I feel from my senior residents!”


Residency Retreat
Residency Retreat

“The Maryland/Sheppard Pratt program appealed to me because of the strong emphasis on balanced training in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. It also had a more ‘warm and fuzzy’ vibe than some of the other residency programs, which is something I appreciate. It was easy to make friends in my large intern class, some of whom I previously met on the interview trail.”

Heading to a Ravens game
Heading to a Ravens game

“I grew up in Maryland just outside of Baltimore so I have not fallen to far from home. When I am not working, I enjoy cheering on my Ravens and Orioles, rounding up my friends/colleagues in the program for little get-togethers, or trying out new restaurants to eat.”

Senior resident welcomes new residents into the program
Senior resident welcomes new residents into the program

“I have made strong friendships with many of my co-residents.”

“Our class has been very social outside of work, meeting for brunch, dinner, happy hours, movies, parties, cocktails at one another's apartments. This has been great to bond and share our individual experiences at different sites/rotations and extracurricular pursuits.”

good spirited football rivalry
Good spirited football rivalry

“Our training program offers neat recreational activities. We had a group outing to the Orioles game, which was a lot of fun. There is a upcoming retreat as well which I am very much looking forward to.”

Annual holiday party
Annual holiday party

I love the food in Baltimore! There are some really top-notch restaurants here, and it's obviously a great place for seafood. I also like going to the different festivals during the summer.

Beginning the PGY1s rotation at Sheppard Pratt
Beginning the PGY1s rotation at Sheppard Pratt

“Baltimore is quirky and fun, with a lot of independent privately owned businesses and varied, interesting neighborhoods.”

For further information about all aspects of the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency Training Program, please refer to the following website: http://umm.edu/programs/psychiatry/professionals/residency

Contact Information:

Ellen Mongan, M.D.
Director of Resident and Medical Student Education for the
Sheppard Pratt Health System
Associate Training Director of the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt
Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine
410-938-4800

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