Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Thinking about UVA for training?


The Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Virginia is a two-year program, consisting of a longitudinal outpatient experience in a private practice model clinic and inpatient experience at the Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents (CCCA) or at Centra Health, as well as inpatient and emergency consultation at the UVA Medical Center. Other rotations include Little Keswick School, Pediatric Neurology, Developmental Pediatrics and Immigrant Clinic.  There are weekly protected didactics and in-clinic faculty case supervision.

Applications for the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship are accepted through ERAS

Jim Tucker, M.D.
Program Director

Erika Maynard, M.D.
Associate Director

PO Box 801076
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Current Fellows

Cordrey, Evan, MD
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
College: Creighton University
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Interests: Transition of Childhood ADHD to Adult ADHD, psychotherapies for adolescents

Moutushi Kundu, MBBS
Hometown- Kolkata, India
Medical School- J.J. M Medical College
Residency- Harlem Hospital Center
Interests-Child & Adolescent mental health, Consultation-liaison psychiatry, Transgender care, women’s mental health, psychotherapy

Trishna Chand Thakur, MBBS
Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
Medical School: Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital
Fellowship 1st year: Uni of Maryland Medical Center and Sheppard Pratt
Interests: cultural psychiatry, Trauma focused care, Adolescent mental health, refugee mental health, disaster psychiatry.

Mohammed Ahmed, MD
Hometown: Woodbridge, Virginia / Al qadarif, Sudan
College: Virginia Tech
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Interests: Child psychiatry, global mental health, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy

Past Fellows

Choo Chong, Kayla, MD
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
College: Queen’s University
Medical School: Trinity College Dublin
Interests: genetics, developmental peds/psychiatry

Thomas Ball, M.D.
Hometown: Williamsburg, Virginia
College: The College of William & Mary
Medical School: University of Virginia
Interests: Partnering with children and families facing challenges to grow through adversity

Julie Baldinger, D.O.
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
College: University of Virginia
Medical School: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)
Interests: Enjoying my pup (Jackson), Exploring anything outdoors, Animal Rescue, Baking, and Home Interior Design

Michael Chon, M.D.
Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida
College: University of Florida
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Larkin Community Hospital
Interests: Traveling, trying new foods, reading, playing video games

Zev Zingher, M.D.
Hometown: Mountain View, California
Medical School: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa Israel
Residency:Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Interests: Psychodynamic psychotherapies; Helping children in high stress environments; Tennis

Berkay Kalinaga, M.D.

Colleen Leitner, M.D.
Hometown: Great Falls, Virginia
College: Duke University
Medical School: University of Michigan
Interests: Intellectual/developmental disabilities, medical education

Devender Kumar, MBBS
Hometown: New Delhi, India
Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Interests: Autism, ADHD, anxiety, aggression in children

Komal Singh, M.D.
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
College: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Medical School: Avalon University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Child Psychiatry

Ashwini Sakinala, M.D.
Hometown: Hyderabad, India
College: Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia Medical school – Katuri Medical College
Professional Interests: Photography

Angela Diggs, M.D., MPH
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
College: University of Miami/ University of South Florida (MPH)
Medical School: St. George’s University
Interests: ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Trauma, Community Mental Health, Advocacy

Tina Thakrar, M.D., Chief Fellow
Hometown: Albany, New York
College: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Interests: Child and adolescent Psychiatry, ADHD, Substance use disorders, Telepsychiatry

Prital Desai, M.B.B.S.
Hometown: Gujarat, India
Medical school: B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India)
Interests: Patients with trauma history, Animal assisted therapy, Preventive health.

Toral Desai, M.B.B.S.

Meghan Gaare, M.D.
Hometown: Charlottesville, Virginia
College: Stanford University / Harvard University School of Public Health (MPH)
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins Medical Center
Fellowship: Eating Disorders, University of Maryland and the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt
Interests: Eating disorders, Quality, Community mental health

Michael Heck, D.O.
Hometown:  Charlottesville, Virginia
College: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Bradenton, Florida)
Interests: ADHD, Internet gaming disorder, Autism spectrum disorder, Childhood-onset depression and anxiety Disorders, Mental health advocacy

Robert Johnston, M.D.
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
College: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Interests: Impact of psychological trauma on development, Protective factors and resiliency, Identity development

Amanjot Kaur, M.B.B.S.

Matthew McEachern, M.D.
Hometown: Shreveport, Louisiana
College: Louisiana Tech University
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry