Former Residents

Our graduates move on to a number of different careers or subspecialty training tracks, including fellowship training; academic careers with teaching, research, clinical, and administrative roles; private sector clinical and administrative careers; and private practice including solo, group, and telepsychiatry practice.  Many of our residents come to UVA with the intent of either fast-tracking into the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship after their PGY3 year, or continuing training in the Geriatric or Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship after their PGY4 year.
Below is a sampling of our recent residents’ post-residency paths.

Class of 2019

  • Yusuf Azim, MD – Private Practice in Northern Virginia
  • Andrea Bennett, MD – Locum Tenens in New Jersey
  • Adam Colbert, MD – Private Practice in Tuscon, Arizona
  • Joseph Ipacs, MD – State Hospital Inpatient work in New Jersey
  • Colleen Leitner, MD – UVA Child and Adolescent
  • Lauren Mahoney, MD – Fellowship in Consult Liaison Psychiatry at VCU
  • Xavier Ramos, MD – Veterans Administration Outpatient work in Austin, Texas
  • Lauren Solometo, DO – Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization in the Philadelphia area.
  • Matthew Vanden Hoek, MD – Admissions at Western State Hospital
  • Thomas Ball, MD – to UVA Child
  • Kayla Choo Chong – to UVA Child
  • Gabriela Marranzini – Child and Adolescent Fellowship at Stanford
  • Winifred Wolfe, MD – Child and Adolescent at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Class of 2018

    • John Azer, MD – Attending the Austen Riggs Psychodynamic Fellowship in Massachusetts
    • Eliza Buelt, MD – Joined the Public Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale
    • Gabriela Pachano, MD – UVA Faculty Member
    • Alexander Munja, MD – Joined the staff at Western State Hospital
    • Joshua Smith, MD – Joined the Massachusetts General Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.
    • Marie Lyse Turk, MD – Attending the Boston University Consult Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship
    • Michele Willis, MD – Attending the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Colorado
    • Quincy Zhong, MD – Remaining at UVA as our very first Addiction Medicine Fellow
    • Class of 2017

      • Derek Blevins, MD – Columbia University / NYSPI clinical and research Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
      • Erin Dooley, MD – Yale University Public Psychiatry Fellowship
      • Danielle Ivanova, DO – Inpatient & C&L psychiatry, teaching hospital, Detroit, Michigan
      • Surbhi Khanna, MBBS – Medical University of South Carolina Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
      • Lauren Moore, MD – Inpatient psychiatry
      • Maria Moreno, MD – Inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, Charleston, South Carolina
      • Luke Romanow, MD – University of Virginia Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
      • Robert Johnson, MD – University of Virginia
      • Abhishek Nitturkar, MD – George Washington University
      • Souraya Torbey, MD – Johns Hopkins University

      Class of 2016

      • Andrew Alkis, MD – George Washington University Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship
      • Joseph Otonichar, DO – New York University Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
      • Kelli Messina, MD – Inpatient psychiatry, Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia
      • Nishant Parikh, MD – Inpatient psychiatry, Richmond, Virginia
      • Jennifer Gomberg, DO – University of Michigan Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

      Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Fast-Track in 2015

      • Tina Thakrar, MD – University of Virginia
      • Toral Desai, MD – University of Virginia
      • Michael Heck, DO – University of Virginia
      • Amanjot Kaur, MBBS – University of Virginia
      • Matthew McEachern, MD – University of Virginia

      Class of 2015

      • Caridad Ponce Martinez, MD – Yale University Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
      • William Oetgen, MD – Telepsychiatry
      • Mandril Taylor, MD – Yale University Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
      • Saria El Haddad, MD – Boston University Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
      • Alan Hamby, MD – Inpatient & outpatient psychiatry, Sentara Behavioral Health, Harrisonburg, Virginia

      Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Fast-Track in 2014

      • Andreanne Gingras, MD – University of Virginia
      • Megan McPhee, MD – University of Virginia
      • Josepha Iluonakhamhe, MD – Harvard University
      • Damon DeLeon, MD – Brown University