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 2021

    • Dillon Kayser, MD – Private Practice, Charlottesville, VA
    • Katherine Murray, MD – One Health (Community Psych work), Central and Eastern Montana
    • Daniel Higgins, MD – Assistant Professor, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
    • Kimberly Curtis, MD – Comprehensive Psychiatric Services, California
    • Jeong “Eric” Lee, MD – Consult-liaison fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
    • Joan Winter, MD – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Colorado
    • Bo Hu, MD – Consult Liaison Fellowship, UCLA
    • Shiloh Cousins, MD – Veteran’s Affairs Community based Outpatient Clinic, Fredericksburg, VA
    • Jason Pickett, MD – Forensic Fellowship, UVA
    • L. Elaine Duffee – Outpatient Psychiatry, Charlottesville, VA

Class of 2020

    • Purva Amar, MD – Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program UCLA/VA Greater Los Angeles
    • Jenny Lee, MD – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship – Baylor
    • Asheema Saripalli, MD – Adult Psychiatry Practice with Aurora Health Care
    • Jayne Shadlyn, MD – Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship – UVA
    • Benjamin Stephens, MD – Private Practice in Charlottesville, VA
    • Cullen Truett, MD – Consulation/Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship – INOVA-Fairfax/GWU

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