Current Residents

Each of our residency classes is represented by a diverse group of skilled clinicians with a variety of professional interests.  Below is a list of our current residents.  If you would like to discuss our program further with one of the following residents, please email psychresidency@virginia.edu.

PGY-4

Purva Amar, M.D.
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
College: Yale University
Medical School: Tulane University
Professional Interests: Mood Disorders, Addiction Psychiatry

Jenny Lee, M.D.
Hometown: Vienna, Virginia
College: University of Virginia
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Professional Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Graduate Medical Education

Asheema Saripalli, M.D., M.S.E.
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
College: University of Michigan
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Professional Interests: Consult Liaison Psychiatry, Student Mental Health, Psychotherapy

Jayne Shadlyn, M.D.
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
College: McMaster University
Medical School: Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Professional Interests: Global Health, Community Mental Health, Psychotherapy


Benjamin Stephens, M.D.
Hometown: Charlottesville, Virginia
College: University of Virginia
Medical School: Virginia Tech
Professional Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Behavioral Health and Technology, Mindfulness

Cullen Truett, D.O.
Hometown: Clifton Forge, Virginia
College: Roanoke College
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: Psychosis, Forensic Psychiatry, Global Mental Health, Cultural Psychiatry, Health Policy

PGY-3

Dillon Kayser, M.D.
Hometown: Charlottesville, Virginia
College: James Madison University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Psychopharmacology, CL psychiatry

Katherine Murray, M.D.
Hometown: Cary, North Carolina
College: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Medical School: Wake Forest
Professional Interests: Child & Adolescent psychiatry, Geriatric psychiatry, Community psychiatry, Global Health

Daniel Higgins, M.D.
Hometown: Centreville, Virginia
College: College of William and Mary
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Hypnosis, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, Education

Kimberly Curtis, M.D.
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
College: Howard University
Medical School: University of Virginia
Professional Interests: Women’s Health, LGBT Health, Child psychiatry

Jeong “Eric” Lee, M.D.
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
College: Cornell University
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Professional Interests: CL psychiatry, community psychiatry

Joan Winter, M.D.
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
College: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Child and Adolescent psychiatry, Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Geriatric psychiatry, Global mental health

Bo Hu, M.D.
Hometown: San Francisco, California
College: University of California Berkeley
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: CL psychiatry, Forensic psychiatry, Interventional psychiatry, Global health

Gabriela Pauli Saez, M.D.
Hometown: Cordoba, Argentina/Fresno, California
College: Florida International University
Medical School: University of California Irvine
Professional Interests: Community psychiatry

Shiloh Cousins, M.D.
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
College: Virginia Tech Medical School
Medical School: University of California Irvine
Professional Interests: CL psychiatry, Addiction, Pain medicine

Jason Pickett, M.D.
Hometown: Raymond, MS
College: Mississippi College
Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Emergency Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry

L. Elaine Duffee, M.D.
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
College: Birmingham-Southern College
Medical School: University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Professional Interests: Mood Disorders, Women’s Mental Health, Adolescent Mental Health

 

PGY-2

Stephanie Barber, M.D.
Hometown: Springfield, Missouri
College: Missouri State University
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Couples Psychotherapy, Adult Outpatient Psychiatry, Mood Disorders, Global Mental Health, Forensic Psychiatry

Trishna Chand Thakur, M.D.
Hometown:
College:
Medical School: Kathmandu Medical College
Professional Interests:

Evan Cordrey, M.D.
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
College: Creighton University
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Consult-Liaison and Addiction

Andrew Legan, M.D.
Hometown: Poquoson, VA
College: James Madison University
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Consult-Liaison, Student Mental Health

Ali Meier, M.D.
Hometown: Norfolk, VA
College: University of Mary Washington, BA; University of Cincinnati, post-bac
Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Professional Interests: LGBTQ+ Health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ECT

Ihuoma Njoku, M.D.
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
College: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, Public Psychiatry

Ashley Pettaway, M.D.
Hometown: Daphne, Alabama
College: University of Alabama Birmingham
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Thought disorders, Addiction Psychiatry, Palliative Care, Undergraduate Medical Education

Christopher Rowley, D.O.
Hometown:
College:
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests:

Kareem Seoudy, M.D.
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
College: Ain Shams University School of Medicine
Medical School: Ain Shams University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Addiction Psychiatry, Global Mental Health, Psychotherapy

Erawadi Singh, D.O.
Hometown: Orange, New Jersey/Raleigh, North Carolina
College: Emerson College
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: Geriatric Psychiatry, LGBTQIA+ Mental Health, Cultural Psychiatry, Global Mental Health, ECT

PGY-1

Gabriel A. Rivera-Delgado, M.D.
Hometown: Florida
College: University of Florida
Medical School: University of South Florida
Professional Interests: Novel approaches to treating treatment-resistant depression, adolescent mental health

Mohamed Ahmed, M.D.
Hometown: Woodbridge, VA/Al Gadarif, Sudan
College: Virginia Tech
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Professional Interests: Global Mental Health, Cultural Psychiatry, Mood Disorders, Addiction Psychiatry

William Parker, M.D.
Hometown: Lumberton, North Carolina
College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: University of North Carolina
Professional Interests: Addiction and withdrawal, Mood and patient perceptions of personal or universal right-being, subjective patient experiences with psycho-pharmaceuticals.

Pooja Amin, M.D.
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
College: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: International American University
Professional Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Women’s mental health, Integrative Medicine, Physician Wellness

Anjali Shankar , M.D.
Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida
College: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Florida International University
Professional Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Global Mental Health, Community Psychiatry

Jamie Osinovsky, M.D.
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
College: Emory University
Medical School: TTUHSC School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Reproductive Psychiatry and Women’s Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Forensic Psychiatry

J. Adeolu Keku, M.D., MPH
Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
College: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Medical School: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Professional Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health, LGBTQIA+ Mental Health, Undergraduate Medical Education

Breanna Zehnder, M.D.
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
College: University of Utah
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Professional Interests: Addiction, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Kristen Olivier, D.O.
Hometown: St Petersburg, Florida
College: Pepperdine University
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: ECT, Student Mental Health, Psychotherapy

Isabelle Duerr, M.D.
Hometown: Purcellville, Virginia
College: William and Mary
Medical School: University of Virginia
Professional Interests: Geriatrics, young adult/college mental health