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

PGY-4

Joshua Smith, M.D. Chief Resident
Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi
College: University of Mississippi
Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Interventional treatments, Treatment-resistance presentations

Marie Lyse Turk, M.D. Chief Resident
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
College: University of Balamand
Medical School: University of Balamand
Professional Interests: Emergency psychiatry, CL psychiatry

John Azer, M.D.
Hometown: Old Bridge, New Jersey
College: Rutgers University
Medical School: Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Professional Interests: Psychotherapy, Addiction psychiatry, Neuromodulation

Eliza Buelt, M.D.
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
College: University of Virginia
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Professional Interests: Mood disorders, Psycho-oncology

Aisha Mondal, M.D.
Hometown: Great Falls, Virginia
College: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, Eating disorders, Personality disorders, Psychotherapy

Alexander Munjal, M.D.
Hometown: Kingsport, Tennessee
College: East Tennessee State University
Medical School: East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine
Professional Interests: Culture and psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Addiction psychiatry, Forensic psychiatry

Gabriela Pachano, M.D.
Hometown: Quito, Ecuador
College: Universidad Internacional del Ecuador
Medical School: Universidad Internacional del Ecuador
Professional Interests: Cultural psychiatry, Global health, Psychotherapy, Alternative therapies (meditation, yoga), Holistic mental health

Michele Vargas, M.D.
Hometown: Miami, Florida
College: University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Medical School: Medical University of the Americas
Professional Interests: Forensic psychiatry, Adult inpatient psychiatry, College mental health

Bao Vo, D.O.
Hometown:  Centreville, Virginia
College: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: Community psychiatry, College mental health, Telepsychiatry

Quincy Zhong, M.D.
Hometown: Augusta, Georgia
College: University of Georgia
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Professional Interests: Personality disorders, Eating disorders, ADHD, Forensic psychiatry, Psychotherapy

PGY-3

Yusuf Azim, M.D.
Hometown: Centreville, Virginia
College: George Mason University
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Professional Interests: TMS, Bipolar disorder

Andrea Bennett, M.D.
Hometown: Russellville, Kentucky
College: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Forensic psychiatry, LGBT mental health, Technology in psychiatry, Addiction psychiatry, Mood disorders

Adam Colbert, M.D.
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
College: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Professional Interests: Human-animal interactions, Culture and psychiatry, Ethics, Child forensic psychiatry

Joseph Ipacs, M.D.
Hometown: Athens, Ohio
College: Ohio University
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Professional Interests: Forensic psychiatry, Adult inpatient psychiatry

Colleen Leitner, M.D.
Hometown: Great Falls, Virginia
College: Duke University
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Professional Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, Individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities

Lauren Mahoney, M.D.
Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia
College: University of Virginia
Medical School: University of Virginia
Professional Interests: Interventional Psychiatry, Palliative Care

Xavier Ramos, M.D.
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California
College: Claremont McKenna College
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Professional Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, Addiction psychiatry, ECT, TMS

Lauren Solometo, D.O.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
College: Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania)
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: Psychosis, Mood disorders, Psychopharmacology, Bias in medical decision making

Matthew Vanden Hoek, M.D.
Hometown: Hampton, Virginia
College: Virginia Tech
Medical School: University of Virginia
Professional Interests: Consult-Liaison psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry

PGY-2

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

Thomas Ball, M.D.
Hometown: Williamsburg, Virginia
College: William & Mary
Medical School: University of Virginia
Professional Interests: Public Health and Wellness, Root Cause Analysis, Mind-body Practices

Kayla Choo Chong, MBBCh.
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
College: Queen’s University
Medical School: Trinity College Dublin
Professional Interests: Transition Age Psychiatry, Addictions, Eating Disorders

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

Gabriela Marranzini, M.D.
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
College: Davidson College
Medical School: University of Florida
Professional Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Global Mental Health, Psychotherapy

Asheema Saripalli, M.D., M.S.E.
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
College: University of Michigan
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Professional Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Women’s Mental Health, Global Mental Health

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

Winifred Wolfe, M.D.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
College: Rosemont College
Medical School: Drexel University
Professional Interests: Community Mental Health, Addiction, Medicine and Technology

PGY-1

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

Julie Baldinger, D.O.
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
College: University of Virginia
Medical School: Edward via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia
Professional Interests: Adolescent Psychiatry, eating disorders, personality disorders, Forensic psychiatry

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