Current Residents

PGY 6

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Jennifer Buenzle Dwyer, MD, PhD

Clinical Fellow in the Child Study Center

Dr. Dwyer completed her MD and PhD (Pharmacology) at the Univ. of California, Irvine, where she studied the development of the dopamine system in adolescence. She works clinically with children and adults, with a broad interest in how the brain and mind develop over time. She studies treatment-refractory adolescent depression, and hopes to better predict who will respond to different types of treatments, ranging from intensive psychotherapies to novel pharmacotherapeutics (e.g. ketamine).

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PGY 5 - Chief Residents

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Andrea Diaz Stransky, MD

Clinical Fellow in the Child Study Center

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Amalia Londono Tobon, MD

Clinical Fellow in the Child Study Center

Dr. Londono's clinical interests include working with children and adults with mental health disorders and their families. She incorporates developmentally and culturally informed approaches in working with patients

Dr. Londono's research interests include neurodevelopment, and understanding the development of psychiatric disorders with the goal of early detection, prevention, and early intervention.

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PGY 4

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David Saunders, MD, PhD

Clinical Fellow in the Child Study Center

Dr. Saunders obtained his MD from Cornell and PhD in Buddhist Studies at Emory. His dissertation, entitled "Self and Non-Self in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction", was completed under the mentorship of Dr. John Dunne. In the Solnit Integrated Training program, he is developing a clinical trial investigating a novel mindfulness-based intervention for elementary-school children with ADHD with Dr. Hedy Kober.

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Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD

Clinical Fellow in the Child Study Center

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PGY 3

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Emily Olfson, MD/PhD

Clinical Fellow in the Child Study Center

Dr. Olfson completed the MD-PhD program at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis . For her dissertation in Human and Statistical Genetics, she examined the role of genetic factors in alcoholism and smoking. In the Solnit Integrated program, she works clinically with children and adults. Her research interests focus on understanding the genetic underpinnings of childhood psychiatric conditions.

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Kartik Pattabiraman, MD/PhD

Clinical Fellow in the Child Study Center

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PGY 2

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Kashif Ahmed

Clinical Fellow

During medical school, Kashif developed an interest in mental health in underserved communities and worked in Sri Lanka, Ecuador and in local Federally Qualified Health Centers. He took a year off between 2nd and 3rd year of med school to develop a longitudinal mental health intervention for girls living at an orphanage in Sri Lanka. His research interests include the development of culturally relevant, sustainable mental health services for vulnerable pediatric populations, domestically and...

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PGY 1