Recent Graduate Spotlight

Read about what some of our recent graduates are up to.

Dr. Kristin Budde, 2018 Graduate

Looking back, I had no idea what I wanted when I was interviewing for residency. I knew I was interested in public health, but I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do. Fellowship? Research? Teaching? What I needed in a training program was a place that wouldn't close any doors, and where I would have the freedom to figure out what sort of psychiatrist I wanted to be.

Dr. Katie Klingensmith, 2016 Graduate

When I was applying to psychiatry residencies, I remember looking for a training program that would offer me a wide breadth of clinical experiences, that would be able to be adapted to focus on particular areas of interest to me, and that would provide the opportunity to be a part of a community of diverse, engaging, fun and supportive co-residents and faculty. I quickly realized on my interview day that that was exactly what Yale's residency training program offered.

Dr. Ayana Jordan, 2015 Graduate

I had NO intention of leaving NYC for any reason, not for love, more money or even the pursuit of happiness, so of course DEFINITELY NOT for residency. However, my very wise and most trusted psychiatry mentors at Einstein, Jeffrey Levine who trained at Yale, told me psychiatry training at Yale, was the best experience of his life and encouraged me to apply. So with EXTREME hesitation and I mean EXTREME hesitation, I applied, but honestly deciding to continue my training at Yale has ended up being one of the BEST decisions of my life.

Dr. Noah Capurso, 2015 Graduate

Hello! My name is Noah Capurso, and I’m one of the inpatient attendings at the VA. I arrived in New Haven as medical student in 2006…and I never left! I’ve been at Yale for medical school, residency, a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry, and, now, for my first clinical job.

Dr. Sarah Fineberg, 2014 Graduate

I came to Yale in 2010 for psychiatry residency. I had been trained in molecular neuroscience at the University of Iowa, and I was interested in moving toward work with people. At Yale, I have been able to learn about cognition and experience as I simultaneously trained in psychotherapy and social neuroscience.

Recent Graduates




William Acosta

Attending Psychiatric Consultant in the VA ER and Attending in the Integrated Care Clinic at Eastern Colorado VA in Aurora, CO

Aaron Alexander-Bloch

Assistant Professor, Yale Department of Psychiatry

Pratik Bahekar

Forensic Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania

Nazli Emadi

General Adult Outpatient at MedStar Health in Baltimore, MD

Nkemka Esiobu

Attending Psychiatrist in Outpatient Behavioral Health at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Department of Psychiatry

Nikhil Gupta

Working in collaborative care settings to integrate mental health in primary care w/ a focus on implementation using technology & new delivery models. Will initially be located in New York City.

Erin Habecker

Consult Liaison and Outpatient Psychiatrist at Kaiser Antioch in Antioch, Calif.

Adrianna Hitchins

CL Fellow at University of Rochester Medical Center

Jessica Isom

Full Time Psychiatrist at Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, MA

Natalie Lastra

Will reside in Seattle

Emma Lo

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale; Street Psychiatry Team at CMHC

Myra Mathis

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Maria Juliana Orejarena

Assistant Professor at The University of Texas, Houston

Amber Posner

Staff Psychiatrist at Columbia University Student Health Service

Lauren Schmidt

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine; Outpatient psychiatrist at Emory’s Brain Health Center in Atlanta, GA

Kunmi Sobowale

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Research Track at UCLA

Joe Taylor

Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School

Andrea Diaz Stransky

6th and final year of the Solnit Integrated Adult and Child Psychiatry Training program

Amalia Londono Tobon

Continue research with CSC

Frances Adachi

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Colorado

Lambert Lewis

Child & Psychiatry Fellowship at NYU




Riyadh Al-Jammaly

Director of the Air Commandos Mental Health Clinic, US Air Force 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico

Kristin Budde

Associate Clinical Professor at Yale and attending in the YNHH CIU

Melissa Cranford

Attending Psychiatrist at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Westport for the summer; then starting a private practice in Rhode Island

JP DeAquino

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University

Katrina Furey

Staff Psychiatrist at Yale University Health

Hamilton Gaiani

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University

Kevin Johnson

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY

Al Kaye

PTSD Research Fellowship at VACHS

Brandon Kitay

Clinical Instructor at Yale Psychiatric Hospital, Interventional Psychiatry Service and the Yale Depression Research Program

Chad Lane

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University

Luming Li

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale; Associate Medical Director of QI at YPH and Medical Director of Clinical Operations at Yale New Haven Health System

Alicia Londono

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Stanley Lyndon

Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship at Yale, Department of Neurology

Prachie Narain

Staff Psychiatrist at Yale University Health

Jordan Sloshower

Interprofessional Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at the VACHS

Ryan Wallace

Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Yale University




Paola Ayora

Child and Adolescent Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center

Ish Bhalla

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Emeric Bojarski

Child and Adolescent Fellowship at MGH/McLean

Youngsun Cho

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale Child Study Center

Kali Cyrus

Faculty at CMHC; Director of Standardized Patients at Yale School of Medicine's Teaching and Learning Center

Matthew Griepp

Attending and Unit Chief, Silver Hill Hospital

Karsten Heil

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Rachel Katz

Fellow on WS2 and the Interventional Psychiatry Service at YPH

Naomi Libby

Attending at Autism Center at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain; Consulting Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for the Yale Gender Program

Phelan Maruca-Sullivan

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Francesco Peluso

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Brown

Hannah Reed

Developmental Neuropsychiatry Fellowship in Autism at Columbia

Rachel Wurmser

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Stephanie Yarnell

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale




Shelley Amen

Research Fellow, National Center for PTSD, VACHS at Yale

Javier Ballester

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Katherine Blackwell

Psychosomatic Medicine Fellow at the Institute of Living in Hartford

Ryan Blum

Outpatient psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente East Bay in Oakland, California

Andrea Bulbena

2 year Research fellowship at Mount Sinai Ichan SOM

Robert Feeley

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Brian Frankel

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Maria Ghanbari Motlagh

Young Adult Fellowship at Yale

Marilise Hyacinth

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Katie Klingensmith

Attending Psychiatry at Yale IOP

Alan Lewis

Autism Speaks Meixner Postdoc Fellow in Translational Research at Yale w/Drs. Picciotto & Sukhodolsky AND Addiction Psychiatry at the DMHAS Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic (1 day/week)

Paige McLaughlin

Interventional Pain Fellowship at Stanford University

Adam Mecca

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow at Yale

David Moore

Chief Resident for Quality and Safety at VACHS

Daniel Moreno DeLuca

Child and Adolescent Fellowship at Brown University

Albert Powers

Psychopharmacology/Special Fellowship in Schizophrenia Research at VACHS

Rajiv Radhakrishnan

Psychopharmacology/Special Fellowship in Schizophrenia Research at VACHS

Samuel Wilkinson

Research Fellowship in Interventions in Functional Disability in Psychiatry with Dr. Morris Bell




Christina Arredondo

ACT Psychiatrist at COPE Community Services and an Attending Psychiatrist at Crisis Response Center in Tucson, Arizona

Noah Capurso

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Isaiah Chase

Faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and starting part-time private practice

Dianne Duffey

Taking time to write up results from research study and spending time with family; pursuing opportunities to treat patients with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders

Anna Fiskin

Public Psychiatry Fellow at the University of California at San Francisco

Brady Heward

Public Psychiatry Fellow at Yale

Pochu Ho

Clinical Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psycho-Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Megan Janoff

Outpatient Psychiatrist at Greater Bridgeport Mental Health Center

Ayana Jordan

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Rena Juaneza

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Ben Kelmendi

Research Fellow in PTSD at VACHS

Ruby Lekwauwa

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Teofilo Matos Santana

Addiction Psychiatry Fellow at Yale

Arjune Rama

Staff Psychiatrist in Counseling and Consultation Services at the University of Wisconsin

Amy Stevens

Fellow in Quality and Safety at VACHS

Guillermo Valdes Montemayor

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at NYU




Sarah Fineberg

Fellow, Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit at Connecticut Mental Health Center/Yale Department of Psychiatry

Joseph Flynn

Attending psychiatrist, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Matthew Gambino

Fellow, Psychosocial Interventions Research, Yale

Sean Glass

Fellow, Psychosomatic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Beth Grunschel

Fellow, Yale Addiction Psychiatry Program

Christopher Hammond

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Yale Child Study Center

Sarah Hodulik

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Victoria Huan

Attending physician, North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Eunjie Klegar

Attending psychiatrist, Yale Stress Center

Jay Kothari

Fellow, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Arizona

Katherine Michaelsen

Fellow, Forensic Psychiatry, Yale University/p>

Magdalena Reyes

Clinician, Yale Department of Psychiatry; Attending psychiatrist, Hispanic Clinic, Connecticut Mental Health Center

Yauss Safavi

Fellow, Geriatric Psychiatry, Yale

Dale Sebastian

Fellow, Public Psychiatry, Yale

Nitasha Shetty

Attending Physician, West Haven Mental Health Clinic and the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center at Bridgeport Hospital

Max Spaderna

Outpatient psychiatrist with the Mental Health Cooperative in Nashville, Tennessee

Tobias Wasser

Fellow, Forensic Psychiatry, Yale

Gilberto Zayas

Staff Psychiatrist, Yale University Health




Frank Appah

Fellow in the Public Psychiatry Program at Yale

Nedson Campbell

Substance Abuse Fellowship at Yale

Brian Cassmassi

Fellowship in Quality and Patient Safety at the West Los Angeles VA, a campus of UCLA

Aarti Gupta

Geriatric Fellowship at Yale

Swapnil Gupta

Yale Schizophrenia Research Fellowship

Wilson Igbrude

Outpatient attending psychiatrist with the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Megha Miglani

Fellowship in Public Policy at the University of California, San Francisco and Visiting Lecturer at Yale

Christhine Nuez

Adult outpatient psychiatrist at the Verde Valley Guidance Clinic in Arizona

Joseph Perry

Outpatient private practice

Farah Rahiem

Boston Children's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Michelanne Rothrock

Clinician at Yale and working with Connecticut Mental Health Specialists, a private practice group specializing in geriatric psychiatry and nursing home consultation

Christopher Starr

CL Psychiatrist at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center in Portland, Oregon

Kathryn Starr

Private practice, adult outpatient psychiatrist at Cornerstone Clinical Services in Portland, Oregon

Nabyl Tejani

Law and Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Erin Zahradnik

Geriatric Psychiatry and Palliative Care Fellow at Mount Sinai




Ebere Anokwuru

Fellow in the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Tichianaa Armah

Psychiatrist for Community Health Center Inc. in Norwalk and Stamford; Assistant Clinical Professor in the Yale Psychiatry Department

Andres Barkil-Oteo

Assistant Professor in the Yale Psychiatry Department, working at the CMHC Hispanic Clinic

John Cahill

Fellow in the Schizophrenia Research Fellowship at Yale

Jon Carlson

Resident in the Integrated Child Adult Psychiatry Program while continuing with doctoral program research

Paul Geha

Fellow in the Schizophrenia Research Fellowship at Yale

Genevieve Henry

Fellow in the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Rasika Jayasekera

Attending in the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center

Pavle Joksovic

Fellow in the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale

Sreekant Kodela

Outpatient psychiatrist at Pathways Behavioral Health in Kansas City, MO, a community behavioral health center affiliated with the University of Missouri

Kourtney Koslosky

Attending at Bridgeport Hospital in the psychiatric emergency room and outpatient service; private practice in Greenwich

Matthew Littlefield

Outpatient attending at the East County Adult Mental Health Clinic outside of Oakland, CA

Sarah Mourra

Fellow in the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at UCLA

Mark Niciu

Clinical Research Fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland

Imraan Qureshi

Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center

Claire Tenny

Attending in the Department of Behavioral Health at Middlesex Hospital

Philip Williams

Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of California, San Diego

Kyle Williams

Resident in the Integrated Child Adult Psychiatry Program while continuing with doctoral program research




Neil Aggarwal

Columbia University; Post-doctoral Fellow in clinical research on mood and anxiety disorders

Muhammad Rais Baig

Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital (NYC); Psychosomatic Fellowship

Jessica Chaudhary

U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC; Health Policy Fellow focusing on global and mental health issues

Eric Hermes

Yale; Completing his research fellowship

Gretchen Hermes

Yale, Section on Comparative Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry; Researcher

Rebecca Hicks

Yale Child Study Center; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow

Rebecca Hommer

NIMH, Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

Pilar Laborde-Lahoz

Yale; Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow

Qi Ling

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry; Instructor / Elmhurst Hospital Center, Department of Psychiatry; Attending

Carla Marienfeld

Yale; Addiction Psychiatry Fellow

Suzanne Meehan

Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, VT; Attending Psychiatrist

Navin Reddy

VA Connecticut Healthcare System, New Haven, CT

Sally Romano

Yale, History of Medicine Department; Lecturer

Kalyani Subramanyam

Outpatient psychiatrist at a behavioral health network in Springfield, MA and supervising psychiatry residents in the Baystate program

Toral Surti

Yale; Post-Doctoral Fellowship to continue study of cognitive remediation and neuroplasticity in schizophrenia

Mai Uchida

Harvard; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital

Tamara Vanderwal

Continuing her work at Yale in the Solnit Integrated Program

Christopher Vaughn

Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles, CA; Outpatient Psychiatrist

Amelia Villagomez

Harvard; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital

Wendol Williams

Yale; PET Center

Ke Xu

Yale, Department of Psychiatry; Assistant Professor




Gustavo Adolfo Angarita

Harvard Medical School; Clinical and Research Fellowship

Alina Bouza

Puget Sound VA; Staff Psychiatrist

Claudia Califano

Yale Child Study Center; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow

Natalie Campo

Vanderbilt University; Clinical Instructor / Private Practice

Juan Carlos Cleves-Bayon

Yale; Geriatrics Fellowship

Randi Cohen

Yale Intensive Outpatient Program; Clinical Instructor / Private Practice

Thomas Fernandez

Yale; Child Psychiatry and Research Training

Dina Hooshyar

Dallas VA; Medical Director For The Comprehensive Homeless Program

Abby Mulkeen

Yale Health; Staff Psychiatrist

Marina Nakic

West Haven, CT VA; PTSD Fellowship

Maya Prabhu

Yale; Forensics Fellowship

Paul Rao

Riverview Hospital/Yale Child Study Center; Child and Adolescent Fellow

Bryan Shelby

Yale; Addiction Fellowship

Joseph Smith

Yale; Addiction Fellowship

Scott Terranella

Anchorage Community Mental Health Services in Alaska; Medical Director

Alexander Westphal

Yale; Child Psychiatry and Research Training





Gabriela Balf

YALE-NIMH Fellowship with Dr. Wexler- Public Health in Psychiatry

Carlos Beltran

YALE-Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow

Paulo Correa

YALE-Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow

Ariadna Forray

YALE-Clinical Instructor in Substance Abuse Clinician Scientist Program

Constance Guille

Medical University of South Carolina-Research Fellow for National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center

Sadaf Hashmi

YALE-Forensic Fellowship @ CMHC with Dr. Zonana

Bindu Lal

YALE-VA- Schizophrenia Fellowship w/ Dr. D’Souza

Timothy Liu

YALE-Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow @ YCSC

David Matuskey

YALE-NRTP Research Fellow

David Ross

YALE-Asst. Professor in Psych, primarily at PTSD @ VACHS

Srijan Sen

University of Michigan Asst. Prof. doing research on interactions between genes and stress in development of depression

Jeffrey Shelton

Attending at Outpatient Clinic at Bristol Hospital & YALE- Faculty Appointment

Karen Sondergaard

YALE-Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship/Riverview and CSC

Samuel Sostre

Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

Felipe Porto De Souza Suplicy

Forensic Psychiatry Fellow-University of Florida, Gainesville

Hanna Stevens

YALE-PGY 6 as Chief Resident at YSCS-Postdoc Research Fellow

Michael Bloch

YALE-Assistant Director of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic at CMHC


Margarita Cala

NYU-Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Richard Peterson

Mass General/Harvard- Child and Adol Psychiatry

Gauri Khurana

NYU-Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Yuki Mukai

Columbia/Cornell- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry




Kyung Heup Ahn, MD

YALE-Psychopharmacology Fellowship with D’Souza

Nadine Baptiste, MD

Clinical Psychiatrist in D.C.

Judson Brewer, MD, PhD

YALE-Assistant Professor

Shannon Drew, MD

YALE-Addictions Fellowship

Paul El-Fishawy, MD, JD

YALE-Child/Adol Psychiatry Fellowship

Michael Greenspan, MD

YALE-Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Chinmoy Gulrajani, MD

YALE-Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Roger Jou, MD, MPH

YALE-Child/Adol. Psychiatry Fellowship

Javier Lopez, MD

YALE-Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

Lori Lowthert, MD

Research in Advanced Psychiatry Fellowship w/ Dr. Wexler

Stephen Mayeri, MD

Geriatric Fellow 2008-2009

Vikrant Mittal, MBBS, MHS

Director of Psychiatry, Parkland Healthcare Center, Farmington, MI

Jacob Moussai, MD


Christopher Oleskey, MD, MPH

YALE-Child Psychiatry Fellowship

Alicia Romeo, MD


Sara Rubin, MD

Yale-PTSD Attending

David Sasso, MD, MPH

Child Psychiatrist

Caren Teitelbaum, MA, MD


Natalie Weder, MD

NYU Child/Adol. Fellowship