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Sirikanya (Sanya) Sellers, MD

Resident Leader

Psychiatry Resident

Sanya was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. When she was 10 years old, her small family made the move to the United States, landing in Pensacola, Florida. As an undergraduate at the University of Florida, Sanya earned a dual degree in Biochemistry and International Studies. Following university graduation, Sanya spent one of the most enriching years of her life studying Mandarin in Shanghai, China. She then returned to Florida to attend medical school at the University of Central Florida. She also co-founded Chapman Compassionate Care, a student-run clinic dedicated to serving the homeless population. Sanya founded Rising Youth, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, committed to teaching adolescents about mental health and wellness. Her commitment to helping marginalized communities led her to also spend a month in Lesvos, Greece, where Sanya volunteered at the Kara Tepe refugee camp for asylum seekers. Sanya is extremely excited and humbled to be the Resident Leader for Yale Psychiatry Global Mental Health Program. She is committed to clinical and health equity work, serving the vulnerable population, and building a more equitable world for all humans.