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Psychiatry Fellows and Residents

Current Fellows

Sajeeka Jeyakumar, M.D.

Sajeeka Jeyakumar, M.D.

Medical School: Central America Health Sciences
Undergraduate: University of Toronto
Hometown: Brampton, Ontario
Psychiatry interests: Global mental health, refugee trauma, and psychodynamic psychotherapy
Hobbies: Camping, hiking, sound-bowl healing meditation, floral arrangements, event planning, classical Indian dancing, and snuggling with my kids


Current Residents

PGY-4

John Flo, M.D.

John Flo, M.D.

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Hillsdale College
Hometown: St. Louis
Psychiatry interests: Forensic, addiction, peri-natal and spiritually psychiatry
Hobbies: Painting, cooking/grilling, golf, and St. Louis sports


Amy Gallop, M.D.

Amy Gallop, M.D.

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
Hometown: Minnetonka, Minnesota
Psychiatry interests: Nutritional, cultural, and CL psychiatry and medical-student education
Hobbies: Musical theatre, running, hiking, cooking, spending time with my dogs and being outdoors


Matthew Graczyk, M.D.

Matthew Graczyk, M.D.

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Xavier University
Hometown: Clarkston, Michigan
Psychiatry interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry and LGTBQ psychiatry
Hobbies: Musical theatre, tennis, true crime documentaries, and international travel


Sunna Khan, M.D.

Sunna Khan, M.D.

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Missouri-Kansas City (BA/M.D. program)
Hometown: St. Louis
Psychiatry interests: Community mental health, consult and liaison, and navigating life transitions
Hobbies: Painting, crafting, checking out live music and making lists


Kathrine McArthur, M.D.

Kathrine McArthur, M.D.

Medical School: Avalon University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Guelph
Hometown: Wiarton, Ontario, Canada
Psychiatry interests: Trauma resiliency and recovery,  health care disparities and care access and forensic psychiatry
Hobbies: Reading, dancing, finding stillness in movement, bait-dog retraining and loving, and horticulture of tropical and desert plants


Quratulanne Sheheryar, MBBS, M.D.

Quratulanne Sheheryar, MBBS, M.D.

Medical School: Khyber Medical University
Undergraduate: Jinnah College, University of Peshawar
Hometown: Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan
Psychiatry interests: Neuropsychiatry, psychodynamic, geriatric psychiatry, and inpatient high-acuity psychiatry
Hobbies: Interior decoration, oil painting, gardening and indoor plants, spending time with my babies, and forensic documentaries


Lewis Tian, M.D.

Lewis Tian, M.D.

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University
Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
Psychiatry interests: Addiction psychiatry
Hobbies: Mountain biking, yoga, photography and concerts


PGY-3

Derek Brown, M.D.

Derek Brown, M.D.

Medical School: Universidad Iberoamericana
Undergraduate: Universidad Iberoamericana
Hometown: Lilbourn, Missouri (New Madrid County)
Psychiatry interests: Community psychiatry and psychotherapy
Hobbies: baking, anime, video games, superhero films, and geek culture


Rajat Duggirala, M.D.

Rajat Duggirala, M.D.

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Saint Louis University
Hometown: Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Psychiatry interests: Addiction psychiatry, and community and global mental health
Hobbies: basketball, tennis, watching TV shows, mixology, attempting to perfect Thai food


Gabriela Fenollal Maldonado, M.D.

Gabriela Fenollal Maldonado, M.D.

Medical School: Universidad Central del Caribe
Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Psychiatry interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry and LGBTQ psychiatry
Hobbies: hiking, baking, international travel, reality TV, and true crime documentaries 


Marissa Hirsch, M.D.

Marissa Hirsch, M.D.

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Hometown: Riverwoods, Illinois
Psychiatry interests: Forensic psychiatry
Hobbies: writing, stair climbing, Parks and Rec aficionado, and true crime junkie


Ellen Kim, M.D.

Ellen Kim, M.D.

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Hometown: San Ramon, California
Psychiatry interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, school mental health, and cultural psychiatry
Hobbies: musicals, national parks, yoga, and reading


Allison Montgomery, D.O.

Allison Montgomery, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: Bannockburn, Illinois
Psychiatry interests: Addiction psychiatry and adult inpatient psychiatry
Hobbies: tennis, walks in Forest Park, traveling, baking, and trying new restaurants


Kelsey Roberts, M.D.

Kelsey Roberts, M.D.

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Missouri State University
Hometown: Granite City, Illinois
Psychiatry interests: Adult psychiatry, possibly geriatrics, medical-student education
Hobbies: spending time with my husband and dog, horseback riding, baking, hiking and reading


Kevin Varghese, D.O.

Kevin Varghese, D.O.

Medical School: Midwestern University - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Saint Louis University
Hometown: Mount Prospect, Illinois
Psychiatry interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry
Hobbies: anime, working out, trying new restaurants, whiskey


PGY-2

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Laura Butler, M.D.

Medical School: Medical University of the Americas
Undergraduate: St. Francis Xavier University
Hometown: Petrolia, Ontario
Psychiatry interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry
Hobbies: Hiking, swimming, reading, playing music (mostly piano and guitar), Dungeons and Dragons


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Kala Chinnaswamy, M.D.

Medical School: Saint Louis University
Undergraduate: Saint Louis University
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Psychiatry interests: Forensic psychiatry
Hobbies: Gardening, spending time with my dog and cat


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Dominic DeMarco, M.D.

Medical School: Saint Louis University
Undergraduate: Loyola University Chicago
Hometown: Lockport, Illinois
Psychiatry interests: Geriatric psychiatry, C&L psychiatry, addiction
Hobbies: Gardening, reading, hiking, biking, and kayaking


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Kyra-Ann Forrest, M.D.

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica and Port St. Lucie, Florida
Psychiatry interests: C&L psychiatry, psychotherapy, diversity in medicine
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, taking photos of our dog Hemingway, watching HGTV, cooking Jamaican food, listening to music (Afrobeats, reggae, and dancehall)


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Heidi Hoffman, M.D.

Medical School: Saint Louis University
Undergraduate: San Francisco State University
Hometown: Huntington Beach, California
Psychiatry interests: Emergency psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and neuromodulation
Hobbies: Golf, painting, and playing with my dog Muffin


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Stephen Irwin, M.D.

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Saint Louis University
Hometown: St. Louis
Psychiatry interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction, psychotherapy
Hobbies: Fishing, hiking, running with my dog Chewy, and restoring old motorcycles


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Kirkland Polk, M.D.

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Undergraduate: Texas Christian University
Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
Psychiatry interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, neurodevelopmental disorders, VA psychiatry
Hobbies: Running, reading, watching sports, traveling, tennis, hanging out with Eli


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Elias Smith, M.D.

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Undergraduate: University of Central Arkansas
Hometown: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Psychiatry interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, C&L psychiatry, and community mental health
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking (and eating), video games, anime, hiking, and hanging out with Kirkland


PGY-1

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Anthony Brock, M.D.

Medical School: Rush Medical College
Undergraduate: Columbia College
Hometown: St. Louis
Psychiatry interests: Community psychiatry
Hobbies: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, watching anime, playing video games, running


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Lasha Jakeli, M.D. 

Medical School: Tbilisi State Medical University
Hometown: Tbilisi, Georgia
Psychiatry interests: Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy & research, Nutritional Psychiatry, Community Mental Health, Forensics
Hobbies: Creative writing, grappling Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, trying out new beers, playing long chess games, playing WOW, mountain hiking


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Chanchal Kahlon, M.D. 

Medical School: Saint Louis University 
Undergraduate: Saint Louis University
Hometown: Yorba Linda, California
Psychiatry interests: Addiction Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Cultural Psychiatry
Hobbies: Baking, video games, weaving, gardening, webtoons, kpop, and D&D


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Kieran McCarthy, M.D.

Medical School: National University of Ireland, Galway
Hometown: Moyvane, Ireland
Psychiatry interests: Community psychiatry, Early Intervention Psychosis
Hobbies: Gym, traveling


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Vimita Patel, M.D. 

Medical School: Saint Louis University 
Undergraduate: Imperial College London
Hometown: Ahmedabad, India
Psychiatry interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, psychotherapy
Hobbies: Reading fiction, traveling, going to art museums, swimming


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Apshara Ravichandran, M.D. 

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Undergraduate: Williams College
Medical School: Saint Louis University 
Psychiatry interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, psychotherapy, community mental health, cultural psychiatry
Hobbies: Volunteering at the animal shelter, hanging with my pets, fostering cats and being outside when it's sunny!


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Delavar Safari, M.D. 

Medical School: Saint Louis University 
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Hometown: Venice Beach, California
Psychiatry interests: Cultural psychiatry, neuromodulation, geriatrics
Hobbies: Playing sports (Soccer & Volleyball), Gardening, Bbq-ing with friends, Laughing at my own jokes, going to Costco


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Tara Zahed, M.D.

Medical School: Saint Louis University 
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
Hometown: Newport Beach, California
Psychiatry interests: Addiction psychiatry, psychotherapy, community mental health
Hobbies: Walking in CWE and Forest Park, trying new restaurants, traveling, binging Netflix shows, making flower arrangements


Graduated Classes

Class of 2022
  • Scott Akridge, M.D.
    Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
    Current Position: Outpatient and TMS in Denver, CO
    Undergraduate: University of Washington
    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Psychiatry interests: High acuity psychiatry, C&L, telepsychiatry, and  medical student education
    Hobbies: Cooking, yelping, football, gym, sending emails about how to improve what you thought you were doing well
  • Jonathan Barlow, M.D.
    Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    Current Position: Outpatient VA in Tampa, FL
    Undergraduate: University of Utah
    Hometown: Brigham City, UT
    Psychiatry interests: VA psychiatry and psychopharmacology
    Hobbies: Running, biking, traveling, watching sports, Ted Drewes, US history, spending time with my family and dog
  • Elliot Merin, M.D.
    Medical School: Saint Louis University
    Current Position: Outpatient VA in Houston, TX
    Undergraduate: University of Florida
    Hometown: Tampa, FL
    Psychiatry interests: Outpatient psychiatry, personality disorders, and psychodynamic psychotherapy
    Hobbies: Theatre, symphony, gardens, and wine
  • Elliot Merin, M.D.
    Medical School: Saint Louis University
    Current position: Inpatient, outpatient and IOP work in Arlington, VA
    Undergraduate: University of Florida
    Hometown: Tampa, FL
    Psychiatry interests: Outpatient psychiatry, personality disorders, and psychodynamic psychotherapy
    Hobbies: Theatre, symphony, gardens, and wine
  • Jose Bou Nassif, M.D.
    Medical School: American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
    Current position: NYU Forensic Fellowship
    Undergraduate: American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
    Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
    Psychiatry interests: Forensic psychiatry
    Hobbies: Hiking, cooking, and trying new food
  • Elise Shin, M.D., M.B.A.
    Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    Current position: Outpatient VA in Houston, TX
    Undergraduate: University of Houston
    Graduate: Texas Tech University
    Hometown: Houston, TX
    Psychiatry interests: Emergency psychiatry, trauma, and TBI
    Hobbies: Yoga with my yorkie Hershey, scotch, and Netflix