Meet Our Residents

PGY-1

Pooja Agarwal, MD

  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Medical School: University of Illinois COM
  • Professional Interests: Outpatient psychiatry, Community Psychiatry, Addiction psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry
  • Hobbies: Cooking, keeping my new garden alive, buying houseplants, spending time by the lake​

Cameron Calloway, MD

  • Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Undergraduate: Oklahoma City University
  • Medical School: Saint Louis University SOM
  • Professional Interests: Community Psychiatry, LGBTQ+ Mental Health, and Psychotherapy
  • Hobbies: Movies, reading (fiction and memoir), podcasts, yoga, and eating seafood (especially catfish) is pretty great​

Jacob Cross, MD

  • Hometown: Davis, CA
  • Undergraduate: Tulane University
  • Medical School: Tulane University SOM
  • Professional Interests: Immigrant mental health, PTSD, Consult-Liaison Psychiatry, Neuromodulation
  • Hobbies: drums, glass blowing, running, amateur ukulele​

Taymaz Joneydian, MD

  • Hometown: Toronto, Canada
  • Undergraduate: York University, Toronto
  • Medical School: Wayne State University SOM
  • Professional Interests: Forensic Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Outpatient Psychiatry and Consult-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Hobbies: poetry, history, movies, food, traveling, video games

Kirk McCall, MD

  • Hometown: Orlando, FL
  • Undergraduate: Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Medical School: Saint Louis University SOM
  • Professional Interests: Addiction Medicine, Psychotherapy, Health Disparities
  • Hobbies: Playing basketball, collecting sneakers and vinyl’s, playing the saxophone, watching and reading anything Star Wars related, eating all the pizza Chicago has to offer

J. Cody Naughton, MD

  • Hometown: Buffalo, NY
  • Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
  • Medical School: University at Buffalo SOM
  • Professional Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Forensic Psychiatry, Community Psychiatry
  • Hobbies: cooking and finding new recipes, watching Buffalo sports, and finding new art and artists

Andrew Schiller, DO

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Undergraduate: Boston University
  • Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences COMP
  • Professional Interests: Psychotherapy, Depressive Disorders,  Adult Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Hobbies: bicycling, salsa dancing, hunting for free food

Chadwick Yip, MD

  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • Undergraduate: University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • Medical School: University of Missouri - Kansas City SOM
  • Professional Interests: Outpatient Adult Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy
  • Hobbies:  Driving my Mazda Miata in autocross, track days, and time attack events when it’s not broken. I also enjoy playing video games (PC of course) and scoping out the best egg tarts in Chinatown.

PGY-2

Tirsit Berhanu, MD

  • Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Undergraduate: University of Chicago
  • Medical School: Rush Medical College
  • Professional interests: Outpatient Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Global Mental Health
  • Hobbies: Eating, TV, cooking, hiking

Damian (Dongho) Gwak, MD

  • Hometown: Athens, GA
  • Undergraduate: Rice University
  • Medical School: Texas A&M COM
  • Professional interests: Outpatient Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy
  • Hobbies: Ice cream (Jeni’s, Rakki cafe), eating out (Chinatown, Bib Gourmand), going to the gym (when I can), guitar (hobbyist), video games, watching TV

Linda Nix, MD

  • Hometown: Naperville, IL
  • Undergraduate: University of California - Berkeley
  • Graduate: MPH, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
  • Medical School: Tulane University SOM
  • Professional interests: Community Psychiatry, Health Disparities, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Integrative Medicine
  • Hobbies: Dancing, singing, knitting/Knitflix, growing an indoor jungle out of house plants, traveling, and scuba diving

Bianca Patel, MD

  • Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
  • Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University
  • Medical School: Frank H. Netter SOM at Quinnipiac University
  • Professional Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Women’s Mental Health, Consult-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Hobbies: Tennis, cooking, eating!, and basking in the sun

Matteo Respino, MD

  • Hometown: Mondovì, Italy
  • Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, University of Genoa, Italy
  • Professional interests: Geriatric Psychiatry, Palliative Care Medicine, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Hobbies: watching TV of all sorts, spending time with significant other and friends, not exercising, going to ancient book fairs (buying, collecting and occasionally reading them), contemporary art, reading books about psychoanalysis 

Rayyan Sami, MD

  • Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Undergraduate: University of Michigan
  • Medical School: Indiana University SOM
  • Professional interests: Neuropsychiatry, Forensics, and Addiction Medicine
  • Hobbies: acrylic painting, spray painting, weight lifting, and running

Neha Sharma, MD

  • Hometown: Hicksville, NY
  • Undergraduate: SUNY Buffalo
  • Medical School: SUNY Buffalo
  • Professional interests: Adult Inpatient Psychiatry and Consult Liaison
  • Hobbies: Tennis, puzzles, coloring books, nature walks, baking, reading, watching TV

Neal Swartz, MD

  • Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Undergraduate: Miami University
  • Medical School: University of Toledo COM
  • Professional Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Forensic Psychiatry
  • Hobbies: reading, traveling, skiing, sailing

PGY-3

Alan Akira, MD

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Undergraduate: University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Medical School: University of South Alabama COM
  • Professional Interests: Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, Adult Psychotherapy, Healthcare Disparities, Physical Health and Wellness
  • Hobbies: Weightlifting, Martial arts philosophy, cooking, eating, video games 

Aniruddha Deka, MBBS

  • Hometown: Guwahati, India; Chicago, IL
  • Medical School: Gauhati Medical College
  • Professional Interests: Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry, Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Hobbies: Movies, reading fiction usually of the Sci-Fi/fantasy genre, traveling and eating (can’t really cook though!)

Josh Eloge, MD

  • Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
  • Undergraduate: North Park University
  • Medical School: Rush Medical College
  • Professional Interests: Neuropsychiatry, Neuromodulation, Forensic Psychiatry
  • Hobbies: Going to Lincoln Park Zoo w/ my twin 2-yo daughters, microbrew IPAs, all of the Mexican food, binging Netflix shows with my wife in the category “strong female leads in a murder mystery from BBC” (not actual category, but there are so many of these shows!)

Phillip Henry, MD

  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Medical School: Saint Louis University SOM
  • Professional Interests: Addiction Psychiatry, Consult/Liaison Psychiatry, Child/Adolescent Psych
  • Hobbies: Sustainable gardening, writing and performing music, the culinary arts, camping and hiking.

David Rizk, MD

  • Hometown: Mobile, AL
  • Undergraduate: Tulane University
  • Medical School: University of South Alabama COM
  • Professional Interests: Outpatient Adult Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Physical Health and Wellness
  • Hobbies:  Weightlifting, grilling out, surfing, watersports, beach, being a tourist, travel, movies, TV (G.O.T., Westworld, LOST, Scrubs, Archer), music (EDM, classic rock), going out with friends. 

Shireen Samson, MBBS

  • Hometown: Trichy, India
  • Medical School: Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Professional Interests: Women’s Mental Health, Community Psychiatry, Global Mental Health
  • Hobbies: Baking- cakes, cupcakes and pretty much anything sweet; visiting U.S. National Parks; traveling; watching British period dramas. 

Faraz Sultan, MD, PhD

  • Hometown: Naperville, IL
  • Undergraduate: Rice University
  • Graduate: University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham SOM
  • Professional Interests: Outpatient Psychiatry, Academic and Translational Neuroscience, Neurotechnology
  • Hobbies: Nonfiction literature, video games, resisting Netflix (and usually failing)

Eric Tiede, MD

  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: Carleton College
  • Medical School: Rush Medical College
  • Professional Interests: Outpatient Psychiatry, Trauma
  • Hobbies: Ice hockey, tacos, yoga, pools, podcasts, naps

PGY-4

Emilio Garcia

Emilio Garcia, MD

  • Hometown: Sacramento, CA
  • Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
  • Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch SOM
  • Professional Interests: Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Hobbies: movies, walking my dog, Pablo

Dhruthi Kalangi, DO

  • Hometown: Edison, NJ
  • Undergraduate: New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Professional Interests: Emergency Psychiatry, Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Hobbies: Cooking, painting, spending time with family and friends

Juhi Kushwaha, MD

  • Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Undergraduate: University of Michigan
  • Medical School: Wayne State University SOM
  • Professional Interests: Adult Outpatient, Collaborative Care, Women’s Mental Health
  • Hobbies: Dancing, spending time with friends and family, exploring the city, trying new restaurants

Kelly Rhodes, MD

  • Hometown: Austin, TX
  • Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis
  • Medical School: Rush Medical College
  • Professional Interests: Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Hobbies: Basketball, Chicago sports, running by the lake, trying new restaurants with friends

Hannah Statz, MD

  • Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
  • Undergraduate: Creighton University
  • Medical School: Sanford SOM at the University of South Dakota
  • Professional Interests: Adult Outpatient Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Physical Health, Nutrition, Obesity
  • Hobbies: Exercising, photography, dinner with family/friends, Chicago patios

Jerome Tiu, MD

  • Hometown: Hickory Hills, IL
  • Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Graduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Medical School: University of Illinois COM
  • Professional Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Cultural Psychiatry, Physical Health and Wellness, Nutrition
  • Hobbies: Tennis, art, Chicago sports, coffee

Amanda Wellmann, MD

  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Undergraduate: Northwestern University
  • Medical School: University of Illinois COM at Chicago
  • Professional Interests: Adult Psychiatry, Community Psychiatry 
  • Hobbies: Hanging out with family/friends, working out, trying new restaurants and breweries