Meet Our Residents

PGY-1

Connor Booker, MD

  • Hometown: Algonquin, IL 
  • Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
  • Medical School: Rush Medical College 
  • Professional Interests: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Inpatient Psychiatry, Global Mental Health 
  • Hobbies: Basketball, mixed martial arts, video games, going out to eat with friends, and playing with dogs

May Chammaa, MD

  • Hometown: Damascus, Syria
  • Undergraduate: Wayne State University 
  • Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Professional Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, LGBTQ+ Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Refugee and Immigrant Mental Health, Women’s Mental Health
  • Hobbies: Dance (bachata, salsa, zouk), cooking, sports (running, basketball, hiking, surfing), yoga, creative writing & reading, rewatching Netflix shows in Spanish 

Cabbar Dundar, MD

  • Hometown: Orlando, FL 
  • Undergraduate: University of Florida 
  • Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Professional Interests: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Community Psychiatry, LGBTQ Mental Health 
  • Hobbies: Baking, Travelling and Exploring, Reading, Hiking

Lilliana Freire, MD

  • Hometown: Southside Chicago, IL
  • Undergrad: University of Illinois at Chicago 
  • Medical School: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine 
  • Prof Interests: Complex Trauma, Suicide Prevention, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Healthcare Disparities 
  • Hobbies: Yoga, Cooking, DIY Home Improvement projects, Exploring new music

Genevieve Kupsky, MD

  • Hometown: Edwardsville, IL 
  • Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
  • Medical School: George Washington School of Medicine
  • Professional Interests: Health policy, medical ethics, addiction, psychotic disorders, inpatient psychiatry, palliative care
  • Hobbies: Violin, true crime, craft beer, camping
 

Kristian Larson, MD

  • Hometown: Mesa, AZ
  • Undergraduate: University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ
  • Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Professional Interests: Community Psychiatry, Interventional Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, Consciousness, Global Mental Health, Destigmatizing Mental Health
  • Hobbies: Practicing the philosophy of Yoga, traveling, playing guitar, exercising, skiing, spending time with family and friends, eating delectable foods

Kimberly Orozco, MD

  • Hometown: Chicago, IL 
  • Undergraduate: Northwestern University 
  • Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Professional Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, women’s mental health, psychoneuroimmunology, and health disparities 
  • Hobbies: Running, yoga, urban gardening, cooking, and brunch! 

Çınar Öztosun, MD

  • Hometown: Gaziantep, Turkey 
  • Medical School: Koc University School of Medicine
  • Professional Interests: Mood disorders, neuromodulation, global mental health, child and adolescent psychiatry 
  • Hobbies: Chess, basketball, playing guitar, cooking and baking, coffee tasting, philosophy, history

 

 

 

 

 

PGY-2

Parmis Fatih, MD

  • Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey 
  • Medical School: Koc University SOM, Turkey
  • Professional interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Neuromodulation, Mood Disorders 
  • Hobbies: Dancing, baking, eating, traveling, skiing 

Rukan Huq, MD

  • Hometown: Houston, TX
  • Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Austin
  • Medical School: Texas A&M University COM
  • Professional interests: Forensic Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, Global Mental Health
  • Hobbies: Reading, soccer, movies, music, puzzles, but most importantly eating and napping

Emmad Karmouta, MD

  • Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA
  • Undergraduate: University of California, Davis
  • Medical School: Chicago Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University
  • Professional Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Community Psychiatry, Global Mental Health, Refugee Mental Health
  • Hobbies: Basketball, Reading, Movies, Traveling

Dong Gue (Jimmy) Oh, MD

  • Hometown: Nashville, TN
  • Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
  • Medical School: Rush Medical College
  • Professional interests: Outpatient Psychiatry, Consult-Liaison Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Hobbies: Dancing, cooking, movies, gym, video games, going out with friends

Samir Sarda, DO, MPH

  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Undergraduate: Georgetown University
    Graduate: Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
    Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia
    Professional interests: Outpatient Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Suicide prevention, Community-level mental health interventions
    Hobbies: Sports (basketball, tennis, soccer), attending live music shows, dining with friends

Lauren Schumacher, MD

  • Hometown: Lancaster, PA
  • Undergraduate: Temple University
  • Medical school: Geisinger Commonwealth SOM
  • Professional interests: Public/Community Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Healthcare Disparities 
  • Hobbies: violin, photography, baking, camping/hiking, binging true crime docs and podcasts, exploring new places and food

Marzia Shah, MD

  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Undergraduate: Arizona State University 
  • Medical School: University of Arizona COM - Phoenix
  • Professional interests: Inpatient Psychiatry, Interventional Psychiatry, and Addiction Psychiatry
  • Hobbies: Hiking, skiing, reading, and visiting national parks!

Cadence Trapini, MD

  • Hometown: Scotia, NY 
  • Undergraduate: St Lawrence University
  • Medical School: Stony Brook SOM
  • Professional interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, LGBTQ+ Mental Health, Psychotherapy
  • Hobbies: drawing & painting, spending time outside, cooking, working out, and trying new restaurants with friends!


PGY-3

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-4

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

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 Respin, MD

  • Hometown: Mondovì, Italy
  • Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, University of Genoa, Italy
  • Professional interests: Geriatric Psychiatry, Palliative Care Medicine, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Hobbies: Bouldering, exploring climbing gyms, spinning, spending time with significant other and friends, going to ancient book fairs, reading American and Italian literature, history of psychiatry, and psychopathology 

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, weightlifting, 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