Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Leadership

Faculty Title/Role
Mark Pollack, MD The Grainger Professor & Chairman
Robert Shulman, MD Vice Chair, Clinical Services
Niranjan Karnik, MD, PhD
Vice Chair, Innovation
Director, Section of Population Behavioral Health
Senada Bajmakovic-Kacila, MD Residency Training Director, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Outpatient Clinical Services
Sandra Swantek, MD
Section Chief, Geriatric Psychiatry
Director, Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry
Eitan Kimchi, MD Associate Residency Training Director, Department of Psychiatry
Associate Director, Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry
Director, Emergency Psychiatry
Gail Basch, MD Director, Section of Addiction Medicine
Charles Hebert, MD
Director, Section of Psychiatry and Medicine
Director, Consultation Liaison Service
Louis Kraus, MD
Director, Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Director, Section of Psychiatry and the Law

Academic centers of excellence

Autism Assessment, Research and Treatment Services (AARTS) Center

Faculty Title/Role
Director, Autism Assessment, Research and Treatment Services Center
Instructor of Psychiatry & Postdoctoral Fellow
Assistant Professor of Psychaitry
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Research Director, AARTS Center
Instructor of Psychiatry & Postdoctoral Fellow

Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress

Faculty Title/Role
Mark Pollack, MD Director, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress
Sheila Dowd, PhD Associate Director, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress
Alyson Zalta, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Mood Disorders Program

Faculty Title/Role
Director, Woman’s Board Depression Treatment Research Center
Professor of Psychiatry
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Neuropsychology Research Program

Faculty Title/Role
Eileen Martin, PhD Professor of Psychiatry

Psychosis Early Intervention Program

Faculty Title/Role
Christine Hooker, PhD Director, Psychosis Early Intervention Program

Road Home Program: Center for Veterans and Their Families

Faculty Title/Role
Mark Pollack, MD Director, Road Home Program
Michael Brennan, PsyD Clinical Director, Road Home Program
Sheila Dugan, MD Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Rebecca Durkin, MD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Jennifer Edidin, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Tanya Friese, DNP, RN, CNL Education Director, Road Home Program
Jonathan Goldner, PhD Director of Training, Road Home Program
Philip Held, PhD Assistant Research Director, Road Home Program
Niranjan Karnik, MD, PhD Senior Advisor, Road Home Program
Ravi Kasi, MD Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Brian Klassen, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Ashton Lofgreen, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Patricia Normand, MD Director, Wellness & Integrative Health, Road Home Program
Anne Rufa, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Blake Schroedter, PsyD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Neeral Sheth, DO Associate Medical Director, Road Home Program
Rebecca Van Horn, MD Medical Director, Road Home Program
Alyson Zalta, PhD Research Director, Road Home Program

Clinical services

West Campus Resident & Faculty Clinical Practice (2150 W. Harrison) 

Faculty Title/Role
Senada Bajmakovic-Kacila, MD Director, Outpatient Clinical Services
Gail Basch, MD Director, Dual Diagnosis Clinic
Bezalel Dantz, MD Director, Medical Student Education
Sheila Dowd, PhD Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Cathleen Gould, MD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
S. Ann Hartlage, PhD Director, Marital & Sex Therapy Program
Patricia Meaden, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Westgate Faculty Clinical Practice (1645 W. Jackson, Suite 600)

Faculty Title/Role
Gail Basch, MD Substance Use Disorders, Physician Impairment
Jessica Brennan, PsyD Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Sheila Dowd, PhD Director, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program
Michael Easton, MD Psychopharmacology, Neurotherapeutics
Scott Gershan, MD Forensics, Psychopharmacology
Eileen Martin, PhD Neuropsychology
Mark Pollack, MD Psychopharmacology, Trauma, Veterans
William Scheftner, MD Psychopharmacology
Mervat Sha’ini, MD Women’s Mental Health, Psychopharmacology
Robert Shulman, MD Psychopharmacology

Inpatient services

Faculty Title/Role
Rekha Bandla, MD Attending Psychiatrist, 4 Kellogg (Adolescent/Child Unit)
Rosario Cosme, MD Medical Director, 4 Kellogg (Adolescent/Child Unit)
Michael Easton, MD Medical Director, 13 Kellogg (Adult Unit)
Scott Gershan, MD Attending Psychiatrist, 13 Kellogg and 8 North JRB (Adult Units)
Eitan Kimchi, MD Associate Medical Director, 8 South JRB (Geriatric Unit)
Patricia Meaden, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
William Scheftner, MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Robert Shulman, MD Medical Director, 8 North JRB (Adult Unit)
Sandra Swantek, MD Medical Director, 8 South JRB (Geriatric Unit)
Rebecca Van Horn, MD Attending Psychiatrist, 13 Kellogg and 8 North JRB (Adult Units)
Faculty Title/Role
Cheryl Siegall, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC Director, Rush Day Hospital
Peter Fink, MD Medical Director. Rush Day Hospital
Faculty Title/Role
Sandra Swantek, MD Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Program
Benedict Gierl, MD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Robyn Golden, LCSW Director, Population Health & Aging
Kirk Harris, MD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Lance Holemon, MD Assisant Professor of Psychiatry
Eitan Kimchi, MD Associate Medical Director, 8 South JRB (Geriatric Unit)
K. Ranga Krishnan, MB, ChB
Professor of Psychiatry
The Henry P. Russe, MD, Dean, Rush Medical College
Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Rush University Medical Center

Education program

Faculty Title/Role
Senada Bajmakovic-Kacila, MD Director, General Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Eitan Kimchi, MD Associate Director, General Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Adrienne Adams, MD Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Bezalel Dantz, MD Director, Medical Student Education
Kirk Harris, MD Assistant Director, Medical Student Education
Gail Basch, MD Medical Student Education
Rosario Cosme, MD Medical Student Education

Affiliated faculty

 
Stephanie Cavanaugh, MD Ira Halper, MD Bonnie Litowitz, PhD
Laurel Clark, MD Charles Jaffe, MD Michael Moreno, MD
Suzanne Cooperman, MD Zachary Kordik, MD Robin Shapiro, MD
James Fisch, MD Andrew Kulik, MD Thanh Thai, MD
Mitchell Glazer, MD Mark Levey, MD Carl Wahlstrom, MD
Linda Gruenberg, DO Daniel Levin, MD Burgess Wilson, MD