Department Leadership

Leadership

Faculty Title/Role
Robert Shulman, MD
Acting Chairman
Director, Mental Health Service Line
John Burns, PhD Associate Chair, Research
Sheila Dowd, PhD Associate Chair, Behavioral Sciences
Madeleine Shalowitz, MD, MBA Associate Chair, Innovation
Niranjan Karnik, MD, PhD
Associate Dean, Community Behavioral Health
Senada Bajmakovic-Kacila, MD Residency Training Director, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Outpatient Clinical Services
Sandra Swantek, MD
Section Chief, Geriatric Psychiatry
Eitan Kimchi, MD Associate Residency Training Director, Department of 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
Anne Rufa, PhD Director, Section of Community Behavioral Health
Chandrika Shankar, MD Medical Director, Adult Inpatient

Academic centers of excellence

Autism Assessment, Research and Treatment Services (AARTS) Center

Faculty Title/Role
Director, Autism Assessment, Research and Treatment Services Center
Lisa Yeh, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Research Director, AARTS Center
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress

Faculty Title/Role
Robert Shulman, MD Director, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress
Sheila Dowd, PhD Associate Director, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress

Mood Disorders Program

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

Neuropsychology Research Program

Faculty Title/Role
Eileen Martin, PhD Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Psychosis Early Intervention Program

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

The Road Home Program: The National Center of Excellence for Veterans and Their Families

Faculty Title/Role
Robert Shulman, MD Director, Road Home Program
Sheila Dugan, MD Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Rebecca Durkin, MD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Jennifer Edidin, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Philip Held, PhD 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 & Behavioral Sciences
Ashton Lofgreen, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Blake Schroedter, PsyD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Neeral Sheth, DO Associate Medical Director, Road Home Program
Rebecca Van Horn, MD Medical 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, FASAM Director, Dual Diagnosis Clinic
Bezalel Dantz, MD Director, Medical Student Education
Sheila Dowd, PhD Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Patricia Meaden, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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

Faculty Title/Role
Sheila Dowd, PhD Director, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program
William Scheftner, MD Psychopharmacology
Mervat Sha’ini, MD Women’s Mental Health, Psychopharmacology
Robert Shulman, MD Psychopharmacology, Neuropsychiatry

Inpatient services

Faculty Title/Role
Patricia Meaden, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
William Scheftner, MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Robert Shulman, MD Medical Director, 8 North JRB (Adult 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 & Behavioral Sciences
Robyn Golden, LCSW Director, Population Health & Aging
Kirk Harris, MD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Lance Holemon, MD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Eitan Kimchi, MD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
K. Ranga Krishnan, MB, ChB
Chief Executive Officer, Rush University System for Health

Education program

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