Meet Our Residents

PGY1

 


SAHAR ALI, MDA picture of Sahar Ali

UNDERGRAD: CUNY Queens College
MEDICAL SCHOOL: SUNY Downstate COM
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: working with people with similar interests as mine
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: child & adolescent
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: work with underserved kids/communities
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: social work
HOBBIES: skincare and hiking
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: transporting

 

 

 


GABRIELLE AMADA, MDA picture of Gabrielle Amada

UNDERGRAD: NYU
MEDICAL SCHOOL: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The close community of friendly and supportive residents and faculty
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: Adolescent psychiatry, first episode psychosis, women's mental health
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: Outpatient psychiatry
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: Musician or teacher
HOBBIES: Theater, music, dancing, board games, beach days, trying new food
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: Teleportation

 

 

 


JIMMY FENG, MDA picture of Jimmy Feng

UNDERGRAD: Stony Brook University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: New York Medical College
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Fellow residents, free food at CPEP
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: General psychiatry, CL
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: Marine biologist
HOBBIES: Hiking, Cooking, Options Trading
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: The ability to leave reddit when there is work to be done

 

 

 

 


QIYI HE, MDA picture of Qiyi He

UNDERGRAD: Brown University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The other residents
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: PTSD, child and adolescent psychiatry, psychopharmacology
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: Possibly child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship, unsure at this point
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: Historian
HOBBIES: Computers and tech, video games, modern history
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: Time manipulation

 

 

 


MAXWELL MOORE, MD, MAA picture of Maxwell Moore

UNDERGRAD: Stony Brook University, BS
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine, 3YMD Program
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: the attendings – they serve as role models at both the professional and personal level
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: neuropsychiatry, cognitive-behavioral therapy, LGBTQ+ populations
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: outpatient +/- emergency psychiatry, gender-affirming medicine
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: clinical psychologist or neuroscientist
HOBBIES: video games, horror movies, all-you-can-eat sushi
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: telekinesis

 

 

 


YUNBO NIE, MDA picture of Yunbo Nie

UNDERGRAD: University of Pennsylvania
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Rochester
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The people (both colleagues and patients)
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: Forensics, geri, or entrepreneurship
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: Wide open at the moment
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: Become an undercover Michelin restaurant rater
HOBBIES: Exploring, cooking, trying new stuff
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: Time travel

 

 

 


EITAN SHEENA, MDA picture of Eitan Sheena

UNDERGRAD: Binghamton University, SUNY
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University at Buffalo, SUNY
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The people and the relaxed positive atmosphere
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: Outpatient and addiction psychiatry
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: Software engineer
HOBBIES: Volleyball and basketball, chess, fishing

 

 

 

 


KEVIN SKIER, MDA picture of Kevin Skier

UNDERGRAD: Stony Brook University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: UMass Medical School
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The faculty here are incredibly supportive and you never feel like you're alone. The treatment team here is truly a team!
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: Open my own C&A outpatient practice
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: I would probably write full time, I have some good book ideas.
HOBBIES: Writing, tarot cards, anime, dancing
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: The ability to persuade people to take their medications

 

 


 

PGY2


JACLYN L. CHEN, MDA picture of Jaclyn L. Chen

UNDERGRAD: Cornell University College of Engineering/ Human Ecology
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: My fellow colleagues & being able to work alongside incredible mentors + leaders!
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: Mental Health Burnout in Physicians, Exploring Child, Forensic, & Community Psychiatry
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: Outpatient Practice, Mental Health Advocacy
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: I would work in the Hospitality Industry, or have my own Gluten Free Bakery in NYC.
HOBBIES: Social Networking, Hospitality Events, Mixology, Travelling, Baking.
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: Controlling time - past, present, future, as well as the speed at which time passes.

 

 

 


NIDA GULFAM, DO, MSA picture of Nida Gulfam

UNDERGRAD: The City College of New York
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Fellow residents in psychiatry that harbor a collegial and respectful environment. The faculty at Stony Brook provide a healthy balance between
autonomy and supervision. Ample opportunities to grow as a leader, community advocate, and researcher.
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: Addiction psychiatry and neuromodulation.
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: Adult psychiatry
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: As a psychology major in undergrad, I would have pursued a career as a psychologist and become trained in trauma focused cognitive therapy.
HOBBIES: walking on the beach, cycling on my peloton, listening to a thought-provoking podcast, and exploring cafes throughout the city!
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: Teleport to my destination so that I don't have to worry about parking.

 


FARHAN HUSAIN, MD MScA picture of Farhan Husain

UNDERGRAD: University of Calgary, AB
MEDICAL SCHOOL: St. George’s University Medical School
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: My co-residents and the attendings. Everyone is so kind and passionate and supportive!
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: Neuropsychiatry, integrating imaging into psychiatry, and working with the adolescent population.
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: I would love to be a program director because I am passionate about teaching and paying mentorship forward.
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: Teacher!
HOBBIES: I’m an avid gamer, a pianist, and I love playing with my cat, Cordelia.
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: Reading minds so I don’t have to take a history.

 

 

 


ERIC LEE, MDA picture of Eric Lee

UNDERGRAD: NYU
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Temple University School of Medicine
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: fellow residents, culture
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: Neuromodulation, psychedelics
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: Outpatient psychiatry
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: Travel the world
HOBBIES: running, photography, traveling
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: jedi mind trick

 

 

 


GLORIA LEE, MDA picture of Gloria Lee

UNDERGRAD: UCLA
MEDICAL SCHOOL: SUNY Downstate
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: diverse cases, and it is nice we are at a tertiary center and we can sometimes have very interesting finding!
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: psychosis and mania; cultural psychiatry
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: inpatient/ CPEP/ psychiatrist job that will make use of my Mandarin skill
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: open my own teashop
HOBBIES: cooking (I made the sandwiches in the photo), baking, exploring restaurants, traveling, drawing
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: time travel

 

 

 


JUN LIN, D.O.A picture of Jun Lin

UNDERGRAD: New York University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Touro College Of Osteopathic Medicine - Harlem
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Awesome camaraderie with co-residents, staff, and faculty
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: Adult Psychiatry
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: Providing more access to mental health services
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: Professional Chef
HOBBIES: Cooking, Hiking, Going to the beach, Gaming
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: Ability to control time (and space since it's a continuum)

 

 

 


GEOFFREY RUSSELL, MDA picture of Geoffrey Russel

UNDERGRAD: CUNY-The City College of NY, BS
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: the incredibly supportive faculty and staff, amazing co-residents, and many great opportunities to participate in research
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: psychopharmacology, aripiprazole, bipolar disorders, catatonia, nosology
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: inpatient academic psychiatry
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: molecular biologist or bespoke tailor
HOBBIES: playing the guitar, music, poetry, research, video games, audio equipment, building PCs, car detailing, restaurants, corduroy and tweed
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: the ability to stop time

 


PALLAVI TATAPUDY, MDA picture of Pallavi Tatapudy

UNDERGRAD: Georgetown University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: 1) Working hand-in-hand
with interdisciplinary teams to open up brave spaces that foster genuine 
partnership and collaborative care, 2) A built-in opportunity to join a process 
group to reflect on our professional and personal journeys
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry, Neurobiological Basis of ADHD, Therapy
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: Practicing as a child and the
adolescent psychiatrist treating patients across their lifespan, connecting with
the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)
fellowship family, and being a volunteer Sunday School teacher
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: Chaplain or Therapist
HOBBIES: Painting, Bhangra dancing, Jamming (harmonium, flute,
manjeera, singing), Interfaith collaboration, Meditation, Soccer, Frisbee
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: Being child-like and approaching everything with a
sense of awe, wonder, and freshness!

 


 

PGY3


DOLANI AJANAKU, MDA picture of Dolani Ajanaku

UNDERGRAD: Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Being able to streamline my interest as I do different rotations
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: Child and adolescent; global mental health
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: Managing multiple outpatient psychiatry practices, having multiple streams of income
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: IT
HOBBIES: binge watching shows, cooking, most recently vlogging
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: Being in different places at same time.

 

 


JOHN W. BANKS III D.O., M.S.A picture of John W. Banks III

UNDERGRAD: Texas State University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Seton Hill
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Having the academic resources of a larger university program while still feeling individually supported by our faculty
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: Addiction Psychiatry, Neuromodulation
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: Outpatient Psychiatry
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: Park Ranger
HOBBIES: Spending time with my wife and our two terriers, hiking, camping, reading
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: Ability to turn any liquid into coffee

 

 


SAMUEL REINFELD, DOA picture of Samuel Reinfeld

CHIEF RESIDENT OF RESEARCH
UNDERGRAD: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, BS
MEDICAL SCHOOL: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The cohesiveness of the residents and awesome attendings.
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: ECT, catatonia, delirious mania,
history of psychiatry, Quality Improvement
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: a mix between academia and private practice
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE:
HOBBIES: basketball, traveling, eating different foods, watching Netflix and Prime,
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: Super-vision

 


 

PGY4


ANDREW CHEN, MDA picture of Andrew Chen

CHIEF RESIDENT

UNDERGRAD: Georgetown University. Washington, D.C.
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. New Brunswick, NJ
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The people are personable and supportive. Good work life balance. Wide variety of patients including some unique and challenging cases which make me feel prepared to become an attending
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: Psychopharmacology, nosology, emergency psychiatry, psychiatric interviewing, history of psychiatry
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: Inpatient or psychiatric ED/CPEP attending at an academic center
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: Hip-hop blogger
HOBBIES: Reading, listening to music, watching films, cooking
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: Path to victory


KATHRYN HU, MDA picture of Kathryn Hu

WELLNESS CHIEF RESIDENT

UNDERGRAD: Brandeis University, BS
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The pizza
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: Retirement
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: Retirement
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: Open a yarn store that is
losing money that is home to many stray cats. But the nice stray cats, not the
angry stray cats.
HOBBIES: Napping with Mochi (see image)
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: To not be allergic to cats

 


ANDREW KREBO, D.O.A picture of Andrew Krebo

CHIEF RESIDENT

UNDERGRAD: B.S. Biochemistry SBU
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Kansas City University of Medicine
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM: the residents
AREAS OF INTEREST IN PSYCHIATRY: History of psychiatry, education, inpatient, psych ED
CAREER GOALS AFTER RESIDENCY: Education
WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF NOT IN MEDICINE: Finance
HOBBIES: Gym, peloton, options trading
IDEAL SUPERPOWER: Sing like Dionne Warwick