Ami Baxi, MD and Jeremy Bennett, MD Named Chief Residents

Director of Residency Training, Michael Schwartz, MD announced the appointment of Ami Baxi, MD and Jeremy Bennett, MD as chief residents in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. Dr. Baxi will be the Chief Resident from July through December 2012, while Dr. Bennett will serve from January through June 2013.

The duties of Chief Resident include mentoring residents and medical students, maintaining the residents’ clinical schedules and managing the continuing day treatment program. Chief Residents are selected on the basis of their academic achievements, clinical skills and leadership abilities.

Dr. Baxi, who grew up in Goshen NY, earned her bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics and Business Management from Cornell University and her medical degree from St. George’s University in Grenada. She is currently working on a study with Dr. Gabrielle Carlson on weight changes in children who are taking atypical antipsychotic medications. She presented an abstract of her work at the Stony Brook Women in Medicine Research Day and will present a poster at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in October.

Dr. Bennett is a native of Pennsylvania who received his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College and his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. He has long been interested in bioethics and serves as a member of the Medical Center’s Institutional Ethics Committee.

Dr. Bennett said that he is especially looking forward to teaching medical students who are rotating through the inpatient adult service on 10 North. For her part, Dr. Baxi is hoping to provide residents with additional opportunities to share their ideas for improvement.