Current Residents

PGY-1

  • Name: Usha H Chhatlani, MB, BS 
    Hometown: Nagpur, India
    Undergraduate school: Science and math major, Hislop College
    Medical school: N.K.P. Salve Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Nagpur, India- 2002
    Professional Interest: Geriatrics Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Personality disorders
    Personal interests: I enjoy experimenting & cooking different cuisines for my family and friends. Also like painting, gardening, and spending time outdoors like camping, etc.

 

  • Name:  Francis Giuliani, MD
    Hometown:   Grass Valley, California
    Undergraduate school:  Bachelor of Arts and Science, Exercise Biology and Chicano/a Studies, University of California, Davis
    Medical school:   Ross University School of Medicine
    Professional interests: General psychiatry, mental health care for underserved populations
    Personal Interests: Triathlons, coaching, classical music, choral music, piano

 

  • Name:  Royce P. Gray, MD
    Hometown:   Wichita Falls, Texas
    Undergraduate school:  Midwestern State University
    Medical school:  Texas A&M University
    Professional interests:  Forensic Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Personal Interests:   History, American Southern History, WWII Germany, Classical Music, Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Classic Rock Music, Pink Floyd, Suspense Films

 

  • Name:  Kara Larsen, DO
    Hometown:   Bozeman, Montana
    Undergraduate school:   Montana State University, BS in Chemical engineering, minor in vocal performance. MA in Bioethics, Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience
    Medical school:   Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience
    Professional interests: Underserved areas, Geriatric psychiatry
    Personal Interests:  Singing, music, reading, sewing, crochet, tennis, family, Coca-Cola ;)

 

  • Name: Emily Morse, DO
    Hometown: Bettendorf, Iowa
    Undergraduate school: Wartburg College, B.A., Psychology
    Medical school: Des Moines University
    Professional interests: psychosomatic medicine, geriatric psychiatry, psychotherapy, medical humanities
    Personal Interests: travel adventures, seeing new sights, running, biking, yoga, hiking, writing, drinking coffee, and stargazing.

 

  • Name: Richard Pardilla, MD
    Hometown: Hoffman Estates, Illinois
    Undergraduate school: Loyola University Chicago, Biochemistry 2010
    Medical school:  Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago Medical School, 2014
    Professional interests: Intellectual disabilities
    Personal Interests: Playing with my bassett puppy, Benzo

 

  • Name: Faisal Tai, MD 
    Hometown: Houston, Texas
    Undergrad: University of Houston
    Medical School: University of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Professional interests: Geriatrics, Mood, Psychosis
    Personal Interests: Soccer, Volleyball, Working out, Ultimate Frisbee, Puzzles, Law

PGY-2

  • Name: Burgundy Johnson, DO 
    Hometown: Rhinebeck, New York
    Undergraduate school: American University
    Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Professional interests: Child Psychiatry, Personality Disorders, Access to care & Public health.
    Personal interests: Reading, movies, games.

 

  • Name:  Matthew Klein, DO
    Hometown:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate school:  Philadelphia University, B.S. in Biopsychology
    Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton
    Professional interests:  Child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder
    Personal interests:  Outdoor activities, live music, movies, traveling, and sports including baseball, basketball, football, tennis, and bowling.

 

  • Name: Rustin (Rusty) Licht, MD
    Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
    Undergraduate school: Univ of Iowa
    Medical school: Univ of Iowa
    Professional interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, consult-liaison psychiatry
    Personal Interests: Rock climbing, brewing beer, cooking, guitar, singing

 

  • Name: Michele Morais, MB, BS
    Hometown: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
    Undergraduate school: FMC, Araruama, Brazil
    Medical school: Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
    Professional interests: Clinical, Child psychiatry
    Personal Interests: Traveling, yoga, cycling, swimming, playing symbols (Indian musical instrument), healthy eating and lifestyle

 

  • Name: Bennett Poss, MD  
    Hometown: Sibley, Iowa
    Undergraduate school: Creighton University
    Medical school: Creighton University
    Professional interests: Adult Psychiatry, Consult-Liason, Assertive Community Treatment
    Personal interests: Video games, all kinds of Sportsball, sleuthing, friendship

 

  • Name: Amanda Schlesinger, MD
    Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota   
    Undergraduate school: University of Chicago; Minneapolis College of Art and Design
    Medical school: University of Minnesota
    Professional interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, translational research
    Personal Interests: Photography, film, books, travel, cooking

 

  • Name: Andrew Segraves, DO
    Hometown:  Overland Park, Kansas
    Undergraduate school:  University of Kansas
    Medical school:  Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Professional interests: Psychotic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder
    Personal Interests: Spending time with family

PGY-3

  • Name: Zahir Ali, MD
    Hometown:   Chicago, Illinois
    Undergraduate school:   University of Iowa "Go Hawkeyes!!"
    Medical school:   Ross University School of Medicine
    Professional interests:  Child and adolescent psychiatry, confluence of medical and mental illness.
    Personal Interests:  Weightlifting, cars and guitars 

 

  • Name:  Anisha Boetel, MD
    Hometown:   Rapid City, South Dakota
    Undergraduate school:   Carroll College Helena Montana
    Medical school:   Sanford school of medicine of the University of South Dakota
    Professional interests:  I truly enjoy all domains of psychiatry, but especially interesting are mood and psychotic disorders, psychosomatic medicine, and addiction psychiatry
    Personal Interests:  spending time with friends and family, activities outdoors, running, traveling, and dining out

 

  • Name:  Jonathon Dozeman, DO
    Hometown:   Holland, Michigan
    Undergraduate school:   Calvin College
    Medical school:   Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Professional interests:  schizophrenia
    Personal Interests:  Golf, gaming, biking, watching movies and sports

 

  • Name: Dylan Murray, MD
    Hometown: Bettendorf, Iowa
    Undergraduate school: Iowa State University
    Medical school: University of Iowa
    Professional interests: General adult outpatient, phenomenology, historical psychiatric texts
    Personal Interests: my wife, cycling, craft beer, Wisconsin sports teams, playing guitar

 

  • Name: Adam W. Nardini, MD, MDiv
    Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
    Undergrad:  Drake University
    Grad School:  Princeton University
    Medical School:  Duke University
    Professional Interests:  OCD, EDO, PTSD, Anxiety Disorders
    Personal Interests: Acting, Singing, Community Theater, Triathlon

 

  • Joseph Shader, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 

  • Name:  Weiqing Sophia Yuan, MD, PhD
    Hometown:   Jinan, China
    Undergraduate school:   Shandong University Medical School
    Medical school:   Shandong University Medical School
    Professional interests:  general psychiatry, especially addiction
    Personal Interests:  swimming, singing, dancing, cooking, spending time with family.

PGY-4

  • Theresa Clemmons, DO, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Amanda Forystek, MD, Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Evan Ouyang, MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • Fatma Simsek-Duran, MD, Hacettepe Universitesi, Turkey
  • Vesselin Tenev, MD, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria