Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency
2021-22 Fellows 

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows (2021-22)
L-R: Ainsley Backman, Sumayya Ayaz, Monica Nakhla, Lara Addesso, Justin Marshall, Khalid Elzamzamy, Hanife Akal
First Year Fellows
Khalid Elzamzamy

Khalid Elzamzamy, MBBCh

Medical School:
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
General Psychiatry:
Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
Hobbies/interests:
Graphic design, Teaching Arabic as a second language, Swimming, Martial Arts

Ainsley Backman

Ainsley Backman, MD

Medical School:
American University of the Caribbean, Cupecoy, Sint Maarten
General Psychiatry:
St .John’s Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway, NY
Hobbies/interests:
Playing with our golden retriever and dachshund, sailing, cooking, spending time with friends and family.

Hanife Akal

Hanife Akal, MD

Medical School:
Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey
General Psychiatry:
Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
Hobbies/interests:
Traveling, hiking, sewing and design, film criticism

Monica Nakhla

Monica Nakhla, DO

Medical School:
NYIT college of osteopathic medicine, Glen Head, NY
General Psychiatry:
The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
Hobbies/interests:
Playing with my puppy, cooking and trying new food, traveling

 
Second Year Fellows
Lara Addesso, MD

Lara Addesso, MD

Medical School:
St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada
General Psychiatry:
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center; Paramus, NJ
Hobbies:
Walking, baking, puzzles, trying to make others laugh, spending time with my nieces and
acquiring cat toys/paraphernalia.
Interests:
Animals (with the exception of reptiles), X-men, Donuts/Cake/Cookies etc, Capoeira/MMA

Summayya Ayaz, MD

Sumayya Ayaz, MD

Medical School:
Dhaka Medical College and Hospital; Bangladesh
General Psychiatry:
Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital; Washington, DC
Hobbies/interests:
I love being in nature. I enjoy cooking, gardening, and crafting.

Justin Marshall, MD

Justin Marshall, MD

Medical School:
Drexel University College of Medicine; Philadelphia, PA
General Psychiatry:
Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
Hobbies/interests:
Being a Dad, Running, Star Trek, watching football, playing soccer, trying new restaurants