Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency
Faculty

Institute of Living Leadership

John Santopietro, MDJohn Santopietro, MD

Senior Vice President, Hartford HealthCare
Physician-in-Chief, Behavioral Health Network

Dr. Javeed SukheraJaveed Sukhera, HBSc, MD, PhD, DABPN, FRCPC

Chair of Psychiatry at the Institute of Living
Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Hartford Hospital

Michael Dewberry, MD

Michael Dewberry, MD

Medical Director, Institute of Living

Robert Sahl, MD

Robert Sahl, MD

Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Course Director, The Art of the Interview

Clinical sites: Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Units


Training Leadership

Salma Malik, MD, MS, DFAACAP, DFAPASalma Malik, MD, MS, DFAACAP, DFAPA

Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Course Director, Advanced Principles of Child Psychiatry

Clinical sites: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinics

Professional interests: Medical Education, International Psychiatry, Pharmacogenomics, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology

Sheena Joychan, MDSheena Joychan, MD

Assistant Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Chair, Program Evaluation Committee (PEC)
Co-Director, Psychotherapy Training
Co-Facilitator, The Observing Self

Clinical sites: Grace Webb School

Professional interests: Psychotherapy, School Psychiatry, Mental Health Policy and Advocacy, Innovation in Healthcare Technology, Systems and Process Improvement, Medical Education, Physician Wellness

Julie Goslee, MDJulie Goslee, MD

Residency Training Advisor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Chair, Clinical Competency Committee (CCC)
Co-Director, Psychotherapy Training
Lead Coordinator, Clinical Skills Verification (CSV)
Supervisor, Community Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Rotation

Clinical sites: Grace Webb School

Professional interests: Normal Development, Attachment Disorders, Trauma-Related Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, School Psychiatry, Wellness

Meredith WatermanMeredith Waterman

Program Coordinator, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Professional interests: Incorporation of Technology into Training, Supporting Education and Training-Related Research


Program Core Faculty

Sudeshna Basu, MDSudeshna Basu, MD

Course Director, Journal Club, Course Co-Director, Advanced Principles of Child Psychiatry

Clinical sites: Access Mental Health (Medical Director, Hartford Hub), and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Services at the Child Guidance Enhanced Care Clinic

Professional interests: Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Psychotic Disorders, Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, Physician Wellness, Medical Education, Administrative Psychiatry

Rosemarie Coratola, PsyD, LMFTRosemarie Coratola, PsyD, LMFT

Lead Supervisor, Family Therapy Training Program
Course Director, Family Therapy

Clinical sites: Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Units (Clinical Psychologist)

Professional interests: Individual, Group, and Family Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care

Jennifer DownsJennifer Downs, MD

Assistant Medical Director of Connecticut Children’s Child Psychiatry
Division Head Child Psychiatry for Connecticut Children’s

Clinical sites: Connecticut Children’s Child Psychiatry Emergency Department and Consultation/Liaison Services

Professional interests: Interface of pediatrics and psychiatry

Jensi George, MDJensi George, MD

Course Director, PGY2 Developmental Psychopathology
Course Director, Youth Culture

Clinical sites: Access Mental Health, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Services at the Child Guidance Enhanced Care Clinic

Professional interests: Trauma-Related Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Mood Disorders, Normal Development, Cultural Psychiatry

Dr. Lovejit KaurLovejit Kaur, MD

Clinical sites: Connecticut Children’s Hospital Emergency Department and Consult- Liaison Service

Professional interests: Emergency psychiatry, C/L Psychiatry, Cultural Psychiatry, Collaborative Care Medical Education, Psychopharmacology

Lynn Mangini, MDLynn Mangini, MD

Clinical sites: Connecticut Children’s Child Psychiatry Emergency Medicine and Consultation/Liaison Services

Professional interests: Integrative Medicine and specifically Hypnosis, Wellness, Medically Complicated Children and Adolescents, Trauma-Related Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Systems and Process Improvement, Innovation in Medical Education

Sadiq NaveedSadiq Naveed, MD, MPH, DFAACAP

Lead Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Faculty Advisor, Research and Scholarly Activities

Clinical sites: Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatry - Institute of Living, Hartford, CT

Professional interests: Infant and early childhood emotional health, evidence-based psychiatry, Career development, Medical education

Marta PapooshaMarta Papoosha, MD

Clinical sites: Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatry - Institute of Living, Hartford, CT

Professional interests: Trauma informed care and empathetic management of externalizing behaviors

Jonathan Raub, MD, MPHJonathan Raub, MD, MPH

Course Director, Forensic Psychiatry

Clinical sites: Inpatient Child Psychiatry

Professional interests: Forensic Psychiatry

Saachi Tarr, MDSaachi Tarr, MD

Clinical sites: Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and CARES Units, and Connecticut Children’s Behavioral Health Transitions Clinic

Professional interests: Urgent Psychiatric Care, Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, Integrative Psychiatry, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders

Victoria Urrutia, MDVictoria Urrutia, MD

Supervisor, Quality Improvement (QA/QI) Project

Clinical sites: Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatry

Professional Interests: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Psychopharmacology, Physician Wellness, Telepsychiatry

Jennifer Zajac, DOKashmeer Zablan, MD

Supervisor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Clinical sites: Connecticut Children’s Child Psychiatry Emergency Medicine and Consultation/Liaison Services and Behavioral Health Transitions Clinic, Child Partial Hospitalization Program, and TOPS Extended Day Treatment Program

Professional interests: Substance Abuse, Psychopharmacology, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Integrative Psychiatry, Emergency Psychiatry

Jennifer Zajac, DOJennifer Zajac, DO

Course Director, Special Topics

Clinical sites: Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program

Professional interests: Prodrome of Psychotic Disorders, Maternal-Infant Mental Health, Physician Leadership, Systems and Process Improvement


Community Faculty of Distinction

  • Benjamin Anderson, MD, Director of Ketamine Clinic
  • Charles Caley, Pharm.D., BCPP, Chair and Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • James DeGiovanni, Ph.D., Director of Psychology and Training IOL/HH
  • Mirjana Domakonda, MD, Clinical Trials Unit Director
  • Jennifer Ferrand, Ph.D., Psy.D., ABPP Program Manager, Clinical Health Psychology
  • Scott Hannan Ph.D., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Course Director
  • Alexandra Harrison, MD, Psychotherapy Supervisor; Core Faculty of the Infant-Parent Mental Health Post Graduate Certificate Program (University of Massachusetts, Boston); Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society
  • Karen Johnson, LCSW, Family therapy supervisor
  • Vanessa Laurent, Ph.D., Consult Liaison Psychologist at Connecticut Children's
  • Kikke Levin-Gerdner, Ed. D, Director, The Grace Webb Schools
  • Nicholas Lombardi, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, DBT PHP
  • Kelly Maynes, Psy.D., Consult Liaison Psychologist at Connecticut Children's
  • Erica Moura, LCSW, MBA, Assessment Center Manager and Family Therapy Supervisor
  • Theodore Mucha, MD, Former Medical Director, IOL
  • Lisa Namerow, MD, Former Training Director and Director of Mental Health Access IOL, Former Medical Director of C/L Service at Connecticut Children's
  • Amit Rathi, MD, Psychotherapy Supervisor
  • Francisco Ripepi, MD, Consultant to Solterra School
  • Gualberto Ruano, MD, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, IOL/HH; Medical Director, Genomas Laboratory of Personalized Health
  • Laura Saunders, Psy.D., Assistant Director of Psychology, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Young Adult Services
  • Harold Schwartz, MD, Former Psychiatrist in Chief, IOL
  • Connie Shean, LCSW, Family therapy supervisor
  • Jessica Silva, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Child IOP and Family Therapy Supervisor
  • Ari Steinberg, Ph.D., Clinical supervisor, Child and Adolescent Ambulatory Division
  • Kelly Williams, LCSW, Family therapy supervisor
  • Kevin Young, Ph.D., Assistant Training Director, Psychology Manager, Psychological Testing
  • Aieyat Zalzala Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Adolescent PHP- ASAP track