Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training program is a two year ACGME approved program that combines a rich acute setting experience with comprehensive ambulatory training. Residents benefit from staff that has specialized in areas such as physically ill children, pervasive developmental disorders, acute care psychiatry, as well as clinic research. Exceptional lectures, personalized supervision, research opportunities, and a large range of clinical settings provide a comprehensive training foundation for the new generation of child and adolescent psychiatrists.

Program Structure

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry residency consists of a two year curriculum divided into month long rotations. Residents may enter anytime after completing the PGY-3 level. Our residency program is primarily a clinical program with opportunities with clinical research. Residents work closely with the attending psychiatrist, family and couple therapists, social workers, psychologists, and nursing to provide comprehensive patient care.

Year One

The residents will rotate through the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric crisis intervention unit a total of six months out of the first year. The other six months of the year the resident will rotate on the child and adolescent psychiatric consult liaison service. The resident will be the primary physician for the patients while on these rotations with close staff supervision and teaching. The goals for the resident will be to master comprehensive interview techniques, understand evidence based treatment strategies for complex cases, and work in a multidisciplinary setting. While on the in-patient unit the resident will be assessing pervasive psychopathology in a multidisciplinary setting. During the consultation liaison rotation the resident will be introduced to specialty units such as the epilepsy monitoring unit, the pediatric intensive care unit, emergency department consultations as well as pediatric subspecialty patients in hematology, oncology, and transplant services. Also beginning in the first year is the longitudinal outpatient care track. Here the resident will develop skills in managing an outpatient clinical caseload. The resident again will be the primary contact for the family and have the autonomy to manage patients under the supervision of staff attendance. Dedicated time is given for outpatient clinical days to enhance continuity of care and the educational experience.

Year Two

The residents focus shift year two to a more ambulatory and community setting. In the second year the residents continue their longitudinal outpatient care track. Training throughout this year is focused on outpatient services. The resident will rotate through a variety of settings including; a community child and adolescent mental health service, a juvenile court diagnostic health clinic, pediatric neurology, family therapy clinic, couple’s therapy clinic, cognitive behavioral therapy clinic, neuropsychology testing clinic, child and adolescent chemical dependency, an eating disorder intensive outpatient program, Hanna Perkins (a psychoanalytic therapeutic school), and Cleveland Clinic's Center for Autism. In these settings the resident will gain value experiences outside of the confines of Cleveland Clinic. These rotations provide a deeper connection and understanding of the system of services available to patients through multidisciplinary teams.

Research Opportunities

A multitude of clinical research opportunities are available throughout the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology. Each resident is required to complete an annual academic project throughout his or her tenure within this program. This consists of a poster presentation and/or journal submission. If the resident is more clinically focused he or she has the option of developing an academic didactic to present to the section. A one-half day a week protected time is provided to all trainees to pursue scholarly activities

Education

Didactic conferences are held throughout the year on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. The Psychiatry and Psychology Departmental grand rounds are held weekly on Thursday. The didactic schedule covers basic tenets of child and adolescent development, psychopathology, biologic treatment, and psychotherapeutic interventions as well as more specialized lectures. All faculty participate in these lectures providing a breadth of exposure to different teaching styles. Case conferences are held monthly and include all residents and faculty. Supervision over all resident patient care is provided on a one-to-one basis by staff attendance. Education is given priority in all cases over service demands in our program.

Training

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department not only participates in the training of child and adolescent psychiatry residents. We dedicate ourselves to fostering the education of general adult psychiatry residents from Cleveland Clinic as well as from the MetroHealth Healthcare System. Medical students from Cleveland Clinic's Lerner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University also regularly rotate through our program. Residents are actively involved and highly valued in the training and teaching of these medical students and residents.

Application Process

Please apply in the July cycle through ERAS.

Training and Education Contacts

Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship

Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship

The ACGME-accredited Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic offers a unique training opportunity at one of the most renowned medical centers in the world. Cleveland Clinic continues to rank amongst the best hospitals in the United States, placing second of all U.S. Hospitals in U.S. News and World Report’s “2016-2017 Best Hospitals.” Among Cleveland Clinic’s highly ranked programs, nine placed in the Top 5 and four are placed among the Top 2. Cleveland Clinic earned the highest ranking of any Ohio hospital in 14 categories. For the 22nd consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic’s heart program has ranked as the best in the nation, earning the No. 1 ranking.

Letter from the Program Director

Dear Residents,

The Consultation-Liaison faculty of Cleveland Clinic welcomes you to check out our program. Please browse our website, which highlights some of the many opportunities we provide for a broad array of interest in the areas of AIDS, Cardiology, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders and Multiple Sclerosis, Oncology, Transplantation and Women’s Health. There are ample opportunities to be involved in research and present your work locally and nationally through posters and oral presentations. The clinic has had the most poster presentations of any institution represented at the Annual Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine convention in the last 5 years. There are two fully funded fellowship positions for Psychosomatic Medicine.

We welcome your application and look forward to meeting you!
Christopher Sola, DO
Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Director


Program Highlights

Fellows will rotate through each of the following Immersion Clinics:

  • Cardiology
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Movement Disorders
  • Women’s Health
  • Psycho Oncology
  • HIV
  • Transplant

Fellows will participate in two ½ day per week Continuity Clinics:

  • Specialty Immersion Clinics (8 months) and Intensive Immersion Clinic (4 months)
  • Psychosomatic Medicine Clinic (12 months)

Reasons for consultation on the inpatient CL service include:

  • Delirium and Agitation
  • Substance Dependence/Withdrawal
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Capacity for Decision Making
  • Serotonin Syndrome/NMS
  • Catatonia
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Coping with Medical Illness

Consulting services include:

  • Medical, Surgical and Cardiac ICUs
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Colorectal Surgery and GI
  • Internal Medicine
  • Bone Marrow Transplant/Oncology
  • Palliative Medicine

Program Leadership and Faculty

The Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship has a distinguished faculty with expertise in a broad variety of clinical subspecialty areas.

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Christopher Sola, DO 

Psychosomatic Fellowship Director

Dr. Sola is Board Certified in Psychosomatic Medicine and General Psychiatry. He has published and edited for various journals including Psychosomatics, General Hospital Psychiatry, Depression & Anxiety, Circulation Arrhythmia and Electroohysiology and the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.

Leo Pozuelo, MD, FACP, FAPM
Section Head, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
Leo Pozuelo, MD, FACP, FAPM, is Board Certified in Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry and Internal Medicine. He also serves as the Clinical Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Cleveland Clinic.

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Team

  • Brain Health: Kasia Rothenberg, MD, PhD 
  • Cardiology: Leo Pozuelo, MD
  • Chronic Pain: Xavier Jimenez, MD
  • Epilepsy: George Tesar, MD
  • HIV: Michael Rosas, MD
  • Medical Outcomes: Adele Viguera, MD
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Elias Khawam, MD
  • Psycho-Oncology: Isabel Schuermeyer, MD
  • Transplant: Kathy Coffman, MD
  • Women’s Health: Lilian Gonsalves, MD
  • Social Work: Karen E. Salerno, MSSA, LISW-S
  • CL Coordinator: Tracy Sluka

Curriculum Overview

Inpatient Consultation Liaison
Fellows rotate on inpatient consultation liaison psychiatry for 11 months of the year. The majority of that time is spent on the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, where fellows perform advanced-level consults, are actively involved in teaching, and have the opportunity to run a team as an acting attending. The main campus consultation liaison service consists of three attending-led teams, residents, medical students and a dedicated licensed clinical social worker to ensure wrap-around services. In addition to work on Main Campus, fellows will spend one month at one of the Cleveland Clinic Health System regional hospitals, where they will be exposed to consultation liaison psychiatry in the smaller hospital setting.

Outpatient Consultation Liaison
Fellows are exposed to both general and specialty consultation-liaison clinics throughout the year. One half-day per week is spent in the Psychosomatic Clinic, where fellows see follow-up patients from the inpatient CL service, pre-operative referrals for high-utilizing patients or patients with significant psychiatric pathology, second opinion cases, and referrals from specialty clinics. For the first 8 months of the year, fellows spend another half-day rotating through immersion specialty clinics, including: cardiology, transplant, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, movement disorders, women’s health, psycho-oncology and HIV. Fellows will then refine their expertise by spending the final four months in a single specialty immersion clinic.

Didactics and Conferences
Weekly conferences include: case conference, journal club, psychiatry grand rounds and psychosomatic didactics.

Research
Fellows will have one month of dedicated research time split into two 2-week blocks during the year. Our fellows have presented their research locally, regionally and nationally, including poster, oral and workshop presentations at the Cleveland Consultation Liaison Society, American Psychiatric Association and Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine annual meetings.


How to Apply

The Psychosomatic Medicine program is one-year in length and offers 2 positions annually. All positions are offered through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) as part of the Psychiatry Fellowship Match. All applicants must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited Psychiatry Residency in the United States or an RCPSC-accredited Psychiatry Residency in Canada. For a comprehensive guide to the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Match process, please visit the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine website:

Interested applicants must provide the following documentation:

  • Application Form available online: Fellowship Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter from Residency Program Director
  • At least 2 letters of recommendation from physicians who have supervised you in a clinical setting
  • USMLE/COMLEX Score Reports
  • Medical School Diploma
  • Certified copy of your currently valid ECFMG certificate (applicable for International Medical Graduates only)

Important Dates:

  • July 15, 2017: Applicants may begin submitting applications
  • September – November: Interviews at Cleveland Clinic
  • November 8, 2017: NRMP Ranking opens
  • November 8-11, 2017: Meet our Faculty at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Palm Springs, CA
  • December 13, 2017: NRMP Rank Order List Deadline
  • January 3, 2018: Match Day

Please email all application materials to Megan Nieuwoudt (nieuwom@ccf.org) Psychosomatic Medicine Program Coordinator

Visa Sponsorship: The Cleveland Clinic sponsors H1-B and J-1 visas.


Benefits

A comprehensive description of trainee benefits can be found at the Cleveland Clinic Graduate Medical Education website.

Salary Rate Sheet
Please refer to the table below for new salary rates, effective April 1, 2017:

Grade Level New Annual Rate
1  $54,590
2  $56,650
3  $58,195
4  $59,397
5  $61,673
6  $64,069
7  $66,222
8  $67,318
9  $68,611

Time Away

  • Vacation: 3 weeks (15 paid working days)
  • Maternity: 6 weeks‐paid leave for natural childbirth or adoption; 8 weeks for cesarean section.
  • Paternity: 2 weeks paid leave (10 working days). Additional time off unpaid up to a maximum of 12 weeks under FMLA.
  • The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): entitles all employees up to 12 weeks off, unpaid, after one year of employment. See Graduate Physicians Manual for further information.
Clinical Neuropsychology/Neurocognitive Fellowship

Clinical Neuropsychology/Neurocognitive Fellowship

The postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health (LRCBH) in Las Vegas, Nevada is a specialized training program within the Neurological Institute that falls under the aegis of the Neuropsychology Program within the Center. The program provides highly focused clinical training in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative disease and movement disorders. It is specifically designed for individuals who have completed all requirements of their doctorate degree in clinical psychology and have a strong background of academic productivity and clinical training in the fundamentals of neuroscience and neuropsychological assessment. Though the program in Las Vegas is closely affiliated with the fellowship in Cleveland, they are distinct training opportunities.

The fellowship program at LRCBH operates in accordance to the INS-Division 40 guidelines (The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 1987, 1, 29-34) and the goals espoused by the Houston conference (Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 1998, 2, 203-240) and the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN). Our postdoctoral program is designed to prepare future generations of scientist-practitioners for independent, professional-level practice in clinical and academic neuropsychology by providing fellows with didactic opportunities and multidisciplinary clinical experiences while under the supervision of experienced neuropsychologists. Specific training opportunities also include active involvement in clinical research and education within the context of a nationally known outpatient neurology specialty clinic.

Program Description

The fellowship begins on or about July 1, though a later start date can be negotiated for applicants coming from internships ending later in the year. The program is structured around a contractual one-year agreement, with a 2nd year anticipated contingent upon available funding and performance; we intend for all fellows to complete a two-year program. The two-year experience will provide in-depth training for individuals with strong interests in specialization in neurodegenerative disease and geriatric neuropsychology. Primary patient populations are referred from neurology and include dementia (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, dementia with Lewy-bodies, frontotemporal dementia), movement disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, atypical Parkinsonism syndromes), and multiple sclerosis. Clinical services are delivered entirely on an outpatient basis and are primarily assessment oriented, though opportunities for intervention are available.

Research opportunities exist with all of the clinical patient populations, as well as retired professional athletes. Fellows are also expected to participate in research, either on independent projects or by integrating into existing faculty research. Clinical trial opportunities may also be available. For senior fellows in their second year of training, supervision of practicum students is also expected. Additional time is spent in clinical supervision and weekly didactic offerings, including multi-disciplinary case conferences, seminars, journal clubs, and consensus conferences.

The fellowship program is built around 4-month rotations, allowing the fellow to work with each member of the supervising faculty; rotations are not disease-specific. Each rotation places emphasis on skill building and refinement in the areas of test administration, test interpretation, interviewing, and report writing. Fellows are expected to function with increasing autonomy with the ultimate goal of preparing trainees for their initial professional position.

Clinical Activities

Our clinical evaluations strive to integrate medical, neurological, and behavioral data with neuropsychological test findings to answer any of a number of referral questions. Our referrals often consist of, but are not limited to, questions concerning:

  • Differential diagnoses (e.g., Lewy-body dementia vs. Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease vs. Frontotemporal dementia)
  • Delineation of spared and impaired cognitive functions secondary to known central nervous system dysfunction
  • Establishment of a neuropsychological baseline against which to monitor recovery or progression of central nervous system dysfunction
  • Comparison of neuropsychological functioning prior to and following a variety of pharmacological, surgical, and behavioral interventions as part of ongoing treatment outcome evaluations and standard clinical care
  • Assessment of cognitive/behavioral functions to assist with rehabilitation, management strategies and/or educational or employment placement

The Neuropsychology service at LRCBH has adopted an evidence-based flexible battery, though the assessment battery is tailored as needed for specific patient populations or referral questions. The clinical neuropsychology service has a strong internal referral base and close collaborative relationships with our referring neurologists. Our service model is centered on a basic premise of evidence-based practice with emphasis on efficient service delivery and maximization of service utility. This approach has led to a steady service expansion and establishment of a sustainable practice, with clear plans for future growth.

Clinical Component

Clinical service provision will account for a minimum of 50% of the fellow’s time, which will be adjusted on an individual basis in an effort to ensure that the fellowship meets personal training goals. Fellows will be responsible for comprehensive case management, including completion of supervised interviews, testing, scoring, report writing, communicating with referring providers, and delivering feedback to patients. During their second year of training, they will have the opportunity to co-supervise advanced practicum students. The anticipated caseload is approximately 4 cases per week. It is anticipated that this assessment experience will provide the fellows with the opportunity to enhance their existing knowledge and experience with a variety of neuropsychological assessment procedures.

Assessment is only one component of the fellow’s clinical duties. The primary goal of the fellows’ clinical activities is to expand their expertise in clinical interpretation and reporting of neuropsychological data. Report writing and consultation with patients and other health-care professionals are, therefore, central to this postdoctoral experience. The fellows will also be expected to integrate with other treatment providers within the LRCBH on a regular basis via case conferences and case consultation.

Formal clinical supervision is provided on an individual basis, typically one to two hours weekly with additional supervision provided informally on a regular basis. Group supervision in the form of weekly neuropsychology case conference meetings to review topics of interest, ethical issues, noteworthy cases, research data, etc. generally accounts for approximately one hour weekly. Practice management issues, such as scheduling patients, managing technical support services, and billing and coding practices are discussed, though fellows are not responsible for these aspects of professional practice while in training.

Formal written evaluations of the postdoctoral fellows’ progress are prepared by the supervising Staff Neuropsychologist(s) at the conclusion of each rotation and semi-annually by the program director. Information is forwarded to the Cleveland Clinic's Graduate Medical Education (GME) office. In the course of these regularly scheduled evaluations, fellows are asked to evaluate the program and their supervisors.

Performance is also assessed via a clinical fact-finding exercise modeled after that portion of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN)’s Oral Exam. This is conducted at the beginning of the first and second training years, and may be repeated more frequently if needed to monitor fellows’ clinical skills. Fellows whose performance is not at an expected level of competence will be advised regarding the problem areas, and a specific plan to remediate those weaknesses will be developed per GME policies.

Research Activities

Research will be an integral and required component of the postdoctoral experience. The neuropsychology service is a leader in investigator-led research at LRCBH and we maintain a substantial repository of clinical and neuroimaging data. We are additionally involved in a number of ongoing collaborative research projects both within and outside the institution, including main campus. Current areas of research interest include studies assessing relationships between cognitive tests and neuroimaging, sports neuropsychology in professional athletes, cognitive interventions in Parkinson’s disease, biomarker profiles in neurodegenerative disease, and ongoing psychometric studies.

Cleveland Clinic is highly supportive of research activities, and provides excellent statistical, computer, graphic art, photography and editorial support services. It is expected that the fellows will become involved in one or more of the existing research projects within the Service, with the minimum expectation of preparing at least one first-author paper for publication and/or presentation at a national meeting. Independent and/or new collaborative research projects will be encouraged, and grant activity is highly supported. Travel time is provided to make presentations at professional meetings, and some financial support for travel may be available, especially for first-authored papers based on work accomplished at Cleveland Clinic.

Terms & Conditions

Fellows must have completed all of the formal requirements for the doctorate degree before beginning postdoctoral training; appointments begin in July or September as negotiated at time of acceptance. Although the Cleveland Clinic's Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship is designed as a two-year program, contracts are made on a year-to-year basis and contingent upon available funding, with renewal for the second year being made by mutual consent.

Note: Cleveland Clinic employees must be drug and tobacco-free.

The fellowship currently carries a 12-month, first year salary of $53,000, which typically increases prior to the second year (current second year salary is $55,000). Fifteen days of vacation and five personal days of paid time away are provided each academic year. Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance (fellow and immediate family) at minimal cost to the fellow are among the benefits provided. Salary determination, grievance process, allotment of vacation and meeting time, and other institutional procedures occur in accordance with the General Policies for Graduate Medical Education. Please see GME for additional details.

Neuropsychology Staff

The Neuropsychology Section on Main Campus was organized in 1985 and officially established as a formal patient care center within the department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Cleveland Clinic in 1986. The service in Las Vegas was established in 2011 and has close collaborative ties with the division on main campus. As neuropsychologists, we are members of the Professional Staff. Several staff members have academic appointments or pending appointments with Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM).

Las Vegas Faculty

Sarah J. Banks, PhD, ABPP/CNS (Head, Neuropsychology Program) established the neuropsychology service at LRCBH in 2011. Her primary clinical interests are in neurodegenerative disease and progressive movement disorders. Her current research interests include the relationship between neuroimaging and neuropsychological test performance.

Justin B. Miller, PhD, ABPP/CN (Director of Neuropsychology Training) joined the service in 2013, bringing additional expertise in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. His primary clinical interests are in differential diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease and sports neuropsychology. Current research interests focus on evidence-based neuropsychology and the psychometric study of cognitive assessment practices.

Cleveland Faculty

(Note: Cleveland faculty may be available for research collaboration, but will not be available for clinical supervision to Las Vegas fellows)

Aaron Bonner-Jackson, PhD, ABPP-CN joined the Section in 2011 bringing expertise in neuropsychological assessment of dementia syndromes. His primary appointment is in the Center for Brain Health and he sees patients in Neuropsychology at least one day per week. He has dedicated time for research and this involves longitudinal studies of progressive neurological conditions.

Robyn Busch, PhD, ABPP-CN joined the Section in 2005 with an appointment in the Epilepsy Center. A significant portion of her time is dedicated to research in surgical epilepsy patients; a primary interest is in identifying potential genetic factors that underlie cognitive dysfunction in adults with epilepsy. Retrospective research is focused on improving prediction of cognitive outcome after epilepsy surgery and investigating contributing factors contributing to mood and anxiety disorders in patients with epilepsy. She provides clinical services to adults, primarily patients with epilepsy.

Darlene Floden, PhD, ABPP-CN joined the Section in 2007 and has appointments in the Center for Neurological Restoration (CNR) and Cerebrovascular Center. She primarily provides services to adult patients seeking deep brain stimulation for the treatment of movement disorders, and patients with acute and chronic stroke. Part of her time is devoted to research related to frontostriatal function and deep brain stimulation.

Jennifer Haut, PhD, ABPP-CN joined the Section in 2001 and provides clinical coverage to the pediatric neuropsychology service. She is Director of the Clinical Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program. Her current research is focused on assessment of reliable cognitive change after pediatric epilepsy surgery.

Patricia Klaas, PhD joined the Section in 2004 with clinical responsibilities in pediatric neuropsychology. Her research interests involve memory, mood and adjustment issues in pediatric epilepsy surgery patients. Current research is focused on the use of MEG to assess evoked responses in epilepsy patients.

Cynthia Kubu, PhD, ABPP-CN joined the Section in November 2001 to provide clinical services to adult patients, primarily candidates for deep brain stimulation. Her research interests are related to deep brain stimulation and neuroethics. She serves is active in the CCLCM.

Richard Naugle, PhD, ABPP-CN joined the section in 1987 and serves as the Section Head. He maintains a broad-based adult clinical practice with a portion of his time devoted to the Epilepsy Center. Dr. Naugle serves as a long-standing member of Cleveland Clinic’s Institutional Review Board.

Kelly Wadeson, PhD joined the section in 2012, adding expertise in rehabilitation. Her primary appointment is in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and she sees patients in Neuropsychology at least one day per week. Her clinical neuropsychology practice includes school-age children through adults.

Application Process

The Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at LRCBH does NOT participate in the APPCN Matching Program operated by National Matching Services (NMS; www.natmatch.com). We are not currently accepting any applications for a summer 2018 fellowship start date. Applications will be accepted in the fall of 2018 for a summer 2019 start date. The Completed applications will be reviewed by all supervising neuropsychologists as received. Interviews will be completed remotely (e.g., via Skype) or in-person as feasible; on-site interviews are not required. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact program faculty for information or clarification of the program’s description and current research opportunities. Please note that offers of admission to the fellowship program may be extended at any time.

All application materials should be directed to (electronic PDF submissions are strongly encouraged):

Please provide the following (incomplete applications will not be reviewed):

  • A letter of interest describing relevant academic and training experiences, desired postdoctoral training objectives, perceived “fit” with this program, and future professional goals (please limit to 2 pages)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference, including at least two from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic and clinical training in neuropsychology (please have letter writers submit directly to the Training Director)
  • A statement from the applicant's graduate school clinical training director indicating the applicant's status in the program and probability of completing the requirements for the doctorate prior to the fellowship year (waived for those already holding the doctorate)
  • An official graduate transcript(s)
  • Two deidentified clinical work samples
  • Completed application form: Fellowship Application
Current Fellows

Current Fellows

2016-2017 Clinical Fellows

Child Psychiatry

Year Five

Raj Kannali, MD

Medical School: Sri Venkatesvara Medical College

Sara Shadaram, MD

Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Year Four

Onoriode Edeh, MD

Medical School: St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine (Grand Cayman), Cayman Islands
Residency: Psychiatry M.D. Residency, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut

Rabeea Mansoor, MD

Medical School: Dow Medical College, Pakistan
Residency: Psychiatry M.D. Residency, MetroHealth Medical Center-Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Mood Disorders

Parashar Koirala, MD

Medical School: Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal
Internship: Patan Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

Residency: B P Koirala Institute of Medical Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Psychosomatic Medicine

Swapnil Khurana, MD

Graduate Schoo: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Fellowship: Psychoanalytic Fellowship, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Residency: Psychiatry, St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, Michigan