Recent Resident Presentations
MedPsych residents at 2013 AMP Conference
To read more about the presentation on integrated training by Dr. Joshua Briscoe, see this page .
The Next Generation of Neuropsychiatric Diagnostics & Therapeutics: Dr. Kafui Dzirasa
What if the faulty brain network connections which result in psychiatric symptoms could be understood well enough to be reconnected with the aid of an implanted electronic device? Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D. presents his proposal to research and develop a new type of “pacemaker for the brain” as a future therapy for mental illnesses. To watch video of Dr. Dzirasa's presentation, click here . To read more about Dr. Dzirasa, see his profile at the Duke Psychiatry Dept. Website  .
Duke Medicine-Psychiatry Video: by Dr. Jason Webb
"The Impact of the Duke University Medicine Residency Global Health Program (GHP) on the Practice of Medicine: Meaning Making and Outcomes for Residency Education " (Video file format), by Med-Psych Chief Resident, Dr. Jason Webb. To read more about Dr. Webb, see his profile at this Duke web page .
Documenting Medicine at Duke
Duke University Medical Center and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke are partnering on an effort to use documentary to explore medical issues. Here are recent video works from Duke Psychiatry residents:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (video)  - Dr. Kathleen Dunlap
- Welcome to Crazy Camp (video)  - Dr. Stepanie Collier
- The Lullaby Lives On: Grieving the Loss of an Adult Child (video)  - Dr. Meera Balasubramaniam
Psychiatry Residents' Senior Scholarly Projects
- GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH: OVERVIEW OF PSYCHIATRY IN TANZANIA AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE IN VALIDATION OF DEPRESSION SCREENING MEASURES - Robin K. Livingston, MD
- Building Blocks and Bridges: The Neuroscience of Metaphor in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy -
Dhipthi Mulligan, MD
- ZEN AND MENTAL HEALTH: THE PERSPECTIVE OF ONE (video)  - Amy Leung, MD 
- CANNIBALISM: HAS IT BEEN A MURDER? - Dana Rosca, MD
- MENTE SANA: ADAPTATION OF DBT SKILLS TRAINING FOR LATINOS - Jose Ribas, MD
Presentations from 2012
- RECONCILING PSYCHIATRY AND THE EXPERIENCE OF GRIEF - Sarah M. Piper, MD
- THE STORY OF MIGRATION - Hyun Jung Kim, MD
- PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY TEACHING IN RESIDENCY: A NEW COURSE USING ACTIVE-LEARNING AND RESIDENTS-AS-TEACHERS - Crystal White, MD
- RACE, SCHIZOPHRENIA, AND IMMIGRATION: EPISTEMOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR MODERN PSYCHIATRY - Samir Patel, MD, MPH
- TUNED IN: UNDERSTANDING THE ONLINE/PLUGGED-IN BRAIN - Rebekah Jakel, MD, PhD
- RELIGION AND MEDICINE: HISTORY, ETHOS, AND PRACTICE - T. Patrick Jensen, MD
- CHOOSING THE BEST TREATMENT FOR YOUR PATIENT – A CASE FOR ADAPTABLE TREATMENT - Ijeoma N. Nnamani, MD, PhD, RPh
- PSYCHIATRY IN THE AGE OF WIKIPEDIA - Lawrence J. Peacock, MD
- TRICHOTILLOMANIA - Sameen Ahmad
Presentations from 2011
- “Toward a Unifying Vision of Recovery from Severe Mental Illness” - Monica Slubiki, M.D.
- “Quest for perfection- enhancement or self-fulfillment?” - Doug Burgess, M.D.
- "Personal psychotherapy for residents: Is it valuable and do we value it?” - Brita Klein, M.D.
- “A Mysterious Case of Amnesia: Conversion, Dissociation and the Power of Suggestion” - Margo Funk, M.D.
- “Post-Traumatic Growth” - Christiane Kubit, M.D.
- "Reflections on Medical and Psychiatric Care in Western Kenya" - Kristen Shirey, M.D.
- "Alcohol Dependence After Bariatric Surgery" - JD Harrison, M.D., M.P.H.
- “Hoarding” - Matt Conner, M.D.
Overseas Resident Projects
Program graduates: what are they doing now?
Maria Almond: Global Health Fellow in Moshi, Tanzania; now faculty appointment at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Carolina Aponte: private practice in Kansas City, Missouri
Sophiya Benjamin: Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Duke; now staff psychiatrist at Central Regional Hospital
Doug Burgess: Addiction Fellow at MUSC in Charleston, SC; now staff addictions psychiatrist at Kansas City Community Center, Kansas City, MO
Jennifer Farmer: staff psychiatrist at Asheville VAMC
Margo Funk: staff psychiatrist in psychosomatics at Cleveland Clinic and Director Medical Student Education at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Brita Klein: staff psychiatrist at Fellowship Hall; Duke Psychotherapy Supervisor; private practice in Durham, NC
Christy Kubit: staff psychiatrist at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT
Karen Miles: Child Fellowship at Duke; now Medical Director, Ray of Hope Day Treatment Center for children and adolescents, Raleigh, NC
Ellen Walker: Geropsychiatry Fellowship at Duke; now in private practice in Durham, NC
Carolina Aponte: Duke Geropsychiatry Fellow; now private practice in Kansas City
Victoria Carroll: Duke faculty, Duke-NUS medical school faculty in Singapore now
Craig Chepke: Private outpatient and community hospital inpatient practice in Charlotte, NC
Harold Hong: MBA coursework and Durham VAMC outpatient practice and telemedicine
Daniel McCabe: Private outpatient community practice in Hood River, Oregon
Alexandra Lynn Spessot: staff psychiatrist at Durham VAMC, Raleigh outpatient clinic
Steve Vas: Group outpatient practice with Carolina Partners in Cary, NC
Ellen Walker: Duke Geropsychiatry Fellow; now private practice in Durham, NC
Greg Weiss: staff psychiatrist at Durham VAMC
Seamus Bhatt-Mackin: Duke faculty and full-time Durham VAMC staff psychiatrist
Carrie Brown: Duke faculty and fulltime Central Regional Hospital staff psychiatrist
Logan Graddy: University of West Virginia forensic psychiatry fellowship; now Medical Director, Freedom House Recovery Center in Durham, NC
Kerry Landry: Duke Child fellowship; now co-founder of private practice Developing Minds in Durham, NC
Jedidiah Perdue: faculty at the University of Oklahoma and staff psychiatrist at Oklahoma City VAMC
Sarah Marie Richey: Sleep medicine fellowship at Stanford University; now staff psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente Penderbrook Medical Center, Fairfax, VA
Georgette DeJesus: Child fellowship at NYU; now in private practice in San Juan, PR
Dionne Harrison: Private practice at the Carter Clinic in Raleigh , NC
Warren Kinghorn: Duke faculty at Durham VAMC; Director, Psychiatric Emergency Center; faculty at Duke Divinity School
Andrew Nanton: Child fellowship at Duke; Forensic fellowship at UC-Davis; now faculty at University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando
Sarah Parker: Medical Director of Carolina House (residential eating disorders program) and private practice, Durham
Sabina Rao: Staff psychiatrist at Central Regional Hospital
Maia Robison: Child fellowship at University of Washington; now private practice in Seattle, WA
Matthew Rosa: Staff psychiatrist at St. Joseph ’s Hospital in Syracuse , NY; now in private practice in Fayetteville, NY
Damon Tweedy: Duke faculty at Durham VAMC ; consultant to Duke sports medicine
Mike Washo: Staff psychiatrist at Central Regional Hospital, Adult Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center
Christine Wilder: NRSA post-doctoral research fellow in health services research at the Sheps Center at UNC Chapel Hill; Addictions fellowship at University of Cinncinati; NIDA addictions scholar
Yuhuan Xie: Child fellowship at UC Davis; now group practice with American Telepsychiatrists, Sacramento, CA
Julie Adams: Duke Psychiatry and Global Health faculty; supervising psychiatrist at Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abuse (TROSA); Completed MPH at UNC Chapel Hill; now staff psychiatrist with ACT team at Community Support Professionals, Wilmington, NC
Rohan P. Calnaido: MIRECC research fellow at the Durham VAMC; Sleep medicine fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin; now staff psychiatrist at Alabama Sleep Clinic, Huntsville, AL
Joseph Lee: Child fellowship at Johns Hopkins; now Medical Director, Hazelden Youth Continuum, Plymouth, MN
Simone Litsch: Sleep medicine fellowship at University of Michigan , Ann Arbor; now in private specialty practice of sleep medicine in Corona Del Mar and Malibu, CA
Margaret Maytan: Duke faculty in psycho-oncology; staff psychiatrist at Person Memorial Hospital, Roxboro, NC
Paola Mazzoni: Child fellowship at Columbia/New York Presyterian Hospital
Peter Jeff Nicholls: Duke Medical Genomics Fellowship Training Program; now Duke research faculty working in animal models of psychiatric disease
Phillip Perez: Consult psychiatry fellowship at Georgetown University; ; then Associate Director of Georgetown University's Psychiatry Residency Training Program; now in private practice in Washington, DCSusanna Quasem: Child fellowship at Duke; now clinical faculty at Vanderbilt University and private practice in Nashville, TN
Frauke Schaefer: Religion + Health Fellowship at Duke, then private practice in Chapel Hill, NC
Ana Carla Smith: Child fellowship at Duke; co-founder or private group practice, Developing Minds in Durham, NC
Sandeep Vaishnavi: Clinical Psychopharmacology Fellowship at Duke University and GlaxoSmithKline; Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University; now Director, Neuropsychiatric Clinic at Carolina Partners, Raleigh, NC
Joe Wang: Duke-GSK psychopharmacology fellow; then Duke research faculty in anxiety disorders; now staff psychiatrist with Kaiser Permanente, Pleasanton, CA
Thomas Conboy: Geriatric fellowship at Duke; nowstaff psychiatrist at VA Western New York Healthcare System Quinne Farrington: Staff psychiatrist at Susquehanna Health, Williamsport, PA
Jonas Hannestad: Psychopharmacology research fellowship at Yale, then faculty at Yale School of Medicine as Chief, Inpatient Division, Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit and now, Director, Head CNS Molecular Translational Medicine for UCB Pharma in Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
Heidi Harrom: Geriatric fellowship at Duke; then geropsychiatry practice in Nashville, TN
Rosario Hidalgo: Duke-GSK psychopharmacology fellowship, then Director, Depression and Anxiety Disorders Research Institute at University of South Florida School of Medicine’s Clinical Research Center in Tampa
Alyson Kuroski: Forensic psychiatry fellowship at UNC, then Associate Director of the UNC/Dix forensic fellowship
Anandhi Narasimhan: Child fellowship at UCLA; now on clinical faculty at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, LA; studies broadcast journalism, runs a private practice in Westwood, Los Angeles, and serves as a child and adolescent psychiatrist for Aviva Family and Children's Services, a non-profit contract agency with the Department of Mental Health.
Heath Penland: Geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Yale; staff geropsychiatrist at Alabama Psychiatric Services, Huntsville, AL Mike Raida: Geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago ; now staff geropsychiatrist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, ILTerri Randall: Child fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP); Addictions fellowship at MUSC, Charleston, SC; Assistant Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Michelle Scargle: Child fellowship at the University of Miami ; Forensic fellowship at
Private practice at Center for Emotional Wellness, Clearwater, FL and staff psychiatrist at Directions for Mental Health, a substance abuse treatment center in Clearwater, FL.
Catherine Soriano: Staff psychiatrist in student mental health at UNC-Chapel Hill; now in private practice in Durham and Chapel Hill, NC
Matt Soulier: Child fellowship at MGH/McLean; then forensic fellowship at MGH in Boston
Leslie Bronner: Research psychiatrist with Duke Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program
Sandy Carty: Forensic fellowship at Medical College of Virginia; now in private forensic practice
Kelly Clouse: Staff psychiatrist in LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Rob Guerrera: Staff psychiatrist at Silver Hill Hospital in CT;
Elizabeth Kelly Miller: Staff psychiatrist at the Asheville , NC VAMC
Hansen Su: Private group practice in Durham , NC
Rita Tranquilli: Duke movement disorders fellowship, then staff psychiatrist in a Midwest hospital practice
Semone West: Child fellowship at UIC ( University of Illinois at Chicago )