Meet Our Residents

PGY 1

Zach Bartochowski, M.D.

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Geriatric Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry
Outside Interests: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, literature, weightlifting, cooking.
If you had to pick one thing you really like about this program, what would it be?  What stands out to me the most is the people who make up the UMKC Psychiatry Residency Program. The faculty, residents, and staff genuinely care about you and your success. Everyone is very approachable and supportive, which helps generate a positive climate for training.

Dr. Anisha Chinthalapally
Anisha Chinthalapally, M.D.

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Child Psychiatry
Outside Interests: Writing fiction, short stories, songs, poems, and essays. Learning new recipes. Dancing. Learning to play my guitar.
What was/is your favorite rotation?  It’s pretty early. I’ve done Neuro and TMC acute inpatient psych so far and really liked both! The acute inpatient psych units offer a great learning environment.
If you had to pick one thing you really like about this program, what would it be?  I absolutely love the patient population we have. We see such a wide variety and diversity of patients and disorders. It’s never boring!
What sort of research are you doing, and how does the program support you in your scholarly activities?  Currently, I am working with some peers on case reports and abstracts. The attendings, coordinators, and other faculty are very supportive of scholarly activities. They are enthusiastic about us taking these opportunities and will do what they can to help us.
What do you like to do for fun in and around Kansas City?  I love finding new places to hang out and things to do. This includes coffee shops, restaurants and bars, festivals, new parks, art museums and exhibits, music performances, and other activities.
What are your plans for the future?  I am unsure of my future plans other than wanting to do a fellowship in child psychiatry. I would need some more experience to start having an idea of what the future might look like.

Dr. Drew Lecuru
Drew Lecuru, M.D.

Medical School: UMKC School of Medicine

Professional Interests: I have a particular Interests in addiction psychiatry; however, I can see myself sticking with general psychiatry as well. Right now, I want to learn as much as I can about it all.
Outside Interests: I like to read fantasy novels and play video games in my spare time. Only when I am not out hanging out with my co-residents getting out and enjoying Kansas City. I like to have fun and look forward to future resident events with all of the classes.

Dr. Ferdinand Osayande
Ferdinand Osayande, M.D.

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Professional Interests: Psychiatry, Networking, Business/Healthcare Administration
Outside Interests (hobbies): Listening to new music, Competitive powerlifting, Reading, Traveling
If you had to pick one thing you really like about this program, what would it be?  Program coordinator. Didn’t notice how much that swayed my opinion on the culture of a place until I started interviews. Mrs. Bushmoyer was definitely on top of things during the season when I was a 4th year student and has still been very helpful now that I am a resident.
What do you like to do for fun in and around Kansas City?  I make it a goal to try out a new restaurant at least once a week. Goal is to have tried about 200 places by the end of all 4 years.

Dr. Hirsch Srivastave
Hirsch Srivastava, M.D.

Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Psychosomatic medicine, Addiction medicine, Eating disorders, Pain medicine
Outside Interests: Powerlifting, Swimming, Movies, Traveling, Fantasy and Sci Fi books and media.
What was/is your favorite rotation?   So far, my favorite rotation has been Chronic Inpatient Psychiatry at the State Hospital, the Center for Behavioral Medicine. It’s only been a few weeks but I have learned so much about chronic mental illness, forensic psychiatry, and long term outcomes in the most psychiatrically ill patients”
If you had to pick one thing you really like about this program, what would it be?  “I have been really impressed with the patient population in Kansas City. If you want to learn psychiatry from a high volume of the most psychiatrically ill patients, UMKC is a great place to train. Especially since we get multiple flavors with exposure to Truman which is an urban, safety net hospital, and the Center for Behavioral Medicine which is a different but equally sick patient population.”
What sort of research are you doing, and how does the program support you in your scholarly activities?  “Right now I am looking to focus on the relationship between Amphetamine Use Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder based on a number of patients I have seen in just my first few weeks of residency. I am also hoping to focus on whether chronic pain may be a mediator in suicidal intent among patients with borderline personality disorder. My chief resident has been really supportive in my research initiatives.”

Dr. Val Zvonarev
Val Zvonarev, M.D.

Medical School: Sechenov University, Russia

Professional Interests: Academic Psychiatry
Hobbies: Avid soccer fan.
What was/is your favorite rotation? I really liked inpatient psychiatry rotation at TMC. As an intern, I served as the primary clinician for 6 patients, with responsibility for nearly all aspects of treatment from initial assessment through discharge.
If you had to pick one thing you really like about this program, what would it be? I absolutely love the teamwork and the respect that we all have for one another.
What sort of research are you doing, and how does the program support you in your scholarly activities? My current research focuses on understanding the relationship between human behavior, psychological disturbances and the environment, from both directions – how the environment affects behavior, and how people’s behaviors and attitudes affect the environment. Additionally, I am interested in the relationship between emotional expressiveness, opiate system and behavior. UMKC offers a unique opportunity for residents interested in research that provides structured education and mentorship throughout residency.
What do you like to do for fun in and around Kansas City? Kansas City is a great place with so much to offer to any person. The River Market is one of those places that makes Kansas City so beautiful.
What are your plans for the future? Academic psychiatry.

PGY-2

Dr. Zargham Abass
Zargham Abbass, M.D.

Medical School: Spartan Health Sciences University

Professional Interests: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Interventional Psychiatry, Translational Psychiatry, Neuropsychoanalysis
Outside Interests: Travelling, trying out new foods, spending time with family.

Dr. Sas Anderson
Sara J. Anderson, M.D., MPH

Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University

Professional Interests: Addiction Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatric disorders, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Outside Interests: Bicycling, organic gardening, and acrylic / water-color painting

Dr. John Danaher
John Danaher, D.O.

Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Professional Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Outside Interests – My wife and I are both from Kansas City and love all that it has to offer. There are plenty of great restaurants with patios besides the famous BBQ and we love the ability to venture out and try new coffee shops or breweries. There are plenty of concert venues and Chiefs and Royals games are always a blast when they open back up. We especially like the fact that we can do all of this with our 10 month old daughter.

Dr. Drew Murray
Drew Murray, M.D.

Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Professional Interests: I am Interested in treatment resistant depression and its relationship with chronic pain management. I also have some fledgling curiosity in psychedelic assisted psychotherapy.
Outside Interests: Personal health, bodybuilding, instrumental music including Saxophone, Piano and Guitar, cooking, hiking/backpacking, kayaking and watching anime with my co-residents.

Steven Shipman, M.D.

Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Treatment Resistant Depression; Ketamine, Esketamine, rTMS
Outside Interests: BBQ; Gardening

Dr. Jason Tucker
Jason Tucker, M.D.

Medical School: University of Missouri, Kansas City

Professional Interests:  Consult Liaison psychiatry, acute inpatient, and addiction medicine.
Outside Interests:  In my free time, I enjoy cycling through Kansas City to coffee shops and breweries.  I also enjoy playing acoustic guitar.  Lastly, I’m a big board game nerd- my favorite being Catan (of course).

PGY-3

Dr. Apurva Bhatt
Apurva Bhatt, M.D.

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City

Professional Interests: I’m interested in all things involving Child and Adolescent psychiatry. I have a specific interest in severe mental illness, specifically psychotic and affective disorders. I also have a special interest in working with youth and young adults who might be experiencing their first episode of severe mental illness, and using team-based approaches to provide exceptional care. My research interests involve looking at firearm related suicide in children and young adults, and research in psychosis.
Hobbies: I enjoy painting, gardening, listening to podcasts and my local NPR station.
What was/is your favorite rotation?  “I really enjoyed the inpatient psychiatry and psych consult rotations. I love complex cases and thinking about all the medical and psychiatric variables which contribute to a patient’s presentation.  I also had the opportunity to present medical testimony at court several times which was a very valuable experience.”
If you had to pick one thing you really like about this program, what would it be?   The diverse training experience- our hospital treats some of the sickest individuals in our city. Working on the state forensic units is also very valuable- you get to see what treatment of severe mental illness can look like 6 months down the line. This is truly a unique experience.
What sort of research are you doing, and how does the program support you in your scholarly activities? One large project I worked on this past year was looking at the impacts of Missouri’s firearm laws on youth suicide rates. I am also working on a study using big data to evaluate phencyclidine use in the USA. The program has been supportive of my scholarly activity, and we even receive research support through working with Dr. Bruce from UMKC’s Health Informatics Department.
What do you like to do for fun in and around Kansas City?  “I enjoy the art scene in Kansas City (First Fridays, art festivals at the Nelson Atkins), watching the KC Chiefs, and taking my dogs to the Shawnee Mission dog park.  City Market is also a gem of Kansas City.”
What are your plans for the future?  I am pursuing a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I hope to be a well-rounded psychiatrist working with individuals with severe mental illness (psychotic/affective disorders), continuing my work with AACAP, and continuing to do research.

Dr. Matthew Bond
Matthew Bond, M.D.

Medical School:  SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Professional Interests: Adult inpatient and consult psychiatry
Outside Interests: Spending time at dog parks and playing disc golf. Using photoshop for comedic purposes.

Dr. Azmi Jahan
Azmi Jahan, M.D.

Medical School: St. James School of Medicine.

Professional Interests: I am interested in working in a multispecialty clinical setting, especially in primary care, as a psychiatry consultant to reach a broader range of patients. Also, I am interested in using functional neuroimaging methods such as SPECT, PET, and fMRI along with serum markers in identifying any organic causes of psychiatric illnesses.
Outside Interests: robotics, website and graphic designing, videography, hiking, working out, everything technology related, and taking weekend trips somewhere to visit another city and trying different foods.
If you had to pick one thing you really like about this program, what would it be?  One of the great things about this program is the people here. The attendings and the staff are very supportive and sets a great learning environment and motivates me to work hard. In addition, the diverse personality of the co-residents of this program allows me to learn from their different experiences. Also, this program is great for those who have families, because the resident’s work schedule, the support here helps balance the family life and the residency responsibilities.
What sort of research are you doing, and how does the program support you in your scholarly activities?  My research focuses on the gradual lack of efficacy of antipsychotic medications overtime in treating psychiatric disorders. It incorporates environmental factors, such as pH levels or food that could influence the properties of the biochemistry of the brain and influence the efficacy of the antipsychotic medications. This program is great when it comes to supporting residents in scholarly activities such as doing research and helping residents to present at conferences. Our didactics slot in research is helpful because it provides the structure, the resources, and the opportunity to discuss to obtain feedback, which helps in improving in my weak areas.
What do you like to do for fun in and around Kansas City?  I love photography and videography and there are some nice scenic areas in Kansas City and in the surrounding areas of Missouri, which I explore and feed my passion for videography/photography. In addition, the Country Club Plaza is great when I just want to relax or get a bite to eat from the various restaurants there. This city also has an artistic touch and it comes alive at night for those who like the party scene. During some downtime, I enjoy a quick workout in the gym or take a stroll through various parks.
What are your plans for the future?  So far, I am looking into ECT and Emergency Psychiatry and eventually work for a multispecialty medical practice. But there are so many opportunities in the Psychiatry field so I may change my mind after graduation.

Dr. Jonathan Kuhlman
Jonathan Kuhlman, BLA, M.D.

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City

Professional Interests: Addiction Psychiatry, Philosophy
Outside Interests: Exercise Running, Weightlifting, Pickleball.  Music, I play three instruments, Guitar, Piano, and Bass.  Certified SCUBA diver.  Avid Chiefs fan

Dr. Chacy Lancaster
Chacy Lancaster, M.D.

Medical School:  University of Kansas – School of Medicine

Professional Interests: Interested in all areas of psychiatry, though is particularly drawn to serving the community through rural psychiatry outreach, or through forensic psychiatry work in the future.
Outside Interests: I enjoy spending time with family, cooking, and reading.

Dr. Jacob Lee
Jacob Lee, M.D.

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City

Professional Interests:  I focus on Gender and Sexual Minority health populations. I’m heavily involved in the APA at the state and federal level, and represent Missouri as one of two General Assembly Representatives.  To defend the rights of LGBT patients, I recently travelled to our state capitol to speak before a special House committee. My writings have appeared in the Show Me Psychiatry newspaper.
Outside Interests (hobbies), I run a weekly game of Dungeons and Dragons, which just hit 2500 hours! I love to travel, and have a full sized flag from all 41 countries I’ve been to. I marry my German-American and Midwestern heritage through a love of baking.

Dr. Rishi Patel
Rishi Patel, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Professional Interests: I’m most passionate about helping patients with addictions, specifically adolescents. Using a holistic approach, it is my goal to treat youths with various addictions including: substances, foods, and electronics.
Outside Interests (hobbies): I have many hobbies including: working out, tennis, cooking, building computers, anime, video games, and everything to do with cars.

PGY-4

Dr. Dayana Arteaga
Dayana Arteaga, D.O.

Medical School:  Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Professional Interests: inpatient adult psychiatry.
Outside Interests: reading and watching movies.

Dr. Fei Cao
Fei Cao, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School:  MBBS at Anhui Medical University, China; M.D./PhD at Tongji Medical College, China.

Professional Interests:  I am very interested in interactions among psychiatric disorders, opioid use disorder, and chronic pain, and would like to use a multidisciplinary approach to manage chronic pain. I also love Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry.
Outside Interests (hobbies): I love reading, cooking and traveling.
If you had to pick one thing you really like about this program, what would it be?  The program does her best to support residents’ future careers and make residents’ “dreams” coming true. During our PGY-4 training, we have a 6-month elective. The program offers residents full autonomy and let residents choose what we would love to do during the elective, to make better preparation for our own future. The unique elective rotations include interventional pain management, ECT, forensic psychiatry, neuroimaging, sleep medicine, Suboxone-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, trauma-focused psychotherapy, among many others.

Dr. Ambika Kattula
Ambika Kattula, M.D.

Medical School: Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, India

Professional Interests: General psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness.
Outside Interests: Reading, dancing for fitness, spending time with family and friends, visiting places and enjoying good food.

 

Resident Concerns – Psychiatry

Kansas City

 

Welcome to Kansas City

If it’s your first time in a city, the experience can be overwhelming and often stressful. Click on the links below to check out what’s happening near where you’re staying! Even if you’re just in town for a couple of days for an interview, you’ll be surprised what you can fit into your schedule to relax and take in the big picture. After all, we want you to like it here just as much as we do!

Click on the link below to get to the Visit KC website. You’ll find information on places to eat, things to do, upcoming events, and – if you’re here for more than a couple of days – places to explore in the regions around KC.

https://www.visitkc.com/

Hear From Our Residents

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What was/is your favorite rotation?

“Chronic forensic unit and consultation-liaison service (on-call weekends) are my favorite rotations. Forensic rotation gives you ample amount of time to work with your patients and see the effects of medication change as well as different psychotherapeutic interventions. C/L service gives me a chance to experience emergency department psychiatry and strengthens my clinical decision making skills (ie. admit vs discharge).”

-Zargham Abbass, PGY1

“So far my favorite rotation has been acute psychiatry units. I’ve enjoyed helping patients come up with a medication regimen that works and helping them get back out to their lives.”

-Jason Tucker, PGY1

“CBM chronic psychiatric inpatient. Incredibly diverse pathology and a lot of autonomy as a first year physician.”

-Drew Murray, PGY1

“I really enjoyed the inpatient psychiatry and psych consult rotations. I love complex cases and thinking about all the medical and psychiatric variables which can cause a patient’s presentation.  I also had the opportunity to present medical testimony at court several times which was a very valuable experience.”

-Apurva Bhatt, PGY2

“Med/Psych with Dr. Keeler.”

-Jacob Lee, PGY2

“My favorite rotation is definitely Consult-Liaison with Dr. Metzner, not only because I followed one of the top academic psychiatrists in the KC area, but also I felt very rewarded during this rotation, through treating patients’ mental illness who also suffer from chronic medical diseases, and also facilitating other specialties’ daily practices.”

-Fei Cao, PGY3

“My favorite rotation is Consult-Liaison, primarily because our C/L attending is just amazing.”

-Jaskirat Sidhu, PGY3

“I loved working in outpatient psychiatry clinics. I like it for a number of reasons – I love working with families, it gives me immense satisfaction, seeing my patients getting better, despite the heavy patient load. In addition to the routine medication adjustments, looking for potential medication interactions, it is curious to learn the impact of other medical disorders on my patient’s mental well-being. Working in clinics gives me an opportunity to introduce subtle therapy techniques, especially motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy.”

-Prasu Vanipenta, PGY4

“My favorite rotations in my four years here are Dr. Keeler’s medicine consult rotation for psychiatrically admitted patients, as well as Dr. Metzner’s consultation-liaison rotation where I had the opportunity to collaborate with other fields in caring for our mutual patients.  I also really enjoyed serving the geriatric and child/adolescent patient populations.”

-Jenny Shen, PGY4

If you had to pick one thing you really like about this program, what would it be?

“The people! Everyone wants each other to succeed and always willing to help.”

-Jason Tucker, PGY1

“By far the residents. They are welcoming, dedicated and talented. The food is a close second though.”

-Drew Murray, PGY1

“The residents are all excellent. We genuinely get along, and our class group chat is always poppin’.”

-Jacob Lee, PGY2

“Everyone in our program is extremely supportive, including faculty members, senior residents, and administrative staff.  I am very proud to be a member of this big family.”

-Fei Cao, PGY3

“Our program director is sincerely invested in the educational needs and well-being of the residents. I also like how our program offers a good mix of psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic training.”

-Jaskirat Sidhu, PGY3

“The cultural diversity is one of the unique strengths of our program. The strong bond among us makes it nothing less than a close family.”

-Umang Shah, PGY3

“We are all a big family. Everyone is so supportive and welcoming. I am proud to be one among them and I can’t imagine myself in any other program.”

-Prasu Vanipenta, PGY4

“The breadth of educational opportunities.  Within the same month, I attended a talk hosted by the Psychoanalytic Institute on rethinking regression, listened to a panel of neurologists speak on neuropsychiatric disorders, sat in on a policy meeting in Jefferson City, and practiced administering the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale on my partner (for science).”

-Jenny Shen, PGY4

What sort of research are you doing, and how does the program support you in your scholarly activities?

“I have not chosen to do any research. However, the program is very supportive if that is something you are wanting to do!”

-Jason Tucker, PGY1

“Currently not pursuing my own research. However, we do have monthly research meetings and a lot of interest once the transition to residency settles down.”

-Drew Murray, PGY1

“My work is in politics and public policy. I have been attending events and board meetings with Missouri’s branch of the APA.”

-Jacob Lee, PGY2

“I am currently writing a few case reports from interesting patients I had on the psychiatric consult service.  I am also working on research paper describing suicide via firearms in Missouri.  The program has supported me in attending conferences to present my work. The department also hosts monthly research meetings which are helpful to gain mentorship, support, and ideas for new projects.”

-Apurva Bhatt, PGY2

“My research focuses on interactions among chronic pain, opioid use disorder, and mood disorders. I would like to manage chronic pain using a neuropsychiatric approach – that is, to treat both physical and emotional components of chronic pain simultaneously.  Our program gives me a lot of support, including giving me protected time to pursue my research interests, with the help of multiple faculty members from our department and UMKC medical school.”

– Fei Cao, PGY3

What do you like to do for fun in and around Kansas City?

“My wife and I are both from Kansas City, so it was a no brainer to choose the UMKC program here.  We spent the past 4 years in Chicago and Kansas City stacks up well as far as things to do, whether it be Chiefs/Royals games, art fairs, farmers markets, and obviously the BBQ! It is very affordable and always provides a sense of community, making it a great place to start a family.”

-John Danaher, PGY1

“For fun I usually explore the city with my wife! The most fun we have is typically when we go to the River Market in the fall with coffee and look at the different shops. We also really enjoy spending time in the Crossroads and Waldo!”

-Jason Tucker, PGY1

“Visit with family, explore the nightlife and lift.”

-Drew Murray, PGY1

“I really like the arts in Kansas City.  I love the Nelson Atkins Museum!”

-Sara Anderson, PGY1

“I enjoy the art scene in Kansas City (First Fridays, art festivals at the Nelson Atkins), watching the KC Chiefs, and taking my dogs to the Shawnee Mission dog park.  City Market is also a gem of Kansas City.”

-Apurva Bhatt, PGY2

“I’m very active around KC. There’s always an art festival, music concert, or board game meet up no matter what the season.”

-Jacob Lee, PGY2

(Dr. Kuhlman asked that we keep his response from last year the same, as “my feelings about the Chiefs have not changed.”)  “I am an avid Chiefs fan and watch every game (occasionally call gets in the way). I make a point to go to one game per year, the atmosphere at Arrowhead is incredible. During the season we can wear our Chiefs gear at work on Fridays and I always participate. Go Chiefs!”

– Jake Kuhlman, PGY2

“I like Kansas City for its people, and its fountains come in as a close second.”

-Matt Bond, PGY2

“I love food. Kansas City is a great place with different kinds of tasty cuisines including American, Thai, Indian, Chinese, Italian, Mediterranean etc.”

– Ambika Kattula, PGY3

“My favorite thing to do in Kansas City so far is to explore things off the beaten path. KC has a plethora of local businesses and artists, so walking through Westport, the Bottoms, and Volker offers a constant source of exploration. I’ve found the perfect coffee shops to get studying done, quirky local book stores, and my itch to find antiques and unusual items is constantly scratched when I run across multi-story warehouses full of things with the coolest stories. I feel like KC does a wonderful job reminding us of the past while embracing the future, and I’m never at a loss for inspiration.”

– Zohaib Haque, PGY3

“Ruchi’s (restaurant) in Overland park has the best Indian curries, and their Biryani is better than my mom’s.”

– Waquar Siddiqui, PGY4

What are your plans for the future?

“Find my niche in psychiatry. From there, my wife and I plan to purchase a home here in Kansas City and travel the world in our time off!”

-Jason Tucker, PGY1

“To figure out my plans for the future.”

-Drew Murray, PGY1

“I plan to pursue a fellowship in Child and Adolescent psychiatry, and I hope to one day work in a hospital/center which specializes in first episode psychosis.”

-Apurva Bhatt, PGY2

“Work in a clinic setting specializing in gender and sexual minority patients.”

-Jacob Lee, PGY2

“I would like to be an academic physician.  The combination of clinic work, medical education and research would make my life very rewarding.  After my residency, I am planning to apply for pain fellowship immediately, and to use what I learn to help chronic pain patients’ both physical and emotional suffering.”

-Fei Cao, PGY3

“My plans for the nearer future are to pursue a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and start my own comprehensive practice. I would ideally like to focus on neuromodulation with a dedicated depression clinic, and I feel like UMKC’s program provides me with the proper tools to explore any potential avenue I would like to pursue.”

– Zohaib Haque, PGY3

“I would like to see myself practicing in the outpatient setting, eventually having my own practice.”

-Prasu Vanipenta, PGY4

“Thinking about opening my own outpatient practice.”

– Waquar Siddiqui, PGY4

Didactics

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Didactics

There are at least five hours of didactic learning sessions per week, in addition to a bi-weekly case conferences and Grand Rounds (see below).

During didactics, faculty, pharmacists, psychoanalysts, psychologists, and staff from other disciplines cover a wide range of topics. In recent years, didactic topics have included: major DSM5 diagnoses, PRITE review sessions, psychopharmacology, Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Cognitive neuroscience, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry & Philosophy, Psychiatry & Religion, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Research Methodology, etc.

There are monthly built-in Resident Wellness sessions for each class during these academic half-days. Residents also learn from Medicine and Neurology faculty during off-service rotations.

Download a list of recent Hornstra Society Memorial Lectures

Department of Psychiatry Case Conference
Day/Time: Biweekly on Thursdays 12.00Noon to 1.00PM

The primary purpose of this conference is to discuss clinical cases together as a department.

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Day/Time: Biweekly on Thursdays 8.00AM to 9.00AM

New information and specific topics relevant to Psychiatry, recent advances in psychiatric diagnosis, treatment and management are presented.

Objectives:  Apply up to date information in psychiatry and mental health through presentation of a wide-ranging series of topics. Apply practical information (and instruction) that can be applied in daily practice. Assess areas that are not ordinarily dealt with in depth by members of the profession.

Scholarship

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UMKC Psychiatry Resident Research

The UMKC Psychiatry Residence program is committed to furthering the science and practice of psychiatry.  UMKC psychiatry has access to unique resources that facilitate research while recognizing the clinical time demands placed on residents.  The UMKC Center for Health Insights provides resources that enable residents to access big data and answer meaningful clinical questions.  Residents are also encouraged to participate in ongoing clinical program evaluation and quality improvement projects using REDCap – a survey and data management platform that simplifies survey research.  Residents have dedicated didactics designed to help them complete a case study, big data, or quality improvement project during their first three years of residency.  Additional faculty research interests include neuropsychology, depression, traumatic stress, addictions, and self-care.

UMKC Psychiatry Resident Research Track

Residents who would like a more in-depth research experience may apply for the Psychiatry Research Track in their third year.  This track provides residents an opportunity to create an individually tailored research plan.  The Research Track also provides up to 1 day weekly of dedicated time to work on research-related endeavors.  Residents receive ongoing mentorship from dedicated faculty as well as ongoing methodological and statistical support from the Center for Health Insights.  Residents on the research track have increased flexibility to conduct a more time-intensive study, develop an additional research poster, write a manuscript, or develop a grant proposal.  They also have access to didactic resources available through the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

Resources

The Department of Psychiatry has partnered with the Health Sciences Library at the School of Medicine to ensure universal access by faculty members and residents to a wide collection of journals and texts on-line.

The residency program aims to support its residents in not only conducting research but also presenting their work at local, regional, and national meetings. Financial support is typically available for residents who present at conferences. Time away for presenting one’s own research at conferences is considered educational leave and does not count as vacation or sick leave.

Meet the Research Director

Dr. Jared Bruce received his PhD in clinical psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Brown Medical School.  He is a Full Professor in the department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine.  Dr. Bruce’s research examines the cognitive and emotional aspects of treatment adherence, health behaviors, and treatment decision-making. He has particular interests in sports concussion, multiple sclerosis, and obesity. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers examining these and other topics. He is the recipient of the 2014 American Psychological Association Early Career Award in Neuropsychology.  He is a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Hall of Fame.  He is a fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the Sports Neuropsychology Society.  Among others, his work is supported by the National Hockey League and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Faculty Research Mentors  

Dr. Janette Berkley-Patton – Dr. Berkley-Patton is working on a pilot trial that evaluates the feasibility and impact of a religiously-tailored, multilevel mental health screening, risk reduction, and linkage to care (LTC) intervention (Health Actions to Impact Mind and Soul; Healthy AIMS) with adult African American church and community members on mental health screening. The goals of the Healthy AIMS project are to: a) increase receipt of mental health screening (primary outcome), b) reduce mental health-related stigma, c) increase risk reduction behaviors (exercise and breathing), and d) reduce stress and anxiety among church-community members.

Dr. Bini Moorthy – My key interest areas are treatment resistant depression and modalities of treatment such as using Transcranial magnetic stimulation and EsKetamine in addition to other medications and psychotherapy. Also I would like to focus on role on TMS for PTSD and Anxiety disorders in the future.

Dr. Jared Bruce (brucejm@umkc.edu) – Members of our Clinical Neuropsychology Laboratory have interests that pertain to health neuropsychology. Currently, we have active research programs in: multiple sclerosis, concussion, adherence, obesity, exercise, and health decision making.  More information can be found on our website https://jaredbruce.wixsite.com/umkc-neuropsych-lab

Dr. Douglas Burgess – I work in addiction psychiatry and have particular expertise in treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD).  I have considered a project where we would survey patient perceptions about pressure/reasons to discontinue treatment with buprenorphine (Suboxone).  I have around 200 patients I treat for OUD.

Dr. Stephen Jarvis – Balint Groups are a 50 year old psychodynamically informed experiental technique developed to increase genuine empathic attunement and job satisfaction in practicing physicians.  Multiple studies have demonstrated benefit in physicians, but have yet to be applied to community psychiatry caseworkers.  Community psychiatry caseworkers who work with the seriously and persistently mentally ill are at a high risk for burnout, cynicism, and turnover resulting in decreased quality of care and significant loss of revenues.  This study will exam the effect of weekly Balint group participation over the course of 6 months on caseworker’s empathy, job satisfaction, and turnover.

Dr. Seungsuk Kang – Dr. Kang uses high-density EEG recordings, multimodal neuroimaging (structural, diffusion, and functional MRIs), and experimental cognitive task paradigms to study: 1) Neural mechanisms of hallucinatory symptoms and cognitive deficits in psychotic disorders.  2) Abnormal interoceptive cerebral functions in affective mental disorders (PTSD, social anxiety disorder, depression, etc.).  3) Neural mechanisms of meditation and the development of optimized meditative interventions for affective mental disorders.

Dr. Keller-McDaniel – Dr. Keller-McDaniel is interested in the promotion and implementation of empirically supported clinical practice.  She is starting a line of program evaluation to collect and use psychotherapy outcome data that informs treatment and clinical practice needs.

Dr. Maria Otayza-Navato – My interests are in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry topics, Foster care and Community Mental Health, Telepsychiatry, Establishing Clinical  Practices, and Clinician Wellness.

Dr. Joah Williams –Dr. Williams has broad research and clinical interests in the area of traumatic stress, extending this work into the related areas of sexual violence, combat trauma, elder abuse, and traumatic grief. His program of research focuses on psychosocial and health consequences of trauma exposure and the development of traumatic stress prevention and early intervention programs.

Join our Faculty

Our department offers exceptional career opportunities for professionals dedicated to the highest quality and state-of-art psychiatric care for patients. Members of our team are teachers, clinicians and researchers engaged in activities that raise the bar in psychiatric medicine and advance this medical field. We are committed to effectively meeting the mental health needs of the culturally diverse population in Kansas City and across the region.

To learn more about our department and our faculty positions, visit https://tmchealthsciencesdistrict.org/health-professionals/university-health-physicians

Psychiatry Residents 2016-17

Medical Education

Medical Student Education

CBM and TBHN serve as the training sites for all students at the UMKC School of Medicine.  Departmental faculty members serve as Year One Docents to students in their first year.  At year four, departmental faculty teach the Behavior Science Course, required for all students in the program.  Then, in year five, all students rotate through the clinical clerkship in psychiatry primarily based at CBM but with ample opportunities for students to gain experience on the outpatient and consultation services at TBHN.  The department offers a wide variety of senior electives to UMKC students and visiting students from other medical schools.

For students who are interested in psychiatry, career counseling is provided via a Psychiatry Interest Group, participation in the Schools Career Fair, and by individual faculty members on request.

Residency Training

The department of psychiatry has operated a residency training program since 1951, producing over 300 psychiatrists.

Currently the residency consists of twenty-four resident slots (six residents per class).  CBM and TBHN are the primary training sites but additional sites for electives include Northwest Missouri Psychiatry Rehabilitation Center, Veteran’s Administration Hospital, and St. Luke’s Hospital.

Continuing Medical Education

The faculty members in the department of psychiatry are provided with a considerable array of opportunities for career development and continuing education. Case Conferences every other week review a clinical case from the perspective of the person and their biopsychosocial vulnerabilities and strengths. Departmental Grand Rounds are presented by local and national speakers on metal health topics.

Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

Since 1980 the State of Missouri Department of Mental Health, in affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy has conducted a psychiatric pharmacy residency program that is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The program is one of over thirty nationally accredited training sites and involves a 12-month intensive educational curriculum for pharmacists with a doctor of pharmacy degree who meet the eligibility requirements established by ASHP. A high percentage of residency program preceptors serve as clinical pharmacists and are board certified in the area of psychiatric pharmacy practice. Rotation sites include, but are not limited to, the Center for Behavioral Medicine (CBM) and Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center (NMPRC). Two residency positions are available annually. Residents participate in clinical patient care as an active member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team, present formal presentations for grand rounds, case conference, and journal club and conduct projects that include an IRB-approved research project. Residents take an active role in teaching pharmacy students, medical students, and psychiatry residents. Graduates of the program can be found in all areas of health care, including the pharmaceutical industry, academia, and hospital settings.

For more information, contact Courtney Iuppa, Pharm.D., BCPP, Residency Coordinator at courtney.iuppa@dmh.mo.gov or 816-512-7477

Psychology Internship Program

The Psychology Internship Program at Western Missouri Mental Health Center/Center for Behavioral Medicine has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association continuously since 1959.  The internship program provides  a wide range of training experiences and an opportunity for in-depth, comprehensive learning.  Interns are encouraged to select experiences that meet their individual needs and interests.  The program is flexible and allows interns to focus on particular areas of interest while providing needed support and guidance.  There are two full time paid intern positions.

The Hornstra Society (Department-wide Alumni Association)

The Hornstra Society embraces the membership of:

  • graduates of the psychiatry, psychology and psychopharmacy training programs
  • current trainees in these programs
  • current and former faculty members
  • graduates of the UMKC School of Medicine who are psychiatrists

The purpose of the Hornstra Society is to develop a life-long connection with the graduates of the training programs. The primary objectives of this organization are to:

  • Provide an opportunity for professional growth and social interaction among members
  • Assist in efforts to recruit trainees to the program and subsequent membership in the Society
  • Support the mission and goals of the training programs, the Department of Psychiatry, and the School of Medicine
  • Serve as an avenue of quality management of the training programs by observing graduate outcomes
  • Provide a forum for the presentation and exchange of ideas.

Many opportunities exist for service to the Hornstra Society.  If you would like to learn more, contact Mark Miller, MA, Hornstra Society Coordinator; Mark.Miller@dmh.mo.gov; 816-512-7419.

Faculty Information

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Community Engagement & Leadership
Rhiannon Adams, Psy.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Staff Psychologist, Unit 3D, IMR Leader
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Center for Behavorial Medicine

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Competency Restoration, SPMI, Forensic Evaluation, Personality Disorders

Adams, Rhiannon
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Shawn D. Anderson, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director, Certified Forensic Examiner, Psychology and Psychology Training
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Center for Behavorial Medicine

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Supervision, Training, Projective Testing, Psychological Assessment

Anderson, Shawn D.
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Anna Maria Bellatin, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Staff Psychologist, Unit 3C, DBT Leader
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Center for Behavorial Medicine
Bellatin, Anna Maria
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Nash N. Boutros, M.D.

Professor, Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, Division of Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Boutros, Nashaat
Boutros, Nash N.
235-2755
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Gary Boxer, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers Behavirol Health Network
Boxer, Gary
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Douglass M. Burgess, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Section: Addiction Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers Behavirol Health Network

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Addiction Psychiatry

Burgess, Douglass M.
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Prakash Chandra, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Section: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers Behavirol Health Network

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry

Chandra, Prakash
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Timothy Dellenbaugh, M.D.

Associate Professor, Associate Dean, Director of Training
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Center for Behavorial Medicine
Dellenbaugh, Timothy
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Muhammad I. Farhan, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers Behavirol Health Network
Farhan, Muhammad I.
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Kenia L. Gomez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Center for Behavorial Medicine
Gomez, Kenia L.
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Jessica A. Hellings, MB. BCh, M.Med. Psych., DLFAPA

Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers
Hellings, Jessica A.
404-5744
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Stephen P. Jarvis, M.D.

Interim Chair and Assistant Professor, Year 1 Docent, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Clinical Department Chair for Psychiatry - Truman Medical Centers
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers Behavirol Health Network
Jarvis, Stephen P.
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Jianwei Jiao, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Year 1 Docent
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Center for Behavorial Medicine
Jiao, Jianwei
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Seung Suk Kang, Ph.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
UMKC School of Medicine
Kang, Seung Suk
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Emilia P. Kaufman, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers Behavirol Health Network
Kaufman, Emilia P.
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Inderjeet Kaur, M.B.B.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Kaur, Inderjeet
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Mairaj A. Khan, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers Behavirol Health Network
Khan, Mairaj A.
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Padma T. Krishnamurthi, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Center for Behavorial Medicine
Krishnamurthi, Padma T.
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Usama H. Mabrouk, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Year 1-2 Docent
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Center for Behavorial Medicine
Mabrouk, Usama H.
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Steven A. Mandracchia, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Director of Forensic Services, Certified Forensic Examiner
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Center for Behavorial Medicine

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Supervision, Training, Clinical-Legal issues

Mandracchia, Steven A.
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Melissa A. Messina, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Kansas City Veterans Medical Center
Messina, Melissa A.
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Jeffrey Metzner, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers Behavirol Health Network
Metzner, Jeffrey
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Joseph Moon, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Year 1-2 Docent
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Center for Behavorial Medicine
Moon, Joseph
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Bini Moorthy, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Year 1-2 Docent
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers Behavirol Health Network
Moorthy, Bini
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Manuel Morales, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers Behavirol Health Network
Morales, Manuel
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Mary E. Oehlert, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Leavenworth
Oehlert, Mary E.
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Maria E. Otayza-Navato, M.D.

Psychiatry
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Section: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers Behavirol Health Network
Otayza-Navato, Maria E.
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Patel K. Maheshkumar, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, Year 1-2 Docent, Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Medical Director of Center for Behavioral Medicine Missouri Department of Mental Health
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Center for Behavorial Medicine
Maheshkumar, Patel K.
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Jocelyn M. Pearson, D.O.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Pearson, Jocelyn M.
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Michael J. Pronko, M.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Years 1-2 Docent
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Section: Adolescent Medicine
Menorah Medical Center

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Adolescent medicine

Pronko, Michael J.
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James B. Reynolds, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, State Delegate and Trustee - Missouri State Medical Association
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Section: Forensic Psychiatry
Center for Behavorial Medicine

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Forensic psychiatry, Psychiatry

Reynolds, James B.
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Christopher Robertson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Forensic Services - Certified Forensic Examiner
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Section: Forensics
Center for Behavorial Medicine
Robertson, Christopher
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Rosemarie A. Romain-Tyson, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Section: Addiction Psychiatry
Truman Medical Center - Lakewood

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Addiction Psychiatry

Romain-Tyson, Rosemarie A.
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Shazia Saleem, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Truman Medical Center - Lakewood
Saleem, Shazia
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Roger W. Sommi, Jr., Pharm.D.

Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Section: Pharmacology
Center for Behavorial Medicine

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Pharmacology

Sommi, Roger W.
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Steven C. Stoner, Pharm.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Section: Pharmacology
Center for Behavorial Medicine

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Pharmacology, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Pharmacy Education

Stoner, Steven C.
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Silvie R. Vijayananda, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Truman Medical Centers Behavirol Health Network
Vijayananda, Silvie R.
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Lisa Witcher, Psy.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Assistant Training Director
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Section: Forensic Psychology
Center for Behavorial Medicine
Witcher, Lisa
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