Adult Psychiatry Residents

The Department of Psychiatry at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center promotes a collaborative learning atmosphere which engages residents and staff in a team-based approach to provide residents with the knowledge and skills for success.

Read more about a day in the life from our resident’s perspective.

PGY-4 – Class of 2021

Charles-Carlson

Charles “Rocky” Carlson, DO
Hometown – California
Undergraduate School – University of California at Davis
Medical School – Touro University

Sapna-Dhawan

Sapna Dhawan, MD
Hometown – Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Undergraduate – National Institute for the Orthopedically Handicapped
Medical School – International American University College of Medicine

Tiffany-Gee

Tiffany Gee, MD
Hometown – Staten Island, New York
Undergraduate – State University of New York at Binghamton
Medical School – University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Meera-Kumari

Meera Kumari, MD
Hometown – Patna, India
Undergraduate / Medical School –Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College

Layne-Gritti

Layne Gritti, DO
Hometown – Mundelein, Illinois
Undergraduate – University of Dayton
Medical School – Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Javier-Ponce

Javier Ponce Terashima, MD
Hometown – Lima, Peru
Undergraduate – Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Medical School – Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Maria-Sferro

Maria Sferro, MD
Hometown – Akron, Ohio
Undergraduate – Kent State University
Medical School – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Lauren-Williams

Lauren Williams, MD
Hometown – Houston, Texas
Undergraduate – The University of Texas at Austin
Medical School – The University of Texas

PGY-3 – Class of 2022

Alyssa-Beda

Alyssa Beda, DO
Hometown – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Undergraduate – College of William and Mary
Medical School – West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Brennin-Brown

Brennin Brown, MD
Hometown – Gainesville, Florida
Undergraduate – University of Florida
Medical School – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Serhiy Chumachenko, MD

Serhiy Chumachenko, MD
Hometown – Lvov, Ukraine and Kent, Ohio
Undergraduate – University of Colorado, Boulder
Medical School – University of Colorado School of Medicine

Ruby-Grewal

Ruby Grewal, MD
Hometown – Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate / Medical School – Avalon University School of Medicine

Harkirat Kaur, MD

Harkirat Kaur, MD
Hometown – Boston, Massachusetts
Undergraduate – University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Medical School – University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St.Kitts

David-Noga

David Noga, MD
Hometown – Detroit, Michigan
Undergraduate – University of Michigan
Medical School – Rush Medical College

Meredith-Whitney

Meredith Sorenson Whitney, MD, PhD
Hometown – Ashland, Ohio
Undergraduate – St. Olaf College
Graduate – Case Western Reserve University
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

PGY-2 – Class of 2023

Sibani M. Aggarwal, MD

Sibani M. Aggarwal, MD
Hometown – Cincinnati, Ohio
Undergraduate – Saint Louis University
Medical School – University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Tina Amarnani, MD

Tina Amarnani, MD
Hometown – Skillman, New Jersey
Undergraduate – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical School – Stanford University School of Medicine

Alexandra Beard, MD

Alexandra Beard, MD
Hometown – Lake Wallenpaupack, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate – The College of Wooster
Medical School – Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Chandler Hicks, DO, MS

Chandler Hicks, DO, MS
Hometown – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Undergraduate – Trinity University
Graduate – University of North Texas Health Science Center
Medical School – Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Christina Hsieh, BA, MD

Christina Hsieh, BA, MD
Hometown – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Undergraduate – Wellesley College
Medical School – Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Nicholas Krudy, MD

Nicholas Krudy, MD
Hometown – Houston, Texas
Undergraduate – University of Texas at Austin
Medical School – Baylor College of Medicine

Nicole Lighthouse, DO, MFT

Nicole Lighthouse, DO, MFT
Hometown – Rochester, New York
Undergraduate – Rochester Institute of Technology
Graduate – University of Rochester
Medical School – AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ioannis Alex Malidelis, MD

Ioannis Alex Malidelis, MD
Hometown – Gainesville, Florida
Undergraduate – University of Florida
Medical School – Florida State University College of Medicine

Monika Pietrzak, MD, JD

Monika Pietrzak, MD, JD
Hometown – Linden, New Jersey
Undergraduate – New York University
Graduate – New York University School of Law
Medical School – New York University School of Medicine

PGY-1 – Class of 2024

Anna Blazejowskyj, MD

Anna Blazejowskyj, MD
Hometown – Bayonne, New Jersey
Undergraduate – Yale University
Medical School – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Hana Bui, MD

Hana Bui, MD
Hometown – Jacksonville, Florida
Undergraduate – University of Central Florida
Medical School – Florida State University College of Medicine

Robert Burns, MD

Robert Burns, MD
Hometown – Trenton, Michigan
Undergraduate – Wayne State University
Medical School – Wayne State University

Kathryn Courlas, DO

Kathryn Courlas, DO
Hometown – Kirkland, Washington
Undergraduate – University of Virginia
Medical School – A.T. Still Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Tyler Densmore, DO

Tyler Densmore, DO
Hometown – Madison, Ohio
Undergraduate – Case Western Reserve University
Medical School – Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Mina Divan, DO

Mina Divan, DO
Hometown – Buffalo, New York
Undergraduate – Case Western Reserve University
Medical School – NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Margaret Skoch Musso, MD, MA

Margaret Skoch Musso, MD, MA
Hometown – Cleveland, Ohio
Undergraduate – University of Notre Dame
Medical School – Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Dongyan Xu, MD

Dongyan Xu, MD
Hometown – Beijing, China
Undergraduate – University of California, Berkeley
Medical School – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Maria Zarif, MD, JD

Maria Zarif, MD, JD
Hometown – Oak Brook, Illinois
Undergraduate – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Graduate – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Medical School – Medical College of Wisconsin

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