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


Ramona Bhatt, DO
Hometown – Westerville, Ohio
Undergraduate – Ohio State University
Medical School – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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