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-1 – 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


Kathleen Gibbons, DO
Hometown – Ann Arbor, Michigan (then Cleveland, Ohio)
Undergraduate – Cleveland State University
Medical School – Ohio University


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


Shaina Logemann, MD
Hometown – Dayton, Ohio
Undergraduate – Purdue University
Medical School – Wright State University


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 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 2020


Syed M. Alam, MD, PhD
Hometown – Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Graduate School – Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu University
Medical School – Mymensingh Medical College


Nate Albrecht, DO
Hometown – Portland, Oregon
Undergraduate – Brown University
Medical School – Western University of Health Sciences


Jennifer Bellegarde, DO, MS
Hometown – Milford, Connecticut (and Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, Quebec)
Undergraduate – Sacred Heart University
Medical School – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Megan Dery, DO
Hometown – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Undergraduate – University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Medical School – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine


Robert Parise, MD
Hometown – Youngstown, Ohio
Undergraduate – Youngstown State University
Medical School – Northeast Ohio Medical University


Aryendra Shrivastava, MBBS, MPH
Hometown – Delhi, India
Graduate – Boston University
Medical School – Grant Medical College


Shanna Swaringen, DO
Hometown – Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Undergraduate – Arizona State University
Medical School – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine


Ashley VanDercar, MD, JD
Hometown – Tampa, Florida
Undergraduate – University of South Florida
Graduate – Florida International University, College of Law
Medical School – University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine


Heather Wobbe, DO, MBA
Hometown – Houston, Texas
Undergraduate – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Graduate – University of Michigan
Medical School – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

PGY-4 – Class of 2019


Thomas Liggett, DO, PhD, MPH
Hometown – Woodstock, Illinois
Undergraduate – Eastern Illinois University
Graduate – Northern Illinois University
Medical School – Touro University


Syed Muhammad Ahsan Mehdi, MBBS
Hometown – Model Town, Lahore, Pakistan
Undergraduate – University of Health Sciences, Lahore
Medical School – Punjab Medical College, Pakistan


Prakash Mishra, MBBS
Hometown – Kathmandu, Nepal
Undergraduate / Medical School – Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine


Alisa Paliy, MD
Hometown – Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Undergraduate / Medical School – Rostov Stated Medical University


Robert Siedler, DO
Hometown – Cleveland, Ohio
Undergraduate – John Carroll University
Medical School – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine


Trisha Stacks, DO
Hometown – Niangua, Missouri
Undergraduate – Evangel University
Medical School – Des Moines University


Aaron Vazquez, MD, MBA
Hometown – Charleston, South Carolina
Undergraduate – Brigham Young University
Graduate – Davenport University
Medical School – University of Medicine and Health Sciences

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