I came to CHA for a number of reasons, though at the top of that list were the people, the sense of community, and the emphasis on providing outstanding clinical training. When I came to interview at CHA what stood out most to me was that everyone I met with struck me as the kind of psychiatrist I hope to some day be - warm, caring, intelligent, knowledgeable, and deeply committed to their patients and teaching. It was also clear that fellows are encouraged and supported to follow their own individual academic interests. My own academic interests are in early psychosis, including identification of youth at risk for psychosis, working with their families, and psychosocial interventions to improve outcomes. Outside of psychiatry I love watching sports (I'm a huge fan of the Broncos, Nuggets, and Celtics), traveling, playing online video games (mostly NBA 2K) with my little brother and spending time with my wife and our two cats Josie and Gato.
I came to CHA for the diversity of the patient population, the rich history within the department of psychiatry, and the mission of the hospital to serve the surrounding community. I am interested in school-based mental health, effects of early childhood adversity on educational achievement, and promoting resiliency within a school- or community-based treatment setting.
I came to CHA because I wanted to train in a hospital system dedicated to serving the community. This public mission was important to me because I wanted to be part of a team committed to providing the best possible care to those needing it most. I have enjoyed the sense of shared passion here at CHA, and I am constantly inspired by the level of thoughtfulness and compassion displayed by my colleagues. Other interests I hope to pursue here at CHA include medical education, school-based mental health care, and systems of care.
I came to Cambridge Health Alliance because of my desire to work at a site that was not only part of a larger academic institution, but one that offered a system-based care approach within a community setting. The staff at CHA are supportive and invested in the academic and personal growth of all its trainees. I am interested in adolescent substance use disorders, and since my arrival I have been able to collaborate with Harvard faculty members on both projects and publications. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with colleagues, traveling, and reading.
I came to CHA because I was interested in a program with a strong community experience. Additionally, CHA's emphasis on exceptional clinicians and access for supervision was apparent and is something I have come to truly appreciate and rely on. In my training I work with a wide variety of patients and am able to learn from a variety of caring and committed professionals who are also invested in my training as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. While at CHA I have been encouraged and supported to continue my work with Advocacy training. Faculty that I have worked with are not only knowledgeable but also available to answer my clinical, professional and personal questions and concerns. As a mom to a toddler, Child training has taken on an even more personal role and I have been amazed at how as I grow in my professional life, I am growing as a mom as well. I am interested in continued work with training and systems to provide the highest quality service to those in the greatest of need.
I came to CHA for fellowship training for many reasons, but especially for the outstanding faculty and supportive culture amongst the fellows. I have had amazing supervisors at CHA who have helped me develop my own style and identity as a child psychiatrist. I have a clinical and research interest in bereaved children and am spending part of my elective time at The Children's Room, a non-profit organization in Arlington dedicated to creating a supportive community for grieving children and families. I am also conducting a research project on social media use in adolescents hospitalized in the Adolescent Assessment Unit (AAU).
I came to CHA because the mission of the hospital and the psychiatry programs matched my vision of how I conceptualize mental health and approach to patient care. Another reason I chose CHA was because the fellowship program functions like a community that works together and supports one another.
I am interested in infant mental health and maternal-infant bonding and attachment. To explore my interests further, I am participating in the Jewish Family and Children Services Infant Parent Training Institute during my elective time in second year.
The people here are what drew me to CHA initially and what have kept me happy and fulfilled here. They inspire high levels of academic and clinical achievement and support one another. I am interested in general outpatient psychiatry with a focus on therapy, and also have a special interest in the Deaf community. This year I am doing an elective with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service, under Dr. Sanjay Gulati. Outside of work, I am a lover of literature and poetry as well as a runner.