Fellows


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First Year Fellows

Stephanie Fosbenner, MD, MSc

Stephanie Fosbenner, MD, MSc

USF Health Marsani College of Medicine

Hi all, my name is Stephanie. I was born and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania. Growing-up in a rural area instilled in me an appreciation for the outdoors and community. Domestic and international service experiences in high school and college sparked my interest in public health and the social determinants of health. These interests led me to pursue a master's degree in public health and community work prior to medical school at the Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, FL. During medical school, I continued to cultivate my interests in public health. After medical school, I returned to my roots in Pennsylvania to complete my general psychiatry residency at the University of Pennsylvania, where I’ve been an APA Public Psychiatry Fellow and have had the opportunity to pursue my interests in systems of care and public psychiatry. In particular, my experience rotating at an early psychosis treatment program enabled me to see the transformational potential of early intervention in the lives of young people affected by serious mental illness. This experience compelled me to pursue child and adolescent psychiatry. I’m thrilled to be continuing my training at CHA because of the program’s emphasis on community, social justice, and psychotherapy. My clinical interests are broad at this point but include childhood trauma, integrated care, early psychosis, and dynamic therapy.

Saneliso Masuku, MD

Saneliso Masuku, MD

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Hey y’all! My name is Saneliso and I’m originally from Zimbabwe but grew up here in the States. I spent undergrad within the hedges of Rice University, medical school at Loma Linda University, and returned to Houston for adult psychiatry residency at Baylor. My academic/clinical interests are broad but include psychodynamic therapy, which led to pursuing a fellowship at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. I am also interested in learning more about how children are affected by the interplay between culture, ethnicity, race, and mental health. I found that CHA had a warm atmosphere and a mission to serve the undeserved that reflected my own value system, which is why I am excited to join the child fellowship. Outside of work, I feed my sense of adventure by eating out, traveling whenever I can, hiking, learning more about friends, dancing, cultivating new skills, and now am looking forward to this new stage of life.

Brigitta Miyamoto, MD

Brigitta Miyamoto, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine

Hi! I'm a Canadian transplanted to San Francisco as a youngster. After graduating Caltech with a degree in chemistry, I did policy research on rare diseases, became a personal trainer, and taught ballet to low-income senior citizens as well as a nutrition class to veterans in substance abuse recovery. While seemingly disjointed, these experiences culminated in a curiosity about the mind and a fascination with the story of a person's life, spurring me to move to NYC to attend Weill Cornell Medical College with the goal of becoming a psychiatrist. A summer internship in psychiatric outreach to the homeless in Harlem sparked my interest in community psychiatry.

Returning to the palm trees and gentle breezes of the west coast for psychiatry residency at UCLA, I benefited from wonderful psychotherapy mentorship, acted as Interpersonal Therapy Clinic chief, and studied at the Psychoanalytic Center of California. A moonlighting position at a mental health clinic caring for underserved youth cemented my desire not only to pursue child fellowship training, but also to prioritize learning within a community setting.

This quest has bounced me back east for a fellowship at Cambridge Health Alliance whose warmhearted environment I value and whose mission I share. I plan to delve deeper into my interest in family therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy while serving a diverse population. I am thrilled to be here.

Samuel Scott, MD

Samuel Scott, MD

University of Toledo College of Medicine

I am originally from Atlanta, GA but grew up in Ohio and earned my undergraduate and medical degree at Kent State University and the University of Toledo, respectively. I then moved to Houston, TX to complete my general psychiatry residency at Baylor College of Medicine. Most people know and remember me for my loud and unique laugh and full beard. My clinical interests are in psychotherapy, ADHD and community mental health. Non-medicine hobbies include camping, fishing and landscape photography. I'm looking forward to exploring a new area and going to Fenway to catch some baseball games (but go Braves!)

Shawn Yehudian, MD

Shawn Yehudian, MD

Technion Israel Institute of Technology

A few interests include psychoanalysis, work with families, and art as a lens of communication and therapeutic expression. During residency training at Creedmoor, I became interested in therapies that in theory alter not only top-down, but also bottom-up, brain processes. At the Living Museum, I harnessed concepts from Kandel’s work and discovered how figurative art might elicit unconscious material and abstract art might aid in a conceptualization of one’s world, in a bottom-up and top-down process, respectfully. Just as in art, important content manifests through play. I look forward to learning play therapy here, and could not be more delighted that I have the opportunity to do so at Cambridge. CHA is family centered, and I will be learning a ton on how systems impact the well-being of children and how to incorporate systems in the treatment of children and adolescents. This program is also rooted in psychoanalytic theory, which I believe in practice enhances the great benefits of medication. Lastly, I am interested in discovering innovative methods of teaching that align with a given student’s interests and learning styles and I look forward to collaborating with others in this rich academic environment. One of my goals while at Cambridge is to get back to my roots by playing ice hockey after not having played since I started medical school (Wish me luck!)


Second Year Fellows

Cheryl Chen, MD

Cheryl Chen, MD

A dog lover and foodie originally from the suburbs of Cleveland, OH, I’m ecstatic to start a new adventure at CHA! After graduation from The Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Neuroscience, I returned to Ohio for medical school and residency training. I attended The University of Toledo College of Medicine and completed my adult psychiatry residency at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. During my residency, I served as chief resident and developed interests in community psychiatry, college mental health, women’s mental health, and trauma-based care. I knew CHA was the perfect fit because of the program’s dedication to the underserved and the sense of community throughout the department and the hospital system as a whole. Outside of work, I enjoy nature hikes with my dog, Oliver, as well as game nights and escape rooms with family and friends.

Nicholas Domaney, MD

Nicholas Domaney, MD

Greetings! I’m a Massachusetts native and I completed my undergraduate degree at Tufts University, where I became a proud Jumbo. Enjoying my liberal arts education, I explored coursework ranging from health policy to film studies. I discovered my interest in studying human behavior through the context of literature and completed research in cultural identity as expressed in contemporary Franco-Arab autobiographical writings.

I made the great trek to Westchester County to attend New York Medical College. While I enjoyed my clinical experiences in both pediatrics and psychiatry, it was my child psychiatry rotation that ultimately won me over. I realized that my interests in medicine and the humanities could coexist harmoniously by becoming a psychiatrist.

I completed my adult psychiatry training at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program. I spent my fourth year as co-chief resident of the BIDMC outpatient psychiatry service, where I had the opportunity to teach, supervise residents, and gain exposure to the nuts and bolts of clinic administration. During residency, I developed an interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy, and pursued additional training at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. My scholarly interests within psychiatry are quite broad, and include addressing clinician burnout, medical education/academic psychiatry, psychotherapy, and mental health advocacy for the LGBT community.

I felt very inspired by the academic collegiality and community-focused ethos of the Cambridge Health Alliance, and I am thrilled to be joining for my child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship!

Elizabeth Fenstermacher, MD

Elizabeth Fenstermacher, MD

My experiences in medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, set me down the path of becoming a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with many opportunities for exposure to the field, including spending a month working with children in New Zealand. While I have known since then that I would eventually pursue Child and Adolescent training, I have been extremely fortunate to have an excellent adult training experience at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Training Program where I was able to also pursue and expand my interest in medical education. I am excited to be training now at Cambridge Health Alliance and am particularly interested in psychotherapy, helping patients navigate complex systems of care, and non-pharmacologic adjunctive treatments for ADHD.

Emily Hall, MD

Emily Hall, MD
I am a Massachusetts native, and spent most of my childhood and adolescence living in Belmont. I got my bachelor’s from the University of Chicago, then returned to the Boston area briefly to teach high school before returning to Chicago for medical school at Northwestern University. In addition to my MD I also earned my Master’s in Public Health from Northwestern, my thesis focused on how adverse childhood experiences affect mental health in adulthood. I did my adult psychiatry residency at the University schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and early intervention for kids at high risk of developing mental illness. My clinical interests include anxiety, trauma, and first- episode psychosis. I also hope to further explore my interest in health policy throughout fellowship, both at the state and local level.

Kendra Smith, MD

Kendra Smith, MD
Hey, y’all! I’m a native Texan and proud Longhorn. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, I joined Teach for America. I spent 2 years teaching 6th grade science in urban Houston. During that time, I developed a better understanding of the socioeconomic obstacles many families face especially pertaining to the impact of mental illness on children. Through this experience, a love of teaching, a passion for advocacy, and the strong conviction to work with children became instilled within me. Residency drew me to Boston where I attended Tufts Medical Center. During my adult training I developed an interest in psychotherapy and re-vitalized my love of teaching via medical student didactics. I was naturally drawn to CHA because of the psychodynamic approach, commitment to community mental health, and warm atmosphere. My clinical interests include school based mental health, integrated care and family systems. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, playing with my adorable cockatiel, traveling, yoga, skiing and baking.