Fellows

First Year Fellows

Mamatha Challa, MD

Mamatha Challa, MD

Hi everyone! My name is Mamatha and I'm originally from Chicago. I studied Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, returned to Chicago for medical school at the University of Illinois, journeyed out west to complete my adult psychiatry residency at Stanford, all before settling down here at CHA for CAP fellowship! My professional interests include LGBTQ mental health, public psychiatry, and medical education. I could not be happier with my choice to train at CHA – the community here is so incredibly warm and supportive, the mission to serve the disenfranchised is palpable, and the clinical training is world-class. My colleagues are some of the kindest, most fun and passionate individuals I have ever met, and I am so lucky call this program home. In my spare time, I love hanging out with my co-fellows, exploring local dining, and binging shows on Netflix.

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Swathi Damodaran, MD, MPH

Swathi Damodaran, MD, MPH

Hello! I'm originally from Madison, WI where I studied neurobiology and political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During college I worked in the Wisconsin State Legislature on several health-related policies including a bill to ban smoking in all public restaurants and bars. Excited by health policy and public health, I joined AmeriCorps after college and worked at a health center in Jamaica Plain, MA. I organized and led youth programs to address childhood obesity and provide sexual health education to teens. This work inspired me to devote my professional life to working with children and adolescents. I returned to the Midwest to start medical school at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine where I discovered my interest in child and adolescent psychiatry, which blended all of my passions including advocacy, working across systems, and helping young people of marginalized communities. During medical school I also received my Masters in Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a focus on social behavior and women’s health. For my master’s practicum, I piloted a curriculum on depression at a public high school in Boston, which has since been implemented at other high schools in the area. Following medical school, I started my adult psychiatry training at Cambridge Health Alliance. I was drawn to CHA because of its emphasis on community psychiatry and psychotherapy, as well as its commitment to working with underserved communities. During residency, my clinical interests have evolved to include cultural psychiatry, women's mental health, infant mental health, and medical education. I have loved training at CHA and am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue learning from amazing mentors, staff, and patients. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and dog, exploring the local restaurants around Cambridge, traveling abroad, spinning, and reading novels. .

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Devin Gibbs, MD

Devin Gibbs, MD

Hi! I called North Carolina home from the time I was born until I finished medical school at UNC Chapel Hill. From there I moved up to Baltimore to complete my residency at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt. My interest in working with young people was sparked during medical school when I worked in a college counseling center and an eating disorders unit. Those experiences taught me about the extent to which childhood trauma shapes a person, and about the power of early intervention. I’m passionate about psychotherapy and I value the deep understanding of the patient it provides. Recently, I completed a fellowship at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. Looking ahead, I’m eager to learn more about play therapy and family therapies, and to apply psychodynamic concepts to children. I am also interested in exploring the intersection of psychiatry and culture. During residency I co-lead a psychiatry movie night in which we discussed psychodynamic themes in movies. Outside of work, I enjoy long conversations with friends, board games, cooking, and outdoor activities like hiking.

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Diego Quiros, DO

Diego Quiros, DO

Hey, everyone! My name is Diego. I was born in Washington, D.C. and spent parts of my childhood in Lima, Peru, where both of my parents are from. The son of immigrants, I am incredibly proud of my Peruvian heritage. After graduating from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in history, I found myself working as a paralegal at the U.S. State Department. While I ultimately decided to pursue a career in medicine, the lessons learned from my time there led me to garner a strong appreciation for global matters, including issues of public health. I attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA and traveled north to Seattle, WA to start my general psychiatry residency. As part of the residency’s Boise track, I have had the distinct privilege of practicing psychiatry in a more rural setting during the latter half of my training.

Since high school, I have worked with children in a variety of capacities from coach to tutor to mentor. I am extremely passionate about child psychiatry, specifically issues of culture and identity. A lifelong sports fans, I am also curious about the role of sports and play in therapy. I am thrilled to be continuing my education at Cambridge Health Alliance. CHA’s family atmosphere, its mission to care for the underserved and its emphasis on diversity make it a perfect fit for me at this stage in my life. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and family, traveling, cooking, and playing most any sport. I’m looking forward to exploring Boston and all it has to offer!

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Andrew Skoirchet, MD

Andrew Skoirchet, MD

Hi there! I am from Chicago, moved to Boston 3 years ago, and since then a few Bostonians have correctly identified my place of origin from the way I pronounce my A’s. After completing my undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, I went downstate to attend medical school in Urbana. Moving to a low-resource, rural community from a large urban center impressed on me the unique struggles that these people face, and I have a particular interest in becoming a clinician of trauma-related disorders that can effectively deliver care to people regardless of their socioeconomic status. I am very excited to be joining the CHA team for this reason, now that my residency at MGH/McLean is coming to a close. When I’m not working, my time is usually spent doing crafts or woodworking, exploring New England with my fiancée Beth, or planning my next camping adventure.

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Second Year Fellows

Stephanie Fosbenner, MD, MSc

Stephanie Fosbenner, MD, MSc

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.

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Saneliso Masuku, MD

Saneliso Masuku, MD

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.

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Brigitta Miyamoto, MD

Brigitta Miyamoto, MD

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.

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Samuel Scott, MD

Samuel Scott, MD

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!)

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Shawn Yehudian, MD

Shawn Yehudian, MD

I studied medicine at Technion Israel Institute of Technology, where I was inspired by my professors to teach the next generation of students. I trained at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, where I became particularly interested in pharmacology, family therapy, and psychoanalytic theory. In Creedmoor’s Living Museum, I learned how art and psychotherapy can positively impact a patient’s level of functioning. In parallel, I am interested in how children can communicate about their inner world in nonverbal ways through play therapy. I am now delighted to have the opportunity to train at Cambridge Health Alliance, a program rooted in psychotherapy, which offers a rich educational experience and aligns with my core values.

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