Training Office

Training Office

  • Ekta Taneja, MD - Interim Program Director

    Ekta Taneja, MD photoEkta Taneja, MD, is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and has been a member of the psychiatry department at CHA since graduating from residency. Her clinical work is in Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration (PCBHI); her other clinical interests include working with patients with psychotic disorders, with underserved populations, and with integration of psychotherapy into brief treatment relationships. Her professional interests include expanding medical education in diversity, equity, and inclusion; and supporting colleagues during and after traumatic experiences. Dr. Taneja teaches multiple seminars, and supervises residents in her PCBHI clinics and for the Healthcare for the Homeless rotation. She currently is a member of the Diversity Steering Committee.

  • Will Schleyer, MD - Interim Assistant Program Director

    Will Schleyer photoDr. Schleyer grew up in the seacoast of New Hampshire, about an hour north of Cambridge. He attended medical school at Drexel University and completed his psychiatry residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He has since completed his Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry fellowship at Cambridge Health Alliance. He is currently an Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is a staff psychiatrist in the Cambridge Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES). He has also worked in the integrated care PCBHI clinic at CHA and at the VA medical center in Monterey CA. He currently lives in the South End of Boston with his husband and pet cockatiel, Shmoops. He enjoys traveling, going out to eat, Formula 1, skiing, and spending time with his family in NH.

  • Simon Lejeune, MD - Interim Assistant Program Director

    Simon Lejeune, MDSimon Lejeune graduated from the Cambridge Hospital Adult Psychiatry Residency Program in June 1989. He then had jobs in different parts of the department – at Metropolitan State Hospital, on the Tuesday OPD team, and on the inpatient units. He was part of the team that started the SAU, the first DMH replacement unit and first locked unit at CHA, and then director of inpatient psychiatry. After 17 years at Cambridge Hospital, he moved to Massachusetts Institute of Technology when he continued to practice the principles of community psychiatry that he learned at Cambridge Hospital. After 14 years at MIT and 2 year stint as medical director of a intensive PTSD program at MGH, he returned to the outpatient department at CHA. He was the team doctor at the Victims of Violence program until it closed and is now on the RISE (first episode psychosis) team and the Haitian team.

    His special interests are the treatment of major mental illness and ptsd, young adult development, substance abuse, and suicide prevention. He has been supervising residents at CHA since he graduated.

    Outside of work he likes to be with his family, painting, baking, and being outside. Trying to be a birdwatcher was part of his pandemic survival plan.

  • Jessica Collier - Program Administrator

    Jess Collier photoAdult Psychiatry Residency Administrator
    Phone: 617-665-1187
    jcollier@challiance.org
    Fax: 617-665-3320

    Jess Collier grew up in Somerville and has worked at Cambridge Health Alliance for over ten years, including an eleven-year tenure in the Department of Pediatrics as a patient access representative and an administrative coordinator. She transitioned to the CHA Department of Psychiatry in 2017, when she assumed the role of administrative assistant to the Directors of Outpatient Psychiatry and Addictions at the Central Street Clinic. She has been the Program Administrator for the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program since April 2018. In the Residency Administrator role, Jess has led efforts to improve multiple training office functions including intern onboarding, resident licensing, and overall organization.

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