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Alumni Careers

Across the country, the need for skilled child and adolescent psychiatrists remains high. Most of our graduates pursue clinical careers, with a significant minority continuing on in academic work.

2016

Aditi Parashar, MBBS

Public sector
El Centro, Calif.

Ashish Tambar, MD

Public sector
Washington, D.C.

2015

Muneer Ali, DO

Private practice
Atlanta, Ga.

Michael DiGiacomo, MD

Volunteer faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.

Melissa Perry, MD

Collaborative care
Albany, N.Y.

2014

Ritu Goel, MD

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Baltimore, Md.

Sadaf Islam, MD

Telepsychiatry

Ricardo Romero, MD

Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Comprehensive Psychiatry Emergency Program
Erie County Medical Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
2013

Zhanna Elberg, MD

Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Director of Psychotherapy
UB General Psychiatry Residency
Director of Navigate Clinic
Erie County Medical Center
Buffalo, N.Y.

Rebecca Schaeffer, MD

Volunteer faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Center for Advanced Psychiatry
Amherst, N.Y.
2012
Abiola Adelaja, MD Forensics fellowship
University of Rochester
Antigone Kostas, MD Public sector
Connecticut
Aryan Wahab  Private Practice, Toronto, Canada 
2011
Yakov Sherk, MD
Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.
Maria L. Oliveira, MD Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Children’s Psychiatry Clinic
Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
Buffalo, N.Y.
Michael T. Guppenberger, MD
Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Acute Adolescent Psychiatry UnitErie County Medical Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
2010
Aimee DiPasqua, MD
Staff psychiatrist
Spectrum Human Services
Buffalo, N.Y.
Ruben Gagarin, MD
Private practice
Toronto, Canada
2009
Opeoluwa Akinnusi, MD
Private practice
Jonesboro, Ga.
Matthew McKenna, MD
Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.
Denise Giessert, MD
Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.
2008
Shakeel Raza, MD Private practice
Mobile, Ala.
Mohammad Siddiqui, MD Public sector
San Diego, Calif.
2007
Balwant Nagra, MD Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program
Buffalo, N.Y.
Amita Upadhyay, MD Private practice
Sacramento, Calif.
Holly Mutton, DO Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Erie County Medical Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
2006
Jennifer L. Haak, MD Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Children’s Psychiatry Clinic
Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
Baker Victory Services
Western New York
NiNi Hla, MD Private practice
Sacramento, Calif.
Barbara Yu-Siao, MD Public sector
Niagara Falls, Canada
2005
Beth A. Smith, MD Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Director
Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Services
Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
Buffalo, N.Y.
Milorad Vukovic, MD Private practice
Toronto, Canada
Shabrin Haque, MD Public sector
Buffalo, N.Y.
2004
Michael R. Cummings, MD Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Alicia Galecki, MD Public sector
Western New York
Nasreen Rezak-Malik, MD Private practice
Orlando, Fla.
Jennifer Scarozza, MD Public sector
Western New York
2003
Dasha Lekic, MD Public sector
Arizona
2002
Moshin Khalique, MD Private practice
San Francisco Bay, Calif.
2001
Patrick Stein, MD Private practice
Buffalo, N.Y.
Jonathan Sirkin, MD Public sector
Cleveland, Ohio
2000
Sergio Nivon, MD Private practice
Mexico
Diana Sanderson, MD Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Intensive Treatment Unit
Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.
1999
Olufowobi Gbadebo, MD Private practice
Wisconsin
Constantine Azarcon, MD Private practice
Delaware
1998
Judith Outten, MD Public sector
Arizona
1997
Helen Aronoff, MD
Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Day Treatment Center
Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.
Debbie Pickhardt, MD Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.
Ron Cooke, MD Private practice
Amherst, N.Y.
1996
Theordore Rais, MD University of Toledo School of Medicine
1995
Chris Oliver, MD
Staff psychiatrist
Western New York Developmental Disabilities Service Office
Buffalo, N.Y.
Pam Khurana, MD Baker Victory Services
Buffalo, N.Y.
1994
Kim M. Dobson, MD Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Children’s Psychiatry Clinic
Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
Buffalo, N.Y.
Peggy Bohnert, MD
Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry
Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.