Postresidency Placements

Our residents go on to rewarding careers at sites ranging from small community clinics to major research universities. Many choose to stay in Buffalo for fellowships and clinical positions, joining our area’s active, ever-growing community.

2019
Leeshi Feldman, MD Private Practice, Miami, Fla.
Natalie Gugino, MD Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship
George Washington University
Byung San Kwak, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
University at Buffalo
Andrea Paultsch-Buckingham Outpatient Psychiatry
WNY VA Health Care System
Zachary Puca, MD Faculty position
University at Buffalo
Christina Stuart, MD Inpatient Psychiatry
California Psychiatric Transitions MHRC
2018
Bavneet Kaur Gujral, MD Faculty Member
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Kiran Khalid, MBBS Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
University at Buffalo
Simon Lucaj, MD Faculty Member
Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, N.Y.
Bernette Lucaj, MD Outpatient Psychiatrist and Faculty Member
Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, N.Y.
Amber Saunders Parden, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University at Buffalo
Brian Zachariah, MD Faculty Member
South Texas Behavioral Health Program
2017
Isuan Askikhia, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
University at Buffalo
Kelly Jaziri, MD Private Practice, Norwich Psychiatric Center
Norwich, Conn.
Lovejit Kaur, MBBS Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
University at Buffalo         
Megan McLeod, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
University of Oregon
Portland, Ore.
Adelia Sazanov, MD, DO

Private Practice

Julia Shakh, MD Inpatient Psychiatry
WNY VA Health Care System
Albert Thomas, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
University at Buffalo
2016
Joseph Cestero, MD Staff Physician
Veteran’s Affairs Hospital
Charleston, S.C.
Lauren Derhodge, DO Faculty member
University at Buffalo
Sarah Gibbons, MBBChBAO Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
University at Buffalo
Jessica Grudzien, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
University at Buffalo
Laura Hanrahan, MD Faculty member
University at Buffalo
Melissa Heffler, MD Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
University at Buffalo
Rebecca Hicks, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
University at Buffalo
Thomas Veeder, MD Faculty Member
Oregon Health and Sciences University
Portland, Ore.
Lauren Zohler, DO Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
2015
Bridget Casey, DO Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
Ah Young Kim, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program
New York University
New York, N.Y.
Joshua Russell, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
University at Buffalo
2014
Chandrika Balgobin, DO Psychosomatic Fellowship
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.
Amr Beltagui, MD Inpatient Psychiatrist
Norfolk Regional Center
Norfolk, Neb.
Stephanie Beneski-Barlow, DO Inpatient Psychiatrist
Unity Behavioral Health
Rochester, N.Y.
Ramnarine Boodoo, MBBS Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, N.M.
Allison Dailey, MD Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatrist
Adena Medical Center
Chillicothe, Ohio
Poonamdeep Gill, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
University of Chicago
Chicago, Ill.
Khyati Khotari, MBBS Faculty member
University at Buffalo
Aditi Parashar, MBBS Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
University at Buffalo
Joshna Singh, MBBS Faculty member
University at Buffalo
Aryan Wahab, MD Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatrist
Rouge Valley Hospital
Toronto, Ontario
2013
Muneer Ali, DO

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

University at Buffalo

Michael DiGiacomo, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

University at Buffalo

Maria Mariano, MD

Psychosomatic Fellowship Program

University of California

Los Angeles, Calif.

Nick Mathew, MBBChBAO

Addiction Fellowship Program

Yale University

New Haven, Conn.

Melissa Perry, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

University at Buffalo

Karen Reimers, MD

Outpatient Psychiatrist

Mayo Clinic Health System

Eau Claire, Wis.

Liju Varghese, MBBS

Outpatient Psychiatrist

Novant Medical Group

Thomasville, N.C.

2012
Deepti Chopra, MBBS, MPH

Psychosomatic Fellowship

Yale University

New Haven, Conn.

Peter Clark, DO

Child and Adolescent Fellowship

Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine

Hamilton, N.J.

Seema Dewani, MBBS

Outpatient Psychiatrist

Mayo Clinic Health System

Austin, Minn.

Biswarup Ghosh, MBBS

Faculty member

University at Buffalo

Michael Godzala, MD           

Partial Hospitalization Program

Kaleida Health Care System

Buffalo, N.Y.

Ritu Goel, MBBS

Child and Adolescent Fellowship

University at Buffalo

Jarod Masci, MD

Assertive Community Treatment Program

Lakeshore Behavioral Health

Buffalo, N.Y.

Annemarie Mikowski, DO     

Faculty member

University at Buffalo

2011
Laura De Mento, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Long Island, N.Y.

Zhanna Elberg, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

University at Buffalo

Emily Gavett, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, N.Y.

Peter Martin, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

University of Rochester

Rochester, N.Y.

Shrenik Parekh, MBBS

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

University of Oregon

Eugene, Ore.

Sachin Relia, MBBS

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wis.

Rebecca Schaeffer, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

University at Buffalo

Shiva Srinivasan, MBBS

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Md.

2010
Michael Adragna, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Brown University

Providence, R.I.

Ramandeep Chahal, MBBS

Staff Psychiatrist

University of Western Ontario

Stratford, Ontario

Sergio Hernandez, MD

Faculty member

University at Buffalo

Allison McGuerty, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Buffalo Psychiatric Center

Buffalo, N.Y.

2009
Kamaljeet Boora, MBBS

Staff Psychiatrist

Community Psychiatry Associates

Sacramento, Calif.

Maria Oliviera, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

University at Buffalo

Simrita Singh, MBBS

Staff Psychiatrist

Community Psychiatry Associates

San Francisco, Calif.

Viktor Yatsynovich, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

University of Toronto

Toronto, Canada

2008
Mark Balas, MD

Faculty member

University at Buffalo

Aimee DiPasqua, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

University at Buffalo

Ruben Gagarin, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

University at Buffalo

Christine Lim, MD

Faculty member

University at Buffalo

Jeffrey Moll, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

SCI Forest

Marienville, Pa.

Robin Warner, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Buffalo General Hospital

2007
Opeoluwa Akinnusi, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

University at Buffalo

Vijay Amarendran, MBBS

Staff Psychiatrist

Middlesex Hospital

Middletown, Conn.

Vrushali Gersappe, MBBS

Sleep Fellowship

University at Buffalo

Denise Giessert, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

University at Buffalo

Tariq Latif, MBBS

Staff Psychiatrist

Arcadia Hospital

Bangor, Maine

Jesus Ligot, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

People’s Place Clinic

Milford, Del.

Matthew McKenna, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

University at Buffalo