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.

2021

Nida Khawaja, MD Faculty, Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington,
Ontario, Canada
Byung San Kwak, B.Med Private Practice, Mobile, Ala.

Salman Salaria, MBBS

Faculty, Friends Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.

2020

Kiran Khalid, MBBS Faculty, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Amber Parden, MD

Attending Peripartum Psychiatrist
Women's Hospital, Baton Rouge, La.

Volunteer faculty
Louisiana State University 

2019

Isuan Asikhia, MD WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.

Albert Thomas, MD

WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.

Comprehensive Psychiatry Emergency Program
Erie County Medical Center
Buffalo, N.Y.

Lovejit Kaur, MBBS Attending Consult Psychiatrist
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Faculty
University of Connecticut and The Institute of Living

2018

Sarah Gibbons,
MB BCh BAO
 

Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry

Comprehensive Psychiatry Emergency Program
Erie County Medical Center
Buffalo, N.Y.

Jessica Grudzien, MD

Volunteer Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry

WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.

Rebecca Hicks, MD

Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry

UB Forensic Psychiatry Fellow

Comprehensive Psychiatry Emergency Program
Erie County Medical Center
Buffalo, N.Y.

Erie County Youth Services Center (Secure Detention)

2017

Raymond Chankalal, MD

Volunteer Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry

WNY Children's Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.

Navpreet Kaur, MD

WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.
Joshua S. Russell, MD Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry

Private Practice - UBMD Psychiatry

Integrated Care

Children’s Psychiatry Clinic
Oishei Children's Hospital

2016

Aditi Parashar, MBBS

Public Sector
El Centro, Calif.

Ashish Tambar, MD

Public Sector
Bakersfield, Calif.

2015

Muneer Ali, DO

Private Practice
Atlanta, Ga.

Michael DiGiacomo, MD

Volunteer faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry

WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.

Melissa Perry, MD

Medical Director
Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York

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 Training

UB General Psychiatry Residency

Director of Navigate Clinic
Erie County Medical Center
Buffalo, N.Y.

Rebecca  Schaeffer, MD

Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
UBMD Psychiatry

Inpatient Attending, Acute Adolescent Psychiatry Unit,
Erie County Medical Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
2012
Abiola Adelaja, MD Forensics Fellowship
University of Rochester
Antigone Kostas, MD Public Sector
Conn.
Aryan Wahab  Private Practice
Toronto, Canada 
2011
Yakov Sherk, MD
Private Practice
Columbus, Ohio
Maria L. Oliveira, MD Public Sector
Western New York
Michael T. Guppenberger, MD
Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry

Inpatient Attending, Acute Adolescent Psychiatry Unit
Erie 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
Private Practice
Bakersfield, Calif.
Denise Giessert, MD
Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry

WNY 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
Erie County Medical Center
Buffalo, N.Y.

Private Practice - UBMD Psychiatry
Amita Upadhyay, MD Private Practice
Sacramento, Calif.
Holly Mutton, DO

Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry

Private Practice - UBMD Psychiatry

2006
Jennifer L. Haak, MD

Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry

Children’s Psychiatry Clinic
Oishei Children's Hospital

Consultant Psychiatrist, Erie County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

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

Executive Vice Chair

Child Division Chief

Chief of Psychiatry - Kaleida Medical Director of
   Children's Psychiatry Clinic 
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

Vice Chair of Community Affairs and Outreach

Associate Medical Director
Erie County Medical Center
Buffalo, N.Y.

APIC - Access to Psychiatry through Intermediate 
   Care (mobile treatment for ASD children)

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
Ariz.
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
WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.
1999
Olufowobi Gbadebo, MD Private Practice
Wis.
Constantine Azarcon, MD Private Practice
Del.
1998
Judith Outten, MD Public Sector
Ariz.
1997
Helen Aronoff, MD
Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry

Day Treatment Center
WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.
Debbie Pickhardt, MD WNY 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-Callahan, MD Adjunct Faculty,
Emory University

Public Sector & Private Practice
Atlanta, Ga.
Peggy Bohnert, MD
Faculty
UB Department of Psychiatry

WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center
West Seneca, N.Y.