ADMINISTRATION & Faculty Members
Program Director: Farooq Mohyuddin, M. D.: Sindh Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, 1989; Psychiatry Residency Training: Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, D.C. 2003; Director of Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Saint Elizabeths Hospital since 2007; maintains a private practice; Board Certified in psychiatry; Special Interests: Group Psychotherapy. President of the Mid Atlantic .Group Psychotherapy Society.
Associate Program Director: Paula Palladino M.D ,(Adult) Santa Case Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Psychiatry Residency; Institute of Psychiatry-University of Sao Paulo Medical School. Brazil; Post-doctrate Scientist; Department of Genetics; Southwest Foundation of Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas; Psychiatry Residency; Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C; Special Interests; Research and teaching residents. Dr. Negro is currently involved in supervising 3rd and 4th year residents at 35-K street clinic which is an out-patient clinic of Department of Mental Health, Washington D.C
Associate Program Director(Child and Adolesent Psychiatry ): S. Kalman Kolansky, M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1965; Psychiatric Residency: Kings County Hospital, Downstate Brooklyn, NY; Child Psychiatry Training, Hahnemann Hospital and Medical Center Philadelphia, PA ; Teaching Analyst, Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. Teaching and supervising faculty, Center for Professional Psychology, Psy.D Program in Clinical Psychology, George Washington University. Diplomate, ABPN (in adult and child psychiatry.) Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association. Special interests: child development; pre-school consultation; individual psychotherapy of children, adolescents, and adults; effect of adoption, foster care and psychological trauma through the life cycle; psychoanalysis and cinema. Dr. Kolansky is 80% time at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, and spends that entire time in the Residency Program, providing education and supervision in child and adolescent development throughout 4 years of residency.
Karen Alleyne MD, New Jersey College of Medicine 1976; PGY-I/Internal Medicine/Psychiatry at New Jersey Medical School1976; PGY-II and PGY-III Psychiatry Residency at New York Medical College/Metropolitan Hospital, 1977; PGY-IV/Internal Medicine at Hahnemann Medical School/Helene Fuld Hospital; PGY-V/Internal Medicine at Tulane Medical School, 1980. Board Certified in General Psychiatry since 1991. She is currently working full-time as an In-patient psychiatrist at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington DC.
Jose Apud, MD, MD degree, School of Medicine, National University of Tucuman, Argentina. 1975; Postgraduate training in Nuclear Medicine, Department of Nuclear Medicine, San Martin Clinics Hospital, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. 1976; Postgraduate training in Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, University of Milan, Italy. 1978-1980; Postgraduate training in Experimental Endocrinology, School of Pharmacy, University of Milan, Italy. 1980-1983; PhD degree, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina 1985; Residency in Psychiatry, St Elizabeths Hospital, Washington DC 1991-1995. Diplomate, ABPN, in General Psychiatry. Special Interests: Research in Neurosciences, Pharmacology, Schizophrenia, and Mood disorders. Currently located at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Dr. Apud teaches PGY-I Residents, and supervises PGY-IV involved in research in NIMH Elective.
Bernard Arons, MD., Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, in 1973. Psychiatry residency at Saint Elizabeths Hospital. ABPN certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, October 1977. Has numerous rewards and publications. Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1974. Has been teaching psychiatry for 34 years. Currently the Director of Medical Affairs at Saint Elizabeths Hospital. Clinical professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown and The George Washington Universities. Teaches ward management to psychiatry residents..
Sylvia Atdjian, MD joined Saint Elizabeths Hospital in May of 2007. She is Director of Medical Student Education and Director of the Psychiatry Externship Program. She is Board-Certified in General and Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Atdjian is a trainer and consultant on substance use disorders, trauma-informed care and cultural psychiatry. She completed her residency in psychiatry at Temple University Hospital and a fellowship in addiction psychiatry and a research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Atdjian has been formerly awarded research funding by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and was formerly Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at UMDNJ-RWJMS.
Kumudini Attanagoda, M.D, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1991. Psychiatry Residency Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C 2001. Certified by ABPN, 2003. Special interest - Treatment of schizophrenic patients, teaching residents. Dr. Attanogoda is currently working fulltime at RMB 4 as an in-patient psychiatrist at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington D.C
Stephen T. Baron, MSW. Master of Social Welfare from Adelphi University, Garden City, New York in 1971. Master of Social Work at Howard University, Washington, DC in 1977. Currently the Director of the Department of Mental Health. Mayorial appointee for public mental health system for Washington, DC. Oversight of multi-facet mental health consisting of private non profit agencies, public hospital and public outpatient provider.
Earle Baughman, M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1962. Psychiatric Residency: Vanderbilt. Supervising and Training Analyst, Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic institute; qualified in adolescent psychoanalysis. Diplomate, ABPN. Special interests: literature of the American South (William Faulkner, Ellen Gilchrist, Robert Penn Warren, Walker Percy, etc.). Dr. Baughman has been on the faculty for going on 40 years and is currently halftime at the residency program, splitting his time between Saint Elizabeths Hospital – where he has only residency education responsibilities, teaching several classes on psychodynamic theories and psychotherapy and provides individual psychotherapy supervision and providing onsite supervision at University of District of Columbia and Washington School of Psychiatry.
Patrick J. Canavan.Psy.D. IIlinois School of Professional Psychology in March 1995. Master of Education, Counseling and Student Personnel, from University of Delaware in June 1986. Licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia. Currently Chief Executive Officer of Saint Elizabeths Hospital.
Deborah Curry, Psy.D. The George Washington University School of Professional Psychology, in 2006. Pre-doctoral internships and externships focused on individual behavior therapy, individual assessment and psychotherapy, and individual psychotherapy and outreach. Licensed in clinical psychology. Currently Counselor at University of the District of Columbia, Counseling and Career Development Center. Has a private practice since 2008. Adjunct clinical faculty at The George Washington University. Since 2009 serves as Saint Elizabeths Hospital’s residents’ secondary clinical supervisor at UDC
Lawrence Herbert Dubester, MD, University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine, Transitional year internship in 2001 at Illinois Mason Medical Center; Anesthesiology 7/1/2001--2/15/2002 at University of Florida College of Medicine; Psychiatry 2/15/2002--6/30/2002 at University of Florida College of Medicine; John Hopkins Hospital 7/1-2002—6/30/2005. Board Certified in General Psychiatry since 2007. He is currently working full-time as an in-patient attending psychiatrist at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington DC.
Gerard Fegan, MD, Fordham University – B.A., 1962; Albany Medical College – M.D., 1966; Residency in Psychiatry, Institute of Living, Hartford CT, 1967-70. Diplomate, ABPN, in General Psychiatry. Special Interest: Geriatric Psychiatry. Currently Dr. Fegan is three-fourths time at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, an attending psychiatrist on the Geriatric psychiatry Ward 1, and supervises 1st year residents in Geriatric psychiatry.
Asim Haracic, , M.D., Medical School: M.D. degree University Medical Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 1984 – 1991; Clinic for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery University Clinical Center, Sarajevo Bosnia-Herzegovina1992 – 1995; Fellowship: Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis 2000 – 2001; Residency: Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington D.C. 1999 – 2003. Diplomate, ABPN, in General Psychiatry. Special Interests: Geriatric Psychiatry. Currently located at Providence Hospital, Washington, DC provides teaching and supervision to 4th year residents who chose to perform their elective rotation in Geriatric Psychiatry.
Abayomi Jaji, M.D., Medical School, University of Ibadan, College of medicine, Ibadan, Nigeria1980 – 1986; Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Howard University Hospital. 1994 – 1997; Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina. 1997 – 1998. Diplomate, ABPN, in General Psychiatry. Special Interests: Forensic Psychiatry, and Geriatric Psychiatry. Currently located at Forensic unit Saint Elizabeths Hospital. Dr. Jaji supervises 3rd year residents in outpatient psychopharmacology rotation.
Nicole Johnson, MD. New York Medical College, in 1999. General adult psychiatry residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital from 1999 to 2003. Forensic psychiatry fellowship at Albert Einstein from 2003 to 2004. ABPN certified in general psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. Has been teaching psychiatry for 7 years. Currently inpatient attending psychiatrist Saint Elizabeths Hospital. Teaches medical students, psychiatry residents and evaluates forensic fellows.
Tyler Jones, MD. J ames H. Quillen College of Medicine , in 2003. Psychiatry residency at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2003- 2007. Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital, 2007-2008. ABPN certified in general psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. Currently Director of Psychiatric Services at Saint Elizabeths Hospital. Teaches forensic psychiatry to PGY-II residents.
Paramjit Joshi, MD, Punjab University, Christian Medical College and Brown Memorial Hospital, Ludhiana, India. 1966-70. Doctorate in Pediatrics Punjab University.
Arda Kasaci, M.D., Doctor of Medicine, Cukurova University, Turkey 1990; Psychiatry Residency Training, Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC. 1994 – 1998. Diplomate, ABPN, in General Psychiatry. Special Interests: Community and Emergency Psychiatry. Dr. Kasaci works fulltime at the Comprehensive Psychiatry Emergency Program of the Department Of Mental Health, where he teaches and supervises 2nd year and 3rd year residents in their emergency rotation and while on call.
Carolina Klein, MD, Universidad de los Andes in Chile, in 2002. Psychiatry residency at SUNY Downstate from 2005 to 2009 and Forensic Fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital from 2009 to 2010. ABPN certified, in May 2010. Has been teaching psychiatry for 4 years. Will be teaching forensic psychiatry to residents.
Keisling, Robert, MD, Medical School of the University of Tennessee in 1971. Psychiatry Residency Training at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, 1971-1975. ABPN certified in Psychiatry in 1977. Currently Medical Director of Pathways to Housing DC. Has an elective with PGY-IV residents in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT); and supervises the homeless rotation. Faculty appointments with The George Washington University, Georgetown University and Howard University.
Joel B. Kleinman, M.D., B.S., Biochemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL1966; M.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL1973; Ph.D., Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL1974; Psychiatry Resident, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA1974-1976; Neurology Resident, George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. 1983-1985. Diplomate, ABPN, in General Psychiatry. Special Interests: Research and Neurosciences. Currently located at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and provides supervision to 4th year residents doing research electives.
John Livingood, M.D., Rochester School of Medicine, 1966. Psychiatric Residency: University of Cincinnati; Diplomate, ABPN. Graduate: Advances Psychotherapy Training Program, Washington School of Psychiatry. Teaching Faculty, Washington School of Psychiatry. Special interest: teaching and practice of psychopharmacology and biological psychiatry. Dr. Livingood is half time at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, and spends his entire time in residency education (Barton Hall). He provides essential classes to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years on psychopharmacology and psychopathology.
Hallie Lightdale, MD ., Princeton University, 1993 M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1997 Psychiatry Residency: Columbia Univ., 1997-2001Emerg. Psychiat. Fellowship: NYU/Bellevue, 2001-02 Forensic Psych. Fellowship: Columbia Univ., 2003-04. Staff Psychiatrist at Counselling and Psychiatric Services at Georgetown University., Faculty at Georgetown University Medical School. Professional interests: Anxiety disorders, reproductive health & mood disorders in women, combat veterans & civilian readjustment, attention deficit disorders and psychotic disorders
Lillrank, Sonja, MD, University of Tampere, Finland in 1992. Ph.D in Neuroscience at the University of Tampere, Finland. Psychiatry Residency at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC. Staff psychiatrist, Counseling and Psychiatric Services at Georgetown University. Part time private practice in general adult psychiatry, McLean, VA. Clerkship Director at INOVA Fairfax Hospital Department of Psychiatry for The George Washington University Medical Center students.
Marshall, Katherine, MD, Howard University College of Medicine in 1983. Psychiatry Residency Training at the National Institute of Mental Health, Saint Elizabeths Hospital in 1987. ABPN certified in Psychiatry and Neurology in 1989. The American Society of Additions Medicine (ASAM) certification in 2000. Currently Medical Director at CPEP.
Syed Akhtar Naqvi, M.D, Dow Medical College, Karachi 1985. Residency Training; Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1999; Fellowship Training Harvard Medical school, Mass General Hospital/ MacLean Hospital and Brigham & Women Hospital in Boston in Addiction Psychiatry, 2000. Special Interest Teaching doctors in training and providing state of the art care to our patients. Dr. Naqvi is Board Certified by ABPN in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Naqvi is working full time at RMB 4 as an in-patient psychiatrist at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington D.C
Roger Peele, MD . University of Tennessee in 1960. Internship at Saint Elizabeshs Hospital, 1960-1961. Psychiatry Residency at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, 1961-1964. Board certified in psychiatry in 1971 Forensic psychiatry in 1982. Currently Chief Psychiatrist in Montgomery County Government, Maryland. Clinical professor at The George Washington University. Clinical faculty for Saint Elizabeths Hospital Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Instructor at Howard University.
Teodor T. Postolache, M.D., 24th Lycee in Bucharest, Romania, Baccalaureate, 1971-1976; Bucharest School of Medicine, Romania, Medicine (preclinical 1976 – 1979; Cluj Napoca School of Medicine, Romania M.D. 1979-1982 Medicine (clinical); Coltea Hospital and Bucharest School of Medicine, Romania Post-Graduate Training in Medicine1982-1985; University of Vienna, Austria Post-Graduate Training in Cardiology1990-1991; Broussais Hospital, Paris, France Post-Graduate Training in Medicine- Cardiovascular research; Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York; (PGY I-II) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine (PGY III-IV) Residency training in Psychiatry1992-1996; National Institute of Mental Health, Clinical Psychobiology Branch and Section on Biological Rhythms, Bethesda, Maryland NIMH Research Fellowship1996-1998. Diplomate, ABPN, in General Psychiatry. Currently Dr. Postolache is the Head of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and spends 4 hours a week at our Residency Program, supervising residents from all 4 years in various research activities, and also teaches a class on research methodology.
Umar Rahman, M.D., Doctor of medicine, Dow Medical College Pakistan1989; Psychiatry Residency Training, Saint Elizabeths Hospital Washington, DC1994 – 1998; Fellowship in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, University of Maryland1998 – 1999; Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Maryland 1999 – 2000. Diplomate, ABPN, in General Psychiatry. Special Interests: Psychosomatic medicine, Geriatrics, and Emergency Psychiatry. Currently Dr. Rahman works fulltime at the Comprehensive Psychiatry Emergency Program of the Department Of Mental Health, where he teaches and supervises 2nd and 3rd year residents in their emergency rotation or while on call.
Jay Salpekar, MD., A.B. Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1985-1989; M.D. Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1989-1993; General Psychiatry Internship and Residency, Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1993-1996; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Yale Child Study Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut1996-1998. Diplomate, ABPN, in General Psychiatry, and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Special Interests: Epilepsy, physical and sexual abuse in children, and mood disorders in children. Currently, Dr. Salpekar is located @ Children National Medical Center as director of outpatient psychiatric and behavioral services, and provides teaching and supervision to Saint Elizabeths residents during their 3rd and 4th years.
Peter John Schmidt, MD, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. General Medical Internship, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1982-1983. Residency in Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Currently Chief, Section on Behavioral Endocrinology, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland; Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina; Associate Clinical Professor, Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland; Senior Consultant, Psychiatry Consultation Service, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland; and Director, Outpatient Clinic, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda
Andrew Schwartz, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, 1969. Psychiatric Residency: Yale University. Clinical Associate and Staff Psychiatrist. Laboratory of Clinical Psychopharmacology. NIMH, 1973-77. Diplomate, ABPN. Special interests: integration of psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and ethnology. Dr. Schwartz currently works fulltime at Saint Elizabeths Hospital as an attending psychiatrist in forensic unit (John Howard Pavilion) He supervises residents. He also teaches a course on Neurobiology to 3rd year residents.
Philip Scrofani, Ph.D., ABPP. Catholic University of America, 1972. Post-doctoral studies: Washington School of Psychiatry. Director of Psychology, DMH, 1989-2001. Diplomate, American Board of Family Psychology and American Board of Professional Psychology. Special interests: family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and psychological research. Dr. Scrofani provides services to the Residency Program 5 hours a week, and teaches classes on CBT, Basics in research methodology, Interpersonal therapy, and psychological testing. He also provides individual supervision in CBT to 3rd and 4th year residents.
Ryan Shugarman, MD. University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2000-04, Maryland. Psychiatry Residency Training, 2004-08, and Forensic Psychiatric Fellowship, 2008-09 at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA. Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 2009. Currently staff psychiatrist at Saint Elizabeths Hospital.
KyleeAnn S. Stevens, M.D., University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences 2003. Residency Training: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C 2007; Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C; Board Certified by ABPN, 2009. Special interests: Forensic Psychiatry and teaching residents. Dr. Stevens is currently working fulltime at John Howard Pavilion, Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington D.C. She is actively involved in teaching 2nd year residents rotating at John Howard Pavilion. Dr. Stevens is president Saint Elizabeths Hospital medical staff, Instructor for medical students from George Washington University School of Medicine, Site Director Saint Elizabeths Hospital, National Capital Consortium Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship (Walter Reed Army Medical Center).
John Stiller, M.D. Medical College of Wisconsin, 1979. Neurology Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center. Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management and ABPN in Neurology. Special interests: pain management, traumatic brain injury in boxing. Dr. Stiller is fulltime at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, running the Neurology Department. He supervises 1st year residents who are in neurology rotation, and some 4th year residents who are performing their electives in neurology.
Deborah K. Ward, LCSW-C, Masters Program in Family Counseling in 1978; Master of Clinical Social Work (MSW), in 1983. Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical since 1986; Diplomate in Clinical Social Worker, NASW, 1993. Currently Psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in couples, individual and family therapy with offices in Bethesda and Potomac, Maryland. Co-Director, Potomac Psychotherapy Associates and The Relationship Center of Bethesda, Maryland. Teaches couples therapy seminar to PGY-II and PGY-IV residents, process group to PGY-III residents and family therapy seminar to PGY-IV residents.
Spencer, A. Ward, MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine , 1965-68. Psychiatry Residency Training, University Hospital, Boston University, 1965-68. ABPN certified. Currently working at the Youth Rehabilitation Program at Patuxent Institution; private practice of Psychiatry including, couples, family and group psychotherapy. Teaches couples therapy seminar to PGY-II and PGY-IV residents, process group to PGY-III residents and family therapy seminar to PGY-IV residents.
Janna Volkov, MD, Novosibirsk State Medical Academy, Russia in 1992. Saint Elizabeths Hospital Psychiatry Residency Training 2001-2005. ABPN Certified in 2006. Currently Director of Residents’ Clinic since 07/2010, DMH Saint Elizabeths Hospital.
Wolf, Steven MD, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Research Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry at NIMH Neuroscience Center at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washigton DC, 1991-95. Resident in Neurology at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1988-91. Resident in Internal Medicine, Waterbery-Yale Affiliated Program Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury , Connecticut. ABPN certified since 1992. Currently Medical Officer, commissioned Corps, US Public Health Service since ; Medical Director, US Marshals Service since 2006.
Alican Dalkilic, MD, MPH., Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey in 1993. Internship at Alabany Medical Center in Albany, New York 1995-1996. Psychiatry Residency at Yale University, New Haven, CT from 1995-1996. Master of Public Health at The George Washington University in 2001-2002. ABPN certified in Psychiatry in 2000. Currently attending psychiatrist at Saint Elizabeths Hospital. Supervises residents and teaches psychiatry interns and residents during on call duty.