ADMINISTRATION & Faculty Members

Program Director: Farooq Mohyuddin, M. D., CGP, FAPA : 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: Medical Education, Psychopharmacolgy, Group Psychotherapy. Past President of the Mid Atlantic .Group Psychotherapy Society. Secretary Washington Psychiatric Society


Associate Program Director: Dr. Janna Volkov, MD: Novosibirsk State Medical Academy, Russia in 1992. St. Elizabeths hospital Residency Training 2001-2005. ABPN Certified in 2006. Associate Program Director of Psychiatry Residency Training Program and Director Medical Students Education/Externship since April 2014, Director of Residents clinic from July 2010 to March 2014. She has practiced as ACT team psychiatrist and outpatient psychiatrist in Department of Behavioral Health.

Associate Program Director(Child and Adolesent Psychiatry) S. Kalman Kolansky, M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1965; Psychiatric Residency: Kings County Hospital, Downstate; Child Psychiatry Training, Hahnemann; 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, M.D., 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 St. 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 St. Elizabeths Hospital. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington Universities. Teaches ward management to Psychiatry Residents.

  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. Attanagoda is currently working as a Director of Residents’ Clinic at 35 K Street Clinic, 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 Behavioral Health. Mayoral 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 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 Canavan Psy.D. Illinois 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.

  Philip Candilis, MD, DFAPA, Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship and board-certified in General and Forensic Psychiatry. A former Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Candilis completed his residency and chief residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and his forensic fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Candilis writes extensively on matters of professional and forensic ethics, and conducts research on medical decision-making and research review. Underscoring his interests in physician health and professionalism, Dr. Candilis has served as Assessment Director and Associate Director of the Massachusetts Physician Health Program, and as a long-time consultant to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.

 Deborah Curry, Psy.D. Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University. Additional training includes advanced Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Program of the Washington School for Psychiatry and one year fellowships at both the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and the Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Curry is an adjunct clinical faculty member for the George Washington University's Doctor of Psychology Program and a faculty member for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Psychiatric Residency Training Program. She served as the training director University of the District of Columbia’s Counseling Center.

 Alican Dalkilic M.D., MPH, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey in 1993. Internship at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York 1995-1996. Psychiatry Residency at Yale University, New Haven, CT. Master of Public Health at The George Washington University in 2001-2002. ABPN Certified in psychiatry in 2000. Currently Attending Psychiatrist at St. Elizabeths Hospital, supervises Residents and teaches Psychiatry interns and Residents during on-call duty.

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, M.D, 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 an attending psychiatrist on the Geriatric Psychiatry unit, and supervises 1st year residents in Geriatric psychiatry.

Ramia Gupta, M. D., Medical College of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India, 1996; Psychiatry Residency Training: Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, D.C. 2004; Chief Resident 2003-2004; Member of Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis;Completed Fellowship in forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Gupta now is in private practice, working at St. Elizabeths part time, teaching faculty at forensic fellowship.

 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 Elizabeth's 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.


 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 and Forensic Psychiatry. She has been teaching Psychiatry Residents for 8 years. Currently based at Mental Health Services Division, Department of Behavioral Health in the outpatient forensic unit. She teaches medical students, Psychiatry Residents and Forensic Fellows. 

  Tyler Jones, MD: James 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 St. Elizabeths hospital.

Arda Kasaci, M.D., Doctor of Medicine, Cukurova University, Turkey1990; 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.

Joel B. Kleinman, M.D., Dr. Kleinman is Associate Director, Clinical Sciences, Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.Dr. Kleinman received three degrees from the University of Chicago (BS, 1966, MD, 1973 and PHD, 1974). He completed an internship at San Francisco General Hospital and residencies in psychiatry at Harvard and neurology at George Washington University, respectively. He subsequently was a tenured Section Chief in the NIMH. He currently teaches genetics of Schizophrenia to residents.

John Livingood, M.D.,
Rochester School of Medicine, 1966. Psychiatric Residency: University of Cincinnati; Diplomate, ABPN. Graduate: Advanced 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. He provides essential classes to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years on psychopharmacology and psychopathology.

 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 as an in-patient psychiatrist at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington D.C

Roger Peele, MD : University of Tenesse in 1960. Internship at St. Elizabeths Hospital hospital, 1960-61. Psychiatry Residency at St. Elizabeths Hospital, 1961-1964. Board certified in Psychiatry in 1971, Forensic Psychiatry in 1982. Clinical faculty for St. Elizabeths hospital Psychiatry Residency 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 currently supervises residents from all 4 years in various research activities. He also teaches a class on research methodology. 

  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 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.


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 4th year residents in their electives in neurology.


 Deborah Ward, Masters in Family Counseling in 1978. Masters of Clinical social work 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. Teaches couples therapy seminar, process group for PGY-II Residents and Family Therapy seminar.

 Spencer Ward, MD; Graduated from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 1962. Internship, Transitional Year, Philadelphia General Hospital1963, Residency Psychiatry Boston University Medical Center 1968 currently in private practice in Potomac MD. ABPN certified in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry. Teaches couples therapy seminar, process group for PGY-II Residents and Family Therapy seminar.