Our New Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trainees Join the New Haven and Solnit South Tracks

Anita Chu, M.D. graduated with both her M.D. and bachelor’s degree from Brown University, studying Neuroscience and co-authoring a paper on cellular biology. She completed her psychiatry residency training at the University of Virginia where she became involved in local and national medical and psychiatric leadership. She has taken leadership positions in her local Virgina Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has received multiple awards to attend the annual American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry meeting, was a long-time member of the AACAP committee on Medical Students and Residents, and has recently become involved in an AACAP medical student education task force. She also ably represents psychiatrists at the AMA where she has been a resident delegate for two years. Anita also enjoys reading and has contributed multiple book reviews to the Journal of the AACAP. She has joined the New Haven track of the child psychiatry fellowship.

Michelle Durham, M.D., M.P.H. most recently comes from Boston, where she completed her adult psychiatry residency at Boston University. She also spent significant periods of her training at Emory University, from which she received her M.P.H, and Louisiana State University, from which she received her M.D. and her bachelor’s degree. With a broad range of interests, Michelle studied microbiology, chemistry and Spanish as an undergraduate and research on HIV/AIDS, STDs, and drug abuse within male prisoner populations as a master’s student. She has been recognized for her positive and innovative leadership with awards from the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, Massachusetts Medical Society, and the American Psychiatric Society to name only a few. She has received her own research funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  Outside of her professional activities, she enjoys volleyball, movies, and travel. At Yale, she is in the child psychiatry track at the Solnit Children’s Center South.

Imraan Qureshi, M.D., M.A., M.S., graduated from general psychiatry residency training at Yale School of Medicine, during which he received a significant Resident Teaching Award and presented multiple times on his expertise in the teaching skills developed during residency. While clearly an excellent teacher, Imraan is also very strong as a computer information specialist, for which he earned his M.S. from City University of New York prior to medical school; he generously shared his computing skills in the service of the Yale Department of Psychiatry website, helping to highlight the excellent training of young psychiatrists in that residency program. He also served throughout his residency as a representative of his class to the Graduate Education Committee in the Department of Psychiatry. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine but before training medically, studied philosophy and psychology, earning his B.A. from SUNY Stony Brook and his M.A. from NYU. Imraan is a fellow on the New Haven track.

Keila Sierra-Cintron, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, where she studied general sciences as an undergraduate, and of Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her adult psychiatry training at Temple University where she served as academic chief resident in her final year. Throughout her training at Temple, Sierra was a generous team player, working on a committee for the hospital newsletter, the residency steering committee and was actively involved in the recruitment of medical students to residency in psychiatry. She also led courses preparing junior residents for, among other things, PRITE exams. She has enthusiastically joined the Child Study Center program as a fellow in the track at the Solnit Children’s Center South.

Amanda Square, M.D., M.P.H. has been at Yale for much of her training, completing her adult psychiatry residency training here just this year and graduating from the School of Medicine in 2008. While a medical student, she completed an M.P.H. at Harvard University, earning a highly competitive Zuckerman fellowship, and was significantly involved in scholarly work, editing the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine for two years and co-authoring research in molecular biology. Amanda not only has a strong background in public health and medical science, but also studied political science and public affairs as an undergraduate at the University of Denver. With this background, she has also been interested in ethics in medicine, serving on the West Haven VA hospital’s ethics committee and writing eloquently on the gratitude expressed by medical students in their studies of Anatomy. Amanda is now serving in the New Haven track in the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship.

Emily Tejani, M.D., M.P.H. completed her adult psychiatric residency training at Yale School of Medicine where she has been recognized for her contributions to substance abuse research, completing a year of research training funded by the Department of Psychiatry’s National Institute of Drug Abuse R25 grant. Prior to her excellent work as a Yale psychiatry resident, Emily graduated from University of California San Diego with her M.D. and San Diego State University with her M.P.H, focused on global issues in medicine. As further evidence of her diverse interests, she taught school for a year in Hawaii before attending medical school. Emily has joined the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship as a trainee in the track at Solnit Children’s Center South.

Jadon Webb, M.D., Ph.D., recently completed his adult psychiatry residency at University of Texas Southwestern. Jadon was also at UT Southwestern for his M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience. His dissertation focused on the biophysical role of ion channels in neurological diseases. He published work from this project in the journals Neurology and Chemistry and Physical Chemistry and presented at meetings of the International Biophysical Society. He has also presented and published work on patient cases of auditory hallucinations after traumatic brain injury and restless legs syndrome associated with quetiapine. Jadon has been very involved as a resident and medical student in local psychiatric organizations as the Vice Chair of the Child and Adolescent Committee of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians and as the State Committee Representative for the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians in Austin, TX. He received honors during residency for his teaching of medical students and for his generally stellar performance for which he was given a 2011 NIMH Outstanding Resident Nomination. Outside of his professional work, Jadon enjoys spending time with his family. Jadon is a fellow on the New Haven track.

This article was submitted by Justin Fansler on August 7, 2012.