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Psychiatry Residents

Psychiatry Residency Group

Meet Our Residents

A little bit about our residents—where they're from, what they've accomplished, and their interests and aspirations...

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Dr. Santiago CastroSantiago Castro, DO

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Santiago Castro is from New Jersey where he completed his undergraduate degree in biology at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Santiago received his DO from University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM). While at UNECOM, he helped establish an official Latin Medical Student Association, and taught monthly medical Spanish lessons. He has also served as club president of the Health Equality Alliance group, been a teaching assistant for the manipulative medicine course at UNECOM, and has been an active volunteer in a number of other community projects. Santiago enjoys swimming, biking, hiking, kayaking, cooking, drawing, technology, environmental preservation, and traveling.

Dr. Philip Close BarberPhilip Close-Barber, DO

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philip Close-Barber grew up in Western Massachusetts. Philip received a BA in East Asian and religious studies from Connecticut College, and an MS in bioethics from Columbia University where he also completed his post-baccalaureate pre-medical studies. He completed his DO training at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. During medical school, he co-authored a paper on empathy. In his spare time, Philip enjoys reading, tabletop games, and physical fitness, and is interested in philosophy, religious studies, storytelling, graphic novels, movies, and history.

Dr. Ianna Hondros MccarthyIanna Hondros-Mccarthy, DO

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ianna Hondros-McCarthy is from Lowell, Massachusetts where she completed her BA in English and Psychology, followed by an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies at UMass-Lowell. She received her DO from University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ianna is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Among many activities, she has served as a teaching assistant for anatomy and osteopathic manipulative medicine classes and led mindfulness sessions for other medical students. She has a number of publications and presentation on mindfulness and empathy. She enjoys writing, hiking, running, yoga, sewing, spending time with family and friends, volunteering, and finding ways to perform small acts of kindness.

Dr. Hossain KhanHossain Khan, DO

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hossain Khan grew up in New York City and attended St. John’s University where he received his undergraduate degree in biology. He completed his DO degree at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. During medical school, he was vice-president of the Neurology and Psychiatry Interest Club among other activities. He has been extensively involved in volunteer work as chair of community service for the Student National Medical Association. In recognition of his community service, he was awarded the TOUCH Gold Award. Hossain enjoys hiking, visiting national parks, trail running, biking, lifting weights, doing yoga, cooking, reading fiction, and watching foreign action and thriller films.

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Dr. Ram Lakhani

Ram Lakhani, DO

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

Ram Lakhani comes to us from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University where he received his DO in May 2017. He completed his BA in Psychology at Marquette University in WI, and did post-baccalaureate studies at Loyola University in Chicago. Ram served as president of the Midwestern University Psychiatric Association, and is a member of PsychSIGN and the APA. He received recognition for achievement in Behavioral Science. He has interests in integrative medicine, serving as co-chair for Integrate Chicago in 2015 and 2016, and in the balance of psychotherapeutic and biological approaches in psychiatry having participated in a study on how veterans make meaning from their life narrative and completing an elective at Austin Riggs. He has volunteered for NAMI and has been a student instructor for junior medical students. Ram enjoys yoga, playing guitar, cooking, camping, and watching the Chicago Bulls.

Dr. Feier Liu

Feier Liu, DO

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Feier Liu received her DO from University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017. Feier earned her BS in Biomedical Science from the University of New Hampshire where she was a mentor and senior staff member for a multicultural orientation program, and served on the executive board of the United Asian Coalition. She continued her extensive volunteer work in medical school where she was a mentor for other students, worked at Caring Unlimited answering calls and providing support for victims of domestic violence, and at the Crisis Text Line. In recognition of her volunteerism, she was awarded the TOUCH award for community service two consecutive years. She has also served as the student liaison between UNECOM and the Manchester Connecticut Clinical Campus. Feier enjoys trying new things, rock climbing, and hiking.

Dr. Sajel Shah

Sajel Shah, MD

Ross University School of Medicine

Sajel Shah is a Massachusetts native who received her MD from Ross University School of Medicine in November 2016. She completed her undergraduate studies summa cum laude at the University of Rhode Island in Biological Studies and Spanish Language and Literature. During medical school, Sajel was a member of the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry, and a research intern with the Asthma Regional Council in Boston looking at public policies related to asthma, presenting her results at a regional meeting of the council. Sajel completed training as a certified peer specialist at the Transformation Center in Holyoke in order to work directly with families with a loved one suffering from a major mental illness. Sajel enjoys reworking vintage jewelry, writing, crafting, and traveling.

Dr. Kerry Sheahan

Kerry Sheahan, DO

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

Kerry Sheahan is from Illinois and received her DO from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University in May 2017. She has an undergraduate degree in Biology cum laude from Loyola University in Chicago with minors in Classical Studies and Asian Language and Literature, spending 3 months studying in Japan. She is also a certified EMT. During medical school, Kerry participated in research on psychopharmacological treatment of autism in conjunction with CBT and play therapy. She has served as president of the American Medical Women's Association and participated in the medical school Psychiatry Club as well as other volunteer activities. Kerry enjoys painting, studying languages, wildlife rehabilitation, archery, yoga, and flute.

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Dr. Jamison BradshawJamison Bradshaw DO

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Jamison Bradshaw was born in Honolulu. He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Rutgers University and received his DO from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Jamison has been an active participant in organizations promoting LGBTQ awareness, rights, and healthcare equality. He received the William F. Ranieri, D.O. Endowed Scholarship from Rowan University SOM and a Health Professions Scholarship Program Award from the US Navy for community service, leadership, and academic success. Jamison enjoys knitting, music, and films. 

Dr. Shannon Mazur Shannon Mazur DO

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Shannon Mazur is originally from Colorado. After completing her undergraduate studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a major in biology and minors in biochemistry and Irish studies, she obtained her Master’s degree in Applied Philosophy and Biomedical Ethics from Loyola University in Chicago. Following graduation, she taught ethics at Loyola University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has also served as an ethics consultant to Rush Oak Park Hospital. She completed her DO at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Shannon enjoys travel, meditation and yoga, whitewater river rafting, skiing, spelunking, being active with her dogs, and discovering new foods. 

Dr. Gursharon Nijjar Gursharon Nijjar MD

Ross University School of Medicine

Gursharon Nijjar grew up in San Jose, California. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology at UCLA and her MD from Ross. For this past year, she has been working as a research assistant in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the University of Maryland. Sharon enjoys do it yourself (DIY) home-improvement projects, hiking, playing soccer, cooking, traveling, yoga, and meditation.

Dr. Deepika Sundararaj Deepika Sundararaj MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Deepika Sundararaj was born in India. She completed her undergraduate studies in biology and political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a Buckley Public Service Scholar. She completed her MD at St. George’s University School of Medicine. Deepika has been active in AMSA as an undergraduate and medical student. She enjoys watching movies, old TV shows, volunteering at the Service Garden at home, and is an avid fan of the North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball team.

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Dr. Eguono EduvieEguono Eduvie DO

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Eguono Eduvie DO is from New York. She received her BS in Psychology from Stony Brook University where she was a member of the Golden Key Honor Society. After working as a suicide hotline operator, she entered Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine to complete her MS in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Studies continuing on at Touro for medical school where she received her DO. Eguono enjoys R&B and Pop music, knitting, crocheting, and jogging/Zumba fitness. 

Erin Johnson MD

Dr. Erin JohnsonRoss University School of Medicine

Erin Johnson MD grew up in Syracuse, NY. She completed her BFA cum laude in Graphic Design followed by a BA cum laude in Biology from SUNY Oswego in New York. After working as a rehabilitation counselor for chronically mentally ill patients in Ithaca, Erin graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. While at Ross, she was a mentor for incoming students and served on the executive board of Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity. Erin enjoys graphic design/digital print media, interactive media/video gaming/digital narrative construction, reading science fiction/fantasy literature, and breeding birds. 

Daniel Marotta MD

Dr. Daniel MarottaSt. George's University School of Medicine

Daniel Marotta MD is from Brooklyn, New York. He received his BA in Philosophy from Colgate University in Hamilton and became an editor and writer for ABCNews.com after graduation. He then completed post-baccalaureate studies at Adelphi University and graduated from St. Georges University School of Medicine where he was a member of Iota Epsilon Alpha Medical Honor Society. Daniel enjoys writing, reading fiction, philosophy, chess, biking, and playing guitar 

Rebecca Olufade MD

Dr. Rebecca OlufadeMorehouse School of Medicine

Rebecca Olufade MD is from New York, graduating magna cum laude in Biological Sciences from Binghamton University. She then graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine where she received the AACAP Lifetime Members’ Mentorship Grant for Medical Students. She enjoys bowling with friends, running, and swimming, as well as traveling to experience different cultures.