PG-1 Residents

Ashley Adams

Ashley Adams, MDAshley Adams, MD

Ashley received her MD from Duke University School of Medicine (AOA).  She earned her BA in Psychology (Phi Beta Kappa) from The Johns Hopkins University. She was awarded the Marc Amaya North Carolina Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Award in 2018-2019 and the William Bell Award from the Duke Pediatrics Residency and “Good Catch” Award presented by the president of Duke University in 2018. As a third-year student, Ashley completed research on the clinical phenotypes and diagnosis of seropositive autoimmune encephalitis and Hashimoto's encephalopathy and presented her findings in national forums.  She also contributed to the development of a seminar for clerkship year students focusing on the experience of the emotions of shame, guilt, and the concept of resilience within the medical learning environment.

 Yvorn Aswad

Yvorn Aswad, MDYvorn Aswad, MDYvorn "Doc" received his MD from the UCLA/Drew Medical Education Program in Los Angeles, California. He earned his BA in Human Biology and African and African-American Studies from Stanford University. He was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and received the Association of American Medical Colleges Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship and the American Medical Association Foundation Minority Scholars Award. Yvorn served as Co-President of the Student National Medical Association and led a mentorship program for disadvantaged high school students in L.A. He also co-founded Health Beyond Bars a student-run group that mentors and provides health education to incarcerated youth in juvenile facilities.  His research interests have focused on promoting health for youth after Incarceration.

 C. Paula Lewis-de los Angeles

C. Paula Lewis-de-los AngelesC. Paula Lewis-de-los Angeles

Paula received her MD in May 2019 from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She received her BS in Biology and Psychology from Stanford University.  She earned her M.Ed. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Northwestern University. She is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She was awarded an individual fellowship through the National Institute of Child Health and Development National Research Service Award to support her PhD research on brain health in youth perinatally-acquired HIV.  Paula served as a director for the MSTP Promoting Inner-City Youth in Science and Medicine program where she helped to design the curriculum of clinical cases and experiments for inner-city Chicago high school students at the Boys & Girls Club. She served as a neuroanatomy teaching assistant for medical students and mentored graduate students. She was awarded the Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship for outstanding PhD students by Northwestern as well as the Young Investigator Award from the Conference on Retroviruses and Infections in recognition of her research.

PG-2 Residents

Sarah Elliott

Sarah “Sally” received her MD in May 2018 from the University of California, Los Angeles Geffen School of Medicine.  She was also a student in UCLA PRIME, a five-year program focusing on the development of leaders in medicine addressing policy, care and research in healthcare for the underserved. Sally earned her bachelor degree in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College and her MPH from the University of California Los Angeles. Sally was a Martin Covel Medical Student Scholarship recipient, a Mackenzie Foundation Scholar, and co-director of Patient Engagement at the UCLA MyLife Program. She has also mentored undergraduates in the Pipeline Program and was a leader in a Global Health course.

Vicenta Hudziak 

Vicenta “Vic” received her MD in May 2018 from the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. She earned her BA in Neurosciences and minor in Chinese from Middlebury College. Vic was selected to be a student member of the Learning Environment and Professionalism (LEAP) Committee to provide a voice for improvement of educational standards. She was a Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholarship, which is awarded for demonstrated passion and commitment to meeting the health care needs of the underserved in rural Vermont. Vic was also a volunteer family liaison at the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department anda leader of the UVM College of Medicine Yoga Student Interest Group.

Phillip Sojka

Phillip received his MD in May 2018 from the Indiana University School of Medicine where he also earned his Bachelor of Science with distinction in Psychology. He was the recipient of the Douglas A. Triplett Scholarship based on academic achievement and is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.  Phillip is founder of the Peer-to-Peer Support Training where he created a training plan for students to identify, approach and refer fellow students in need, which is being disseminated to the IU School of Dentistry and Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. He also participated in research to expand the treatment of teens with substance abuse using a smart phone app.

PG-3 Residents

Khushbu Joshi
Khushbu  received her MD in May of 2017 from Drexel University College of Medicine.  Khushbu earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Khushbu was on the Dean’s List and in the Honors Program and she received a four-year scholarship from the Clarence and Ruth Moll Society, a scholarship for exemplary premedical students.   Khushbu has been very active in both service and leadership activities.  She served as President, Treasurer and Secretary of Drexel’s Family Medicine Interest Group. Khushbu volunteered at the Eliza Shirley Clinic, a student-run clinic that serves the medical needs of homeless women and their families.  Additionally, she volunteered with CPR Anytime, teaching CPR to junior high and high school students in the Philadelphia area. Khushbu has also been involved in clinical research in the Department of Psychiatry, evaluating the effects of gender non-conforming behaviors in four-year olds on the development of depressive symptoms in adolescents and the influence of gender and ethnicity in addictive disorders in college students.     

Colleen Victor
Colleen received her MD in May of 2017 from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine where she was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Colleen earned her B.S degree in Psychology from Michigan State.  She has been very active in both leadership and scholarship. Colleen was secretary of Education in Transforming Community health, a student organization that taught health lessons to residents of a Lansing youth shelter. Colleen traveled to Thailand to work in a rural community clinic, providing wound care, health checks, vaccinations and health education.  She completed training to become a member of the Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Team and became a medical advocate, responding to provide resources and support to victims of sexual assault. Colleen volunteered at Whaley’s Children Center, a residential school for children in the foster care system. Colleen participated in Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved (LMU) that that enables then to lead efforts to address the needs of medically underserved populations. 

Elizabeth Wagner
Elizabeth received her MD from Tulane University School of Medicine in May of 2017.  She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies.   Elizabeth was a member of the Combined MD/MPH Degree Merit-Based Scholarship Award.  She also received an American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Summer Medical Student Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and was a Tulane Klingenstein Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Medical Student Fellowship Scholar. She conducted research in perinatal psychiatry and presented her findings at the Annual Klingenstein Conference.   Elizabeth has been involved in research of the internal perceptions of children’s disruptive behaviors with the Tulane Department of Child Psychiatry. She also participated in a research project focused on changes in how parents perceive and experience their child during Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).  She has presented her findings at national meetings. 

PG - 4 Residents

Jennifer Cueto
Jenny was born and raised in Chicago. She attended Northwestern University for college, where she majored in Human Development and Psychological Services. Both during and after college, Jenny volunteered as a social work intern in child abuse and neglect at Stroger Hospital of Cook County. After graduating from college, she spent a year working in a child development lab at Northwestern and then moved east for a year to complete a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia. She then spent an additional two years as a smoking cessation counselor at Northwestern and subsequently completed medical school at UIC, where she was the recipient of a Dean's Scholarship, based on a combination of academic achievement and extracurricular leadership. She spent the summer after her first year of medical school at Camp STAR, a summer treatment camp for children with ADHD and mild autism spectrum disorder, after being awarded a highly competitive summer fellowship through the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)'s Campaign for America's Kids. She has also served as student leaders for the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation and the psychiatry interest group. In addition, Jenny helped develop and implement a health education curriculum at a free clinic in Chicago during medical school. Jennifer received her MD in May 2016 from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. She was the recipient of a Dean's Scholarship from the University of Illinois, based on a combination of academic achievement and extracurricular leadership. She spent her summer of first year of medical school at Camp STAR, a summer treatment camp for children with ADHD and mild autism spectrum disorder. She has also served as student leaders for the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation and the psychiatry interest group. Jennifer was awarded a highly competitive summer fellowship through the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)'s Campaign for America's Kids. In addition she was a member of the PsychEd! Executive board and was Co-President of this group. 

Raina Milne
Raina received her MD in May 2016 from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College where she received her B.A., majoring in Psychology. During college Raina interned at the Dartmouth Center for Addiction, Recovery and Education where she pursued research looking at student alcohol use. She spent a summer as a trip leader for the Rural Literacy Project in Peru and Bolivia, where she taught English. Following graduation Raina spent one year working as a psychiatric therapist in a high-security psychiatric facility and another year teaching and developing curricula in Math and Science for underprivileged children in Honduras. During medical school, Raina volunteered in the Chelsea public schools where she developed Engaging Science activities for 7th and 8th graders. She also served as a mentor to the students. 

Charles Wulff
Charles Wulff received his MD in May 2016 from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at Colby College in Maine where he received a B.A. in Biology. During his undergraduate years Charles participated in Varsity Swimming and Diving and served as team captain during his senior year. He was also president of Student Health on Campus a group that advocated for improved student health policies. He engaged in research in the Department of Biology where his work on the effects of anesthesia on the innate immune response in zebra fish led to his senior honors thesis. During medical school at Tufts Charles worked as a science instructor at a summer camp for children. He was vice-president of the Pediatric Interest Group at Tufts and vice-president and treasurer of the Health Care Reform Club which organized speakers and seminars in the current healthcare system as well as efforts to reform it. 

PG-5 Chief Residents

Claire Williams
Claire received her MD in May 2015 from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She also completed her undergraduate Developmental Studies Degree at Brown. Claire was nominated by her peers and faculty members into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She was actively involved in the Henrietta Leonard Medical Student Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry since her first year at Brown. Throughout college she spent several months living in Uganda doing research with an organization that helps to reintegrate child soldiers returning to their country. Claire received a Helping Hands grant from the American Psychiatric Foundation to develop a medical student-run educational program for youth in the foster care system. She developed and taught a sexual health curriculum at the Rhode Island Training School. She also is the Medical Student Representative to the Rhode island Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, RI's chapter of AACAP. 

Cortney Taylor

CortneyCortneyCortney received her MD in May 2015 from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington where she was a Mary Gates Scholar. Cortney was co-chair of Medical School for Choice at Einstein and planned events to raise awareness among her fellow classmates. She spent her summer between first and second year of medical school as an extern for Medical Students for Choice and conducted research about the manner in which women's health topics were covered in popular medical. Cortney was the Vice-chair of the Einstein American Association Chapter, which allowed her to get involved with patient advocacy on the more formal level of policy. She also spent time volunteering at a local community college in the Bronx administering rapid HIV tests and counseling individuals about safe sex practices. She worked at Einstein's student run clinics in her free time. She was among a group of students who developed and taught a curriculum on sexual health at a local juvenile correctional facility. 

Anish Raj
Anish received his MD in May 2015 from Florida State University College of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida, Gainesville. As a medical student Anish was selected as one of eighteen Florida SEARCH Program Scholars. This opportunity allowed him to assess the health disparities of the underserved community in Jacksonville, Florida and present his findings at the annual Florida Academy of Family Physicians Summer Forum Conference. He served as president of the Allopathic Integrative Medicine organization and was an active member of the FSU Cares interest group. He also secured sponsorships and participated on the Public Relations Committee for the first annual Pedaling for Parkinson's Fundraiser. Anish assisted with AHEC Quit Smoking Now classes and has been active in providing preventative examinations at a homeless shelter. He is a medical student volunteer for the Adolescent Leadership Council (TALC).