Fellows

“Coming from a place of humility and curiosity is so important, and that’s something that really was encouraged by my mentors and attendings here at Mount Sinai”
- Joshua Choi, MD, Chief Fellow

First Year Fellows

Usman Jangda, MD
RESIDENCY: State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University
MEDICAL: Ziauddin Medical College
UNDERGRADUATE: Ziauddin Medical College

Dr. Jangda, originally from Long Island, moved across the world after high school to attend medical school at Ziauddin University in Karachi, Pakistan. He subsequently worked as a clinical researcher at the Zucker Hillside Hospital, with emphases on adolescent mood disorders and negative symptoms in schizophrenia. He then joined psychiatry residency at SUNY Downstate, during which he became involved in state and federal mental health advocacy, joining the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Advocacy Liaison Network and promoting increased access to mental health care. He also co-led a support group for intensive care unit and emergency department nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Psychoanalytic Association of New York. Dr. Jangda spends his free time traveling with his wife, exploring museums, reading, and watching Manchester United soccer matches.

Megan Lin, DO
RESIDENCY: Nassau University Medical Center
MEDICAL: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
UNDERGRADUATE: New York University

A native New Yorker, Dr. Lin completed medical school at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Her clinical interests include psychotherapy, social media’s impact on youth, and mental health advocacy for ethnic minorities. Prior to residency, Dr. Lin graduated with a BA in Anthropology from New York University, with a minor in East Asian Studies. Outside of work, she enjoys art, video games, science fiction, traveling, yoga, and skincare.

Kimberley Seoane, MD
RESIDENCY: Albany Medical Center
MEDICAL: Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
UNDERGRADUATE: Fordham College at Lincoln Center

Dr. Seoane completed her undergraduate education at Fordham University, at which time she initially found her interest in the field of psychiatry while volunteering on a research project comparing the effectiveness of various psychotherapy modalities in the treatment of panic disorder at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She completed her medical education at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and went on to residency training at Albany Medical Center. During residency, she has worked on a project assessing health care providers’ comfort in management of agitation in pediatric population and implementing interventions to increase their comfort level. Outside of work, she enjoys running, traveling, and music.

Michael Stein, DO
RESIDENCY: Temple University Hospital
MEDICAL: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
UNDERGRADUATE: Rice University

Dr. Stein is a native New Yorker who received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science from Rice University. He went on to complete a master’s degree in philosophy and public policy at the London School of Economics. While in graduate school he became interested in transitioning from the theoretical study of health policy to the more tangible experience of working with patients. During his residency training, Dr. Stein became fascinated with the intersection of addiction and child and adolescent psychiatry as he worked with many adult patients who had developed substance use disorders as adolescents. Outside of work, he enjoys reading history books, exercising, listening to progressive rock music, and following the NBA and NFL.

Betty Wang, MD
RESIDENCY: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
MEDICAL: Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
UNDERGRADUATE: New York University

Dr. Wang is a native New Yorker who completed her medical degree at SUNY Stony Brook and her residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Her clinical interests include autism spectrum disorder, child neuropsychiatry, cultural psychiatry and LGBTQ mental health. In medical school, she participated and published in translational research on the molecular biology of rare genetic disorders and volunteered with pediatric populations in both clinical and community settings. She continued her interest in research through residency, authoring various posters and publications as well as presenting a clinical seminar through the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on mental health disparities in Asian American LGBTQ youth. Dr. Wang can be found spending her spare time playing her guitar, drawing, or shooting hoops on a neighborhood court.

Satin Zarkar, MD

RESIDENCY: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Morningside
MEDICAL: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine- Middletown
UNDERGRADUATE: University of California Irvine

Dr. Zarkar received her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from University of California, Irvine and medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her interest in psychiatry grew during a summer spent at a refugee camp in Torbat-e Jam, Iran, near the border of Afghanistan. There, she experienced first-hand the trauma and psychological impact forced migration can have on an individual and their loved ones. Dr. Zarkar went on to residency at Mount Sinai Morningside, where her interest in child psychiatry, global mental health, and trauma-related pathology grew. In her spare time, Dr. Zarkar can be found running in Central Park, waiting for the next true-crime documentary on Netflix, or planning her next travel adventure.

Research Track Fellow

Asif Rahman, MD
RESIDENCY: Nassau University Medical Center
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
UNDERGRADUATE: Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College

A native New Yorker, Dr. Rahman completed his undergraduate education at the Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York at Hunter College, obtaining his BA in biology and political sciences. He went on to attend the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he completed a one-year research fellowship studying autism spectrum disorder. He then completed his residency training at the Nassau University Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident for Academics and Research as well as Chair of the Resident Council, a role which enabled him to advocate for resident wellness and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyond the academic realm, Dr. Rahman enjoys discovering new restaurants, traveling, spending quality time with his cat Mittens, and enjoying outings with his friends and family.

Second Year Fellows

Priyanka Adapa, MD
RESIDENCY: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
MEDICAL: St. George’s University School of Medicine
UNDERGRADUATE: University of Southern California

Dr. Adapa, originally from Fresno, California, completed her undergraduate education at the University of Southern California and graduated as a Renaissance Scholar with a BS in biological sciences and a BA in philosophy. During her residency training, she spent significant time assessing high recidivism rates in the public hospital system as well as explored the crossover between endocrinology and bipolar disorder, presenting at the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, , and American Psychological Association conferences. As the psychiatry delegate for the Committee of Interns and Residents, she worked closely with the hospital administration to gain private funding to increase resources for quality improvements in the inpatient and ambulatory psychiatry units. As a clinician, she is dedicated to social justice and improving access for global mental health. Outside of psychiatry, Dr. Adapa enjoys hiking, traveling to different countries, and baking for friends and colleagues.

Julian “Milo” Artunduaga, DO
RESIDENCY: Temple University
MEDICAL: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
UNDERGRADUATE: University of Maryland

Born in Colombia, Dr. Artunduaga completed medical school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, internship at Hahnemann Hospital, and residency at Temple University in Philadelphia. His clinical interests include LGBT mental health, integrative medicine, therapy, trauma, and conversion disorders. He believes in community engagement through education; in medical school, he created a Spanish crash course for medical students and during residency, he expanded an LGBT symposium to the larger medical community. Prior to residency, Dr. Artunduaga graduated with a BS in neuroscience from the University of Maryland, and a minor in Spanish. His hobbies include working out, vegan cooking, minimalist living, and practicing yoga and meditation.

Meghaa Bhargava, MD
RESIDENCY: Maimonides Medical Center
MEDICAL: Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi
UNDERGRADUATE: Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi

Hailing from New Delhi, India, Dr. Bhargava has been involved in various initiatives for mental health awareness in her hometown through the World Health Organization and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. She discovered her love for working with children while volunteering with underprivileged children living in urban slums and was impressed by their resilience and indefatigable spirit. Her passion is to help trauma survivors process their experiences and achieve personal growth. After medical school, she moved to the ‘crucible of cultures’ that is New York City which galvanized her interest in working with immigrant communities and exploring trauma among asylum seekers. Dr. Bhargava’s experiences working with victimized populations led to her pursuing training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and advanced psychodynamic psychotherapy training through the Psychoanalytic Association of New York. Dr. Bhargava often spends her spare time dreaming of white sand beaches and is invigorated by travel, food, books, and puppies.

Erica Everest, MD
RESIDENCY: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
MEDICAL: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
UNDERGRADUATE: Cornell University

Dr. Everest received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell University, where she worked in an infant development lab. She went on to study medicine at Case Western Reserve University. During residency at SUNY Downstate, she was drawn to working with . She also took classes in psychodynamic therapy and volunteered weekly at a free clinic. Outside of work, she enjoys pets, travel, crafting, and trying new foods.

Trevor Griffen, MD, PhD
RESIDENCY: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
MEDICAL: The Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
UNDERGRADUATE: Brown University

Dr. Griffen is a graduate of the Medical Scientist Training Program at SUNY Stony Brook where he completed his dissertation research studying postnatal developmental neuroplasticity in the rodent visual cortex in the lab of Arianna Maffei, PhD. He completed his general psychiatry residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he was a Chief Resident for Research and works in the lab of Tom Hildebrandt, PsyD <. Dr. Griffen’s current research interest is in the interaction between malnutrition and the underlying neurobiology of low weight eating disorders. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his newborn daughter, Luna, traveling, baking/cooking, and running.

Yuliya Hryb, MD
RESIDENCY: New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center
MEDICAL: Belarusian State Medical University
UNDERGRADUATE: Belarusian State Medical University

Dr. Hryb is joining the program upon completion of her residency training at Westchester Medical Center/NYMC. After graduating from a six-year MD program in Belarus, she worked for a nonprofit helping children from the Chernobyl area, wrote and edited questions for psychiatry board preparation at , and was also involved in various clinical research projects at New York University. Some of her professional interests include first episode psychosis, autoimmune encephalitis, eating disorders, as well as innovation and technology in psychiatry. Outside of work, Dr. Hryb can be found attending various art events, dancing salsa, and traveling.

Chanelle Ramsubick, MD
RESIDENCY: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
MEDICAL: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
UNDERGRADUATE: The University of Western Ontario

Dr. Ramsubick is a Trinidadian-Canadian who completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario and her medical degree at the American University of the Caribbean. She is dedicated to working with children from marginalized communities and has a passion for community service initiatives that engage at-risk youth. While working in these programs she witnessed the effect of early drug use and plans to further specialize in addiction psychiatry. When she is not in the hospital, she is volunteering with “NYC Save a Life,” a program which distributes naloxone kits to bars and clubs in New York City. In her spare time, Dr. Ramsubick enjoys attending comedy shows, Broadway plays, and live concerts.

Graduates

2021
Can Büyükaşık, MD
Joshua Choi, MD
Maria Cuartero-Toledo, MBBS
Laura Dieppa-Perea, MD
Ali Haidar, MD
Michael Kang, MD
Billy Zou, MD

2020
Juste Buneviciute, MD
Maya Hubert, MD
Vasiliki Karagiorga, MD
Lara Katz, MD
Yael Kufert, MD
Yasmin Mohabbat, MD
Swathi Moylan, MD

2019
Sarah Berkson, MD
Alana Bunnag, MD
Kevin Chou, MD
Abigail Cohen, MD
Natasha Juneja, MD
Samantha Kennis, MD
Danica Vargo, DO

2018
Salmahn Alam, MD
Humera Chaudhary, MD
Stephanie Friedman, MD
Amy Glick, MD
Navjot (Nancy) Khinda, MD
Cecilia Lipira, MD
Lan Chi (Krysti) Vo, MD
Thomas Yang, MD

2017
Jesse Costales, MD
Nicholas Figueroa, MD
Stephen Gamss, DO
Erica Lo Re, DO
Nanda Muthusawmy, MD
Laura Powers, MD
Jeffrey Takos, MD