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Psychiatry Residents

The residency programs in NYU Langone’s Department of Psychiatry train future clinicians, researchers, and policymakers, helping them to develop a comprehensive knowledge of how psychiatric disease and healthcare delivery affect patients, the course of their illnesses, and their recovery.

Psychiatry Residents

First-Year Residents

Kavitha Anandalingam, MD
Sonya Bakshi, MD
Christopher Clayton, MD
Lila Flavin, MD
Neel Lalkiya, MD
Sharon Madanes, MD
Mira Milad, MD
Petros Petridis, MD
Philip Polychroniou, MD
Erik Quan, MD
Kelvin Quinones-Laracuente, MD, PhD
Jose Sanchez-Cruz, MD
Amy Ton, MD
Garseng Wong, MD

Second-Year Residents

Uzoamaka Asonye, MD
Aviva Caroff, MD
Yoonju Cho, MD, PhD
Kelsey Collins, MD
Ian Cox, MD
Evan Einstein, MD
Clancy Jones, MD
Katherine Kim, MD
Inna Larsen, MD
Katherine Nordgren, MD
Gabriella Riley, MD
Daniel Roberts, MD
Mary Rockas, MD
Mara Storto, MD
Eric Whitney, MD

Third-Year Residents

Matthew Antonello, MD
Paula Askalsky, MD
Kathryn Baselice, MD
Zoe Birnbaum, MD
Danielle Himelfarb, MD
Joseph Marlin, MD, PhD
Asha Martin, MD
Olufisayo Omotunde, MD
Kara Prussing, MD
Wei Qi, MD
Gabriella Safyer, MD
Keriann Shalvoy, MD
Ashvin Sood, MD
Mu Xu, MD, PhD

Fourth-Year Residents

Xinlin (Linda) Chen, MD
Omar Khan, MD
Nicole Kiyohara, MD
Maya Koenig-Dzialowski, MD
Carina Lorenz, MD
Elizabeth May, MD
Megan Ann Mendoza, MD
Peter Na, MD
Rebecca Tennis, MD
Michael Underriner, MD

Psychiatry Residency Research Program Residents

Our research track residents exude talent, generosity, a collegial spirit, curiosity, and a desire to have fun while pursuing rigorous training.

Joseph Marlin, MD, PhD

Joe is interested in understanding the neuronal circuits underlying motivated behavior and their dysfunction in mental illness. He investigates electrophysiologic models of synaptic plasticity and dopamine signaling in the rodent basal ganglia. Joe received his BS in chemistry and BA in neuroscience at University of California, Berkeley, and went on to complete his MD and PhD at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. His doctoral studies in the lab of Adam Carter, PhD, detailed the synaptic connections of the prefrontal cortex and thalamus using a combination of slice physiology and optogenetics. Joe enjoys spending time with his neuroscientist wife Bianca, daughter Sage, and cat Santiago Ramon y Cajal, named after the famous neuroanatomist.

Peter Na, MD

Peter is a resident psychiatrist in the Clinical Research Track, where he splits his time between clinical care and research with the Anxiety and Complicated Grief Program. He graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine, and earned an MPH from Harvard University. Peter has interests in developing a variety of approaches to better understanding and intervening on risk factors for suicide, post-traumatic stress disorder, and complicated grief including addressing stigma.

Xinlin (Linda) Chen, MD

Linda is a resident psychiatrist with research interest in medical anthropology, at the intersection of psychiatry and the social sciences. As a part of the Division of Social Solutions and Services Research at the The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, her research applies qualitative methods toward understanding the stigma of mental illness. She received a BS in physics and philosophy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In medical school at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Linda worked on research examining experiences of stigma among Chinese immigrants with mental illness. Presently, Linda is interested in how inequalities related to race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class impact people’s experiences of diagnosis, mental illness, and contact with psychiatric services.

Mu Xu, MD, PhD

Mu is interested in the molecular aspect of pathogenesis and therapy of mental disorders. He earned his PhD in developmental genetics at NYU in the laboratory of Christine Rushlow, PhD, where he studied transcription regulation in fruit fly embryogenesis. He then conducted his postdoctoral research in fly muscle development in the laboratory of Mary Baylies, PhD, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Subsequently, Mu went on to obtain his MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He is currently interested in precision medicine integrating molecular biomarkers to predict responses to different medications in military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders.

Wei Qi, MD

Wei (Vic) is interested in the neurobiology of psychosis. She graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, with a year of study abroad at Paris Diderot University, Xavier-Bichat Medical School. She earned her MA in clinical psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. As a part of the schizophrenia research group, Vic’s current project focuses on novel mechanisms and pharmacological interventions in first-episode psychosis using structural and functional brain imaging. She is especially interested in studying the laterality of brain functions and how it is related to psychosis and its treatment responses.

Kelvin Quinones-Laracuente, MD, PhD

Kevin earned his BS magna cum laude in biology from the University of Puerto Rico. He is completing his MD/PhD at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, having received a number of awards for his research. He has high-profile publications in journals such as Nature, Neuron, Journal of Neuroscience, and Journal of Neurophysiology. He has worked on groundbreaking research on fear learning and extinction, with a thesis titled “Prelimbic Cortex Signaling Across Time.”

Neurology and Psychiatry Double Board Residents

Anlys Olivera, MD, PhD, first-year resident
Gabriel Ben Dor, MD, second-year resident
Benjamin Fuchs, MD, third-year resident
Janice Chou, MD, fourth-year resident
Michael Tau, MD, fourth-year resident
Palak Patel, MD, fifth-year resident
Katlyn Nemani, MD, sixth-year resident

Resident Life

Our residents participate in a wide variety of activities to help facilitate learning and boost comradery.

National Resident Awards

Illustrating our department’s commitment to excellence in training, residents have received a wide range of awards over the last decade, including the following:

  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Rappeport Fellowship
  • American College of Psychiatrists PRITE Fellowship
  • American Psychiatric Association Resident–Fellow Member, Board of Trustees
  • American Psychiatric Association/Area II (New York State) Member-in-Training Representative
  • American Psychiatric Association/Child and Adolescent Fellowship
  • American Psychiatric Association/Leadership Fellowship
  • American Psychiatric Association/Minority Diversity Leadership Fellowship
  • American Psychiatric Association/Public Psychiatry Fellowship
  • American Psychiatric Association/Resident Recognition Award
  • American Psychiatric Association/ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Fellowship
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Society Award
  • Geriatric Mental Health Foundation Scholars Program
  • Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Ginsberg Fellowship
  • National Institute of Mental Health Outstanding Resident Award Program