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Psychiatry Residency Program - Current Residents

Get to know our residents — their passions, hobbies and what brought them to this program.
Abdulrahman Alshiban

Abdulrahman Alshiban, MD   
King Saud University, Riyadh College of Medicine   
I was born and raised in Saudi Arabia where I completed my medical degree at King Saud University. One of the many reasons I decided joining Tufts is that it’s a program that focuses on psychotherapy training as well as psychopharmacology. Outside work, you may find me enjoying a run along Mystic river or having coffee with friends in the beautiful city of Boston. Fact! "The Office" is the best sitcom.   

Rachel Casseres

Rachel Casseres, MD   
Tufts University School of Medicine   
I grew up in the Boston suburbs. I went to Brandeis University, where I studied chemical-biology. Then I went to Tufts University School of Medicine, and I guess I still haven’t left! I’ve loved the fact that Tufts Medical Center feels like a small community even though it’s a major Boston hospital. I’m also happy to stay in the city that I love and to be nearby to my family. In my spare time I love walking outdoors. I also like doing crafts such as origami and crochet—usually while watching a comedy, horror movie, or HGTV.   

Eric Chen

Eric Chen, MD   
University of Connecticut School of Medicine   
I was born in Buffalo, NY but quickly moved to CT where I spent most of my life. I majored in chemistry and economics at UConn and attended medical school there as well (go Huskies). I have always been interested in the philosophy of mind and so psychiatry was a natural fit for me. Boston, and by extension Tufts, were equally easy choices for residency. When not at work, I enjoy gaming, cooking and traveling.   

Baqir Hassan

Baqir Hassan, MD   
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine   
I was born in Virginia, then lived in Illinois, then Missouri. I finished high school in St Louis then attended the University of Missouri-Kansas city BA/MD program. I chose Tufts for the diverse patient population, the broad range of opportunity afforded to residents, and the camaraderie of residents and faculty. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, backpacking, rafting and rock climbing. The coolest land mass I’ve climbed so far is probably Devils Tower in Wyoming. Living in Boston has been a blast, the list of fun things to do in and around the city has been steadily growing since moving here!   

Hannah Hollander

Hannah Hollander, MD    
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine    




Tara Lowe

Tara Lowe, MD   
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine   
I attended medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and started my residency training in Florida. After spending five years in Florida (and having completely forgotten that winter exists in other places), I decided it was time for a new adventure and followed I-95 north for a few days. I eventually ended up in Boston where I joined the Tufts psychiatry team. My goal is to become a child and adolescent psychiatrist. In my free time, I enjoy walking my chihuahua at local parks. It turns out that winter here is actually not as bad as the stereotypes make it out to be, and the unparalleled New England foliage in autumn makes up for it.   

Angelina Noriega

Angelina Noriega, MD   
SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine   
I grew up in a small town in Westchester, New York before moving Upstate. I studied Human Biology as an undergraduate at Cornell University in Ithaca, then spent a year working as a medical scribe before starting medical school at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse. Outside of the hospital, you can find me in the gym training for my next bodybuilding competition, or exploring the various parks and beaches around Boston with my family, friends, and 2 dogs (a Chiweenie and Pomeranian). I hope to combine my interests by pursuing a career in sports psychiatry.   

Kathryne Adams

Kathryne Adams, MD  
Rush Medical College  
I was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. While I will always be a Jersey girl, I left to study psychology at Boston University. After undergrad, I was a mental health care worker for a year and half in upstate New York. I then left the East Coast to attend Rush Medical College in Chicago, Il. Tufts gave me the opportunity to come back home and I have loved every minute of it! When I’m not caring for patients, I’m re-exploring Boston, connecting with friends, or embracing all New England has to offer!   

Khalid Alshaibani

Khalid Alshaibani, MD  
King Saud University, Riyadh College of Medicine  
Born and raised in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where I completed my medical degree at King Saud University. While initially training in general surgery at the University of Illinois/MGH program in Chicago for a year, I realized that my long-standing interest in psychiatry was my true calling. Making the switch to psychiatry has been immensely gratifying, allowing me to engage deeply with patients and their mental health. Every day, I find myself grateful for making this change, and it brings me immense fulfillment and joy especially here at Tufts. Outside of work, you'll often find me savoring a cup of coffee or engaged in quiet meditation.


Elliott Baker

Elliott Baker MD, MS  
Creighton University School of Medicine  
I was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. I'm an avid sports fan. I played most sports growing up, and I played tennis in college at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. I love to watch the Iowa Hawkeyes, Creighton Bluejays, Chicago Bulls, and any NFL game. One of my other hobbies is cooking. I started cooking a lot in medical school and found it to be really fun/stress relieving. When I started medical school, I wasn't sure what specialty I was going to go into. I loved my 3rd year psychiatry rotation and realized this is the patient population that I wanted to serve. My favorite things to do in Boston are walking my dog Otis through the South End and eating at all the fantastic restaurants around the area.  

Quinn MacDougald

Quinn MacDougald, MD  
Tulane School of Medicine  
I was born and raised in Atlanta Georgia. I did my undergraduate just down the road at the reigning football national champion University of Georgia where I majored in Biology and Psychology. I then went down to the Big Easy to study Bayou medicine and earn my MD at Tulane, where I also labored hard at other important life skills like costume design, mixology, and learning about local cultural traditions such as voodoo. I considered psychiatry heavily in medical school but applied into internal medicine with an open mind. I did my intern year at the University of Utah where I honed more important life skills like hyponatremia pathways, lots of cycling and lots of skiing. I ultimately decided though that psychiatry would be a better fit for me because I realized that what drew me into medicine in the first place was exploring the human experience, and psychiatry does that better than any other specialty. When I’m not at work I’m probably riding my road bike, planning a hiking/camping/skiing trip, or watching my Georgia Bulldogs.


Suchakree Sanguansataya

Suchakree Sanguansataya MD  
Texas A&M College of Medicine  
I was born and raised in San Francisco, CA before moving to Upstate New York, and eventually West Texas. I attended The University of Texas at Austin where I received my degree in Psychology with a minor in Organic Chemistry. I then went on to attend my alma mater's biggest rival for medical school, Texas A&M College of Medicine in Dallas, TX. For residency, I came to Tufts Medical Center because it allows me to work with a diverse patient population and learn from some of the greatest minds in the field of psychiatry all while living in one of the most iconic and beloved cities in the nation. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy cooking, photography, weightlifting, soccer, and of course traveling!  

Nils Wendel

Nils Wendel, MD
Penn State College of Medicine  
I was born and raised in New York's Hudson Valley, got my B.Sc. in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University, spent 2 years working in a lab in NYC, and then did my 4 years of medical school at Penn State. I'm very much oriented towards outpatient work that will allow me to blend psychopharm and psychotherapy, and I'm particularly interested in the recent re-emergence of psychedelic/empathogen assisted therapies. Outside of work you can find me reading a fantasy epic, trying new restaurants (and visiting old ones), and playing any sort of game I can get my hands on.  

Alicia Wu

Alicia Wu, MD  
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School  
I grew up in a small town in Westchester, NY before heading out to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA to earn a degree in Chemistry. I then returned to the east coast to attend Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. Psychiatry was never my passion from the start, but after my psychiatry clerkship in my third year of medical school, I realized that this is where I feel I can do the most good while feeling satisfied and happy with my work. I’m especially happy to be at Tufts due to our patient population and our amazing location in the middle of Chinatown. I love to bake, plan/dream about future international trips, and convince my friends from college to visit me in Boston!

Jason Liew

Jason Liew, MD  
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  
I was born in Singapore but grew up in the Northern Virginia area. After completing military service in Singapore, I studied philosophy at the University of Rochester where I stayed to do stroke research for a year. I attended medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD where I spent a year pursuing neuropathic pain research. I'm very excited to be at Tufts for our patient population and my amazing co-residents. When not in the hospital I love to travel, eat, write, and explore Boston with my wife.  

Clarianne Moscoso Torres

Clarianne Moscoso-Torres, MD  
University of Rochester School of Medicine  
I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I went to Haverford College near Philadelphia where I majored in Psychology and Neuroscience. After spending a gap year doing women's health research in Puerto Rico, I went to Bryn Mawr Post-Bacc program and then to University of Rochester School of Medicine in Upstate NY. I have always had an interest in Psychology since high school and I was reassured of my passion during my Psychiatry electives in medical school. Some of my interests in psychiatry include: psychotherapy, working with Latinx community and LGBTQ+ youth. I am happy to live in Boston and attend Tufts, which has a welcoming and supportive community as well as diverse patient population. My favorite thing about Boston is how walkable it is! I spend a lot of my free time exploring Boston with friends and my dog Coco. Other hobbies of mine, in addition to being a dog mom, are: foodie, live music, hiking, day trips/traveling, plant mom, jogging.  

Jennifer Puthota

Jennifer Puthota, MD  
CUNY School of Medicine  
I was born and raised in New York, mostly on Long Island, and attended a combined BS/MD program at the CUNY School of Medicine. Throughout medical school, I engaged in Narrative Medicine and found Psychiatry to combine the best of clinical medicine and patient-centered care. While NYC is the best, I wanted the opportunity to live and work somewhere new and am so happy to have matched to Tufts. Outside of work, I love murder mysteries, Netflixing, and dining my way around Boston.  

Allison Rhodes

Allison Rhodes MD, MPH  
Tufts University School of Medicine  
I grew up in CT, MD, and San Diego CA, studied Anthropology and Biochemistry at Washington University in St. Louis, and then worked as an EMT on a basic life support ambulance. I moved to Boston to attend Tufts University School of Medicine, and fell in love with the city! I was thrilled to match at TMC and stay in the area. I am interested in LGBTQ+ mental health, geri psych, and C/L psych. When I’m not caring for patients, I enjoy exploring Boston and the greater New England area, hiking, skiing, dog-sitting, reading, and doing puzzles.  

Dhanatcha Sadetaporn

Dhanatcha Sadetaporn, MD  
Baylor College of Medicine  
I was born in Bangkok, Thailand and moved at the age of four to Houston, Texas where I stayed to complete my undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Rice University and medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Despite never having set foot in the northeast, my intuition led me to believe that the historic and romantic City of Boston would be my dream place to train. Tufts was the perfect choice for me given its diverse patient population, proximity to Chinatown, and emphasis on psychodynamics. Some of my favorite things to do include long walks and foodie adventures with friends, leaving origami decor around the hospital, reading, knitting, and Rubik's cubing.  

Sunita Singh

Sunita Singh, MD  
SUNY Upstate School of Medicine  
I grew up outside of Buffalo, NY and went to undergrad at SUNY Geneseo where I majored in Neuroscience and competed on the swim team. I then attended medical school at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse. I love living in Boston so far, and I am excited to continue my psychiatry training at Tufts!  

Christian Smith

Christian Smith, MD
Florida State University College of Medicine
I grew up in Jacksonville, FL and attended undergrad in Biology as well as medical school at Florida State University. Afterwards I drove a thousand miles up Interstate-95 to Mass to join the Tufts family. Outside of the hospital you can find me in Roxbury teaching my weekly virtues and spirituality class to local elementary schoolers, or spending time with my wife. My hobbies include reading, outdoorsmanship, and playing the guitar.

Glenn Baumann

Glenn Baumann 
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
I was born and raised in Southern California. Went to UC Berkeley for college getting a degree in Integrative Biology. Then I got a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University for 2 years before going back to California for my MD at Keck School of Medicine of USC. I am excited to be back at Tufts and look forward to caring for the patients at Tufts. In my free time I enjoy a good movie, hosting friends and family, 

Madison Lynam

Madison Lynam, MD 
Creighton University School of Medicine
I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, moved to Chicago for six years to earn my BS at DePaul University and MS at Rush University and returned home for medical school at Creighton University. I was eager to get back to city living and fell in love with both the city of Boston and the wonderful psychiatry program here at Tufts Medical Center. I was looking for a supportive program that served a diverse patient population in an urban setting, and that is exactly what Tufts Psychiatry program was and has been so far! Outside of work, I am either taking pictures of my cat, Ruth, or exploring the various neighborhoods, parks and restaurants the beautiful city of Boston has to offer. I also enjoy interior design, pasta, reading, puzzles, taking naps and spending quality time with my friends and family!


Dana Phan

Dana Phan, MD
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
I’m from Worcester, MA. I studied biological sciences and psychology at Clemson University in SC and was thrilled to return to New England for medical school in Providence, RI. I chose to stay in the area and am happy to be back in my home state for residency. My ultimate goal is to become a child and adolescent psychiatrist with a particular interest in caring for LGBTQ+ youth.

Laura Samander

Laura Samander, MD 
Florida State University
I was born in Tallahassee, Florida and attended Florida State University for my Bachelors in Exercise Science, a Masters in Biomedical Sciences, and a medical degree. Since high school, I’ve been fascinated by mental health and the art and science of psychiatry. I tried to keep an open mind when deciding which specialty to apply to during my third year of medical school – but I kept coming back to psychiatry. The human body can be saved by so many other specialties, but psychiatry saves lives. I spent my whole life in Florida, so I was ready to venture up North to my all-time favorite city of Boston. When I’m not reading books on mental health, I love to try out new vegan recipes, lift at the gym, attend every farmers market possible, and spend time with my identical twin sister.


Emily Serio

Emily Serio, DO 
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
I grew up in a small town in central MA. I studied Neuroscience and Behavior at Mount Holyoke College where I also swam and had a radio show. I worked as an EMT for 3 years while I completed my medical school requirements. I then moved to Maine to attend the University of New England for medical school. Tufts was appealing due to the community feel in an academic setting, well-rounded curriculum, and collegial environment. I am interested in geriatric psychiatry, palliative care, and addiction. Outside of work, I enjoy comedy, pop-culture podcasts, crossword puzzles, indoor gardening, and thrift-shopping.

Russell Shernoff

Russell Shernoff 
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
I grew up in New Jersey, and went to NYU where I studied Comparative Literature, focusing on film, philosophy, and the modernist novel. After college, I worked in the mental health field for many years, and went to medical school with the goal of becoming a psychiatrist. I am interested in psychotherapy, addiction, psychedelics, and the outpatient treatment of psychosis.

Herpreet Singh

Herpreet Singh, MD 
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Dr. Singh comes from Las Vegas, Nevada. She attended undergraduate university and medical school at UNLV. She is contemplating a career in child and adolescent psychiatry. 

Lily Yan

Lily Yan, MD 
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
I was born in Portland, Oregon but spent some time in various parts of China throughout my childhood. I then attended college at Lawrence University in Wisconsin, where I received my B.A. in biochemistry. Afterwards, I completed medical school at Chicago Medical School and then matched here at Tufts. I have enjoyed migrating from the west coast to the east coast and meeting new people/trying new foods. For fun, I like to travel, cross stich, play with my guinea pigs, and take walks. 

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