Current Residents

Message from our Chief Residents

The psychiatry program at Northwestern University has been a great place to call home over the last 3 years. Our program is so warm and welcoming, it’s hard to NOT feel at home here! We can credit this largely to the people here. Our wonderful resident cohort and superb program directors (Dr. Anzia and Dr. Lloyd) create a supportive environment that fosters learning and work-life balance for residents. This is exemplified by a stand-out feature of our program- full day Wednesday didactics. Through a variety of training experiences and rotations, each Wednesday residents come together for a full day of learning together. This creates a real sense of community and also provides a built in support system for all of the ups and downs of residency. This full day dedicated to teaching and learning- protected from clinical demands- demonstrates the strength of our programs’ commitment to resident education. Our program is also notable for providing long term outpatient care experience, critical for developing skill and expertise in long term psychotherapy and medication management. There is also ample opportunity to pursue your individual interests and get involved in research and teaching.

Situated between the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, in the heart of downtown Chicago, this is a truly exciting place to train. The patient population we treat is vast and diverse and the clinical work never feels routine or dull.  Outside of work, Chicago is a world renowned city and always has something to offer in terms of arts and entertainment, sports, food and culture. Summers here are amazing with neighborhood festivals every weekend and seemingly endless free music and movies in the parks. Wednesdays after didactics is prime time to go out and explore the city with your co-residents, and we love planning resident outings and events at Dr Anzia’s home.

We are honored to have been selected by our co-residents and faculty to lead the program as chief residents for 2016-2017 and very much look forward to meeting all of the applicants this year!

Sara Ashurst, MD and Molly Lubin, MD

PGY-1

Jeff Abbott, MD

Jeff Abbott, MD

Medical School: University of Texas at Dallas Southwestern
Undergraduate School: University of Oklahoma
Chetan Amar, MD

Chetan Amar, MD

Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley
Kathryn Brogan, MD

Kathryn Brogan, MD

Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Indiana
Matthew Koscica, MD

Matthew Koscica, MD

Medical School: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Northwestern University
Jeremy Kruger, MD

Jeremy Kruger, MD

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Miami
Nita Padavil, MD

Nita Padavil, MD

Medical School: University of Chicago, The Pritzker School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Anita Rao, MD

Anita Rao, MD

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Georgetown University
Amir Tarsha, MD

Amir Tarsha, MD

Medical School: University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin, Madison

PGY-2

Phoebe Arbogast, MD

Phoebe Arbogast, MD

Medical School: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Amherst College
Aderonke Bamgbose Pederson, MD

Aderonke Bamgbose Pederson, MD

Medical School: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Chicago
Maryna Bayeva, MD

Maryna Bayeva, MD

Medical School: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Vassar College
Aparna Chatterjee, MD

Aparna Chatterjee, MD

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Undergraduate School: Harvard University
Xiaohua (Sherry) Feng, MD

Xiaohua (Sherry) Feng, MD

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
Andrea Lundberg, MD

Andrea Lundberg, MD

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Miami
Jeffrey Lurie, MD

Jeffrey Lurie, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin
Elizabeth Ryznar, MD

Elizabeth Ryznar, MD

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate School: Harvard College

PGY-3

Alison Greenfeder Weiss, MD

Alison Greenfeder Weiss, MD

Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Florida, Gainesville
Gabriel Heiber, MD

Gabriel Heiber, MD

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Bucknell University
Abhisek (Chandan) Khandai, MD

Abhisek (Chandan) Khandai, MD

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Washington University
Penelope Libeu, MD

Penelope Libeu, MD

Medical School: Rush Medical College
Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley
Lauren Schumacher, MD

Lauren Schumacher, MD

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Harvard University
Elizabeth Sita, MD

Elizabeth Sita, MD

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Chicago
Adrienne Taylor, MD

Adrienne Taylor, MD

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Duke University

PGY-4

Alexandra Aaronson, MD

Alexandra Aaronson, MD

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Barnard College
Eleanor Annan, MD

Eleanor Annan, MD

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Pennsylvania State University
Sara Ashurst, MD

Sara Ashurst, MD

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Indiana University
Anthony Cannon, MD

Anthony Cannon, MD

Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Undergraduate School: The University of Iowa
Amy Curtis, MD

Amy Curtis, MD

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Notre Dame
Christopher Guerrero, MD, MPH

Christopher Guerrero, MD, MPH

Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Northern Illinois University
Molly Lubin, MD

Molly Lubin, MD

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Yale University
Alexandra Hedberg, MD

Alexandra Hedberg, MD

Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Undergraduate School: Brown University