Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Current Residents

Message from our Chief Residents

We’re so pleased you are considering pursuing residency at Northwestern!  It is an excellent place to train, which is largely a credit to the people here. Our resident colleagues, program directors, faculty, and staff create a supportive environment; one in which we can personally attest fosters growth, development, and mastery in Psychiatry.

This is exemplified by a stand-out feature of our program - Wednesday didactics. Every Wednesday, residents come together for a day of didactics through a variety of training experiences and rotations, creating a real sense of community and support. This full day protected from clinical demands and dedicated to teaching and learning exemplifies our programs’ commitment to resident education.

Our residency is also notable for its diverse outpatient experience, characterized by an autonomous resident clinic combined with specialty faculty clinics, which provide direct, real-time supervision and focus on everything from first-break psychosis and treatment-resistant mood disorders to women’s mental health and neuropsychiatry. Individual interests are encouraged and cultivated, with robust inpatient, psychosomatic, and emergency experiences as well as a curriculum designed to enable research, advocacy, and service.  Former residents consistently report graduating from Northwestern feeling well-equipped to practice in any setting and have gone on to pursue a number of prestigious academic and community opportunities.

The location of our program deserves mention, situated between the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, in the heart of downtown Chicago. Our hospital campus serves a culturally rich and diverse patient population, which ensures day-to-day clinical work is far from routine or dull.  Outside of work, Chicago is a world-renowned destination known for arts and entertainment, sports, food, and culture.  Summers here are particularly amazing, with neighborhood festivals nearly every weekend, free events along the lakeshore and in our many parks, access to boating and other water sports in the great Lake Michigan, and Dr. Anzia’s annual BBQ. After any given Wednesday, you are sure to find a group of our residents out exploring the city!

Thank you for your consideration and interest in our program. We are honored to have been selected by our co-residents and faculty to lead the program as chief residents for 2017-2018 and look forward to meeting all of the applicants this year! In the interim, please feel free to reach out to us directly with any questions you might have.  We are happy to help.

Warm regards and best of luck,
Adrienne, Elizabeth, and Gabriel

PGY-1

Emma Babb, MD

Emma Babb, MD

Medical School: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Undergraduate School: Duke University
Eugene Cozza, MD/PhD

Eugene Cozza, MD/PhD

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate School: Pennsylvania State University
Karla Garcia-DiGioia, MD

Karla Garcia-DiGioia, MD

Medical School: University of Chicago, The Pritzker School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Notre Dame
Bowie Han, MD

Bowie Han, MD

Medical School: University of Oklahoma
Undergraduate School: Vanderbilt University
Veronika Hanko, MD

Veronika Hanko, MD

Medical School: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Chicago
Jacqueline Hirsch, MD

Jacqueline Hirsch, MD

Medical School: New York University
Undergraduate School: Amherst College
Liza Lichtenfeld, MD

Liza Lichtenfeld, MD

Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Undergraduate School: Dartmouth College
Zachary Schwab, MD

Zachary Schwab, MD

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

PGY-2

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-3

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-4

Alison Greenfeder Weiss, MD *Matriculated to Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program*

Alison Greenfeder Weiss, MD *Matriculated to Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program*

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 *Matriculated to Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program*

Lauren Schumacher, MD *Matriculated to Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program*

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