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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows

Year 1 Fellows

Joshua Feriante

Joshua Feriante

(Traditional Track)

Dr. Feriante has been a highly productive physician, producing 17 scholarly products prior to fellowship. He obtained his MBA while in medical school, and also received the Silver Touch Award for humanism in medicine. He has also been a very active trainee member of the APA and AMA. Go Dr. Feriante!

 

Naweed Hayat

Naweed Hayat

(Community Track)

Dr. Hayat continues to support refugee families suffering from war-based trauma within the U.S. and internationally. He designed the "ACTive families" support group for families, served as Co-Chair for his GMEC Leadership Council, and contributes to diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts. Go Dr. Hayat!

 

Kristen Kim

Kristen Kim

(Traditional Track)

Dr. Kim has been a very active resident! In a relatively short time, she has managed to produce 12 scholarly products and receive 14 awards and scholarships. She has served as a reviewer for Academic Psychiatry, made contributions to many committees, and served in free clinics. Go Dr. Kim!

 

Kaitlyn McDowell

Kaitlyn McDowell

(Traditional Track)

Dr. McDowell has served as Chief Resident of Psychiatry, published multiple articles, and advocated fiercely in Washington D.C. for families impacted by the opioid epidemic. She has worked in a myriad of roles with youth suffering from severe and debilitating developmental concerns. Go Dr. McDowell!

 

Sree Reddy

Sree Reddy

(Traditional Track)

Dr. Reddy served as Chief Resident and won Best Poster at the 2020 ACLP Annual Meeting. The recipient of multiple Residient Teaching Awards, she has supported underserved youth through SHIELD/YWCA, and mentored incarcerated youth to share their lived experiences through writing. Go Dr. Reddy!

Year 2 Fellows

Theodore Luke Germanos, MD

Theodore Luke Germanos

(Traditional Track)

In addition to serving as an outstanding second year fellow, Dr. Germanos is Founder and CEO of Living Above Addiction, an organization dedicated to providing education and assistance to under-resourced individuals and families who are navigating the journey from addiction to recovery. Go Dr. Germanos!

 

Yueling Li, MD, MS, PhD

Yueling Li

(Traditional Track)

Dr. Li pulled off the impressive feat of obtaining both a medical degree and Ph.D. prior to matriculating to residency, where she earned a Masters In Health Service Administration while completing her training. She continues to publish high level articles and posters as a first year fellow. Go Dr. Li!

 

Nancy Rodriguez McGinley, MD, MPH

Nancy Rodriguez McGinley

(Community Track)

Dr. McGinley is currently serving in the role of Chief Fellow for the UCSD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program. In the recent past, she has been selected as an APA/SAMHSA Minority Fellow, an AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Clinical Research Fellow, and a member of the APA Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning. Go Dr. McGinley!

 

Minh Gia Nguyen, D.O.

Minh Gia Nguyen

(Traditional Track)

Prior to fellowship, Dr. Nguyen served in rural African villages, co-founded the Gender in Medicine Association, raised money for victims of domestic violence, and created an interactive workshop for families on suicide prevention. She published a first-author paper as a first year fellow. Go Dr. Nguyen!

 

Nisha Patel, M.D.

Nisha Patel

(Traditional Track)

Dr. Patel volunteered as a mentor for high risk teens involved in the juvenile justice and foster care system prior to joining us for fellowship. She has given national presentations at the APA Annual Meeting, and was the recipient of the Annual Leadership Award as a PGY-I resident. Go Dr. Patel!