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Current Residents

PGY-1

Marisa Ascencio, portrait

Marisa Ascencio, MD

Hometown: Oswego, Ill.
Undergraduate school: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Medical school: University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria
Professional interests: Public Psychiatry, Psychotic Disorders, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Amanda Benevides, portrait

Amanda Benevides, MD, PhD

Hometown: San Antonio
Undergraduate school: St. Mary’s University
Medical school: University of Iowa Roy J. And Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Professional interests: General psychiatry; cultural psychiatry; Diversity initiatives in medicine, particularly mentorship; neurodevelopmental outcomes brain imaging research

Jake Erickson, portrait

Jake Erickson, MD

Hometown: Rexburg, Idaho
Undergraduate school: Idaho State University
Medical school: University of Utah School of Medicine
Professional interests: Addiction psychiatry; community psychiatry

Logan Goetzinger, portrait

Logan Goetzinger, MD

Hometown: Mason City, Iowa
Undergraduate school: Wartburg College
Medical school: University of Iowa Roy J. And Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Professional interests: Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Cross-Cultural Psychiatry

Alyssa Heinzman, portrait

Alyssa Heinzman, MD

Hometown: Estherville, Iowa
Undergraduate school: University of Northern Iowa
Medical school: University of Iowa Roy J. And Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Professional interests: Adult psychiatry, perinatal psychiatry, psychotic disorders

Julian Moss, portrait

Julian Moss, DO

Hometown: Salt Lake City
Undergraduate school: University of Utah
Medical school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy

Brooke Olson, portrait

Brooke Olson, MD

Hometown: New London, Wis.
Undergraduate school: Ripon College
Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Professional interests: Rural track, community and public psychiatry, SPMI population

Shannon Thoele, portrait

Shannon Thoele, MD

Hometown: Quincy, Ill.
Undergraduate school: Quincy University
Medical school: University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
Professional interests: Community psychiatry and forensic psychiatry

Carly Van der Heide, portrait

Carly Van der Heide, MD, PhD

Hometown: Fremont, Calif.
Undergraduate school: University of California
Medical school: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Professional interests: LGBTQ+ care, addiction medicine, eating disorders, psychotherapy


PGY-2

Bailey Brooks, portrait

Bailey Brooks, MD

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Undergraduate school: Loyola University Chicago
Medical school: Creighton University
Professional interests: Adult psychiatry, women’s mental health

Anthony Lee, portrait

Anthony Lee, MD

Hometown: St. Louis
Undergraduate school: Saint Louis University
Medical school: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Professional interests: Psychotic Disorders, Consult-Liaison Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry

Katie Meidl, portrait

Katie Meidl, MD

Hometown: Hannibal, Mo.
Undergraduate school: University of Missouri-Columbia
Medical school:  University of Missouri-Columbia
Professional interests:  Public and Rural Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Medical Education, Rural Track
 

Brandon Neisewander, portrait

Brandon Neisewander, MD

Hometown: Dixon, Ill.
Medical school: University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine
Professional interests: General Psychiatry, CBT, Interventional Psychiatry

Daniel Nulty, portrait

Daniel Nulty, MD

Hometown: Washington, Ill.
Undergraduate school: Washington University in St Louis
Medical school: Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine
Professional interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Sonam Vyas, portrait

Sonam Vyas, MD

Hometown: Chicago
Undergraduate school: Saint Louis University, St. Louis
Medical school: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Professional interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, eating disorders

Brennan Whitacre, portrait

Brennan Whitacre, MD

Hometown: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Undergraduate school: California Polytechnic State University
Medical school: University of California, Riverside
Professional interests: Consult-Liaison Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, Spirituality & Psychiatry

Carolyn Wong, portrait

Carolyn Wong, MD

Hometown: Lincolnwood, Ill.
Undergraduate school: Loyola University Chicago
Medical school: University of Illinois College of Medicine-Rockford
Professional interests: Women’s Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Nan Zhao, portrait

Nan Zhao, MD, MPH

Hometown: Shelton, Conn.
Undergraduate school: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical school: Saint Louis University
Professional interests: Collaborative care, psychotherapy, public health, rural track


PGY-3

Bill Chen, MD, MS

Bill Chen, MD, MS

Hometown: Cupertino, Calif.
Undergraduate school: University of California, San Diego
Medical school: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Professional interests: Forensic psychiatry, consult-liaison psychiatry, and cultural psychiatry

Jonathan Heinzman, MD

Jonathan Heinzman, MD

Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa
Undergraduate school: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Medical school: University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
Professional interests: Consult-liaison psychiatry, child psychiatry, and adolescent psychiatry

Seth Howdeshell, portrait

Seth Howdeshell, MD

Undergraduate school: Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo.
Medical school: Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis

Brandan Penaluna, MD, MBA

Brandan Penaluna, MD, MBA

Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
Undergraduate school: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Medical school: University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
Professional interests: Interventional psychiatry

Robert Wanzek, MD

Robert Wanzek, MD

Hometown: Ames, Iowa
Undergraduate school: Washington University, St. Louis
Medical school: University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
Professional interests: Adult psychiatry, mood disorders, and psychotherapy

William Welsh, MD

William Welsh, MD

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Undergraduate school: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.
Medical school: University of Kansas, School of Medicine, Kansas City, Mo.
Professional interests: Consultation-liaison psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry

Sasha Wey, MD

Sasha Wey, MD

Hometown: Madison, Wis.
Undergraduate school: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Professional interests: Child psychiatry and community psychiatry

Lori Wheeler, MD, PhD

Lori Wheeler, MD, PhD

Undergraduate school: Harding University, Searcy, Ark.
Medical school: University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa


PGY-4

Nick Bormann, portrait

Nick Bormann, MD

Hometown: St. Joseph, Iowa
Undergraduate school: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Medical school: University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
Professional interests: Computational psychiatry and improving access to rural areas

 

Beth Jarvis, portrait

Beth Jarvis, MD
Chief Resident

Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
Undergraduate school: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.
Medical school: University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Medicine, Kansas City, Mo.
Professional interests: Community psychiatry and schizophrenia spectrum disorders

Chris Moreau, portrait

Chris Moreau, MD

Undergraduate school: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa.
Medical school: University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Aurora, Colo.