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PGY-1

Emira Deumic, MD
Hometown: Des Moines, IA
Undergraduate school: University of Iowa
Medical school: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Professional interests:

Shannon Hammer, MD
Hometown:
Undergraduate school: Iowa State University
Medical school: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Professional interests:
Shea Jorgensen, MD
Hometown:
Undergraduate school: Wartburg College
Medical school: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Professional interests:
Warren Kane, MD
Hometown: 
Undergraduate school: University of Arizona
Medical school: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Professional interests:
Kyle McGinty, MD, MPH
Hometown: 
Undergraduate school: Dartmouth College
Medical school: Tulane University School of Medicine
Professional interests:
Anthony Purgianto, MD, PhD
Hometown: 
Undergraduate school: Marquette University
Medical school: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Professional interests:
Corinne Webb, MD
Hometown: 
Undergraduate school: DePauw University
Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
Professional interests:

PGY-2

Joel Bricker, MD
Hometown: Greenfield, Iowa
Undergraduate school: University of Notre Dame
Medical school: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Professional interests: Geriatric psychiatry and psychotic disorders
Desiré Christensen, MD, MS
Hometown: Kalona, Iowa
Undergraduate school: University of Iowa
Medical school: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Professional interests: Peripheral inflammatory cascades associated with mood disorders, intellectual disabilities, and eating disorders
Bryan Cobb, MD
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
Undergraduate school: University of Iowa
Medical school: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Professional interests: Eating disorders and addiction psychiatry
Jeffrey Kendrick, MD
Hometown: LaSalle Parish, Louisiana
Undergraduate school: University of Louisiana at Monroe
Medical school: Louisiana State University School of Medicine 
Professional interests: Medical education, psychosomatic medicine, psychoneuroimmunology, and neuromodulation
Priya Larson, MD
Hometown: Edina, Minnesota 
Undergraduate school: Tufts University
Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
Professional interests: Psychosis, trauma, and pain
John Liggins, MD, MS
Hometown: Ontario, Canada
Undergraduate school: McGill University
Medical school: Stanford University School of Medicine
Professional interests: Mood and psychotic disorders
Jake Miller, MD, PhD
Hometown: Pierre, South Dakota
Undergraduate school: Black Hills State University
Medical school: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
Professional interests: Genetics, neuroimaging, mood disorders, psychosis, and medical education
  

PGY-3

Laura Gibbons, MD 
Hometown: Rochester, Minnesota
Undergraduate school: Case Western Reserve University  
Medical school: Creighton University School of Medicine
Professional interests: Medical education, psychosomatic medicine (consultation-liaison psychiatry)
Yang Roby, MD, PhD
Hometown:   Chaoyang, China
Undergraduate school:   China Medical University
Medical school:   China Medical University
Professional interests:  Medical education, neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness.
Samuel Shultz, MD
Hometown: Iowa City
Undergraduate school: Iowa State University 
Medical school: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Professional interests: General psychiatry
Michael Strong, MD    
Hometown: Elgin, Iowa
Undergraduate school: Drake University
Medical school: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Professional interests:  Medical education, integrated and collaborative care psychiatry, health education and outreach. 
Holly Van Den Beldt, MD
Hometown: DeWitt, Michigan 
Undergraduate school: Michigan State University and Oakland University
Medical school: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Professional interests: I don't know yet, I like everything!

 PGY-4

Usha H Chhatlani, MB, BS 
Hometown: Nagpur, India
Undergraduate school: Hislop College 
Medical school: N.K.P. Salve Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center
Professional interests: Geriatric psychiatry, schizophrenia, personality disorders
Francis Giuliani, MD
Hometown:   Grass Valley, California
Undergraduate school: University of California, Davis
Medical school:   Ross University School of Medicine
Professional interests: General psychiatry, mental health care for underserved populations
Royce P. Gray, MD
Hometown:   Wichita Falls, Texas
Undergraduate school:  Midwestern State University
Medical school:  Texas A&M University College of Medicine
Professional interests:  Forensic psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry 
Kara Larsen, DO
Hometown:   Bozeman, Montana
Undergraduate school: Montana State University and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences 
Medical school: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Professional interests: Underserved populations, geriatric psychiatry
 [NO PHOTO] Cyndi McCormick, DO
Hometown: Stacy, Minnesota 
Undergraduate school: University of St. Thomas 
Medical school: Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional interests: Integration of primary care and mental health, underserved populations
Emily Morse, DO
Hometown: Bettendorf, Iowa
Undergraduate school: Wartburg College 
Medical school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional interests: Psychosomatic medicine, geriatric psychiatry, psychotherapy, medical humanities 

Richard Pardilla, MD
Hometown: Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Undergraduate school: Loyola University Chicago
Medical school:  Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School
Professional interests: Intellectual disabilities

Faisal Tai, MD 
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Undergraduate school: University of Houston
Medical school: University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Professional interests: Geriatric psychiatry, mood disorders, psychoses
Personal interests: Soccer, volleyball, working out, ultimate frisbee, puzzles, law