Lindsay Leikam, MD completed her medical training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and graduated from the UPMC Triple Board Program in 2022. During her residency, Dr. Leikam was a member of Community Oriented Resident Education (CORE), Pediatric Residents Interested in Medical Education (PRIME) and the Academic Administrator-Clinician Educator (AACE) track. Dr. Leikam is interested in the interplay between chronic medical illnesses and psychiatric comorbidities. She has also worked with physician well-being as it relates to Triple Board residents, translating this into her scholarly work, “Triple Board Experiences Across the Nation: Navigating Strengths and Challenges in Combined Training Programs.” Dr. Leikam has joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, providing psychiatric care for partial and intensive outpatient services, as well as complex care, and medical care for primary care pediatrics.
Nazeeha Jawahir, MD completed her medical training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and graduated from the UPMC Triple Board Program in 2021. Prior to residency, Dr. Jawahir was particularly interested in education and global outreach, and spent a year in Malaysia on a Fulbright grant. As a Triple Board program resident, she was a member of the AACE and CORE tracks, volunteered with the women’s shelter, and developed interests in physical activity and mental health, and resident wellness. Upon graduation, she joined faculty at the University of Kentucky as an assistant professor of pediatrics and psychiatry, where she works in primary care pediatrics, outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry, and consult/liaison psychiatry.
Elana Neshkes, MD completed her medical training at The George Washington University and graduated from the UPMC Triple Board Program in 2021. Prior to residency, Dr. Neshkes was interested in health policy and participated in programming on Capitol Hill. As a Triple Board program resident, she was a member of the AACE Track and a member of the Pennsylvania Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Board and developed a passion for trauma-informed care. Upon graduation, she joined faculty at Children’s National as a child psychiatrist and pediatrician and is working in primary care pediatrics, outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry, and consult/liaison psychiatry.
Amanda Downey, MD completed her medical training at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and graduated from the UPMC Triple Board Program in 2020. Upon graduation, she joined the faculty at the University of California San Francisco as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Psychiatry, and is the Assistant Medical Director of the UCSF Eating Disorders Program. Dr. Downey serves in national leadership positions in AACAP and the Academy for Eating Disorders. Her research focuses on increasing access to care for vulnerable populations with eating disorders and novel treatment modalities in anorexia nervosa.
Carolyn (Carrie) Wiersma, MD completed her medical training at the Medical University of South Carolina, and graduated from the UPMC Triple Board Program in 2020. Prior to residency, she received training in Applied Behavior Analysis and provided respite care for children with autism and disruptive behaviors. As a Triple Board resident, she was a member of the AACE Track and developed her interests in Native American health and outreach. Upon graduation, she began her participation in the National Health Service Corp in Chinley, Arizona where she serves as the sole child psychiatrist in an underserved community in Navajo Nation.
Allison (Alli) Foroobar, MD completed her medical training at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and graduated from the UPMC Triple Board program in 2019. She was awarded the Jeffrey S. Farkas, MD, Memorial Pediatrics Intern Teaching Award and Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching "Little Apple" Award. Dr. Foroobar developed expertise as a clinician-educator as well as in telepsychiatry, and has interests in transition-age mental health and sports psychiatry. She currently works as a psychiatrist for inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric units in Fredericksburg, VA.
Sara Harmon, MD completed her medical training at the University of Virginia and graduated from the UPMC Triple Board Program in 2019. Prior to residency, Dr. Harmon was interested in education and underserved populations. As a Triple Board Program resident, Dr. Harmon has been a leader in the CORE track as well as a member of the AACE track. Dr. Harmon served as a Liaison from the AAP Section on Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSFRT) to the Section on Child Abuse and Neglect (SOCAN) in 2017 and 2018. She developed expertise in child advocacy, the foster care system, and trauma-informed care, with an interest in early childhood mental health. She currently works in outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry as well as serving as the behavioral health medical director and collaborative care psychiatrist for a multi-specialty medical group in New Jersey.
Sarah H. Arshad, MD completed her medical training at the University of Michigan Medical School and graduated from the UPMC Triple Board Program in 2018. Prior to residency, Dr. Arshad was interested in healthcare disparities for which she received a UM Medical Center Alumni Society Service Award. As a Triple Board Program resident, she was a member of both the AACE Track and CORE Track. She was a member of the Pediatric Residency Program Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the CHP Wellbeing Task Force. Dr. Arshad also served in a national role as resident representative on the AACAP Triple Board and Post-Pediatric Portal Programs Committee. Her academic interests include medical cultural competency and physician well-being.
Rebecca (Becky) Miller, MD completed completed her medical training at the University of Chicago and graduated from the UPMC Triple Board Program in 2018. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Hospital. She works in adolescent and young adult substance use disorders, and provides telephonic consultations to pediatricians regarding child and adolescent mental health.
Cristin McDermott, MD graduated from the Triple Board Program at UPMC in 2017, and then joined the faculty as Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. Today, she splits her clinical time between inpatient pediatrics as part of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM), and pediatric consult-liaison psychiatry on the CHP Behavioral Health Consultation & Liaison Service. She also serves as the co-attending for the UPMC Triple Board Clinic. Outside of her clinical work, Dr. McDermott’s interests include physician well-being and women in medicine. She has presented regionally and nationally on physician well-being and served as a member of the ACGME Physician Well-Being Task Force. Dr. McDermott is the Associate Program Director for the Triple Board Program at UPMC.
Sarah Homitsky, MD participated in the Triple Board Program at UPMC between 2011 and 2016. She is currently the Medical Director of Women’s Behavioral Health and the Women’s Perinatal Psychiatry Program at West Penn Hospital. Recognized locally and nationally for her work in perinatal psychiatry, she presents regularly at annual meetings and conferences. Dr. Homitsky also cares for general pediatric patients and child & adolescent psychiatry patients in the primary care setting.
Justin Schreiber, DO, MPH participated in our Triple Board Program between 2011 and 2016, and then completed the Public Service Psychiatry Fellowship at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. He joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh and splits his time between the outpatient Behavioral Health & Wellness Clinics at the CHP and the Primary Care Center in Oakland. Dr. Schreiber’s dedication to advocacy has resulted in numerous national awards and leadership roles through AAP and AACAP.
Katrina Fletcher, MD participated in the Triple Board Program at UPMC between 2010 and 2015, and is now an Attending Psychiatrist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In addition to her work on the consult-liaison child psychiatrist service, Dr. Fletcher sees outpatients with psychiatric and medical comorbidity, and provides telephonic consultation to Pediatricians through the Pennsylvania TIPS Program. On a national level, Dr. Fletcher is a member of the AACAP Committee on Collaboration with Medical Professions which focuses on Collaborative and Integrated Mental Health Care for children and adolescents.
Victoria (Via) Winkeller, MD participated in the Triple Board Program at UPMC between 2010 and 2015 and has since joined the University of Pittsburgh as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. She is currently Associate Medical Director of Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health at Children’s Community Pediatrics (CCP). Dr. Winkeller also provides care to children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders at the Merck Child Outpatient Clinic.
Nasuh Malas, MD, MPH participated in the Triple Board Program at UPMC between 2009 and 2014. As a devoted clinician-educator, Dr. Malas developed the motivational interviewing curriculum for the CHP Pediatric Residents. He is a Motivational Interviewing Network Trainer (MINT) since 2014. Upon graduation, he joined faculty at the University of Michigan where he is Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics. He currently serves as the Service Chief for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Director of the Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital of the University of Michigan Health System. Dr. Malas is also the Chair for the Mental Health Quality and Safety Committee at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and is the physician representative on the University of Michigan Health System Workplace Violence Prevention Lead Team. Nationally, Dr. Malas is active in emergency psychiatry, consultation psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry, administration and education. He has served for six years on the PRITE Editorial Board, is currently an official member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Physically Ill Child Committee, Emergency Psychiatry Committee and Clinical Essentials Committee. He also serves as the Co-Chair for the Child Committee with the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry.
Briana Sacco, MD participated in the Triple Board Program at UPMC between 2009 and 2014. Upon graduation, she returned to her home state of Texas where she joined the faculty of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Sacco was the Medical Director of the Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders at Children’s Medical Center Plano for several years, where she developed a partial hospitalization program for children with avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). In 2020, she relocated to Corpus Christi, Texas, where she currently works as an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatrist at Driscoll Children's Hospital.
Jacquelyn (Jacquie) Collura, MD participated in the Triple Board Program at UPMC between 2008 and 2013, and stayed on at UPMC as a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. She worked in an outpatient integrated care setting as both a pediatrician and child psychiatrist through the Children’s Community Pediatrics (CCP) prior to transitioning to her new role as a pediatrician and child psychiatrist at NW Permanente Medical Group in Portland, OR.
Amy Meadows, MD, MHS participated in the Triple Board Program at UPMC between 2008 and 2013 and then transitioned to the University of Kentucky where she is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics. Dr. Meadows is the Medical Director of Pediatric Consultation-Liaison and also practices both Adult and Child Psychiatry in the outpatient clinics. Dr. Meadows is also a dedicated clinician-educator and now the Associate Program Director of the University of Kentucky Triple Board Program.
Tracy Schegg-Protell, MD participated in the Triple Board Program at UPMC between 2007 and 2012. Upon graduation, she joined Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe as an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatrist. She is now the medical director of psychiatry and mental health services and also has helped start a concussion program for Barton Hospital.
Sarah Wolfe, MD, MPH (Born: March 14, 1975. Died: February 6, 2014) Dr. Wolfe participated in the Triple Board Program at UPMC between 2007 and 2012, and joined the faculty at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital in the clinician educator track as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Sarah served as a beloved teaching attending on both the Behavioral Health Consultation & Liaison Service and Merck Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders Child Inpatient Unit. Sarah lived with quiet strength and inconspicuous demeanor. Those who had the privilege of knowing her well were inspired by her incredible wit, astonishing intelligence, and utmost devotion to others. She repeatedly earned the highest praise from patients, families, staff, students, and colleagues; yet for Sarah, it was never about her. She demurred when praised, she minimized when thanked. She gave in so many ways and made us all want to give, and be, our very best. She will forever be missed.
Kristin Dalope, MD, MEd participated in the Triple Board Program at UPMC between 2006 and 2011, and stayed on in Pittsburgh as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. She is currently the Medical Director of Inpatient Services for the Behavioral Science Division at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh . She also provides outpatient psychiatric care through the Center for Children and Families Triple Board Clinic and Merck Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Marilyn Griffin, MD participated in the Triple Board Program at UPMC between 2006 and 2011. She is currently Assistant Professor of Psychiatry the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago where she is Medical Director of the Comprehensive ADHD Clinic. She has won numerous awards including: Pittsburgh Courier’s Fab 40 Honoree, Dr. Assir Daniel DaSilva Award, AAP Friends of Children Scholarship, AACAP Special Program Scholarship. Dr. Griffin is also a consultant for Illinois DocAssist and faculty career advisor for the urban health program.
David Benhayon, MD PhD participated in the Triple Board Program at UPMC between 2005 and 2010. He received a fellowship from the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education (APIRE) and completed a T32-Postdoctoral Fellowship investigating the relationship between sleep and inflammation. Dr. Benhayon joined faculty in 2011 as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh where he served as a teaching attending through a variety of integrated care settings, including the Center for Children and Families Triple Board Clinic, Medical Coping Clinic, and the Community Care Pediatrics (CCP).
Emily Harris, MD participated in the Triple Board Program at UPMC between 2005 and 2010. Dr. Harris is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. She is a general pediatrician in primary care as well as a child and adolescent psychiatrist for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Harris is interested in early identification and treatment of mental health problems, and improving mental health education and training for practicing pediatricians and pediatric trainees.
Alexis Fertig, MD, MPH participated in the Triple Board Program at UPMC between 2004 and 2009. After graduation she was appointed to the Pitt Department of Psychiatry faculty where she served as Director of the UPMC Center for Eating Disorders (CED). and Associate Director of the Clinician Educator Faculty Development Program (CEFDP). She is currently in private practice.
Jill McCulloch, MD (Born: August 27, 1977. Died: July 27, 2020) Dr. McCulloch trained in the UPMC Triple Board Program between 2004 and 2009, and joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh as Assistant Professor. As an attending physician, she provided psychiatric care through the Merck Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders, and functioned as a pediatrician in the local Autism Treatment Network. She also was an integrated care psychiatrist with Community Care Pediatrics (CCP). In these roles, Jill was truly outstanding, as well as, universally adored and admired. She was a gifted clinician with an innate capacity for maintaining calm in even the most challenging situations. Her endless warmth, compassion, and dedication made her a favorite among patients and families alike. Even with colleagues, Jill had the knack to ask questions that mattered and the uncanny ability to recall details that made one feel human and heard. We were devastated to learn of her passing and will forever carry her in our hearts.
Meredith Chapman, MD participated in the Triple Board Program at UPMC between 2003 and 2008. Upon graduation from residency, she remained a dedicated clinician-education as Associate Residency Program Director at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. Currently, Dr. Chapman is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center where she is the Medical Director of the Consult Liaison Service at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
Katherine Fan, MD participated in the Triple Board Program at UPMC between 2003 and 2008. Upon completing training she relocated to the San Francisco Bay area where she worked as a private practice psychiatrist for years and then joined the Bay Area Clinical Associates where she treats children, adolescents and adults.
Roberto Ortiz-Aguayo, MD completed the Triple Board Program at UPMC in 2007, and stayed on as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at CHP and UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. For a decade, Dr. Ortiz served as Associate Residency Program Director for Triple Board Training and served in a variety of roles at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, most recently as a Clinical Director for the Behavioral Science Division. Nationally, he is a distinguished fellow through AACAP and ACLP. He is an appointee to the American Board of Pediatrics Committee on Maintenance of Certification and serves as a consultant to the FDA’s Office of Pediatric products. He served a three-year term as President of the National Association for Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Programs starting in in 2012. Currently, Dr. Ortiz-Aguayo is Associate Chair – Inpatient & Hospital Based Services and Chief of Clinical Affairs, Division of Integrated Psychiatry, Psychology and Behavioral Health in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as Senior Medical Director for Behavioral Health at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.