Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows
Children's National Health System/GW Fellowship Program
Adair F. Parr, MD, Associate Director of Child and Adolescent Fellowship Training

Fellows Graduating June 2012

Richa Bhatia, M.D.
Medical School:  GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India
 St. Louis University

Nana Dadson, M.D.
Medical School:  Tufts University School of Medicine
Adult Psychiatry Residency:  The George Washington University 

Erin Fallucca, M.D.
Medical School:  Wayne State University Medical School
Adult Psychiatry Residency: Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University

Ashley Miller, M.D.
Medical School:  University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine
Adult Psychiatry Residency:  Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Fellows graduating June 2013

Tahani Alqassem, M.D.
Medical School: King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia
Adult Psychiatry Residency: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

David Driver, M.D.
Medical School: The University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine, Sint Eustatius, Netherlands-Antilles
Adult Psychiatry Residency: Georgetown University Hospital

Merima Jurici, M.D.
Medical School: University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara, Romania
Adult Psychiatry Residency: Maimonides Medical Center

Tracy Meyer, M.D.
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Adult Psychiatry Residency: University of Maryland Medical Systems (PGY-1), George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (PGY-2 and PGY-3)

Margarita Somova, M.D.
Medical School: Yaroslavl State Medical Academy, Yaroslavl, Russia
Adult Psychiatry Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Kory Stotesbery, DO
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Adult Psychiatry Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Children's National Health System (formerly, Children's National Medical Center)

The Institution
Children's National Health System is a leading pediatric training hospital located in the heart of the nation's capital. It is nationally recognized for its high level of training, clinical practice, and research in all areas dealing with infants, toddlers, school-age children, adolescents, and their families. The hospital attracts patients and their families from the District of Columbia and the adjoining states of Virginia and Maryland. These sources provide rich clinical experiences with youth from multiple cultures and ethnic backgrounds.

The Children's National Health System Department of Psychiatry
The Children's National Health System Department of Psychiatry is one of the oldest child psychiatry departments in the nation. All faculty members hold appointments in the GW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The current Chair is Dr. Paramjit Joshi, a leading figure in psychiatric research and training. Dr. Joshi is committed to developing the research mission of the department and to providing research training opportunities for child psychiatry residents.

The Children's National Health System child and adolescent psychiatry training program is especially strong in the treatment of severely disturbed children and youth, family therapy, infant and toddler psychiatry, pediatric consultation-liaison psychiatry, and public sector psychiatry. From its inception, the training program of the Department of Psychiatry has promoted comprehensive clinical service and advocacy for child and adolescent mental health. Faculty members are active in child and adolescent mental health affairs nationally. Many are involved in regional and local mental health committees as well.

Superior faculty, diverse cultural and socioeconomic populations, a broad spectrum of clinical problems, the most modern pediatric facilities, countless research opportunities, and one of the most attractive and exciting urban centers in the nation all contribute to making Children's National Health System a superb training site.