General Psychiatry: Residents

A Message from Chief Residents

Thank you for considering the UT Health San Antonio’s Psychiatry Residency Program.

 

 

 

 

Here are several reasons to consider our program:

1. Variety of sites — three different hospital systems and 12 clinics in an urban setting ensure your exposure to diverse systems and patient populations. There are few psychiatry programs in the nation that have three different hospital systems (community, VA, and active duty military hospitals).
2. Education — the program offers protected time for weekly noon conferences (lunch provided!), grand rounds, and didactics along with access to library resources and an annual stipend for books or academic materials. Travel funds, professional membership reimbursements, and administrative leave are also available to encourage participation in conferences or academic meetings around the state and country. Our large program also provides a buffer, if leave becomes necessary.
3. Electives — three months of elective time as a PGY-2 and significant elective time each year thereafter provides the opportunity to explore career and fellowship options early in residency. The generous amount of elective time allows each resident to tailor residency to personal interests (research, education, community psychiatry, etc.).
4. Lifestyle and Diversity — San Antonio is a large city with a small town feel (7th largest by population in the country), good public schools, affordable housing, short commutes, and lots of parks and events. UT Health San Antonio attracts residents and faculty from across the country and from all walks of life, so you will have no trouble finding social activities and places of interest.
5. Faculty/Staff — supportive and available faculty and staff contribute to your education and will help facilitate any project ideas you have for quality improvement, research, or electives.

Join Us!

Cordially,
Drs. Madison Perington, Christopher Jackson, Josie Pokorny, and Aline Cenoz-Donati
Chief Residents, 2019-2020

Resident Achievements

Recent Awards

Kimberly Benavente, MD., Elle Cleaves, M.D., and Michael Miller, M.D. – 2016 APA Mindgames Finalist: 2nd preliminary, 2ndfinal
Nathan Johnston, DO – 2016 Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
Ram Bishnoi, MBBS, Elle Cleaves, M.D., and Michael Miller, M.D. – 2015 APA Mindgames: 5th preliminary
Nathan Johnston, DO – 2015 Association for Academic Psychiatry Honors Fellow
Nathan Johnston, DO – 2015 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Honors Scholar
Nathan Johnston, DO – 2015 American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training George Ginsburg MD Fellowship
Nathan Johnston, DO – 2014 Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
Ram Bishnoi, M.D. – 2014 Geriatric Mental Health Foundation Honors Scholar
Eric Meyer, M.D. – 2014 American College of Psychiatrists Laughlin Fellowship
Eric Meyer, M.D. – 2014 Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Webb Fellow
Eric Meyer, M.D. – 2013 Association for Academic Psychiatry Fellow
Eric Meyer, M.D. – 2013 American Psychiatric Association Resident Leadership Award
Christopher Healey, M.D. – 2013 Best Case Report winner in Psychosomatics
Inbar Shavit, M.D. – 2013 Best Case Report winner in Psychosomatics

Recent Publications

Gupta Manan, Bishnoi RJ, Schillerstrom, JE.  “Neurobiological Mediators of Squalor Dwelling Behavior.” Journal of Psychiatric Practice, Accepted April 2016.
Miller Michael and Salazar Ricardo.  “Delirium in an Obese Woman with Intellectual Disability.” Psychiatric Annals. Accepted January 2016.
Miller, Michael.  “From Sociopathy to Social Recognition: Homosexuality and Mental Illness.” Am J Psychiatry Residents’ Journal. Accepted August 2015.
Hooten, Chad.  “A Case of Withdrawal from Prescribed Ketamine.” Am J Psychiatry Residents’ Journal. June 2015.
Writer BW, Meyer EG, Schillerstrom JE.  “Prazosin for Military Combat-Related PTSD Nightmares: A Critical Review.” J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2014 Winter;26(1):24-33. PMID: 24515675.
Quiroga MJ, Carroll DW, Brown TM.  “Ascorbate- and Zinc-Responsive Parkinsonism.” Ann Pharmacother. 2014 Nov;48(11):1515-20. PMID: 25070397.
Johnston NS, Martinez AV, Schillerstrom JE, Luber MP, Hamaoka DA.  “Quantifying Publication Scholarly Activity of Psychiatry Residency Training Directors.” Acad Psychiatry. 2014 Aug 21. Epub ahead of print. PMID25142251.
Salazar, Ricardo, Carlos E. Velez, and Donald R. Royall.  “Telephone Screening for Mild Cognitive Impairment in Hispanics Using the Alzheimer’s Questionnaire.” Experimental aging research 40.2 (2014): 129-139. PMID: 24625043
Bishnoi RJ.  “Clinical Potential of Allopurinol in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder.” Indian J Psychol Med. 2014 Apr;36(2):218-20. PMID 24860233.
Wright AD, Stevens E, Ali M, Carroll DW, Brown TM.  “The Neuropsychiatry of Scurvy.” Psychosomatics. 2014 Mar-Apr;55(2):179-85. PMID 24365538.
Meyer E.  “Case Report: Military Subcultural Competency.” Mil Med. 2013 Jul;178(7):e848-50. PMID: 23820363.

Recent Leadership Roles

Stephen Marcoux, M.D. – 2016-17 American Psychiatric Association Area 5 Resident/Fellow Member Deputy Representative
Stephen Marcoux, M.D. – 2016-17 Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians Resident-Fellow Section Chair
Stephen Marcoux, M.D. – Vice President, SAMMC House Staff Council 2016-17
Manan Gupta, MBBS – 2016-2017 UT Psychiatry Residency Marketing Committee Representative for the San Antonio Society of Psychoanalytic studies (SASPS)
Manan Gupta, MBBS – 2016-2017 UT Psychiatry Residency Membership Committee Representative for the San Antonio Society of Psychoanalytic studies (SASPS)
Kimberly Benavente, M.D. – 2015-16 Co-Leader for UTHSCSA Veritas Residents Advising Medical Students (RAMS) program.
Ahsan Khalid, M.D. – 2015-16 UTHSCSA GME Resident Wellness Subcommittee member
Manan Gupta, MBBS – Resident Liaison for the American Association of Psychiatrists of Indian Origin (AAPI) San Antonio chapter- for academic years 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017
Michael Miller, M.D. – 2015-2016 Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians Resident-Fellow Section Chair
Stephen Marcoux, M.D. – 2015-2016 Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians Resident Representative
Elle Cleaves, M.D. – Vice President for House Staff Council, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC), 2014-15 and 2015-16
Michael Miller, M.D. – 2014-2015 Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians Resident Representative
William Lee, M.D. – 2014-2015 UHS Housestaff Council President
Michael Miller, M.D. – 2014-2015 UHS Housestaff Council Vice President
Rob Paull, M.D. – 2013-2014 UTHSCSA liaison for Bexar County Psychiatric Society

Recent Poster/Lecture Presentations

Poster:          Capacity Assessment sin Pregnant Women with High Risk of Mortality: The Consultants’ Dilemmas
Meeting:       Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
Authors:        Manan Gupta, Jennifer Tejada, Abby Lozano

Poster:           Neuropsychological Predictors of Mortality in Adult Protective Services (APS) Clients Referred for a Decision Making Capacity Assessment
Meeting:       American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry
Authors:        Abigail Talley, Jason E. Schillerstrom

Poster:           Comparison of Adult Protective Services (APS) Clients vs. Self-Pay Clients Referred for Decision Making Capacity Assessments
Meeting:       American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry
Authors:        Manan Gupta, Ana Ross, Jason E. Schillerstrom

Poster:           Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Website Evaluation
Meeting:       American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry
Authors:        Kavita Demla, Jason E. Schillerstrom

Poster:           Epidermal Growth Factor Family:  Biomarkers of Education’s Effect on Cognition
Meeting:       American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry
Authors:        Safa Rubaye, Raymond Palmer, Donald R. Royall

Poster:           Interleukins as Biomarkers of Education’s Effect on Cognition
Meeting:       American Neuropsychiatric Association
Authors:        Safa Rubaye, Raymond Palmer, Donald R. Royall

Poster:           Creating a Program Director Evaluation
Meeting:       American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT)
Authors:        Aline Cenoz, Jason E Schillerstrom, Josie Pokorny

Poster:           Major Depressive Disorder Secondary to Hyperparathyroidism
Meeting:       American Psychiatric Association
Authors:        Ahsan Khalid, Melissa Martinez

Poster:           Under-recognition of catatonia in psychiatry patients after cerebrovascular accidents
Meeting:       American Psychiatric Association
Authors:        Abigail Hahn, Josie Pokorny, Stephen Hahn, Nikhil Dhawan

Poster:           Dead Man Walking: A Case of Coexisting Cotard and Capgras Syndromes Successfully Treated by ECT directly
Meeting:       American Psychiatric Association
Authors:        Ashhar Bhurgri, Raymond Fabor, Usman Ghumman, Ahsan Khalid

Poster:           Mental Health Comparative Cost in a U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training Population
Meeting:       American Psychiatric Association (APA)
Authors:        Christopher Jorgensen

Poster:           Understanding Gut Fermentation Syndrome in the Psychiatric Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Alcohol Use Disorder
Meeting:       American Psychiatric Association
Authors:        Jacob Wardyn, DeAndre Bluitt, Valery Tran, Ashish Sharma

Poster:           CRP as a Mediator of APOE on Dementia
Meeting:       American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)
Authors:        Safa Rubaye, Raymond Palmer and Donald Royall

Poster:           Serum Resistin Mediates Depression’s Effect on Cognition
Meeting:       American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA)
Authors:        Safa Rubaye, Raymond Palmer and Donald Royall

Poster:           Successful Outcome of Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Encephalitis with Delayed Presentation of Asynchronous Contralateral Teratomas
Meeting:       American Psychological Association (APA)
Authors:        Kristen Langlois and Abby Lozano

Poster:           Zonisamide Induced Psychosis in a Patient with Non-Epileptic Seizure
Meeting:       American Psychological Association (APA)
Authors:        Safa Rubaye

Poster:           Functional Correlates of Shared Neuroanatomical Substrates of Major Psychiatric Disorders
Meeting:       Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM)
Authors:        Manan Gupta and Ram Bishnoi

Poster:          Nationwide Electives in Psychiatry for Fourth Year Medical Students
Meeting:       Association of Academic Psychiatry (AAP)
Authors:        Cenoz-Donati, A, Molick R, Schillerstrom JE

Quality Improvement and Safety Projects

Mental Health Comparative Cost in a U.S. Air Force Base Military Training Population.
Authors:        Christopher Jorgensen

Social Work Shortage; Can a Resource Packet Bridge the Gap in Care?
Authors:        Kristen Langlois, Chelsea L. Pluta, Jason E. Schillerstrom

Improving Psychotherapy Resources in a Resident Training Clinic
Authors:        Ue Jin Kim, Kimberly Benavente and Louise O’Donnell

Assessment of Capacity for Medical Decision-Making: Development and Implementation of a Standardized Protocol
Authors:        Callie Montez, Manan Gupta, Forrestine Knowles, Jeffrey Wentz, Lisa Kilpela, Abby Lozano and Philip Luber

Mental Health and HIPAA in Today’s World of Social Media and Smart Phones
Authors:        Amber Mansoor and Aizaz Hundal
*Winner of Curriculum Development and Education*

Implementing and Improving a Resident Wellness Curriculum
Authors:        Elle Cleaves, Jeanette Quiroga and Jason Schillerstrom

Inpatient Psychiatric Admission Rates in a U.S. Airforce Basic Military Training Population
Authors:        Joseph Mansfield, Royce Molick and Christopher Jorgensen