Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program | Meet our Fellows

First-year fellows

Mariam Aboukar, DO
Medical school: Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: AdvocateAurora Health Care System in Chicago, Ill.

Dalton Bourke, MD
Medical school: Creighton University
Residency: Wright State

Katherine Epstein, MD, MA
Medical school: Yale University
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Christopher Robertson, MD
Medical school: University of Colorado
Residency: University of Colorado

Fatima Motiwala, MD
Medical school: Jinnah Sindh Medical University
Residency: Texas Tech University Health Services Center

Samantha Taylor, MD
Medical school: University of Florida
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Second-year fellows

Zeeshan Mansuri, MD, MPH
Medical school: Drexel University
Residency: Texas Tech University
Research/clinical interest: Mentoring and connecting with medical students — check out the website he created — to bring out inspiring stories and life lessons about physicians who go through the journey of USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Exam). Concerning research, he works on trying to understand the impact of psychiatric diseases on hospital outcomes for medical diseases by using nationally representative large datasets.
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, playing and watching tennis, cricket, and table tennis
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Saad Rahmat, MD
Medical school: St. George’s University in Grenada
Residency: Westchester Medical Center
Research/clinical Interest: PTSD in Level II trauma patients and gaining a better understanding of psychiatric disorders, particularly psychosis, within immigrant families
Hobbies: Reading Star Wars Expanded University fiction, alliteration, and meandering through museums
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Marguerite Schneider, MD, PhD
Medical school: University of Cincinnati
Residency: Harvard Longwood
Research/clinical interest: Bipolar disorder and neuroscience
Hobbies: Ultimate frisbee and reading Christopher’s fiction

Avaas Sharif, MD
Medical school: American University of the Caribbean in Sint Maarten
Residency: Bergen New Bridge Medical Center
Research/clinical interest: Working with children and adolescents in the inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room settings, and working with medical students and junior residents. He one day hopes to work in medical education
Hobbies: Traveling the world in search of food and adventure, and schooling people of all ages on the basketball court
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Ah Lahm Shin, MD
Medical school: Kyungpook National University of Medicine, Daegu, South Korea
Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Research/clinical interest: Consult/liasion psychiatry, developmental disorders, cultural aspects of psychiatry, and physician wellness
Hobbies: Spending time with her family and crafty hobbies such as knitting, crocheting, cooking, baking, and painting
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Stephanie Stramotas, MD, MPH
Medical school: University of California, Riverside School of Medicine
Residency: Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center
Research/clinical interest: Child development, psychiatric pathology, and psychodynamic psychotherapy
Hobbies: Stephanie is a former professional, classically-trained singer, and enjoys hobbies including soccer, guitar, and barre training
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