I am a believer of pushing one out of their comfort level to fulfill their dreams. With this vision, after completing medical school from Mediciti Institute of Medical Sciences, India, I moved to the United States of America to pursue my goals. I completed an adult Psychiatry Residency at Carilion Clinic- VTSOM, Virginia where I have honed my system and practiced based learning in a multidisciplinary approach practiced in the US. Later, I moved to Little Rock, Ark., after being pre-matched at UAMS for the Child and Adolescent fellowship. It is an intriguing experience to work with children/adolescents and their families under excellent supervision. My areas of interest include, but are not limited to, first episode psychosis, mood disorders, eating disorders, ADHD. I have always cherished working with medical students and foresee myself in an academic institute in an outpatient setting. I enjoy nature, travelling, cooking, watching multi-lingual, TV series, and most importantly spending quality time with family and friends.
I have always lived in the Natural State and plan on staying here even after my training. I’m originally from Cabot, Ark., and attended undergrad at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. I subsequently attended both medical school and residency here at UAMS. I became interested in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry after realizing and gaining an appreciation of how big of an impact early interventions in children/adolescents may have for the entire trajectory of a patients lifespan. At current, I have an interest in pursuing outpatient work seeing both children/adolescents and adults. In the recent years, I’ve learned that I thoroughly enjoy teaching and working with medical students and residents so I could also see myself being in an academic setting. My hobbies include powerlifting, going on long walks, grilling, learning about technology, and spending time with my wife and pet Goldendoodle, Macie.
I'm originally from the village of Mermentau, La. I completed undergrad at McNeese State University and medical school at LSUHSC-Shreveport. I was introduced to UAMS Psychiatry during an away rotation during my fourth year of medical school. I've enjoyed my psychiatry training in Little Rock and am looking forward to continuing it through the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. In my free time, I enjoy shooting pool, cheering on the New Orleans Saints/LSU Tigers, grilling/smoking large portions of meat, and exploring/hiking with my fiancé and dog, Gator.
I am from Hot Springs, AR and completed my undergraduate training at Henderson State University. I attended UAMS for medical school and thankfully was able to stay at UAMS for my general psychiatry residency training. I knew I wanted to stay at UAMS for child and adolescent fellowship as well. Being close to my family is a priority for me, so geographically this made sense. However, it is also important to me to be confident and prepared once I complete training so that I can best care for my patients in the future. The variety of training sites, revamped didactics, supportive faculty, and the family friendly atmosphere made staying at UAMS an even easier decision. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters – as well as the rest of our family. Ideally, I hope to be practicing closer to home (Hot Springs) when my training is over!
I grew up in Southwest Arkansas and received my undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Arkansas. I went on to complete medical school and general psychiatry residency at UAMS. It was natural to continue my training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry here at UAMS. I love treating the children of Arkansas and look forward to practicing in this area after completing my fellowship training. Outside of work I enjoy scary movies, reading, spending time with family and friends, and a good brunch on the weekends!
I was born and raised in Alberta, Canada but have slowly moved south over my adult life, completing my undergraduate degree in Utah, medical school in Texas, and then General Residency here at UAMS in Arkansas. I’ve always had an interest in working with the pediatric population, so fellowship training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry was an easy decision for me. I love the diversity of pathology and patients we get to see at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital and am likely interested in doing outpatient work though also enjoy Consult-Liaison psychiatry as well. I’m passionate about teaching and will likely pursue an academic career which will allow me to work with medical students and residents/fellows in addition to clinical practice. I spend most of my spare time having fun with my wife and kids but also enjoy reading, video games and traveling.