Residents and Fellows


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Cynthia M. Carter, MD

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles


Undergraduate: Human Biology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Hobbies/Interests: camping, hiking, biking, running, running rivers, eating delicious food, and recently, brewing beer!

Favorite Quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” (Maya Angelou)

Future Plans: child and adolescent fellowship

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Medha R. Iyer, MD

Medical School: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India


Undergraduate: Biology, Parle College, Mumbai, India

Hometown: Mumbai, India (until December 2002); Columbia, SC (since January 2003)

Hobbies/Interests: reading, cooking, painting

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, and a little bit of Tamil and Gujarati

Favorite Quote: “Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.” (Anonymous)

Future Plans: possible geriatric fellowship

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Stephen R. Masillamoni, MD

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA

Undergraduate: Psychology, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA

Hometown: Yuma, AZ

Hobbies/Interests: travel, photography, writing, music, flying, basketball, golf, current events, computers, electronics

Favorite Quote: “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” (Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird)

Future Plans: travel and photograph the world

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Danielle C. Whitehurst, MD

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, St. George, Grenada


Undergraduate: Psychology, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Hometown: Sandys, Bermuda

Hobbies/Interests: daydreaming, playing my guitar and singing along (despite sounding like a toad), Sci-Fi fantasy everything, bonfires on the beach under a starry night sky after a day of swimming, running

Favorite Quote: “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” (The Princess Bride)

Future Plans: learning the art of velociraptor whispering or child and adolescent fellowship


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Timothy Bilbruck, MD

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR


Undergraduate: Biology, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

Hometown: born and reared in Mobile, AL (ROLL TIDE!)

Hobbies/Interests: In my spare time I enjoy competitive mooing, playing dead, competitive dog grooming, milk bottle collecting, soap carving, tape art, trainspotting, naval fluff collecting, extreme ironing and Hikaru Dordango of course. (Just kidding – these were the world’s 10 strangest hobbies on the Internet.) I prefer camping, biking, SEC college football, movies, music, food, spending time with family and friends.

Languages: Southern

Favorite Quote: Love me some Frankl quotes: “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” / “An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.” / “Those who have a ‘why’ to live can bear with almost any ‘how.’ / “In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice.” (Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning)

Future Plans: I would like to set up the first lunar psychotherapy institute and incorporate enhanced restorative meditation practices in my center, including novel and creative approaches to healing the troubled mind and soul, thereby restoring balance to the force!

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Anzelika Engel, MD

Medical School: Vinnytsia Medical University, Vinnytsia, Ukraine


Graduate: PhD in Clinical Pharmacology, Vinnytsia Medical University, Vinnytsia, Ukraine

Hometown: Vinnytsia, Ukraine and Miami, FL

Hobbies/Interests: traveling

Languages: English, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish

Favorite Quote: “Anything you can settle with money is cheap.” (Erich Maria Remarque, Arch of Triumph: A Novel of a Man without a Country)

Future Plans: inpatient adult psychiatry

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Sumaiya Hossain, MD

Medical School: University of TN Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis, TN


Undergraduate: Psychology (with a Research Concentration in Psychopathology and Clinical Neuroscience) and Sociology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Hobbies/Interests: road trips, babysitting my niece and nephew, narrative medicine, Etsy, Memphis Grizzlies

Languages: English and Bengali

Favorite Quote: “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.” (George Washington Carver)

Future Plans: inpatient psychiatry, possible child and adolescent fellowship

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Madiha Jawwad, MD

Medical School: Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan

 Undergraduate: Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan

Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan

Hobbies/Interests: traveling, hanging out with friends and family

Languages: English and Urdu, a little Punjabi

Favorite Quote: “Be loud, be proud, be positive.”

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John Lambert, MD

Medical School: University of Louisville College of Medicine, Louisville, KY


Undergraduate: Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Hometown: Hendersonville, TN

Hobbies/Interests: working out, nature, electronics/computers

Favorite Quote: “Never give up.”

Future Plans: completing residency



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Jessica Cummings, MD

Medical School: University of TN Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis, TN


Undergraduate: Biology, Xavier University, New Orleans, LA

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Hobbies/Interests: crochet, hand sewing, Anime conventions with my little sister :), sushi!

Favorite Quote: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” (Evelyn Beatrice Hall)

Future Plans: preferably working for a state mental institution and possibly an outpatient child/adolescent psychiatry practice 

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Lisa Goldman, MD

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ


Graduate: Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Undergraduate: History, Political Economy and Fine Art, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

Hometown: Corvallis, OR and Tucson, AZ

Hobbies/Interests: chatting with people, gardening, raising chickens, yoga, punk rock, Spanish soap operas, taking my dog to the park, making green smoothies in a blender, hiking volcanoes, going by chicken bus to places where nobody speaks English

Languages: English and Spanish

Favorite Quote: “Pick your level and learn on it.” (film teacher at Evergreen)

Future Plans: To have grandchildren and take them to the beach. To resume gardening, raising chickens, and playing music with my friends. To work with fun people addressing human needs and help build a world free of violence, poverty and greed. To teach people how to use medications, movement, sound and a growing relationship to the Self to reconnect to a state we call “Mental Health.” To live to 86 years old and have a sharp mind and a flexible body.

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Ryan Leahy, MD (Chief Resident)

Medical School: Saint James School of Medicine, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles 

Graduate: Masters in Financial Markets, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Undergraduate: Political Science, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Hobbies/Interests: running, swimming, boating and Krav Maga

Languages: English, Spanish, and Arabic

Favorite Quote: “One riot, one ranger.” (Texas Rangers)

Future Plans: child and adolescent and forensic psychiatry fellowships

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Fatima Masumova, DO

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV

Undergraduate: Biological Sciences and History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Hometown: Howell, NJ

Hobbies/Interests: spending time with friends and family, attending live theater performances, listening to classical music, going to art exhibits, and exploring parks

Favorite Quote: “A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.” / “My drawing was not a picture of a hat. It was a picture of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

Future Plans: To finish residency and possibly a fellowship. I don’t like to plan my future, but I have many dreams that I hope will eventually come true.


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Faiz Faseehuddin, MD

Medical School: University of TN Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis, TN


Undergraduate: Anthropology, Molecular Biology, and Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Hometown: Denver, CO

Hobbies/Interests: traveling, music, photography, skiing

Future Plans: adult psychiatry

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Jennifer McCullough, MD

Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA


Undergraduate: Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Hometown: Warner Robins, GA

Hobbies/Interests: photography, cooking

Future Plans: adult psychiatry

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Akinkunmi Oladiran, MD

Medical School: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN


Undergraduate: Computer Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Hometown: Dyersburg, TN

Hobbies/Interests: playing tennis, basketball, soccer, hiking and digital photography

Favorite Quote: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” (John Lennon)

Future Plans: inpatient/outpatient adult psychiatry