Residents out and about in the city

The University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Residency residents come from a variety of medical schools from around the country and world. For 2021-2022, there are a total of 65 residents, including 2 PSTP residents.

There are 6 Chief Residents who dedicate a portion of their PGY4 year to administrative and teaching work related to the chief positions.

The Executive Chief Resident, Social Justice Chief Resident, Inpatient Chief Resident, Consult-Liaison Chief Resident, Sheppard Pratt Hospital Chief Resident, and Psychiatric Emergency Services Chief Resident work together with the training office and the residents to support and improve the residency.

We strive to provide the residents with high-quality training so that they are prepared to excel in the next step of their careers.

Current UMMC Psychiatry Residents

Residency Alumni

Our graduates have gone in a number of different directions for their next steps. From fellowships, to academia, to clinical practice, your options are many. Take a look at what some of our graduates are doing now, and at the different fellowships we offer at the University of Maryland.

Residency Awards

The Residency Program is proud that many of our residents have received regional and national honors and awards. Residents who have received awards over the past few years are listed below.

2021

  • Chelsea Cosner, MD
    • 2021 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Systems of Care Special Program Clinical Poster Project Award
    • 2021 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Educational Outreach Program for General Psychiatry Residents Award
  • Mark Kvarta MD, PhD: 2021 Society of Biological Psychiatry Travel Award
  • Amit Suneja, MD: 2021 – 2023 American Psychiatric Association (APA)/APA Foundation (APAF) Public Psychiatry Fellowship

2020

  • Gregory Barber, MD: 2020-2022 American Psychiatric Association (APA)/APA Foundation (APAF) Leadership Fellow
  • Rachel L. Dillinger, MD:
    • Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal for 2020 - 2021.
    • Maryland Psychiatric Society's Best Published Paper by a Resident or Fellow
  • Danae DiRocco, MD, MPH: APA Resident Recognition Award
  • Devin Gibbs, MD: American Society for Psychoanalytic Physicians (ASPP) Henry P. Laughlin Psychodynamic Psychiatry Award
  • Eric Goldwaser, DO, PhD: Honorable Mention, NIMH Outstanding Resident Award
  • Crystal Han, MD: APA/SAMHSA Minority Fellowship
  • Mark Kvarta, MD, PhD: Finalist in the Maryland Psychiatric Society's Poster of the Year competition
  • Jooyoung Lee, MD: Finalist in the Maryland Psychiatric Society's Poster of the Year competition
  • Kathryn Skimming, MD, MS: 2020 Scott Schwartz Award, American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychotherapy

2019

  • Raina Aggarwal, MD: 2019 Finalist in the Maryland Psychiatric Society's Poster of the Year competition
  • Rachel Dillinger, MD
    • 2019 Finalist in the Maryland Psychiatric Society's Poster of the Year competition
    • Associate Editor of the American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal
  • Danae DiRocco, MD, MPH
      2019-2020 Recognizing and Eliminating disparities in Addiction through Culturally-informed Healthcare (REACH) Program Scholar
    • American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Trainee Representative to Board of Directors
    • APA Area 3 RFM Merit Award
  • Vedrana Hodzic, MD: 2018 Scott Schwartz Award, American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Mark Kvarta, MD, PhD:
    • 2019 Winner of the Maryland Psychiatric Society's Poster of the Year competition
    • NIMH Outstanding Resident Award
  • Jooyoung Lee, MD: Maryland Psychiatric Society's Best Published Paper by a Resident
  • Shapir Rosenberg, MD: Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal for 2019-2020.

2018

  • Viviana Alvarez-Toro, MD
    • 2018 American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Rappeport Fellow
    • Maryland Psychiatric Society's Best Published Paper by a Resident
  • Shapir Rosenberg, MD
    • 2018-2019 Senior Deputy Editor, American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal
    • 2018 Finalist in the Maryland Psychiatric Society Poster Competition
  • Kathryn Skimming, MD, MS: First Place in the 2018 Maryland Psychiatric Society Poster Competition
  • Archana Varma, MD: 2018 Scott Schwartz Award, American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychotherapy

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