Current PRITE Fellows

 

The PRITE® Fellowship Selection Committee chooses PRITE® Fellows to serve at least one year on the PRITE® Editorial Board.  Applications for fellowships are received from PGY II and III general psychiatry residents and first year child fellows in residency programs throughout the United States and Canada.

PRITE® Fellows participate in the question writing process by developing an assigned number of questions and then editing and referencing exam items.  Appointments to the PRITE® Editorial Board may be renewed for one year upon the approval of the PRITE® Editor-in-Chief.

2021,2022 PRITE and CHILD PRITE Fellows

Hussam Alsarraf, M.D., M.S.

Duke University

Dr. Hussam Alsarraf was born and raised in England and moved to Charleston, SC at the age of sixteen to study Accountancy, Finance, and Business Administration at the College of Charleston. After completing his M.S. in Accountancy in 2005, he worked as an equities day trader at a company that was a pioneer in algorithmic trading. A series of fortunate events led him to attend medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is currently a third-year categorical psychiatry resident in the Clinician Educator Track at Duke University. His interests within psychiatry include: neuromodulation, early psychosis, and addiction psychiatry.

 

Dr. Jeremy Chaikind is a third-year psychiatry resident at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.  Originally from the DC area, he discovered an interest in mental health while studying psychology as an undergraduate at Duke University. This led him to attend medical school so he could learn ways to use both psychotherapy and medications to improve patients’ lives.  Now in residency, he continues to explore his own interests in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and ECT while teaching medical students and mentoring junior residents. He plans to integrate these interests in a career as a CL psychiatrist in an academic medical setting.  Outside of psychiatry, he enjoys cooking, playing piano, going for hikes, and watching too much Netflix.

 

Jeremy Chaikind, M.D.

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Michael Hernandez, M.D.

University of South Florida

Dr. Michael Hernandez is a first-year child psychiatry fellow at the University of South Florida. A Tampa native, he also completed medical school and general psychiatry residency at the University of South Florida. He received the Outstanding Teaching by a Resident award in 2019 and plans to pursue a career in academic medicine. His interests include disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, and advocacy. Outside of medicine, he enjoys cooking, hiking, and playing board games.

Dr. Jordanne King is a current first year fellow at The University of Florida in Gainesville. She was born in Jamaica but was lucky to grow up in multiple different countries. She completed her B.A  at Williams College before attending medical school at  American University of the Caribbean. She then completed her general psychiatry residency at Citrus Health Network/FIU in Hialeah, Fl. Her interests are in intensive outpatient or partial hospitalization programs, personality disorders and trauma  in adolescents and young adults as well as in medical education. Outside of work she loves to dance and spend time with her dog.

Jordanne King, M.D.

University of Florida - Gainesville

2019, 2020 PRITE and CHILD PRITE Fellows

Colleen Leitner, M.D.

University of Virginia

Dr. Colleen Leitner is currently a first year child psychiatry fellow at the University of Virginia. She attended Duke University for undergraduate studies and the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed adult psychiatry residency at the University of Virginia Health System. She is interested in clinical care for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as advocacy, medical education, and health services research. She has been a recipient of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) Child Psychiatry Fellowship as well as the Virginia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Fellowship.

Dr. Caroline (Callie) McCool is a current second-year psychiatry resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Callie was born and raised in Memphis, TN before moving to Nashville to study Biology and Classical Civilization at Vanderbilt University. She then completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX where she discovered her interests in psychiatry and genetics. Callie is also passionate about education and currently organizes weekly medical student review lectures. She plans to complete a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with the ultimate goal of pursuing a career in academic psychiatry.

Callie McCool, M.D.

University of Texas Health Science Center (Houston)

Eric McDonald, M.D.

Stanford University

Dr. Eric McDonald is a Bay Area native and is excited to be training at Stanford University for his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. He earned his B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Westmont College, Santa Barbara and completed medical school education at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in southern California. He continued to train at Loma Linda University for his General Psychiatry Residency where he was recognized as Teaching Resident of the Year by the School of Medicine in 2018. His interests include curriculum development, incorporating the humanities into medical education, and fostering mentor-mentee relationships in the academic environment. Outside of psychiatry, he enjoys a variety of board games, craft coffee, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Badr Ratnakaran is a PGY-3 resident in Psychiatry at Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. He had worked in the field of psychiatry in his home country of India, including the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India. Dr. Ratnakaran moved to the USA to pursue further training in psychiatry as well as fellowships in Geriatric Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. He is actively involved with teaching and leadership activities in his residency program and hopes to work as a clinician-educator in the future.  His other areas of interest include Academic Psychiatry, Cyberpsychiatry, and Psychiatry in Arts and Media.

Badr Ratnakaran, M.B.B.S.

Carilion Clinic