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About the Fellowship

Our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program provides a clinically rich, detailed experience, interspersed with didactics and close supervision in a supportive setting that aims to develop a strong foundation.

Through this journey, fellows develop a strong foundation in understanding biological, psychological, social and developmental factors affecting the lives of children, adolescents and their families, and learn to assess and treat their patients using the same approach.

Message from the Chief

interim chief imageOver 20 years ago, when I was searching for program, the UT Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship attracted me immediately because of its commitment to personalization, authentic friendliness, and strong relationship with pediatrics.

As a fellow, the program assisted me in understanding why I was passionate about Child Psychiatry, adjusting my journey to fit my needs, and providing me with experiences that both amplified my learning and helped me pursue my specific interests.

It also allowed me to live in Memphis, TN, which was affordable and had the best barbecue around. Memphis boasted a city park larger than NYC’s Central Park, the Mississippi River, a great Children’s Museum, and a world class zoo for my three daughters to enjoy. Not surprisingly, all of this has remained the same.

In truth, the opportunities that we provide have only expanded in the past 20 years, as I have come full circle, completing my fellowship training here in 1993 and now serving as Interim Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Because the fellowship has remained small, we have been able to listen and adapt to our fellows’ needs.

We now provide a wide range of experiences from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to our city school affiliated day treatment program and output experience. The city itself has gotten even better as well, with a greenway for cycling, a renewed focus on education, and a professional basketball team. It is easy to understand why I came and why I stayed. Thank you for your interest in our Child Psychiatry Program. Please feel free to email me at varnold@uthsc.edu with any questions.

Valerie K. Arnold, MD
Chief
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Message from the Program Director

program director imageThe University of Tennessee Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program welcomes your interest in our program! We are an intrinsic part of University of Tennessee Department of Psychiatry.

Our program provides a clinically rich, detailed experience, interspersed with didactics and close supervision in a supportive setting that aims to develop a strong foundation in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Through this journey, fellows develop a strong foundation in understanding biological, psychological, social, and developmental factors affecting the lives of children, adolescents and their families, and learn to assess and treat their patients using the same approach.

Our program has two fellows per academic year and four core faculty members that devote a considerable part of their time and attention to the teaching and professional development of the trainees. We do have several volunteer facilities to which our fellows have access. Due to the size of our program, there is ample opportunity to get individual attention, to pursue interests with mentors, and we aim to have a close knit bond.

Our fellows receive experience at many sites, enabling them to see the spectrum of child and adolescent psychopathology as well as the different systems of care. They get accustomed to working in different settings and navigating the child mental health system in this area. The goal is to provide a basic understanding of the different ways that child and adolescent psychiatrists function in the system.

We are closely connected to the residents in the Department of Psychiatry as well as medical students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Faculty and fellows interact, teach, and mentor these students.

Our rotations are at Saint Francis Hospital, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Shelby County Unified School District, in both the Day Treatment Program and the community mental health clinic with Life Enhancement Services. Our outpatient work is delivered at the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, where there is a rich interchange with psychologists and psychology interns and, on occasion, developmental pediatrics.

Our didactics focus on getting a detailed basic knowledge in child and adolescent psychiatry. We strive to provide an active, engaging learning process that incorporates fellow and resident initiative, faculty moderation and questions to keep us all focused!

In supervision, the fellows have the ability to grow as therapists and in their professional identity as a child and adolescent psychiatrist with the guidance of their advisor.

To summarize, we have a friendly and comprehensive program that we invite you to look at!

Jyotsna Ranga, MD
Program Director
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Faculty

VALERIE  K. ARNOLD

VALERIE K. ARNOLD, M.D., B.S.
Associate Professor & Dir
Psychiatry

STE 178 BOLING CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
711 JEFFERSON AVENUE
MEMPHIS TN 38163
(901) 448-5944
varnold@uthsc.edu

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JYOTSNA  S. RANGA

JYOTSNA S. RANGA
Assistant Professor and D
Psychiatry

BOLING CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
711 JEFFERSON AVENUE
MEMPHIS TN 38163
(901) 448-5944
jranga@uthsc.edu

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NAJIBA  A. BATTAILE

NAJIBA A. BATTAILE, M.D., B.Sc.
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry

178 BOLING CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
711 JEFFERSON AVENUE
MEMPHIS TN 38163
(901) 448-5944
nbattail@uthsc.edu

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MELISSA  L. HOFFMANN

MELISSA L. HOFFMANN, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Psychiatry

171 BOLING CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
711 JEFFERSON AVENUE
MEMPHIS TN 38163
(901) 448-5944
mhoffman@uthsc.edu

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SACHIN RELIA

SACHIN RELIA
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry

920 MADISON BUILDING
920 MADISON AVENUE
MEMPHIS TN 38163
(901) 448-4266
srelia@uthsc.edu

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ANDRES  A. RAMOS HENRIQUEZ

ANDRES A. RAMOS HENRIQUEZ
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry

275 LE BONHEUR FACULTY OFFICE BUILDING
49 N. DUNLAP STREET
MEMPHIS TN 38105

aramoshe@uthsc.edu

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ANNIE  N. GADIPARTHI

ANNIE N. GADIPARTHI
Instructor
Psychiatry

920 MADISON BUILDING
920 MADISON AVENUE
MEMPHIS TN 38163
(901) 448-5364
anaik1@uthsc.edu

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CHARLES  H. BRUNT

CHARLES H. BRUNT, M.D., B.A.
FR-Associate Professor
Psychiatry

2911 BRUNSWICK RD
MEMPHIS TN 38133
(901) 377-4700
cbrunt@uthsc.edu

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PAUL  D. CLEIN

PAUL D. CLEIN, M.D.
FR-Assistant Professor
Psychiatry

P.O. BOX 38658
GERMANTOWN TN 38183
(901) 752-0941
pclein@uthsc.edu

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JONATHAN  D. SHAW

JONATHAN D. SHAW
FR-Assistant Professor
Psychiatry

2911 BRUNSWICK RD
MEMPHIS TN 38133
(901) 377-4700
jshaw@uthsc.edu

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JERRY  D. HESTON

JERRY D. HESTON, M.D., B.S.
Child Psychiatrist
Pediatrics-CDD

137 BOLING CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
711 JEFFERSON AVENUE
MEMPHIS TN 38163
(901) 448-3420
jheston@uthsc.edu

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ELIZABETH  A. VANNUCCI

ELIZABETH A. VANNUCCI
Psychiatrist
Pediatrics-CDD

C50 920 MADISON BUILDING
920 MADISON AVENUE
MEMPHIS TN 38163
(901) 448-5364
eflemin1@uthsc.edu

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Affiliated Faculty

Dr. D. Andew Elliott
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Last Published: Nov 6, 2018