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Current Fellows and Alumni

Senior Fellows

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Madiha Jawwad, MD

Dr. Jawwad's Bio

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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Sumaiya Hossain, MD

Dr. Hossain's Bio

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

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 nieces 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, child and adolescent fellowship

Junior Fellows

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Medha R. Iyer, MD

Dr. Iyer's Bio

Medical School: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College

Undergraduate: Biology, Parle College

Postgraduate: PhD, MPH - Public Health (Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior); University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

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: Academic appointment with research potential


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Allison R. Ford, MD

Dr. Ford's Bio

Medical School: UTHSC

Undergraduate: BA in Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Hobbies/Interests: Memphis Grizzlies Basketball, SEC football, Musical theatre, Netflix, Planning my next trip to NYC

Favorite Quote: "When they go low, we go high." --Michelle Obama

Future Plans: Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, outpatient family psychiatry



  • Jessica Cummings, MD
  • Kelechi Ohayagha, MD


  • Veronica Murphy, MD
  • Alana Pearson, MD


  • Bharathi Changala, MD
  • Janice Niver, MD


  • Andrew Elliott, MD
  • Annie Gadiparthi, MD


  • Ethel Cobbett, MD
  • Jack Gills, MD


  • Adewale Oyemade, MD
  • Elizabeth Vannucci, MD

Last Published: Nov 19, 2018