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Current Residents


Scott Armstrong

Scott Armstrong, MD

Akshar Brahmbhatt, DO

Akshar Brahmbhatt, DO


Sana Khan, MD

Sana Khan, MD


Neha Madangarli, MD

Neha Madangarli, MD


Rachel McCann, MD

Rachel McCann, MD

Kevin Muthu, MD

Kevin Muthu, MD


Okeemah Nicolini, MD

Okeemah Nicolini, MD

James Wing, MD

James Wing, MD



Katelyn Butler

Katelyn Butler, DO

Dr. Butler's Bio

Medical School: LMU-DCOM
Undergraduate: Berea College, Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in African and African American Studies
Hometown: MEMPHIS!
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy playing basketball, spending time with my puppy Trill and the rest of my family, sampling hotwings from various restaurants around the city, coloring, and shopping
Psychiatry interests: Forensics, ECT/TMS, community psychiatry
Favorite Quote: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together" -Marshon Lynch 

Caleb Cheatham

Caleb Cheatham, MD

Dr. Cheatham's Bio
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Undergraduate: Stetson University (DeLand, FL)
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Hobbies/Interests: Woodworking, kayaking, rollerblading
Favorite Quote: "Most of my life is off the label" -Dr. Paul Hill
Future Plans: Keeping my options open!

Mallie Marie Dennis Vacheron

Mallie Dennis-Vacheron, MD

Dr. Dennis-Vacheron's Bio

Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Undergraduate: University of Memphis
Hometown: Booneville, Mississippi
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my family, traveling with my husband, all things French (I graduated with a degree in French and taught English there after college), watching cooking videos on YouTube and occasionally cooking myself
Favorite Quote: “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: I would love to practice psychiatry in a rural, underserved area like my hometown in Mississippi. 

Danielle Melton

Danielle Melton, DO

Dr. Melton's Bio

Hometown: Port St. Lucie, Florida
Medical School: VCOM -Auburn
Undergraduate: University of South Florida
Hobbies/Interests: Paddle boarding, biking, trivia, board games
Psychiatry Interest: Women’s health
Future Plans: Outpatient

Joy Patel

Joy Patel, MD

Dr. Patel's Bio

Medical School: Meharry Medical College SOM
Undergraduate: ETSU
Hometown: Spring Hill, TN
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, Hiking, Travel
Favorite Quote: “I am not throwin' away my shot” - Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda 
Future Plans: My future plans over the next 4 years is to find my avenue in the vast field of Psychiatry. Currently, I am interested in pursuing child and adolescent, but open to other possibilities. 

Zach Reiners

Zachary Reiners, MD

Dr. Reiners' Bio

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas
Hometown: Sherwood, AR
Hobbies/Interests: Always down for anything sports, especially my Razorbacks. Still play more Xbox than I should these days. Always ready to eat a good meal and working on perfecting homemade pizza. Love to travel when I have the opportunity.
Future Plans: Adult psychiatry, specifically hoping to work with first episode psychosis patients


Adam Chan

Adam Chan, MD (Chief Resident)

Dr. Chan's Bio
Medical School: ETSU Quillen College of Medicine

Undergraduate: Emory University, BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Hobbies/Interests: You can 8 times of out 10 find me in the kitchen cooking – especially gravitating towards Cantonese and Southern flavors. Those other times, my wife and I are locally exploring Midtown with our puppy, Dooley, or traveling to faraway lands together. I live for home-improvement projects, pick-up games of basketball, challenging matches of tennis, and catching up with friends.
Psychiatry Interests: Eating disorders, mood disorders and treatment-resistant depression, ECT/TMS, and ADHD
Favorite Quote: “Eww! This tea is nothing more than hot leaf juice!” – Uncle Iroh
Future Plans: Not sure yet, but possibly Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and non-profit community work

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Vitaly Chernish, MD

Dr. Chernish's Bio

Hometown: Nashville, TN
Medical School: UTHSC
Undergraduate: Lee University
Hobbies/Interests: Russian language and culture
Future plans: considering CAP fellowship

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Parker Loy, MD

Dr. Loy's Bio

Hometown: Germantown, TN
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Undergraduate: University of Tennessee
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, walks in the woods, cars
Psychiatry Interest: Outpatient
Future Plans: TBD
Favorite Quote: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Theodore Roosevelt

James Montgomery

James Montgomery, DO

Dr. Montgomery's Bio

Medical School: VCOM - Carolinas
Undergraduate: Wofford College
Hobbies/Interests: Golf, Reading, Exercising, Being outdoors
Psychiatry interests: Treatment Resistant Depression and Anxiety 
Future Plans: Hoping to do a combination of inpatient, outpatient and ECT/TMS 
Favorite Quote: “I don’t think I’ve ever been to an appointment in my life where I wanted the other guy to show up.” -George Costanza, Seinfeld 

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Zoë Reasons, MD

Dr. Reasons' Bio

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Undergraduate: University of Memphis
Hobbies/Interests: I have five chickens, two dogs, and a horse. Basically, my hobbies include petting as many animals as I can on a daily basis, being outside in all capacities, and I am personally interested in local draft beer.
Psychiatry Interest: Mood disorders, adolescent psychiatry, transitional age psychiatry
Future Plans: Potentially CAP fellowship
Favorite Quote: “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious” -Michael Scott


Kelsey Bastian, MD

Kelsey Bastian, MD

Dr. Bastian's Bio

Hometown: Franklin, TN 
Medical school: University of Tennessee Health Science Center 
Undergraduate: Auburn University 
Hobbies/Interests: Gardening, watching The Office, sewing, reading, hanging out with my friends, thrifting, regularly dog sitting for all the other residents 
Future Plans: Possibly a mix of inpatient and outpatient, buying a used four-runner 
Favorite Quote: “It is our choices, Harry, that determine who we truly are, far more than our abilities.” -Albus Dumbledore 

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Edinah Chikunguwo, DO

Dr. Chikunguwo's Bio
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduate: Lincoln Memorial University, Master of Science
Undergraduate: Howard University, dual Bachelor of Sciences in Biology and Psychology
Hometown: Harare, Zimbabwe
Hobbies/Interests: During my free time. I enjoy gardening, taking walks and hikes at Shelby Farms, enjoying Memphis outdoor dining in the summertime in addition to dining out throughout the year (I love food), spending time and chatting w/ family and friends, and much relaxation at home when I'm not reading the latest psychiatry journal articles.
Favorite Quote: "Do you have any questions, concerns, or complaints" - unknown psychiatrist
Future Plans: My most immediate future plans are to complete adult psychiatry residency and start a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. My long-term professional goal is to continue to work w/ medically underserved populations as a community and/or family psychiatrist.

Sara McHenry

Sara McHenry, MD

Dr. McHenry's Bio
Medical School: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Graduate: Carson Newman University
Undergraduate: Carson Newman University
Hometown: Jacksboro, TN
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, trying new beers, cooking Middle Eastern and Southern food, reading fiction, trying to grow plants, and board games. Professionally: forensics, LGBT+ healthcare
Favorite Quote: Find out who you are and do it on purpose. -Dolly Parton
Future Plans: Practice inpatient psychiatry, work in healthcare administration and advocacy, travel, get a second dog, camp more.
Sep 7, 2022