Dr. Olasupo Adedapo, Chief Resident
Dr. Adedapo was born in Nigeria and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his Bachelors and Master Degrees in Biological Sciences from Georgia State University. He was a fellow with the Bio-Bus program at GSU, a mobile science outreach program. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. His post-residency interests include General Adult MH, Community Psychiatry and Addictions. Personal professional goals include increasing awareness regarding the importance of Mental Health and reducing the stigma against seeking mental healthcare amongst vulnerable populations, particularly minorities and young adults. Interests outside Psychiatry include travel, cars, mentorship, video games and technology. He is currently serving as the Chief Resident for the 2019-2020 year.
Dr. Je Ajayi
Dr. Ajayi is a native of Albany, Georgia by way of Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS in Biology and a Master's in Science Education. During college, he performed in music theatre and played in a jazz/R&B band that he created. He received his Medical Doctorate from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Ajayi plans to pursue a career as a general psychiatrist with the possibility of subspecializing in forensic psychiatry given his strong desires to decrease the criminalization of minorities with mental health issues. He has dreams of improving mental health awareness in West Africa and has often traveled there to assist with medical mission trips. Outside of residency, Je enjoys singing, working out, traveling and spending time with his friends.
Dr. Jay Bhimani
Dr. Bhimani graduated from Lviv National Medical University in the Ukraine. After graduation, he practiced medicine in India for a few years then came to the US to fulfill his dream of becoming a psychiatrist. Post-residency, Jay plans to pursue a fellowship in either addiction psychiatry to better serve the community. Interests outside of residency include playing cricket and following Indian Cricket Team (Bleed Blue).
Dr. Siddharth Shah
Dr. Shah is a native Atlantan where he graduated from Georgia Tech. After a few years of working in the IT field, he decided to go to medical school and graduated from St. George's University. His current interest in Psychiatry is psychoanalysis. Outside of medicine, Dr. Shah enjoys music, whether listening or playing the guitar and/or piano. He also enjoys tinkering with cars and technology.
Dr. Jeala Barnett
Dr. Barnett is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Alabama. She attended MEDPREP, a post-baccalaureate program at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and subsequently matriculated into SIUSOM to receive her medical doctorate. While in her post-baccalaureate program, she also received her MPH in community health. Dr. Barnett's interest in psychiatry include: addiction, forensics, mental health in the African-American community, cultural competence, and LGBTQ. Outside of medicine, she enjoys working out, bowling, mentoring, spending time with family, Alabama football (ROLL TIDE!) and traveling.
Dr. Kendra Michel
Dr. Kendra Michel is a native from Asbury Park, NJ. Dr. Michel received her Bachelor of Science from Ohio University. She then earned her Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Rutgers University. She received her medical doctorate from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine. Her current interests in Psychiatry include women's health, HIV, and LGBTQ. Outside of residency, Kendra enjoys spending time with family, journaling and photography.
Dr. Thakkar completed her Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University in Chicago. She then attended and graduated from the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr, Thakkar's current interests in psychiatry are psychotherapy and stigma in mental health. Outside of medicine, she likes to watch movies and spend time with her family.
Dr. Kamille Williams
Dr. Williams is an Atlanta native. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Spelman College before pursuing her medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Dr. Williams plans to pursue a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Ashmeer Chima
Dr. Chima originally grew up in Sacramento, California. She received a BS in Psychology at University of California Davis. During college, she was eager to travel so she went down under and studied abroad in New Zealand. After college, she received a special master's in physiology at Georgetown University. Ashmeer attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine where she found the psychiatry department enthusiastic about education and patient care. When choosing a residency program, she wanted a program geared towards serving the underserved. In addition, Dr. Chima wanted a small program that would provide a supportive yet challenging learning environment. Morehouse was the perfect fit! Within the field of psychiatry, Dr. Chima is interested in adolescent addiction.
Dr. Ruwaydah Hasan
Dr. Hasan is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Georgia State University where she received a BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry. After college she worked as a preschool teacher, where she taught toddlers about the science in nature. Afterwards, she went to Morehouse School of Medicine where she received her MD. She plans on pursuing a career in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and has a cooking blog where she cooks Tunisian cuisine. She also enjoys reading, painting, binge watching Netflix, eating at restaurants all around metro Atlanta, and taking care of her three pets, Bear, Romeo and Puff. When she's not at home or work, she enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures.
Dr. Kristian Jones
Dr. Kristian T. Jones is originally from Charleston, South Carolina who received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She then completed a master’s and medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Jones is currently interested in geriatrics and child and adolescent psychiatry. Current interests/hobbies include bonding with friends and family, shopping, cooking, and Alabama Football! #RollTide
Dr. Christopher Villongco
Dr. Villongco is an Atlanta native and graduated from Emory University where he majored in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and minored in Classical Civilizations. During undergraduate, he worked at Yerkes Primate Research Center studying the effects of early life stress on Rhesus Macaques. He received his medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine. While in medical school, Christopher worked on a project exploring the inflammatory effects of insomnia through the National Space Biomedical Institute and also had the opportunity to complete an international rotation in the Philippines where he studied specifically rural island medicine. His interests include global mental health and digital psychiatry. Outside of residency, he enjoys soccer and film photography.
Dr. Erica Johnson
Dr. Erica R. Johnson is a native of Orangeburg, SC. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the College of Charleston. She then completed a Master of Science in Public Health degree with an emphasis in Epidemiology, as well as a PhD in Epidemiology, both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During this time, Dr. Johnson worked in a variety of roles within the realm of public health including research, private contracting, and community health. In an effort to bridge the gap between population health and individualized healthcare, Dr. Johnson went on to complete her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. After residency, Dr. Johnson plans to pursue a career in general psychiatry with a focus on eliminating stigma and improving mental health outcomes among African Americans. Outside of medicine, Dr. Johnson enjoys exploring everything about Atlanta, traveling, and binge watching Netflix and reality tv.
Dr. Alicia Lindsay
Dr. Lindsay was born in Jamaica but has lived in Atlanta for most of her life. She attended the University of Georgia where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Spanish. Her passion for serving those in need, led her to attend Morehouse School of Medicine where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree. Her interest in Psychiatry includes adolescent health, women's health and global health. She plans to pursue a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In her spare time she enjoys catching up on reality tv, cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband and family.
Dr. Tierra Simmons
Born and raised in North Carolina, Dr. Simmons attended the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics before attending The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), otherwise known as The University of National Champions. During her time at UNC, Tierra majored in Business Administration with a double emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Marketing and pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Upon completing her B.S. degree, Dr. Simmons matriculated into the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University where she earned her medical doctorate. On her journey towards earning her M.D., Dr. Simmons served as a medical volunteer on international trips to Honduras and the Dominican Republic, completed community projects aimed towards serving marginalized groups, and conducted research in an effort to bring awareness to healthcare disparities and inequity. In her free time, Tierra enjoys traveling and exploring different cultures, leisurely reading, shopping, binge watching Netflix, interior design, watching movies, trying new restaurants, photography, and spending time with her fur baby, Ava. Tierra's post-residency interests include women's mental health, underserved/minority communities, mentoring/graduate medical education, general psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and telepsychiatry.
Dr. Chidi Wamuo
Dr. Wamuo is a native of Farmington, Connecticut. He is proud ot have received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Morehouse College. Following colloege, he worked as a member of the AmeriCorps, through Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his medical degree from Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. While in medical school, he cultivated a passion for global and minority health through various international and domestic organizations. His current interests include forensic psychiatry, global health, and health policy. Outside of medicine, he enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with family.