Dr. Otega Edukuye, Chief Resident
Dr. Edukuye completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Clayton State University. After completing his undergraduate studies, Otega attended and graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Edukuye's post-residency interests include forensic and addiction psychiatry as well as medical student and graduate medical education. Dr. Edukuye's hobbies include yoga, painting, billiards, social events and travel.
Dr. Christopher Hoffman, Chief Resident
Dr. Hoffman is a native of Tuskegee, Alabama. Dr. Hoffman received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama where he graduated cum laude. He received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. After residency, Dr. Hoffman plans to pursue a fellowship in Addiction and Community Psychiatry to better serve the great city of Atlanta.
Dr. C. Rashad Smith
Christopher Rashad Smith, B.S., M.D., is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina who completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in Erskine College (Biology Major/Magna Cum Laude in Due West, SC. During this time, he also served as an American Multicultural Society Ambassador and a three year concertmaster of the Erskine College Chamber Sinfonia. After graduating, Dr. Smith attended the Medical University of South Carolina, where he received the James B. Edwards Scholarship Award, in addition to serving as he served as Vice President of the Multicultural Student Advisory Board, Vice President of the Psychiatry Interest Group, and as a representative within student government.
Dr. Smith is currently a PGY-4 resident where he has been elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society and serves as the MSM GPPA Board of Trustees' Member-In-Training. He has served as the MSM Residents' Association Member-at-Large, and is also a member of the Graduate Medical Education Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Subcommittee in addition to both local and national organizations including Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. Smith will complete an Addcition Psychiatry fellowship at Emory School of Medicine.
Other post-residency interests include research, health policy and advocacy, medical business administration, and medical student/graduate medical education. In addition, he continues to participate in community activism/service and being a mentor to better serve the Atlanta University Center Consortium and the greater Atlanta area.
Dr. Olasupo Adedapo
Dr. Adedapo was born in Nigeria and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his undergraduate 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 Addiction and Community Psychiatry. Interests outside Psychiatry include mentorships, travel, extreme sports, video games and technology.
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
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. Yesha Thakkar
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.