Residents

PGY-IV

Dr. Ashmeer Chima, Chief Resident

Dr. Ashmeer Chima

Chief Resident

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. 

Contact: achima@msm.edu

Kristian Jones, MD

Dr. Kristian Jones

Chief Resident

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

Contact: krjones@msm.edu

Christopher Villongco, MD

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.

Contact: cvillongco@msm.edu

PGY-III

Erica Johnson, MD

Dr. Erica Johnson

Resident

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. 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.

Contactejohnson@msm.edu

Alicia Lindsay, MD

Dr. Alicia Lindsay

Resident

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.

Contact: alindsay@msm.edu

Tierra Simmons, MD

Dr. Tierra Simmons

Resident

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 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.

Contact: tsimmons@msm.edu

Chidi Wamuo, MD

Dr. Chidi Wamuo

Resident

Dr. Wamuo is a native of Farmington, Connecticut.  He is proud to have received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Morehouse College. Following college, 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. 

Contact: cwamuo@msm.edu

PGY-II

Cecilia Kwong, MD

Dr. Cecilia Kwong

Resident

Dr. Cecilia Kwong was born in Hong Kong and spent her childhood in Guam but has since lived in Atlanta. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in Religion at University of Georgia. Cecilia went on to attend medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. She plans on pursuing a career in general adult psychiatry with interest in psychotherapy and emergency psychiatry.

Outside of medicine, she enjoys baking, traveling to experience new food destinations, and taking care of her herb garden and fruit trees.

Contact: hkwong@msm.edu

Rhonda Reid, MD

Dr. Rhonda Reid

Resident

Dr. Reid hails from Bronx, New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Vassar College and medical doctorate from Morehouse School of Medicine.  Her passion for research runs deep, beginning as an undergraduate research assistant and continuing after graduation, where she worked in clinical and academic settings.  In medical school, she completed independent and collaborative research projects in the Department of Community Health and Preventative Medicine. Dr. Reid’s interests include Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General Psychiatry.

Outside of medicine, she enjoys practicing mindfulness meditation, painting abstract art, spending time with family, and staring in wonder at the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Contactrreid@msm.edu

Allison Rowell, MD

Dr. Allison Rowell

Resident

Dr. Allison Rowell was born and raised in Atlanta. Her interest in medicine and business guided her early academic and professional pursuits. She graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Management and worked in Corporate America for several years.

After leaving the corporate world, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mercer University and worked as a Registered Nurse. Dr. Rowell decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a physician and received her medical doctorate from Morehouse School of Medicine. During medical school, she earned her MBA from Georgia Tech and received a full fellowship to their inaugural MD/MBA program. Dr. Rowell's current interests in psychiatry are women's mental health and reproductive/perinatal psychiatry.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Rowell enjoys spending time with her family, teaching her dog Blu new tricks, going to concerts, and listening to books on Audible.

Contactarowell@msm.edu

Kwaku Yeboah, MD

Dr. Kwaku Yeboah

Resident

Dr. Kwaku Yeboah was born in Atlanta at Grady and then went to go live in Ghana, West Africa for a couple years to attend school and learn the language. He later returned to the US and lived in New York, Maryland, and finally Tennessee. He received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Tennessee- Knoxville and his Doctor of Medicine Degree at Meharry Medical College.

While in Medical School, he regularly tutored and mentored many of the students. He was recognized as an expectational tutor by the Center for Educational Development and received a Steller Tutor Award. He was recognized as a recipient of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and inducted. Dr. Yeboah is currently interested in Addiction and General Psychiatry.

His hobbies include cryptocurrency/stock day trading, eating, video games, and spending time with friends and family.

Contact: kyeboah@msm.edu

PGY-I

Julian Lane, MD

Dr. Julian Lane

Resident

Dr. Julian Lane earned his Doctor of Medicine from Howard University College of Medicine, in Washington, DC. He earned his Master of Health Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

Born in St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD, he remained a resident of Maryland until the time he began his residency training. He was the trailblazer for his family, serving as a first-generation college and masters graduate, as well as a first-generation physician. He recognizes the distinct need for physicians desiring to serve the underserved. He plans to dedicate his career to the uplift of black communities through mental health services, mentorship, community outreach and building a pipeline to increase the number of black men entering the field of psychiatry.

He believes that the true quality of life begins the moment we choose to live, regardless of circumstance. He enjoys Rubik’s cubes, graffiti art, embracing life, connecting with people, being in nature, and recreating his favorite comfort foods at home with his air fryer.

Contact: jlane@msm.edu

Joshua Omade, MD

Dr. Joshua Omade

Resident

Dr. Omade was born and raised in the DMV where he attended the University of Maryland College Park for his Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology as well as his Master of Science in Physiology from Georgetown University. He completed his medical school training at Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University.

Throughout his years of schooling Josh has been dedicated to professionalism, mentorship, and cultivating a healthy learning environment as recognized through his community service involvement and awards such as his induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. In medicine, Josh is passionate about serving the underserved especially globally. Josh is a proud son of a Nigerian immigrant and hopes to integrate western medicinal practice with the cultural norms and healthcare found in his father’s land. In psychiatry, Josh hopes to one day further his training as a CAP fellow as he is fervent in his desire to work with the vulnerable pediatric populations and with early intervention.

Outside of work, Josh has a wide variety of interests. He loves sports both as a former rugby player and as fan of professional basketball, football, and European soccer. Josh is a longtime competitive gamer and enjoys building and modifying computers and personal tech.

Contact: jomade@msm.edu

Arianna Sewell, MD

Dr. Arianna Sewell

Resident

Dr. Arianna Sewell, MD, MHS was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Dillard University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Her desire to become a psychiatrist first began as a young child, where her quiet demeanor often allowed her to observe others and often wonder why people behaved in certain ways. This desire was fueled by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the increased Post Traumatic Stress Disorder she witnessed in her community and peers.

Along her journey to become a physician, she obtained a Master’s in Health Science where she graduated at the top of her class. She then went on to excel at Meharry Medical College where she emphasized working with the underserved population by serving as the Outreach Coordinator for the student-run clinic as well as advocating for mental health awareness as Vice President of the Lloyd C. Elam Psychiatry Club. She is excited to continue being of service to the underserved population throughout her Psychiatry residency training at Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Sewell ultimately strives to eliminate the stigma of mental health care that often plagues the black community. Her current interests in psychiatry include forensics as well as child and adolescent psychiatry.

In her free time, she enjoys drawing, painting, sculpting, completing 3,000+ piece jigsaw puzzles, and watching true crime documentaries.

Contact: asewell@msm.edu

Brittany Stallworth, MD

Dr. Brittany Stallworth

Resident

Dr. Stallworth is a native of Detroit, Michigan. She attended Howard University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology along with several awards including The Brower Youth Award for her work in Environmental Justice advocacy. After college, she participated in a highly competitive post-baccalaureate fellowship program at the National Cancer Institute before matriculating into medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

While in medical school, Dr. Stallworth earned the nickname “Dr. Fit Britt” after she created a successful fitness business that encourages people to use working out as a form of medicine to improve mental, emotional, and physical health. During her time in residency, she hopes to gain the clinical competence necessary to seamlessly combine her passion for using fitness as medicine with her interests in women’s health, psychosomatic medicine, and sports psychiatry.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Stallworth enjoys spending time with her family, working out, exploring new restaurants, and participating in community service projects as a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

Contact: bsjackson@msm.edu