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yoderr.jpgRachel Yoder, MD - PGY 5

Rachel is a native Hoosier who graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Biology and Society. She attended medical school at the IU School of Medicine, and she was excited to stay at IU for residency due to the wide variety of care sites she initially fell in love with as well as IU's solid history of international health programs. She has had a long-standing interest in international health and she has spent time working in clinics and hospitals in Bolivia, Honduras, and Kenya. Rachel decided on Triple Board when she realized that all of her favorite patients on the pediatrics wards were those with psych consults. She hopes to work in general outpatient pediatrics and child psychiatry as well as international peds and child psych program development. She and her husband, an EM-Peds resident, along with sharing an affinity for combined programs, love traveling when they can, biking along the Monon trail through Indy, taking their manic dog on hikes at Eagle Creek, and trying out new Indianapolis restaurants.

 

mrneff.jpgMallery Neff, MD - PGY 5

Mallery has spent most of her adult life in Indiana, attending first Indiana University at Bloomington, and then attending IU Medical School. she wanted to remain at Iu for residency training because of the great mentors and training environment she experienced as a student. Also, as an institution, IU offered the ability to train in a wide variety of settings both on the Pediatric and Psychiatry sides of residency training. Because she wants to pursue a career in general pediatrics and child psychiatry, being exposed to as wide a variety of training experiences as possible was important to her.

Triple board traning appealed to Mallery because she wanted to be able to consider the whole child in her practice. Also, her favorite patients in training were those children with some sort of mental health diagnosis. She hopes to user her combined training to provide complete medical and psychiatric care in a community, rural underserved practice.

In her free time, Mallery enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 dogs. They like traveling, finding interesting restaurants in Indy, and having friendly gatherings at their house for barbeques and board games. Mallery also enjoys painting and reading fiction.

 

gmooney.jpg Gena Mooneyham, MD - PGY 4
Gena is pleased to be returning to Indianapolis after spending the last two years in NYC within the Mt. Sinai hospital system. Born in Athens, Alabama, Gena's family would later relocate to South-Central Virginia where she ultimately attended Liberty University. During her time in Virginia, Gena worked for Virginia Baptist Hospital as a Mental Health Counselor on the Inpatient Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Unit. Immediately after college, Gena went out to the mission field serving in Yokohama, Japan at the Yokohama JoGakuin Girls School. During her year in Yokohama, she taught children from YoChien (kindergarten equivalent) through KoSan (senior HS equivalent) in conversational english. Upon her return to the United States, she once again found her way back into mental health, this time in the outpatient arena where she worked as a Behavioral Specialist and later as a Lead Therapist/Site Supervisor for the Child & Family Division of Central Virginia Community Services. Knowing that her true calling was to the field of medicine, Gena took the opportunity to move to Indianapolis in 2004 when she first landed at IU for her Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences. Upon graduation in 2006, Gena took the opportunity to serve as a CMDA Ambassador to Grenada, West Indies where she and her husband Jake worked at the BelAir Home Orphanage for Children and Adolescents. She and Jake quickly fell in love with their "extended family" at BelAir and choose to commit fully to medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine on the Geoffrey Bourne Humanitarian Scholarship. This later brought her back to the US once again for clinicals at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center through the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine system. Gena has long intended to pursue a career in Child & Adolescent psychiatry. However, it was somewhere in her third year of med school that she was fortunate enough to discover the world of "triple board." Gena's interests are centered around Autism spectrum disorders and she is hoping to ultimately end up in a clinical scenario that aids in the centralization of services (pediatric/nutrition/genetics/psychiatry) for children and families within the Autism community at large. Gena's other major interest are medical missions and global health. She enjoys travel, spending time with her husband Jake, and working with special needs children.

 

kdauss.jpgKristen Dauss, MD - PGY 4
Kristen Dauss is a native Hoosier and completed her undergraduate education in Biology at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. After undergrad, Kristen completed one year in the Master's in Medical Sciences program here at Indiana University School of Medicine. She then decided to move south and matriculated at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Kristen initially became interested in the triple board program early in her third year of medical school. The ability to serve both the physical and mental needs of children seemed to be a perfect match for her goals of serving the underserved later in her career. IU was on the top of her list because of her family ties, the people she would be working with and the wide variety of training facilities. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She also loves arts & crafts, traveling, exercising, relaxing with friends and pampering herself

 

stbrewer.jpgStanley Brewer, DO - PGY 3
Stanley attended medical school at A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. Ready to get out of the Arizona heat, he completed his clinical rotations in Portland, OR. Having thoroughly explored the West, Stan and his family were ready to explore the Midwest where there are real seasons (not just hot and not just rainy). They were particularly drawn to the family friendly and active nature of Indianapolis. Stan is excited to be a part of IU’s well-rounded and well-established Triple Board program. During interviews, he was impressed with how much he liked the Triple Boards, pediatrics, and psychiatry residents at Indiana and he is very excited to work with all these groups and the amazing faculty here.

Stan completed his undergraduate work at Arizona State University earning a BS in psychology and Interdisciplinary Bachelors in Korean studies and religious studies. While certain in high school that he could never be a doctor, he decided to pursue a career in medicine while working as a respite provider for a community behavioral health agency. His interest in medicine blossomed and he decided to combine his passion for psychiatry, medicine and working with kids with a Triple Board residency. He is also interested in the intersection of psychiatry and medicine, the mind-body connection, and the psychological aspects of trauma and abuse. Outside of residency he enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and new dog exploring Indianapolis and the Midwest. He has also dabbled in vehicle restoration, and is an avid reader when he gets a chance.

 

clarkbrm.jpgBridget Clark, DO - PGY 3

We’re not in Kansas anymore! Bridget packed up her family and moved to Indianapolis to join the experts at IU as a resident of the Triple Board program. Bridget attended the University of Kansas, earning an undergraduate degree in Chemistry, and attended medical school at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biological Sciences.

Residency training in both pediatrics and psychiatry aligns with her ideology of medicine by focusing on treating the whole child, mind and body. She believes that assisting individuals to understand the biological and psychosocial dynamics of health, while providing treatment, leads to greater positive life outcomes for patients as well as their families.

The faculty, facilities and range of training experiences were of great importance to Bridget as she considered where to complete her residency. At IU she found a great combination of all three aspects. Of equal importance was ensuring a high quality of life outside of work; Indianapolis offered many opportunities to enjoy the arts, the outdoors and some awesome microbreweries.

Bridget and her partner welcomed their first child at the end of 2012. Aside from making that sweet baby laugh, Bridget enjoys attending the theater, cooking, hiking, biking, and watching reruns of Emergency on Netflix.

 

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Kristen Schroeder, MD - PGY 2

While Indiana has been home base for Kristen, she has spent a large portion of her life elsewhere. She has lived and studied in Boston, England, St. Louis, and Italy in addition to personal travels and mission trips to multiple other countries. With her last two years of medical school in Indy and residency combined, these seven years will be the longest she has ever lived in one location since early childhood. Her experiences abroad have ranged from helping to establish healthcare access to remote mountain villages in Honduras, to supplying aeronautical customer service to European countries in her short stint working with Rolls-Royce, to being a member and serving in the Royal Navy and competing in high power target rifle shooting for the Royal Army in England. It was in her time spent abroad that she developed a greater appreciation for unique approaches to healthcare, politics, cross-cultural interactions, and a passion for traveling and experiencing new places and people. She completed her undergraduate degree at St. Louis University and returned to Indiana for medical school.

While she always had a love for children, she had never considered pediatrics until her inpatient peds rotation at Riley where she realized she could not go a day without working with kids.  Having completed an undergraduate degree in psychology, psychiatry was always an underlying interest of hers. She discovered a passion for learning about the huge impact mental health has on a person's overall physical well being and its influence on ones approach and perception of their surroundings especially children with their whole life to live. Similar to how she developed an avid interest in other cultures to better understand our world, she was excited to find the Triple Board program for the holystic approach to treating the whole child. Kristen wanted to pursue training in a field that would ensure confidence in managing the mental health, physical health, and the interaction between the two as they are often deeply intertwined.

She was impressed with IU's comprehensive program with the various and diverse opportunities in training that it could provide while matching her interests and learning style. Once she has completed her training, her future interests include combining practicing pediatrics and psychiatry in an inpatient setting, in trauma and abuse cases, and advocating healthcare policy. Always the adventurer, she loves travelling and outdoor sports so any time outside of residency she tries to finagle her friends and family to spend quality time pursuing either of those passions.


GerberSophie002_copy.JPG  Sophie Gerber, MD - PGY 2

 Sophie is originally from Germany and moved to Indiana at a young age. She finished her
 undergraduate degree at Purdue University and medical school training at Indiana
 University School of Medicine, but will always be a Boilermaker at heart. Sophie realized
 in medical school that she has a passion for treating both physical and mental problems.
 She believes the two are crucially linked and one cannot be properly treated without fully
 understanding and addressing the other. Ideally she would like to link this passion with
 her other main passion in life: learning about other peoples and cultures both in the U.S. and all around the world. Sophie has done extensive traveling to multiple areas of the world including Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, Peru and multiple countries in Europe. Both during her undergraduate and professional career she has been involved in several medical trips. She went to Swaziland to learn about HIV/AIDS transmission and its effects on the local people, to the slums of Costa Rica to teach children about the dangers of drug use, to India to bring medical care to remote regions in the Himalayas both to the local people and Tibetan refugees, to Ecuador to learn about the needs of a local hospital system and to Germany to see how both pediatrics and psychiatry are practiced in a different developed nation. Sophie is particularly interested in the Kenya program and plans to spend 2 months studying the needs of both the psychiatric and pediatric populations at Moi University. In her future career, she would like to get involved in public health on an international level and advocate for the development of both under-addressed pediatric and psychiatric needs ideally focusing in on a specific health issue. Issues that have crossed her mind include the childhood obesity epidemic, HIV/AIDS and PTSD.

In her free time, Sophie enjoys cycling, figure skating, cooking, painting, drawing and hanging out with friends and family.

KhanFaisal003_copy.JPG  Faisal Khan, MD - PGY1

 Faisal was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. He
 completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis (UCD) earning a
 Bachelors of Science in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. During his time at UCD he
 was a part of the Davis Honors Challenge and was able to inculcate his passion
 for medicine early on by working at Clinica Tepati, a student run clinic in Sacramento, CA.

 After graduation he left the golden state for medical school at St. George's University. As a part of the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program, Faisal spent his first year at Northumbria University in Newcastle, England. This program was comprised of students seeking opportunities to serve underserved populations, practice global medicine, and gain an insight into cross cultural medical practices. During medical school, Faisal also spent a summer in Thailand where he was able to learn more about eastern medicine. After a year in Grenada, Faisal completed his clinical rotations in Danbury, CT and New York City, NY. He really enjoyed both his pediatrics and psychiatry rotations and discovered that a triple board residency was exactly what he wanted to do - medical training that would allow him to combine clinical medicine and mental health and develop an understanding of the mind-body connection allowing him to treat the “whole patient.” Faisal is very happy to be a part of the IU triple board residency family! He is grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of a large academic and  research institution and looking forward to the global health and research opportunities that IU has to offer!

Aside from all of the above, Faisal loves to travel, eat food, and spend time with his wife, family, and friends. When he has spare time he enjoys playing/watching basketball, Bhangra, being outdoors and sometimes just hanging out at home watching a movie.


OuyangJessica002_copy.JPG  Jessical Ouyang, MD - PGY1