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LoK.jpgKim Lo, MD - PGY 5
Kim comes to Indiana most directly from California, where she attended college at Stanford and medical school at the University of Southern California. She has lived and worked in places and cultures as varied as Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Mexico, Australia, and the Philippines. Her experiences in these places ranges from ecosystems research while studying abroad in Australia, to medical missions trips to Tijuana, Mexico, to leprosy relief aid in Singapore. It was during high school in Singapore when she first discovered her passion for working with special needs children at a home for children with cerebral palsy. Since then, she has expanded her passion to include children who are less privileged in any way - economically, emotionally, or physically. She has a deeply-ingrained sense of family and quality of life, and aspires to help all her patients achieve their full potential, regardless of their limitations. She would like to incorporate these goals into a future career which involves community medicine, international healthcare, and ecology.

 

OrmeD.jpgDavid Orme, MD - PGY 5
In the last five years David has lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, Grenada, West Indies and Detroit, Michigan-and he has a child to show for each stop. Now in Indianapolis, his family already has a new puppy. So it goes without saying, when he's not in the hospital, David keeps busy keeping up with his growing family.

Though he stumbled across the Triple Board program, once identified, David was certain it was the path for him. He was always interested in working with children-- initially planning on teaching. But after working with mentally handicapped children during undergraduate training, combined with further study as an English Major in psychoanalysis at the University of Utah, the desire for a path in medicine bloomed. From there the hurdle was choosing between pediatrics and psychiatry, which was subsequently crossed by a fortuitous glance on the good-old Frieda web site--posting the Triple Board program.

As an English Major, choosing a hospital named after James Whitcomb Riley seemed karmic. Nevertheless, it was the family friendly atmosphere of the city and program that caught his attention. The city was affordable with good public schools for his children and, as he states, "underrated outdoor activities." David lives right next to one of the largest municipal parks in the nation, he has already found his favorite running and mountain bike trails, a local rock climbing gym--and the city boasts a second to none children's museum and zoo for the kids. With the affordability to purchase a home, even with a family, his kids are thrilled to have trees to climb and a free local swimming pool a block away.

Though David and his wife are always up for a new adventure, at this point the plan is on settling down in a smaller city with a practice combining pediatrics and child psychiatry. IU appealed to David for its outreach into smaller communities as well as the opportunity to be around a tertiary care center where education is paramount. David and his family are thrilled to be at IU, with all the opportunities provided not just medically, but for his family as well-despite a lack of skiing.

 

yoderr.jpgRachel Yoder, MD - PGY 4
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 4
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 3
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 out patient 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 Masters 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 3
Kristen Dauss, a native Hoosier, is one of our Triple Board interns. Kristen 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 immediately 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 two children. She also loves arts & crafts, traveling, exercising, relaxing with friends and pampering herself.

 

stbrewer.jpgStanley Brewer, DO - PGY 2
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 2
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 1

 

 

 

 

gerberso.jpg Sophie Gerber, MD - PGY 1
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.