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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows

Chief Fellows

Jennifer DorrJennifer Dorr, D.O., M.P.H.
Hometown: Hanover, PA
Undergraduate: Susquehanna University
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Cooper University Hospital/Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Academic Interests: Trauma, addiction, mental health advocacy, education, ethics 
Hobbies: Spending time with my family (including pets) and friends, spirituality, live music, volunteering for an animal rescue and various church and community activities
Favorite Quote: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” — Howard Thurman
Comfort Foods: Mashed potatoes and gravy; macaroni and cheese

Why Children's National: I have always loved Washington, D.C. I love being a part of the bustle of the city, and becoming involved in the numerous professional and advocacy opportunities on the community, state and federal levels. Children's National also offers an impressive combination of an advanced academic hospital offering specialized care with collaboration between clinicians across all fields of medicine, as well as a supportive and nurturing training environment.

Accolades: Dr. Dorr is excited to serve as the inpatient and education chief this year. She was chosen to be member of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Advocacy Committee, and she serves as the advocacy liaison (and outgoing Children's National fellow representative) for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Society of Greater Washington, and is a member of the Advocacy Committee of the Washington Psychiatric Society. She was also awarded the CAPSGW Early Career Psychiatrist Award. She is also a member of the Children's National House Staff Council. Dr. Dorr received an MPH in epidemiology from the George Washington University. During her residency, she was elected to several positions, including associate chief resident as well the neuroscience curriculum director, vice president of the Southern Chapter of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association, and served executive roles on several other residency, hospital and state organizations. She has been recognized for excellence in consultation-liaison services, and was awarded the Area 3 Resident Fellow Merit Award from the APA. Dr. Dorr was also first author on the published article, "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Comorbid Disorders", as well as received second place for original research at the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society Addiction Symposium on a presentation on combining TMS, ketamine and mindfulness for opioid addiction. Further, Dr. Dorr presented and implemented a new protocol to better improve hygiene opportunities and practices for psychiatric patients awaiting involuntary placement in the Emergency Department. She also recently finished a three-year psychodynamic psychotherapy training, and is beginning both adult and child psychoanalytic training.

Jeremy Tyler SafranJeremy Tyler Safran, M.D.
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Undergraduate: Hamilton College
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Academic Interests: Group psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, autism spectrum disorder
Hobbies: Painting/drawing/sculpting, hanging with my dog, playing soccer, watching movies, reading comics, playing video games, spectating rugby
Favorite Quote: “Whether you take a doughnut hole as a blank space or as an entity unto itself is a purely metaphysical question and does not affect the taste of the doughnut one bit.” — Haruki Murakami
Comfort Foods: Burritos, vegetarian hot wings, fruit snacks, hot cheese popcorn

Why Children's National: I grew up in Washington, D.C., and have always loved this city, so it was natural to call Children’s National, “home.” The kind clinicians and staff at Children’s National have also made it a wonderful place to grow and connect with the caring people around me. The ability to focus on my passions (especially psychotherapy) has been an important aspect of my training that I am grateful for.

Accolades: Dr. Safran has received multiple distinctions related to humanism and professionalism, most recently receiving the George Washington Psychiatry Resident Professionalism award. In addition, his interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy has led him to be an avid participant in the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians, exemplified by receiving the Henry P. Laughlin Award from the society.

Deepika TanwarDeepika Tanwar, M.D., M.B.A.
Hometown: NY/NJ area
Undergraduate: The College of New Jersey in Ewing
Medical School: St. George’s University in Grenada
Residency: Harlem Hospital, New York City
Academic Interests: Education and psychotherapy
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, eating out 
Favorite Quote: "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." — John Lennon
Comfort Foods: Chocolate and her mom’s homemade dal

Why Children's National: I decided to come to Children’s National for multiple reasons. One reason was that location was very important to me as I wanted to be closer to my family who lives in the area, which is why I initially started looking at programs in the area. I liked that the program was based in a children’s hospital, therefore I knew the experience I would receive would be varied and vast, along with giving me opportunities to tailor my training to specific areas if I wished in the future. Lastly, when I came to interview at the program, I felt welcomed and wanted. Every person I interviewed with had reviewed my application in depth and were genuinely interested in learning more about me, along with discussing not only how I could benefit from program, but also how the training here would be beneficial to me for my future goals.

Accolades: Dr. Tanwar hold an M.B.A. from St. George’s University. She has utilized her medical and business knowledge while working Grenada to aid medical students as a learning strategist. She served as her prior residency program’s chief resident and partook in conference and presented posters on the topic of physician suicide.


2nd Year Fellows

Carrie Andrews Carrie Andrews, M.D.
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Undergraduate: Presbyterian College
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine — Columbia
Residency: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Academic Interests: Infant/toddler psychiatry, anxiety disorders, school-based mental health services
Hobbies: Piano, yoga, walking and hiking in nature, taking our dog to the neighborhood park, watching HGTV, reading
Favorite Quote: “No one can compete with you on being you. Most of life is a search for who and what needs you the most.” — Naval Ravikant
Comfort Foods: Macaroni and cheese; any chips and dip

Why Children's National: As a psychiatry resident at George Washington, I was able to rotate through Child Psychiatry at Children's National and meet all of the amazing attendings and staff. I felt supported but also challenged, and I felt it would be an excellent place to go through training. I could see there was a wealth of opportunities to work with many populations, including preschool psychiatry, which was something I had a particular interest in. Over one year later, I am so happy at Children's National and have no regrets! 

Accolades: Dr. Andrews has a bachelor of science in early childhood education and graduated magna cum laude. While in medical school, she served as the president of both the Pediatric Interest Group and Psychiatry Interest Group. While in residency at George Washington University, she served as the chair of the On-Call Committee, and co-led a QI project seeking to improve the on call experience through detailed analysis of call logistics. Dr. Andrews gave a Grand Rounds presentation on Infant/Toddler Mental Health, with Bhavin Dave, M.D., as the discussant, who is the co-director of the Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program at Children’s National Hospital.  

Brandon C. NewsomeBrandon C. Newsome, M.D.
Hometown: Jackson, MS
Undergraduate: MS University for Women
Medical School: University of South Alabama
Residency: Boston University/Boston Medical Center
Academic Interests: Chronic medical conditions and their effect of development, sickle cell disease, social determinants of health, physician well-being and physician advocacy
Hobbies: Netflix, karaoke, vegan cooking, creative writing
Favorite Quote: “Failure is a feeling long before it becomes an actual result. It’s vulnerability that breeds with self-doubt and then is escalated, often deliberately, by fear.” — Michelle Obama
Comfort Foods: Southern food; cookies and cream ice cream

Why Children’s National: I came because Children's National focuses not only on being good clinically, but on the needed role of child psychiatrists as advocates. There is an interactive advocacy curriculum where we build our advocacy portfolio and put our ideas into action. There are opportunities to engage organizationally at Children's National, through the local AACAP branch, and even opportunities for even further training through policy fellowships.

Accolades: Dr. Newsome is a current APA/SAMHSA Minority Fellow Awardee. In addition, prior to pursing a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship he completed two fellowships in Community Psychiatry and a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Fellowship in Transitional Age Youth with Autism. Some of his work has included leading group discussion within the Boston Vital Healing Project and starting a body of research focusing on transitional youth of color and effects of racism and micro-aggression on mental health and achievement. 

Trevor YorkTrevor York, M.D.
Hometown: Columbia, MD
Undergraduate: Allegheny College
Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo
Residency: Albany Medical Center
Academic Interests: Global assessments of functioning, qualitative studies, social determinants of health 
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, trying new foods
Favorite Quote: “You cannot be afraid to speak up and speak out for what you believe.” — John Lewis
Comfort Foods: Soul food and butter pecan ice cream

Why Children’s National: Children’s National is located perfectly in the heart of Washington, D.C., and serves the children and families of our diverse metropolitan area. I chose Children’s National because it embodies the highest quality of care, training, service and commitment to the families of the D.C. metropolitan area.  

Accolades: Dr. York has done significant research on the social determinants of health for patients living with chronic kidney disease and assessing global functioning in patients living with mental illness. Future projects he is working on implementing include research on provider knowledge of the cultural formulation interview of the DSM-5 and clinical impact for application.


1st Year Fellows

Elizabeth EbbetsElizabeth (Liza) Ebbets, D.O.
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA
Undergraduate: Juniata College
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: George Washington University
Academic Interests: Neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders, personality disorders, LGBTQ+ mental health, psychodynamic psychotherapy
Hobbies: Knitting, singing, fishing, traveling
Favorite Quote: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Comfort Foods: Pasta, popcorn, Ben & Jerry’s The Tonight Dough ice cream

Why Children’s National: From the first day of my three months spent on the child and adolescent inpatient units during my PGY-2 year, Children’s National has felt like home. Between the variety of clinical experience available, the focus of the program on supporting a balance of learning and wellness, and the collaborative and supportive culture of the hospital as a whole, Children’s National is everything that I look for in a program and a workplace.

Accolades: Dr. Ebbets was honored to serve as chair and co-chair of numerous residency-wide committees during residency, including the On Call Committee, Retreat Committee, and Recruitment Committee. She also served as a psychiatry resident representative on the GW Housestaff Committee. During her PGY-IV year, Dr. Ebbets was chosen to serve as Administrative Chief for the GW residency program. 

Sarah MillerSarah Miller, M.D. 
Hometown: Staten Island, NY 
Undergraduate: Bryn Mawr College 
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University 
Residency: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University 
Academic Interests: Psychotherapy, Academic Psychiatry 
Hobbies: Traveling, going to museums, watching movies, hiking, cooking   
Favorite Quote: “It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do” -Jane Austen  
Comfort Food: Cuban food and New York classics, like rainbow cookies.  

Why Children’s National: I wanted to train at a pediatric-focused academic institution and serve a diverse patient population.  

Accolades: During residency, Dr. Miller was involved in addictions research and was the course director of a mindfulness focused visual arts-based museum education course for medical students. She currently serves on the AACAP Committee on Medical Students and Residents. She is also the recipient of the O. Spurgeon English Award for Clinic and Academic Excellence in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychiatry.  
 
Carolyn RosinksyCarolyn Rosinsky, M.D.
Hometown: Clarksville, MD
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Graduate: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt
Academic Interests: Trauma-focused therapy, first episode psychosis, school-based mental health, LGBTQ mental health
Hobbies: Baking, hiking, running, reading, performing/teaching cello
Favorite Quote: "Atticus, he was real nice." "Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them." - Scout and Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird
Comfort Foods: Chocolate pudding, grilled cheese, scones

Why Children's National: I wanted a program that emphasizes and is strong in therapy and across a spectrum of therapy modalities, flexibility in outpatient caseload.
 
Accolades: Dr. Rosinsky is a 2021-2022 Doximity Op-Med Fellow, writing op-ed pieces for the Doximity network throughout the year. In residency, she founded an institution-wide peer support hotline staffed by psychiatry residents to serve house staff going through stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to her medical career, she also worked as a cancer immunology researcher, classroom music teacher, writing tutor and science educator, and still performs and teaches cello.
 
Carl QuesnellCarl Quesnell, M.D.
Hometown: All over! I grew up on Army bases and have lived in Georgia, Texas, Wisconsin, Hawaii, Pennsylvania and Virginia. That being said, I've always considered Northern Virginia to be my hometown as I've spent the most time there.
Undergraduate: Virginia Tech...Go Hokies!!
Graduate: Drexel University College of Medicine
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: George Washington University
Academic Interests: Psychotherapy, medication management, anxiety disorders
Hobbies: Video games, movies, anime, Star Wars, comics
Favorite Quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretzky" - Michael Scott

Why Children's National: I chose Children's National because I felt a great deal of trust in the attendings and the fellows. I knew they would all do their best to ensure top-notch training while also maintaining a supportive environment. I'd also previously worked with several of the attendings and fellows and I just knew they were all people I wanted to continue to spend time with.

Accolades: George Washington University Psychiatry Residency Program, Inpatient Chief Resident, 2020-21; Letter of Commendation for Professionalism and Teaching (George Washington University Psychiatry Residency Program), 2019; Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Teaching (VCU School of Medicine - Inova Fairfax Campus), 2018; The O. Eugene Baum Award for Excellence in Psychiatry (Drexel University College of Medicine), 2017
 
Qais ZalimQais Zalim, M.D.
Hometown: Gasparillo, Trinidad and Tobago
Undergraduate/Medical School: The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
Residency: The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, Scranton, PA
Academic Interests: Telepsychiatry, administrative psychiatry
Hobbies: Reading, TV, mixology
Favorite Quote: "In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Comfort Foods: Pizza, burgers

Why Children’s National: Being exposed to a wide range of patients in one of the main children’s hospitals in the area provided unparalleled opportunity for learning, closer to family, and I also like Washington, D.C., itself!

Accolades: Dr. Zalim has published several posters at national and regional conferences. He participated in raising mental health awareness at several mental health fairs, radio programs and events in Trinidad as well as with NAMI in Pennsylvania.