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Dr. Hena Bukhari
Dr. Hena Bukhari is a native of North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Boston University and medical degree from Ragiv Gandhi University, in Bangalore India. She has worked as a General practitioner all over the world, from India to Saudi Arabia. She has always been interested in mental health and decided to pursue her psychiatry residency at Morehouse School of Medicine due to its focus on serving the underserved. Due to this passion, Dr. Bukhari has volunteered at several free clinics for the marginalized, refugees and underprivileged communities.
Dr. Bukhari enjoys traveling, cooking and relaxing with her family and friends. She enjoys cooking for her colleagues and whoever likes Indian food.
Dr. Hiu Sze (Cecilia) Kwong
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.
Dr. Rhonda Reid
Dr. Reid hails from Bronx, New York. She received a 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. As a research track resident, Dr. Reid is investigating associations between individual personality disorder traits and suicidal behaviors in a sample of African American women subjected to trauma. She has also contributed to multiple book chapters related to the mental health of African American girls and women. Dr. Reid’s interests include Academic Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison 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.
Dr. Kwaku Yeboah
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 General and Emergency Psychiatry.
His hobbies include cryptocurrency/stock day trading, eating, video games, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Julian Lane
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.
Dr. Joshua Omade
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.
Dr. Arianna Sewell
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 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.
Dr. Brittany Stallworth
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. She hopes to seamlessly combine her passion for using fitness as medicine with her interests in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine throughout her career.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Stallworth enjoys spending time with her family, working out, building her fragrance collection, and participating in community service projects as a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Dominique Byrd
Dominique Byrd was born in Los Angeles, CA. She obtained her undergraduate degree in pre-med Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana. She went on to obtain her Master’s in Biological Sciences from Southern University and A&M University. She subsequently became a high school science teacher and softball coach in the New Orleans Public School system. While teaching, she obtained her Master’s in Educational Leadership before deciding that medical school was still a dream she wanted to pursue. Dominique was admitted to the MEDPREP post-baccalaureate program at Southern Illinois University and simultaneously obtained a Master’s in Public Health while applying to medical school. She completed her medical education at Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, OH.
Dominique’s interest in psychiatry began while she was a high school teacher. The students she worked with often had a high number of adverse childhood experiences that impeded their ability to learn. She then learned about the extremely low number of African American psychiatrist in the country and realized that her pursuit of medicine had to include the ability to help children in underserved and underrepresented communities. Dominique’s professional interest include Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Interventional Psychiatry.
In her free time, Dominique enjoys spending quality time with her husband, family, and friends watching true crime documentaries, working on puzzles and playing adult rec softball.
Dr. Rayonna Cyprian
Dr. Cyprian was born and raised in New Orleans. She spent most of her life in Louisiana, attending Louisiana State University with a major in Psychology and minor in Biology. Upon graduation, she moved to Atlanta, GA to matriculate through Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Cyprian has always had a passion for mental health and how people operate and relate to one another so her decision to pursue psychiatry was made while still in undergrad.
In her career, Dr. Cyprian has special interests in both adult and adolescent psychiatry. She plans to pursue a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry with a heavy emphasis on underserved communities, more specifically black communities. She enjoys community psychiatry and wants to work to destigmatize mental illness and make mental health care more accessible and prioritized in underserved communities.
Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her dog, friends and family. She loves music, going to concerts, eating different foods, being in nature and just having a good time. She loves to laugh and enjoys sharing the joy of laughter with other people.
Dr. Kyunti James-Thorpe
Dr. Kyunti James-Thorpe was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She spent half of her life there and the other half in Gainesville, GA. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Brenau University. She is also a proud graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine where she received her medical degree. On her journey to becoming an MD, Dr. James-Thorpe found her passion for psychiatry during her 3rd year psychiatry clerkship; she loved the ability to focus on mental health and support vulnerable, disadvantaged populations.
Her passions include serving underserved populations and giving back to the community. Her interests in Psychiatry include serious mental illness, Community Psychiatry, and substance use disorders. After residency, she plans to pursue a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry. In the future, she aspires to create an adult mental health clinic with multidisciplinary teams in which mental health providers and primary care providers work side by side.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking cultural dishes, traveling to beach destinations, writing free verse poetry, and spending time with loved ones.
Dr. Allison Rowell
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 son and their dog Blu, binge watching TV shows and YouTube, listening to books on Audible, traveling, and trying new restaurants.
Dr. Roman Tate
Roman Tate, MD was born in Washington D.C but raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Xavier University of Louisiana for undergraduate where he received his Bachelor in Biology Pre-Med and a minor in chemistry. There he became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated as he held the position of the chapter Exchequer. He then attended Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.
His main interest currently is adult psychiatry specifically in the outpatient setting involving psychotherapy. He enjoys traveling to new places, being outdoors, and hanging out with friends.
Dr. Myka Taylor
Dr. Taylor was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with minors in Biology and Chemistry at Xavier University of Louisiana. Shortly after college, she was employed as a mental health technician on an inpatient behavioral health unit. She then went on to receive her medical degree from Meharry Medical College.
Her journey to psychiatry began when she was in high school. She took a psychology course that piqued her interest in the field. Her desire to understand how both the brain and body function, and ultimately what makes people who they are, led her to pursue a career in medicine.
Dr. Taylor’s interests include community psychiatry, reproductive/perinatal psychiatry, and psychotherapy. She hopes to utilize a biopsychosocial approach in order to provide the best patient care. She is also dedicated to working with underserved minorities and extremely passionate about reducing stigma regarding mental health within the community.
Outside of medicine, her interests include reading, binge-watching movies/TV shows, traveling, and discovering new activities, recipes, and restaurants to enjoy with loved ones.
Dr. Eugenia Asare
Dr. Asare is a first generation Ghanaian-American from Montgomery County, Maryland. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with summa cum laude distinction from Frostburg State University, located within tht Appalachian mountains of Western Maryland. She then earned her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine, where her interest blossomed in health disparities, particularly regarding mental health disparities amongst communities of color.
After completing residency, Dr. Asare hopes to pursue a career in general psychiatry, with an emphasis on women's mental health and psychotherapy. In her free time, Dr. Asare enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, photography and rewatching her favorite sitcoms.
Dr. Victor Elensi
Dr. Victor Edet Elensi was born in Lagos, Nigeria and grew up in Tampa, Florida. He completed his Bachelor of Health Science degree at the University of Florida. While there, Dr. Elensi worked at the Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Clinical and Academic Program and conducted research with Dr. Jay Clugston at the Concussions Center with University of Florida football team. He went on to earn his medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Elensi is passionate about improving health disparities within low socioeconomic communities. He is also passionate about mental health in the child and adolescent generation.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Elensi enjoys weight training, recreational soccer, and playing piano.
Dr. Paolo Gilleran
Paolo Gilleran was born in Quezon City, Philippines. He graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. He practiced as an ICU nurse for 2.5 years and PACU nurse for 4 years. He graduated summa cum laude from Morehouse School of Medicine with a Doctorate in Medicine.
His interests in psychiatry include Child Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensics. In his free time, he likes to play basketball, watch movies, and spend time with his family.
Dr. Kiyana Harris
Dr. Harris was born and raised in the South Bronx of New York. Witnessing the many challenges people in her community faced pertaining to medical care is what inspired her to become a physician. She attended North Carolina State University (NC State) where she obtained a bachelor's degree in human biology. She remained at NC State to obtain a master's degree in physiology before matriculating into medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Georgia Campus).
Kiyana is proud to be the first physician in her family and is excited that one of her residency training sites is Grady Memorial, where her grandmother was born. She hopes to inspire those from communities similar to the South Bronx to dream big and never give up. She is deeply passionate about uplifting underserved communities, addressing minority mental health and even more passionate about assisting the geriatric community. Mental health in the older youth has always been an interest and she is fascinated in how "the mind changes as we age.”
In Kiyana’s free time she loves to write poetry, listen to Hip Hop and R &B, spend quality time with her loved ones, and considers herself a Starbucks connoisseur!
Dr. Terrance Jenkins
Dr. Jenkins graduated from Valdosta State University with honors with a BS in Biology, and received a Master's of Science in Medical Sciences from Morehouse School of Medicine. He then received a Doctorate of Medicine from Ross University, where he graduated with honors.
Dr. Jenkins has a passion for addressing the unmet needs of underserved communities. His professional interests include neuromodulation, treatment resistance disorders, addiction, chronic pain, and mental health policy. He is committed to confronting prejudicial thinking and flawed health policies that contribute to systemic inadequacies that impede the establishment of true health equity.
In his free time, Dr. Jenkins enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as spending time in nature. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and enjoys mentorship and working to serve his community.