Recent Graduates

2018 

As​ra Ahmed, MD

Residency Training: Virginia Commonwealth University

During residency, I was engaged in community-based research focused on primary prevention interventions to reduce substance abuse in child and adolescent populations. Lurie Children’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department has a strong emphasis on academic learning and has given me the opportunity to teach and mentor other trainees.  During my free time, I enjoy kayaking, rock climbing, and art scene. 

Amandeep Jutla, MD

Residency Training: UCLA San Fernando Valley

I came to Lurie Children's in large part because I was impressed with the child psychiatry department's serious attitude towards training and the needs of trainees. Our lectures are protected and thoughtfully structured, our clinical experiences are calibrated to represent a diverse cross-section of patients, and our faculty are approachable and enthusiastic about teaching. Above all, there’s an atmosphere of scholarly collegiality that makes this a great place to work.

Joseph Kosmach, DO

Residency Training: Mayo Clinic

What brought me to Lurie Children’s is that I knew I wanted my CAP training to occur at a strong academic institute and Lurie Children's is certainly that. This is the only stand-alone children’s hospital in the city. Being interested in consult-liaison and eventually collaborative care, it was important for me to see, learn and be around complicated medical cases, which you will only see at big academic stand-alone children hospitals.  Since being here, I have not been disappointed with the pathology and complexity of the cases, both medically and psychiatrically.

Janell Tabora, MD

Residency Training: University of Alabama

I chose Lurie Children’s because I was looking for a comprehensive program that provided a wealth of experiences as well as patient diversity.  Lurie Children's is well known for its amazing faculty and multidisciplinary collaborations with other mental health providers.  I wanted to work in a hospital environment that would excite and motivate me to be the best practitioner possible.

2017

Courtney Romba, MD

Residency Training: Rush University Medical Center  
Post-Graduation: Instructor at Northwestern University/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

I was drawn to Lurie Children’s fellowship program for its breadth of clinical experiences, strong dedication to fellow education and warm, collegial environment.


Meghan Schott, DO

Residency Training: Allegheny General Hospital 
Post-Graduation: Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado

I was drawn to Lurie Children’s CAP program because it offered an extensive array of intensive services in child psychiatry. My career goals include working in an inpatient unit or in a child psychiatric ER and hence I wanted a program that would be able to provide me ample teaching in these areas. In addition, I wanted to live in a large city where I can still do all the things that I enjoy doing including soccer, good food, and community service. ​

Juvaria Shahabuddin, MD

Residency Training: Loyola University 
Post-Graduation: Aurora Health Care in Kenosha, Wisconsin

I grew up in the Chicagoland area and wanted to stay close to home. I was impressed by the new Lurie Children’s and its facilities. I wanted to receive training with a diverse patient population with a multidisciplinary team. I felt welcomed by the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Department and have met some of the most compassionate individuals I have ever met along my career path. I have worked in a variety of settings and was able to have continuity with patients since all of these programs were located on the same floor within the hospital. It has been a wonderful experience!

Rahul Sharma, MD

Residency Training: Creighton University
Post-Graduation: Dreyer Medical Group in Aurora, IL

As a native of Chicago, I knew that one day I’d want to return to my hometown. Lurie Children’s offered a robust training experience where fellows have the opportunity to work with a highly diverse patient population. In addition to a strong academic culture and knowledgeable faculty, fellows are provided with the tools and resources to become successful Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists.

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Poonam Gill, MD
Residency Training: SUNY-Buffalo
Post-Graduation: ClinicalAssistant Professor, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY

John Lindo, MD
Residency Training: Western Michigan University School of Medicine / Michigan State University KUMS
Post-Graduation: Assistant Clinical Professor, UC Riverside School of Medicine, Moreno Valley, CA

Colleen McGuire, MD
Residency Training: Northwestern University
Post-Graduation: Compass Health Center, Chicago, IL

Sarosh Nizami, MD
Residency Training: University of Maryland, Sheppard-Pratt
Post-Graduation: Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

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Sarah Florence, MD
Residency Training: Rush University Medical Center
Post-Graduation: Private Practice, Chicago, IL

Stacy Lynn Greeter, MD
Residency Training: Northwestern University
Post-Graduation: Trillium Family Services, Portland, OR

Heide Hullsiek Rollings, MD
Residency Training: University of Connecticut Health Center
Post-Graduation: Assistant Clinical Professor, Michigan State University, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Grand Rapids, MI

Sarah Diamond Steuerman, MD
Residency Training: University of Illinois at Chicago
Post-Graduation: The Bloomberg Institute, Northbrook, IL​