Current Fellows

Second Year Fellows

Natchanan Charatcharungkiat

Hometown: Hat-Yai, Thailand

MD/DO: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Residency: Washington University in St. Louis

Outside Interests: yoga, mindfulness practice, long walk, travelling, international cuisine, and jazz

Professional Interests: mood disorder especially bipolar disorder, telepsychiatry, adolescent population, and conducting clinical research

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych:  I am impressed with the breadth of knowledge and research opportunities the program offering. The attendings at WashU CAP are world renown experts in many areas in the CAP field. Therefore, you will get to see, treat, and learn from patients with various psychopathologies. Moreover, I like that they recognize you as an individual with different background knowledge, life experiences, learning styles, interests, and strengths, and help foster you to reach your full potential without trying to put you in the pre-crafted box. The atmosphere here is warm and collegial. I feel like I am in a big family! Also, not to mention that my co-fellows are awesome! Lastly, St. Louis is a right amount of city for me; full of good restaurants, parks and trees, and free stuff!

Fadi Halabi

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon

Undergraduate: American University of Beirut

MD/DO: American University of Beirut

Residency: Washington University in St Louis

Outside interests: Dance is my biggest passion! I also enjoy exploring new cities, trying new foods, biking, going to random open houses, and spending too much time watching Survivor.

Professional Interests:  LGBT mental health, anxiety disorder, psychotherapy, health policy and public health, and epidemiology

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych: The people! The program leadership and faculty are very resourceful and are super invested in each fellow’s growth – the perfect combination, in my mind. The staff and program coordinator are also terrific! St Louis is also a perfect city for fellowship!

Martin Huynh

Hometown: Euless, Texas

Undergraduate:  The University of Texas at Dallas

MD/DO: Baylor College of Medicine

Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Outside Interests: cooking, craft beer, running, weightlifting, reading (literature, poetry, philosophy), art museums, attending the ballet/symphony/opera, travel, my Catholic faith community

Professional Interests: Personality disorders, eating disorders, collaborative care, perinatal psychiatry, psychodynamic psychotherapy, DBT, bioethics, humanities and spirituality in medicine. I also still like adult psychiatry and hope to see adult patients in practice.

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych: My interview was my first time ever in Missouri and I had no connections to St. Louis. Starting from dinner through the interview day, I was struck by the warmth and authenticity of everyone I met, from the fellows to the faculty interviewers. Our program offers many rotations that are rare in child psychiatry: residential eating disorders, a long-term state hospital, infant psychiatry, etc. The clinical training is diverse and challenging enough that I’m confident I can handle anything after graduation. The faculty are very approachable, brilliant, and support us individually and from an administrative level. As a transplant to St. Louis, I’ve it found it to be very charming and affordable, with surprisingly little traffic. It’s a city of many old neighborhoods with plenty of character and gorgeous architecture, an explorer and history buff’s delight. WashU Child Psychiatry is an exceptionally strong program in an underrated city.

Celina Jacobi

Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL

Undergraduate:  Vanderbilt University

MD/DO: Washington University in St. Louis

Residency: Washington University in St. Louis

Outside Interests: I enjoy spending time with my husband and toddler as well as our two dogs. I also love exploring new restaurants, watching movies with friends, taking advantage of all the free activities St. Louis has to offer, and scuba diving when I get the chance!

Professional Interests: I am interested in working with young children with affective and anxiety disorders as well as adolescents with emotional dysregulation. Additionally, I am interested in pediatric palliative care, and I am considering completing a palliative care fellowship after finishing my CAP fellowship.

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych: As a medical student and adult psychiatry resident, the faculty of the child and adolescent psychiatry division always provided strong mentorship and helped me grow professionally and personally. They really support you as an individual rather than forcing you onto a specific career path. Beyond the program, I have grown to love St. Louis where we have an amazing food scene and numerous free activities and cultural events!

Ian Pearson

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Undergraduate:  Washington University in St. Louis

MD/DO: Rush Medical College

Residency: Loyola University Medical Center

Outside Interests: Skiing, Acrobatics, Comedy, and Movies 

Professional Interests: Trauma, Autism, and Public Health 

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych: World class faculty and researchers that are enthusiastic and engaging

First Year Fellows

Callie Bishop

Hometown: Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Undergraduate: University of Minnesota Twin Cities

MD/DO: Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency:  Washington University in Saint Louis

Outside Interests: Cooking, Eating out (pre Covid!), finding fun activities to do with a baby as a new parent

Professional Interests: Supporting and treating children and families with a history of trauma

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych: The numerous specialty clinics and the vast amount of knowledge one can learn from the amazing faculty! 

Gregory Cejas

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Undergraduate: Truman State University

MD/DO: University of Missouri- Columbia

Residency: Washington University in St. Louis

Outside Interests: Cooking, hiking, gardening, St. Louis sports teams

Professional Interests: Autism, advocacy

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych: I was really drawn to the diversity of experience available, getting to spend time in inpatient and outpatient settings across different socioeconomic groups, eating disorders, and emergency psychiatry starting in your first year. We also have renowned experts in a number of areas readily available and who are very approachable. Overall, this is a supportive and stimulating environment to complete a fellowship in.

Zohaib Haque

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Undergraduate: American University of Antigua

MD/DO: American University of Integrative Sciences

Residency: University of Missouri in Kansas City

Outside Interests: Rock climbing and history

Professional Interests: Psychoanalysis and MDD

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych: How passionate everyone is about teaching and learning.

Amir Khan

Hometown: Houston, TX

Undergraduate: University of Houston

MD/DO: Windsor University School of Medicine

Residency: Louisiana State University, Shreveport

Outside Interests: Reading, watching and playing sports ( Go Rockets!), hiking and exploring new places.

Professional Interests: One of my passions and early contributor to go into child and adolescent psychiatry is autism.  I’m always excited to read about new advancements and potential treatments for autism.  I am also intrigued by early onset psychosis, intellectual disability and mood disorders.

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych:  The abundant research opportunities! There are also numerous specialty clinics and exposure to various rotations including an autism clinic and eating disorders rotation.  The faculty is also very enthusiastic to teach and provide abundant supervision.

Jaskirat Sidhu

Hometown: Naurang, India

MD/DO: Government Medical College, Amritsar, India

Residency: UMKC- School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Outside Interests: Reading history and motivational books, exploring new places, long drives, and hiking

Professional Interests: Trauma, autism, mood dysregulation, research, and forensics

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych: Everyone in the faculty is easily approachable and sincerely invested in teaching. Our program is very diverse, provides a lot of supervision, and the opportunity to learn from world-renowned researchers. Our program provides strong clinical experience through rotations at different sites including state psychiatric hospital, eating disorders rotation, C&L, etc, seeing a wide range of psychopathology (ranging from intellectual disabilities to mood dysregulation), and working with patients from different socioeconomic statuses. It’s easy to commute to work due to less traffic and also the cost of living is low.