Current Fellows

Second Year Fellows

Shahana Ayub

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan.

MD/DO: Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi.

Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Outside Interests: Traveling, yoga, enjoy dining, taking long walks/running and hang out with my friends and family.

Professional Interests: Child psychiatry in general, particularly neurodevelopment disorder, developmental psychopathology of personality disorders, childhood gender identity issues and social psychiatry.

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych: When I interviewed at WASHU for CAP fellowship, this program instantly impressed me. I moved from East Coast to Midwest to work with the distinguished leaders in Child Psychiatry. The program offers well-rounded training in all facets of child Psychiatry such as inpatient and outpatient setting, distinct consult rotation, exceptional eating disorders rotation and exposure to telepsychiatry. Program’s leadership is supportive, highly committed to excellence in medical education; the staff is very helpful, and fellow residents are very friendly.


Christopher Charlot

Hometown: Paducah, KY

Undergraduate:  Wash U

MD/DO: University of Louisville

Residency: Wash U

Outside Interests: I like hanging out with my wife and kids or chilling out by streaming show from Netflix or HBO. At some point I plan to buy a mountain bike and do some riding.

Professional Interests: No specific interests at this time, I just want to be the best clinician I can be.

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych: The faculty here are pretty amazing- both knowledgeable and approachable. They all like to teach and do so readily. My colleagues are also great. Everyone is a team-player and excited to be here.


Samad Hassan

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

MD/DO: Five year medical program at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Residency: Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan

Outside Interest: Dinner and movies with my Wife, playing, debating, and watching sports with friends, enjoying seasonal TV shows (Game of Thrones, House of Cards etc),  and spending time with family

Professional Interest:  Childhood anxiety disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I am looking forward to my Eating Disorder rotation in the fall to better understand those specific disease pathologies and the psychodynamics behind their behaviors.

What I like most about WashU Child Psych:  Interviewing for CAP fellowships around the country was a great experience for me to see how advanced WashU is with their curriculum and overall training. Few fellowship programs have a proper eating disorder rotation allowing you to learn how to prescribe, treat, and manage this growing population of patients. Integrating telepsychiatry into the curriculum is also an attractive and up-to-date addition.  That being said, the main reason I chose WashU was because of the warmth and kindness displayed by the administration. Right from the interview they offered all of their resources to help my wife with medical licensing and employment in the state of Missouri (Canadian trained); it felt as if I was already a part of their family. That kind of compassion for a resident’s well-being is rare to find in a competitive academic environment.


Erica Vance

Hometown: Woodbury, MN

Undergraduate:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MD/DO:  American University of the Caribbean

Residency: Washington University in St. Louis

Outside Interests: I enjoy exercise (yoga, Pilates, Pickle ball), travel, reading, and spending time with my family.

Professional Interests: Telepsychiatry, working with athletes, and collaborative care.

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych: I really appreciate that our faculty are truly invested in the career development of each individual.


Michael Wenzinger

Hometown: Front Royal, Virginia

Undergraduate: University of Virginia

MD/DO: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Residency: Washington University

Outside Interests: Hiking, Indie Movies (Favorite: “Everything Will Be OK” by Don Hertzfeldt), Asian Food (a lot around St. Louis), and Music (Favorite-ish Band: The Mountain Goats)

Professional Interests: Addiction Medicine, Autism, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych: I chose Wash U C&P because of the eclectic and excellent training staff, the great work experience/didactic/supervision balance, and the very supportive atmosphere of the program. I had never been to Saint Louis prior to my adult psychiatry training but quickly came to greatly enjoy the city for its eccentric charm — particularly its food scene.


First Year Fellows

Brian Bui

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Undergraduate: Rockhurst University

MD/DO: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Outside Interests: I enjoy traveling to different places around the world, learning about new cultures, and trying different cuisines. On my free time I like to be active by playing basketball, going on runs, watching the Kansas City Chiefs and KU basketball. I’m a big car enthusiast as well so anything automotive grabs my attention.

Professional Interests: I like child psychiatry in the general sense, but specifically mood disorders, early-onset schizophrenia, ADHD, and autism.

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych: First and foremost I really enjoy working with my co-fellows, and the faculty and staff are wonderful to work with, supportive, and very approachable. There are a wide variety of rotations that gives a breadth of exposure to all of the psychopathologies in child psychiatry.  It is truly a great learning environment where faculty are well-known in their field and highly committed to medical education.


Erin Morrison

Hometown: Apex, NC

Undergraduate:  North Carolina State University

MD/DO: Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Louisiana State University

Outside Interests: gardening, hiking, cooking, painting/drawing, cats

Professional Interests: Emergency psychiatry (both adult and youth), Autism Spectrum Disorders, Early onset and First Break Psychosis

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych: I was attracted to Washington University because of the breadth of different specialists and research in the field of psychiatry.  The faculty and staff have been very kind, approachable and willing to help foster growth not only in fellowship, but in future practice as well.  Saint Louis is also a great city, full of parks, great food and fun things to do.


Max Rosen

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate:  Washington University in St. Louis

MD/DO: Washington University in St. Louis

Residency: Washington University in St. Louis

Outside Interests: I like going to the park with my toddler and wife, playing fantasy football, playing poker, watching Netflix, reading historical fiction

Professional Interests: Adolescent and Transitional-age Psychiatry, Anxiety and Affective Disorders, First-break Psychosis

What I like most about Washington University Child: The reason I have stayed as long as I have at Wash U is specifically for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program. The warm and collegiality of the program has allowed me to find a second home, one from which I gain invaluable professional and personal advice and support. The well-rounded training we receive, covering community mental health to inpatient to eating disorders, etc. means I know I will be extremely prepared for training upon Day 1 of graduation. 


Ankita Vora

Hometown: Mumbai, India

MD/DO: Terna Medical College

Residency: Saint Louis University

Outside Interests: In my spare time, I enjoy most hanging out with my husband and kid, vegetarian cooking, Indian classical, folk and Bollywood dancing, traveling, and playing badminton.

Professional Interests: Childhood trauma, first break psychosis., community psychiatry/education, perinatal mental health, research interests include treatment resistant depression and neurostimulation.

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych: I’m absolutely thrilled to be at such an amazing program in a vibrant city with wonderful, passionate mentors and colleagues. I’m attracted to the ample research opportunities this program offers with very approachable and supportive faculty. Wash U provides a phenomenal experience in inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry at the state hospital, eating disorders unit, tele-psychiatry, consult liaison rotation at the outstanding St. Louis Children’s hospital, psychotherapy clinic with supervision and remarkable specialty/community clinics involvement.


 Desiree Baumgartner

Hometown: Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Undergraduate: University of Oklahoma

MD/DO: Washington University in St. Louis

Residency: Washington University in St. Louis

Outside Interests: I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, writing, and antiquing. I also enjoy spending time with my animals: current count is 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 13 chickens!

Professional Interests: I have a passion for helping abused and neglected children. I enjoy forensic work, and plan to complete a forensic fellowship after my CAP fellowship. I hope to utilize these credentials to work with and advocate for kids in foster care.

What I like most about Washington University Child Psych: The faculty have a deep, personal passion for the fellows and other trainees. We really matter to them, and it shows in the big and little moments. CAP is a wonderful but intense field, and I couldn’t do it without the close mentorship of the faculty.