Faculty Member Brief Bio

James B. McLoone, MD
James B. McLoone, MD

Department Chair

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.
Areas of Interest: General and geriatric psychiatry

Andrea Waxman, MD
Andrea Waxman, MD

Program Director and Director, Consultation-Liaison Service

Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Psychiatry Residency: Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix 
Areas of Interest: Women's health, teaching psychotherapy and medical ethics.

Dennis Friedman, DO

Dennis Friedman, DO

Medical Director, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Service

Medical School: Nova-Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Areas of Interest: Mentally ill and acute care psychiatry

Christian Cornelius, MD

Christian Cornelius, MD

Attending Faculty Psychiatrist

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Residency: Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Areas of Interest: Mood and anxiety disorders, psychopharmacology

Amal Sharifi, MD

Amal Sharifi, MD

Attending Faculty Psychiatrist

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Residency: Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Areas of Interest: Acute care psychiatry and teaching residents and medical students

Shehzad Ayub, DO
Shehzad Ayub, DO

Attending Faculty Psychiatrist

Medical School: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Campus/Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Areas of Interest: Teaching psychopharmacology, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD.

Alena Petty, DO
Alena Petty, DO

Attending Faculty Psychiatrist

Medical School: Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Areas of Interest: Acute care psychiatry and teaching residents and medical students

Kristina Cooper, PhD

Kristina Cooper, PhD

Faculty Psychologist, Associate Director, Consultation-Liaison Service

Doctorate: Arizona State University
Residency: Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Areas of Interest: Behavioral medicine, oncology and cardiovascular patients.

George Joumas, MA

George Joumas, MA

Psychometrist and Counselor

Undergraduate: Wayne State University
Areas of Interest: Couples and family therapy