Recent Highlights  

  • James B. McLoone, MD
    James B. McLoone, MD
    James B. McLoone, MD, professor and retired chair of Psychiatry, received the Howard E. Wulsin Excellence in Teaching Award for 2021 from the Arizona Psychiatric Society. Dr. McLoone previously received this award in 2008.
  • David Kovin, DO — a current PGY2 resident in our Psychiatry Residency Program — was named Psychiatry Resident Teacher of the Year by the Class of 2021.
  • Nathan Jones, MD, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix alumnus from the Class of 2018 and upcoming PGY4 in our Psychiatry Residency Program, received the APS Resident Recognition Award for 2021. Dr. Jones also received this award in 2020.
  • Our UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Psychiatry Residency received notification of continued full-re-accreditation from the ACGME, once again marking that status as the Program approaches its 50th Anniversary.
  • Arizona Psychiatric Society Annual Meeting Awards were received by the following UA College of Medicine – Phoenix faculty, residents and medical students:
  • ​​​Poster Awards:
    • Arizona Psychiatric Society Annual Meeting Poster Award received by Gurmehr Kaur, MD, and Neet Shah, MD, (alumni from the college's Class of 2018) both PGY3s in our College of Medicine – Phoenix Psychiatry Residency program for their poster, ”New Onset Psychiatric Disturbance Related to COVID-19 Infection and Management.”
  • Graduating Residents:
    • Scott Grogan, MD.
    • Kelli Jordan, MD.
    • Yana Alekseeva, MD.

Psychiatry Residency 2021 Graduates

  • Recently Matched PGY1s:
    • Andrew Alix, MD, College of Medicine – Tucson (not pictured).
    • Katelyn DeGraffenreid, MD, College of Medicine – Phoenix (not pictured).
    • Rand Hanna, MD, College of Medicine – Phoenix.
    • Alicia Leslie, MD, College of Medicine – Phoenix.
    • Cody Miller-Munoz, MD, College of Medicine – Phoenix.
    • Jasper Puracan, MPH, MD, College of Medicine – Phoenix.

Psychiatry Residency Class of 2025

Recent Publications by Colleagues

  • Bloom JD and Kirkorsky SE. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Jail-Based Competency Evaluation and Restoration. J AM Acad Psychiatry Law, 49(3), 2021.
  • Gopalakrishna G and Hendrie K. Spotting the Zebra: Keeping an Open Mind When Evaluating Cognitive Impairment. Primary Care Companion CNS Disorders 2020;22 (5): 20.
    • Ganesh Gopalakrishna, MD, is an associate professor and director of our College of Medicine – Phoenix Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship program, and Kyle Hendrie, DO, is a second-year Psychiatry resident.
  • Bloom JD and Kirkorsky SE. Incompetent to Stand Trial, Not Restorable, and Dangerous. J Am Acad of Psychiatry and Law, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2020.