Meet the Max Gray Fellows

Current Max Gray Fellows

2020-21, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic

Dr. Megan Ichinose completed her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University, where she graduated with honors in psychology and global health. She next accepted a research position at the Yale University School of Medicine in the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit, where she became interested in the cognitive and neural underpinnings of serious mental illness. She pursued her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Vanderbilt University, where she conducted research examining cognitive deficits associated with serious mental illness and gained clinical training providing psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessments and psychotherapy for children and adults with a range of clinical presentations. She recently completed her predoctoral internship at UCLA specializing in Adolescent Serious Mental Illness. During her time at UCLA, Dr. Ichinose worked in both general and specialized clinics for youth, young adults and their families with anxiety, mood disorders, developmental disabilities, and psychosis.

In addition to serving as a Max Gray Fellow in the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic, Dr. Ichinose will be serving as a Postdoctoral Clinical Psychology Fellow in the UCLA PEERS Clinic, where she will be facilitating PEERS for Teens social skills groups.

2021, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic

Jennifer M. Gamarra, Ph.D., is a recent graduate of the University of California and completed her clinical internship at Pacific Clinics in Pasadena, CA. She completed her undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout her graduate training, Dr. Gamarra has focused her clinical work on helping children, adolescents, and families address issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD. Dr. Gamarra is passionate about improving youth and family mental health literacy, particularly in low resourced communities, and empowering families to optimize decision-making for their mental health needs. She currently offers therapy in both English and Spanish in order to provide care to a more diverse group of patients.

2021, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic

Gregory J. Barnett, M.D., recently completed of his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the UCLA Semel Institute. He attended Yale College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology and decided to pursue a career in medicine. He then went on to the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University and developed interest in working with children and adolescents with mental health challenges. He completed his adult psychiatry residency training at the Cambridge Health Alliance at Harvard Medical School, where he worked with a diverse patient population at a safety net hospital. During his fellowship, Dr. Barnett trained in the Max Gray CHAMP Clinic for six months. He is looking forward to furthering his skills in diagnosis and pharmacotherapy, and cultivating his abilities as an individual and family therapist.

Previous Max Gray Fellows

2020-21, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic

Dr. Glenna Smith received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University, studying Psychology and Hispanic Studies, before pursuing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She subsequently completed residency in Adult Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, where she promoted wellness across medical education, participating in medical student teaching and wellness curriculum development within training programs. She recently completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCLA, where she served as chief fellow of the child and adolescent inpatient unit as well as the resident psychotherapy clinic, and received specialized training in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders, in diverse levels and systems of care. In addition to serving as a Max Gray Fellow in the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic, Dr. Smith is a psychiatrist at Adelpha Psychiatric Group, offering both psychotherapy and medication management to adults, children, and adolescents.

2020-21, Adult Mood Disorders Clinic

Dr. Keerthan Somanath graduated from University of Texas at Austin with honors, completing a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and minor in Mathematics. He subsequently worked as a software engineer at National Instruments in Austin, Texas, where he developed an interest in neuroscience, and later medicine, after working with one of the company's clients. At UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Somanath graduated with distinction in research after pursuing a one-year Dean’s Research Scholar Fellowship. He went on to complete almost two years of residency in anesthesiology at UT Southwestern, during which he went through a period of soul searching and found psychiatry to be his true calling. He completed his residency training at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, where he extensively trained at both UCLA and the West LA VA, and went on to serve as Chief Resident of the UCLA Outpatient Clinics during his fourth year of training. In addition to his clinical duties at UCLA, he provides psychiatric care to underserved patients through a DMH-contracted agency, which has largely influenced his decision to pursue a career that blends both community and academic psychiatry.

In addition to serving as a Max Gray Fellow in the Adult Mood Disorders Clinic, Dr. Somanath plans to begin working for a TMS-focused insurance-based private practice in Los Angeles. He hopes to stay connected with UCLA after his fellowship as Volunteer Clinical Faculty.

2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic

Dr. Cassidy Zanko graduated with highest honors from University of California, Santa Barbara, after which she completed both medical school and a Psychiatry residency at University of California, San Diego. During her fourth year of residency, Dr. Zanko served as Chief Resident and developed a resident wellness curriculum for which she received the John A. Majda Memorial Award. She then pursued a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCLA, where she also served as Chief Fellow, working to improve the culture of training and well-being for her colleagues. Throughout her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training at UCLA, Dr. Zanko worked in specialty clinics, including those focused on anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

In addition to serving as a third-year Max Gray Fellow in the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic, Dr. Zanko is an Associate Program Director of the UCLA/VA Greater Los Angeles Psychiatry Residency, teaches Adolescent Development for UCLA fellows, and treats women veterans. She has remained actively involved in efforts to enhance physician and patient well-being, including running a resilience workshop for UCLA medical students and writing a book chapter on pediatric/adolescent wellness for a handbook on wellness medicine.

2018-19 and 2019-20, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic

After receiving a Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University, Dr. Artha Gillis earned her medical degree from University of California, Davis, where she received awards for her dedication to making healthcare accessible to underserved members of the African American community, demonstrating leadership among residents and medical students and mentoring the latter. She is triple board certified in Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry.

She looks forward to applying the specialized knowledge and clinical training in mood disorders she obtained as a Max Gray Fellow to continue her work with children who have been sexually assaulted or abused and in evaluating youth in the juvenile justice system.

Ph.D., 2019-20, Adult Mood Disorders Clinic

Dr. DS Adnan Majid earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University then joined the Medical Scientists Training Program (MSTP) at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, where he pursued graduate work in Neuroscience studying the neural pathways of impulse control. He completed his psychiatry residency at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA in June 2019, where he served as Chief Inpatient Resident. His clinical and research interests include mood disorders, psychosis, OCD, transgender health, psychotherapy (including cognitive-behavioral therapy and intensive short-term psychodynamic therapy), and emerging treatment with ketamine.

In addition to serving as clinical faculty at UCLA, attending in the UCLA General Outpatient Psychiatry clinic, he is a practitioner at the Mental Health Center at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Office Towers.

2019-20, Adult Mood Disorders Clinic

Dr. Eric Rosoff attended Wesleyan University and worked for several years in information technology and with L.A. film festivals before he earned a postbaccalaureate certificate at Bryn Mawr College. He completed medical school and psychiatric residency training at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Chief Resident and was awarded Outstanding Senior Resident. Dr. Rosoff is splitting his time between UCLA and a private practice in West LA, where he specializes in psychodynamic psychotherapy. He has expertise in family conflict, trauma and childhood trauma, addiction, gender, and sexuality, and psychopharmacology expertise in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, substance use disorders, and treatment resistant depression. At UCLA, he serves as an Associate Clinical Psychiatrist and is part of the team at UCLA’s Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program.

Following the Max Gray Fellowship, Dr. Rosoff will continue in his role at the UCLA Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program and continue in his private practice in West LA. He plans to expand his practice to include group therapy - aimed at reaching a higher number of patients at a more affordable rate.

2018-19, Adult Mood Disorders Clinic

Dr. Hamid Naficy graduated with honors from UCLA with a degree in Neuroscience and a minor in Public Policy. He attended medical school at New York Medical College; completed his residency training at Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine; and pursued a postdoctoral research fellowship in Behavioral Addictions at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. While in training, Dr. Naficy worked in several specialty clinics with leaders in the field, treating treatment-resistant depression, bipolar spectrum disorders, and psychosomatic medicine. Currently, Dr. Naficy holds a position with the UCLA Faculty Practice Group and operates an outpatient private practice in the Silver Lake area.

2017-18, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic

Dr. Kara Tabor-Furmark graduated with honors from Harvard University, then attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania before pursuing both a residency in Adult Psychiatry and fellowships in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCLA. As part of her training, Dr. Tabor-Furmark spent time in specialty clinics focusing on neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, bipolar spectrum disorders, and anxiety/OCD/tic disorders, among others. She was a recipient of the UCLA Gertrude Rogers Greenblatt Award in Child Psychiatry and has remained at UCLA as an associate physician at the UCLA Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic.

2017-18, Adult Mood Disorders Clinic

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Joshua Tompkins worked as a magazine editor at Los Angeles Magazine for years before attending the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He completed his Psychiatry residency at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Tompkins is intent on treating patients who have not yet shown improvements while on their current regime. Currently, Dr. Tompkins is a staff psychiatrist at both Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Heritage Clinic. He aspires to educate the general public on important topics within psychiatry, utilizing both his writing background and current work.

2016-17, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic

Dr. Elizabeth Horstmann completed her Child Psychiatry Fellowship at UCLA and received specialty training in the care of children with bipolar and major depressive disorders. Dr. Horstmann received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University. She completed a post-baccalaureate fellowship in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health and a residency in General Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital/New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Medical Center. Since her year as a Max Gray Fellow, Dr. Horstmann has been working as a psychiatrist in the UCLA Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic, where she supervises child psychiatry fellows and Max Gray fellows. She also is working three days a week at a publicly funded school in Northridge for children who require a school setting that supports their mental health needs.

2016-17, Adult Mood Disorders Clinic

Dr. Alaina Burns received her medical degree and Master of Public Health from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, and her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University. She completed a four-year residency in Psychiatry at UCLA where, in her fourth year, she was the Chief Resident in the UCLA Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Dr. Burns has a strong interest in the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of thought disorders and her specialties include neurology and psychiatry. Still with UCLA, she is an assistant clinical professor in the Adult Psychiatry Division.

2015-16, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic

Dr. Lisa O’Donnell came to UCLA from the University of Michigan’s Joint Ph.D. program, where she received her Ph.D. in Social Work and Clinical Psychology. She received her M.S.W. from the University of Michigan School of Social Work and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Michigan. Dr. O’Donnell has been trained in various evidence-based treatments and has years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, and families. Her research examines the nature of functional and quality of life deficits, such as employment impairments found among individuals with bipolar disorder and other severe mental illnesses, and the impact of current psychosocial interventions on remediating these deficits. After working as an inaugural Max Gray Fellow, Dr. O’Donnell became an assistant professor at Wayne State University and also serves as a clinical social worker at the Anxiety and OCD Center of Ann Arbor.

Adult Mood Disorders Clinic

Dr. Emma Wall came to UCLA from Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry, where she completed her Child Psychiatry Fellowship, following her graduation from the adult psychiatry program. While at the UCLA Mood Disorders Clinic, Emma leveraged her clinical skills while both encouraging patients and adding value to the clinic. Since her focus had been on child psychiatry, the Max Gray Fellowship enabled Dr. Wall to hone her skills in treating treatment-resistant mood disorders among adults. Since the end of her fellowship, Dr. Wall has been co-directing a documentary on immigration.