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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals prepares competent physicians to be excellent child and adolescent psychiatrists for their work with children and families across the lifespan.

This ACGME-accredited program takes advantage of a rich community of resources to provide a broad training experience with patients of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Fellows are immersed in multiple systems of care including public, private, medical, correctional, and behavioral health. Longitudinal experiences dedicated separately to therapy and medication management span the two years. The range and breadth of our patient-centered approach ensures fellows are well prepared to effectively treat and advocate for children and families as well as the profession.

Didactics and seminars enhance clinical experiences by emphasizing the biological, psychological, and sociocultural components that influence normal development.

Taught by faculty with diverse backgrounds and educational experiences, the curriculum covers the many topics critical to child and family work. Faculty leadership and involvement at both the regional and national level enhances both didactic and clinical experiences and provides fellows opportunities for mentorship and career guidance.

Application Process

The Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin offers four (4) positions annually for a total of eight (8) fellows.

Candidates for the program apply via ERAS (Electronic Resident Application System).

Applications open with the ERAS Fellowship cycle beginning July 1 and we accept applications through November 30.

Typically, interviews take place in the fall for the upcoming academic year.

Program Rotations

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Year 1

Aurora

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Partial Hospitalization Program

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Children’s Wisconsin

  • Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Emergency Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy Clinic
  • Psychopharmacology Clinic

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Rogers Memorial Hospital

  • Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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View a year 1 sample rotation schedule (PDF)

Year 2

Children’s Wisconsin

  • Psychotherapy Clinic
  • Psychopharmacology Clinic
  • Child Development Center
  • Child Advocacy Center
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (CPCP)
  • Elective Rotations

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Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division

  • Community Consultation (Wrap-Around Milwaukee)
  • Mobile Urgent Treatment Team (MUTT)
  • School based mental health with Milwaukee College Prep School
  • Juvenile Detention Center
  • Elective Rotations

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Rogers Memorial Hospital

  • Adolescent Psychiatry Residential Treatment Program (FOCUS Program)
  • Elective Rotations

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Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center

  • Family Programs and Parenting

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Aurora Behavioral Health

  • Aurora Family Services Community Based Program

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View a year 2 sample rotation schedule (PDF)

Seminars

The first and second-year fellows join for most seminars to allow for better program cohesion, maximizing the faculty interaction and engagement, and providing all fellows a rich learning experience. The fellows also participate in Case Conferences, Journal Club, PRITE/board review, and Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds on a regular basis in addition to seminars. Topics include:

  • Research
  • Practice and Professionalism
  • Normal Development
  • Therapy series that includes didactics on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Biofeedback, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Solution Focused, and Parent-Child Interactional Therapy
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Substance Abuse
  • Consultation to Community and Schools
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities
  • Consultation Liaison
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Metabolism, Elimination, Interactions, and Side Effects
  • Psychopathology
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues/Gender Health
  • Forensic Child Psychiatry
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • E-Professionalism

View samples of the bi-yearly didactic schedules:
Academic year 2019-2020 schedule sample (PDF) | Academic year 2020-2021 schedule sample (PDF)

Meet the Team

Directors | Erica Arrington, MD, FAPA, and Nisha Shah, MD

Erica Arrington, MD, FAPADr. Erica Arrington has been the Program Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program since May of 2019. She is excited to be the Program Director for this competitive fellowship training program. Dr. Arrington brings enthusiasm and a wealth of experience in academics, administration, and community mental health. As a clinician educator, she is passionate about teaching and mentoring fellows, residents, and students.

Dr. Arrington serves on the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Medicine Admissions Committee. She is a member of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training; member of local and regional American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP); and a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Dr. Arrington earned a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University where she studied Biochemistry and completed a prestigious Howard Hughes fellowship for research. She went on to earn a Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine. Dr. Arrington trained in General Psychiatry as well as in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UNC Hospitals and now is boarded in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Arrington is on the medical staff at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin where she specializes in the treatment of children with mental health disorders across the diagnostic spectrum. Her areas of interest include the treatment of early onset childhood schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder.

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Nisha Shah, MDNisha Shah, MD

Dr. Nisha Shah is the Associate Program Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.

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Coordinator

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Brenda Konczal

Education Program Coordinator II

Fellows

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Leora Massey, MD

Fellow, Second Year

Residency: Rush University; Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

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Brooke Mastroianni, MD

Fellow, Second Year

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Northeastern Wisconsin Residency Program; Medical School: St. George's University of London

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Albina Ovasapyan-Zimany, MD

Fellow, Second Year

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin Residency Program; Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

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Hannah Schroeder, DO

Fellow, Second Year

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Residency Program; Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Virginia Campus; Blacksburg, VA

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Matthew Bohr, MD

Fellow, First Year

Residency: University of Colorado School of Medicine; Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

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Makenzie Hatfield Kresch, MD

Fellow, First Year

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI: Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

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Anum Khan, MD

Fellow, First Year

Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center Regions Hospital Psychiatry Training Program; Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

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Kayla Schenheit, MD

Fellow, First Year

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; Medical School: University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Faculty

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Robert P. Chayer, MD

Chief, Associate Professor

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Rosa Kim, MD

Assistant Professor

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Kathleen Koth, DO

Associate Professor

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Colleen Manak, MD

Assistant Professor

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William Youngchan Park, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

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Scott Sandage, DO

Associate Professor

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James Stevens, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Marika I. Wrzosek, MD

Associate Professor

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Jennifer Zaspel, MD

Assistant Professor

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Nicole Ballinger, DO

Aurora Partial Hospitalization Program

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Roger Luhn, MD

Rogers Behavioral Health

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Shane Moisio, MD

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Child and Adolescent Services

Contact Us

The Child and Adolescent Fellowship is accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Graduates of the two-year program are eligible for board certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Erica Arrington, MD, FAPA

Program Director

Brenda Konczal

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Coordinator II