Fellowships

Specialization after a Psychiatry residency allows you to focus on and develop a specific set of clinical skills. A fellowship is required to receive board certification in each subspecialty.

In conjunction with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (the Sponsoring Institution), the University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry offers three ACGME-accredited subspecialty Psychiatry fellowships: Addiction Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Geriatric Psychiatry.

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

We offer a one-year clinical fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry. This is a unique opportunity for fellows to develop clinical skills in working with those suffering from substance use disorders and co-morbid medical and psychiatric conditions.


Program Aims

  • Recruitment: Recruit well-prepared residents who are passionate about caring for individuals with substance use disorders and their families, who work well in a team and communicate well, and who contribute to the community through service, scholarship, science, or social responsibility.
  • Training: Provide fellows with comprehensive training in addiction psychiatry, including longitudinal outpatient experiences, incorporating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, integrating an understanding of co-occurring psychiatric and medical comorbidities as well as the entire range of addictive disorders, allowing for tailoring of the training experience, and ensuring mentorship and faculty support.
  • Environment: Foster a diverse, inclusive, and healthy training environment that provides for regular comprehensive feedback and support, and allows for a balance of clinical, educational, and personal/professional responsibilities, while also allowing for each fellow to have an active role in their own professional development.
  • Future: Prepare fellows to become effective leaders in a variety of settings including clinical care, advocacy, clinical education, scholarship, and public health.

Curriculum

The primary training sites are the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (intake clinic, integrated care clinic, outpatient clinic, pain clinic, group psychotherapy, Suboxone clinic), UnityPoint Health-Meriter’s NewStart Substance Abuse Programs (inpatient consultation, outpatient clinic), and University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (HIV clinic, inpatient consultation). Fellows also rotate at ARC Community Services, Inc. (women) and Addiction Services and Pharmacotherapy (medication-assisted treatment).

View our ACGME Block Diagram.


Fellows

Current

Bryan Hybki, MD 
Medical school: University of Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Psychiatry residency: Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Lebanon, NH)

Yee Xiong, MD 
Medical school: University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
Psychiatry residency: Hennepin-Regions (Minneapolis, MN)

Recent

Eun Ha Kim, MD | 2018-19
Medical school: Konyang University (Daejeon, South Korea)
Psychiatry residency: Konyang University Hospital (Daejeon, South Korea)
Post-fellowship employment: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Assistant Professor


Faculty

  • Ritu Bhatnagar, MD, MPH (UPH-Meriter)
  • Randy Brown, MD, PhD (UW Health)
  • Amy Callahan, LCSW (VA Hospital)
  • Matthew Felgus, MD (ARC)
  • Christopher Harkin, MD (ASAP)
  • Eun Ha Kim, MD (UW Health)
  • Dana Marlowe, MD (VA Hospital)
  • Jennifer McDonald, MD (VA Hospital)
  • Dean Krahn, MD, MS
  • Richard Webb, MD (UW Health, VA Hospital)

How to Apply

The one-year Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship is ACGME-accredited and has two positions per academic year. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited Psychiatry residency prior to entering the fellowship.

Interested applicants should submit a completed application packet to the Program Coordinator. Our program does not utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

  • UW Health GME Standard Application (including Appendix A and Appendix B)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation – One letter of recommendation must be from your current Program Director. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the program.
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae (any gaps of 1 (one) month or greater must be explained in writing)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • Medical school transcript
  • Official USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Photo

Once we receive and review all application materials a decision about an interview is determined and communicated.

More information about graduate medical education at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics is available on their website and via the UW Health GME Resident and Fellow Handbook.

More information about the City of Madison is available about Madison, Wisconsin is available at Destination Madison.


Contact Us

headshot Webb

Richard Webb, MD
Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director
Email: rwebb@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-265-8217
Fax: 608-261-5653

Chelsea Wimmer, MS
Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director
Email: wimmer3@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-265-8217
Fax: 608-261-5653


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

We offer a two-year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) Fellowship following completion of either three or four years of Psychiatry residency. Clinical competence and expertise are emphasized in our training program. All clinical activities are formulated within a biopsychosocial and developmental framework. Empirically-based interventions are emphasized. Fellows obtain extensive experience in the assessment and multi-modal treatment of children and adolescents with a broad range of psychopathology.

Please visit our Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Division website.


Program Aims

  • Recruitment: Recruit well-prepared resident psychiatrists who are passionate about caring for children and adolescents and their families, who work well in a team and communicate well, and who contribute to the community through service, scholarship, science, or social responsibility.
  • Training: Provide fellows with comprehensive training in child and adolescent psychiatry, including longitudinal outpatient experiences, incorporating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, integrating a developmental and biopsychosocial understanding of psychopathology and resilience, allowing for tailoring of the training experience, and ensuring mentorship and faculty support.
  • Environment: Foster a diverse, inclusive, and healthy environment that provides for regular comprehensive feedback and support and allows for a balance of clinical, educational, and personal/professional responsibilities, while also allowing for each fellow to have an active role in their own professional development.
  • Future: Prepare future graduates to become effective leaders in a variety of settings, including clinical care, advocacy, public health (including community mental health and rural psychiatry), and scholarship (including education and research).

Curriculum

Outpatient clinic experiences are primarily based within the Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinics (WisPIC), a large, multidisciplinary outpatient treatment facility. The outpatient clinic experience at WisPIC uniquely provides “live” CAP faculty supervision of all patients seen by fellows. CAP fellows also participate in nationally-recognized community-based psychiatric programs including trauma-based services for youth, substance abuse treatment, school-based assessment and intervention, among others. Additional experiences include consult-liaison services within the American Family Children’s Hospital and on-site school consultations coordinated with the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Inpatient training occurs in a newly constructed, state-of-the-art, child and adolescent psychiatric hospital that includes separate programming for children and adolescents.

Inpatient and outpatient rotations provide multiple opportunities for CAP fellows to become involved in teaching and mentoring junior residents, medical students, and psychology interns.

View our ACGME Block Diagram.


Fellows

Current

Christina Roberts, MD | CAPI fellow
Medical school: University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE)
Psychiatry residency: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

Erin Cheers, MD | CAPII fellow and CAP co-chief
Medical school: Creighton (Omaha, NE)
Psychiatry residency: University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

Zak Miles, MD | CAPII fellow and CAP co-chief
Medical school: University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Psychiatry residency: University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

Recent

Gina Forte, DO | 2019-20
Medical school: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV)
Psychiatry residency: Arnot Ogden (Elmira, NY)
Post-fellowship employment: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Assistant Professor

Gene Yang, MD, MBA | 2019-20
Graduate school: University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
Medical school: University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
Psychiatry residency: University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)
Post-fellowship employment: Rogers Behavioral Health


Faculty


How to Apply

The two-year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is ACGME-accredited and has three positions per academic year. Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited Psychiatry residency prior to entering the fellowship.

Interested applicants should submit a completed application packet to the Program Coordinator.

  • UW Health GME Standard Application (including Appendix A and Appendix B)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation – One letter of recommendation must be from your current Program Director. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the program.
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae (any gaps of 1 (one) month or greater must be explained in writing)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • Medical school transcript
  • Official USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Photo

Once we receive and review all application materials a decision about an interview is determined and communicated.

More information about graduate medical education at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics is available on their website and via the UW Health GME Resident and Fellow Handbook.

More information about the City of Madison is available about Madison, Wisconsin is available at Destination Madison.


Contact Us

headshot Kwiecinski

Brooke Kwiecinski, MD
CAP Fellowship Program Director
Email: bkwiecinski@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-265-8217
Fax: 608-261-5653

Chelsea Wimmer, MS
CAP Fellowship Program Director
Email: wimmer3@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-265-8217
Fax: 608-261-5653


Brooke Kwiecinski, MD, CAP Fellowship Program Director, discusses the depth and breadth of training opportunities available in the CAP Fellowship program.

Brooke Kwiecinski, MD, former CAP fellow and CAP Fellowship Program Director, discusses the strengths and distinctive components of the CAP Fellowship program.

Ritu Gandhi, MD, former CAP fellow, describes her experiences in the CAP Fellowship program.

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

Thank you for taking the time to visit our Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship page. Our one-year Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship program has a lot to offer, and we are dedicated to providing our fellows with excellent training. Our graduated fellows have successfully embraced their identities as geriatric psychiatrists who can help improve the lives of older adult patients and their families, while leading the way to teach others to improve the quality of care for older adults in the community.

Our Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program began in 1980, making it one of the oldest in the country. The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program is a key component of the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital’s Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), a National Center of Excellence for the care of older adults within the VA Healthcare System.


Program Aims

  • Recruitment: Recruit well-prepared physicians who are passionate about caring for diverse older adults and their families, who work well in a team and communicate well, and who contribute to the community through service, scholarship, science, or social responsibility.
  • Training: Provide fellows with comprehensive, interprofessional (GRECC-based) training in geriatric psychiatry and medicine, including longitudinal clinical experiences, integrating multiple assessment and treatment modalities,emphasizing quality improvement and patient safety in the context of complex biopsychosocial conditions, and ensuring mentorship and faculty support.
  • Environment: Foster a diverse, inclusive, and healthy training environment that provides for regular comprehensive feedback and support and allows for a balance of clinical, education, and personal/professional responsibilities, while also allowing for each fellow to have an active role in shaping their own professional development.
  • Future: Prepare graduates to be proficient, ethical geriatric psychiatrists and leaders in a variety of settings, including patient care, advocacy, clinical education, scholarship, and public health.

Curriculum

We offer an integrated program where Geriatric Psychiatry fellows and Geriatric Medicine fellows work closely with each other within interdisciplinary teams, under the clinical supervision of Geriatric Psychiatry and Geriatric Medicine faculty, who themselves work and teach in tandem. We share several didactic programs with the UW’s Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. Our one-year program provides Geriatric Psychiatry fellows with opportunities to provide direct care and consultations for patients in a number of different clinical settings. Fellows also have the opportunity to teach medical students, residents, and other trainees to hone their skills as clinical educators.

Outpatient sites include: the Geriatric Psychiatry clinics at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, the Geriatric Psychiatry consultation clinic at UW Health, and the GRECC Memory Assessment Clinic and Geriatric Evaluation and Management Clinic at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. Fellows also have the opportunity to train delivering tele-mental health services to older veterans in outlying communities in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Inpatient sites include: the psychiatry unit at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital and the Gero-Psychiatric Treatment Unit at Mendota Mental Health Institute.

Community sites include: Badger Prairie Health Care Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility run by Dane County where fellows serve as nursing home consultants, and Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care, where fellows learn to provide consultative services to older adults in their homes.

Geriatric Psychiatry fellows have ample opportunity to explore electives ranging from basic science to clinical education projects to subspecialty clinical work. For fellows with academic aspirations, there are options for possible 2nd year of research fellowship through Wisconsin’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Research Center.

View our ACGME Block Diagram.


Fellows

Current

Melanie Scharrer, MD 
Medical school: University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)
Psychiatry residency: University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

Recent

Rebecca Radue, MD | 2018-19
Medical school: University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)
Psychiatry residency: University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)
Post-fellowship employment: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Attending Geriatric Psychiatrist

Eileen Ahearn, MD, PhD | 2018-19
Medical school: Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
Graduate school: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
Psychiatry residency: Duke University (Durham, NC)
Post-fellowship employment: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Attending Geriatric Psychiatrist


Faculty

  • Eileen Ahearn, MD, PhD (geriatric psychiatry, VA research and systems design)
  • Naheed Akhtar, MD (inpatient, consult psychiatry, ECT)
  • Steven Barczi, MD (geriatric medicine, sleep, telemedicine)
  • Tony Braus, MD (palliative care/hospice, home visits)
  • Lisa Boyle, MD, MPH (clinical education, geriatric psychiatry, consult psychiatry)
  • Elizabeth Chapman, MD (clinical education, geriatric medicine/consults)
  • Carey Gleason, PhD (memory care, neuropsychology)
  • Daniel Goldman, MSW (geriatric psychotherapy)
  • Timothy Howell, MD (geriatric psychiatry, community consultation)
  • Timothy Juergens, MD (geriatric psychiatry, sleep)
  • Philip Lomas, MD (state hospital inpatient geriatric psychiatry)
  • Rachel Molander, MD (inpatient, consult psychiatry, ECT)
  • Teresa Swader, MSW (geriatric social work)
  • Lynn Verger, MD (geriatric psychiatry, LTC consultation)
  • Art Walaszek, MD (clinical education, geriatric psychiatry)

How to Apply

The one-year Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship is ACGME-accredited and has two positions per academic year. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited Psychiatry residency prior to entering the fellowship.

Interested applicants should submit a completed application packet to the Program Coordinator. Our program does not utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

  • UW Health GME Standard Application (including Appendix A and Appendix B)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation – One letter of recommendation must be from your current Program Director. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the program.
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae (any gaps of 1 (one) month or greater must be explained in writing)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • Medical school transcript
  • Official USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Photo

Once we receive and review all application materials a decision about an interview is determined and communicated.

More information about graduate medical education at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics is available on their website and via the UW Health GME Resident and Fellow Handbook.

More information about the City of Madison is available about Madison, Wisconsin is available at Destination Madison.


Contact Us

headshot Boyle

Lisa Boyle, MD, MPH
Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director
Email: Lisa.Boyle@va.gov
Phone: 608-256-1901 (ext. 17976)
Fax: 608-280-7204

Chelsea Wimmer, MS
Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director
Email: wimmer3@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-265-8217
Fax: 608-261-5653


Lisa Boyle, MD, MPH, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director, discusses clinical training and research opportunities, the value of shared didactics and clinical rotations across disciplines, and community partners that support the training experiences of Geriatric Psychiatry fellows.