Meet The Fellows
Dr. Kelly Pham, MD
Dr. Pham was raised predominantly in Columbia, Maryland. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She then attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she graduated with a Doctor of Medicine in 2019. Following graduation, she completed her adult psychiatry residency at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency.
Dr. Pham's interest in Consultation-Liaison psychiatry began in medical school and was further cultivated during residency. She enjoys the intersection between Psychiatry and Medicine while consistently being cognizant of the liaison aspect when communicating with patients, their families, and their providers. She decided to enter a fellowship with the goals of expanding her knowledge base as well as receiving guidance and insights into clinical practice and teaching from University of Maryland's CL faculty. She is looking forward to continuing her training and adding to her skill set to provide the best care for patients.
Dr. Zachary DiAngelo, MD
Dr. DiAngelo was born and raised in Southeastern Pennsylvania and graduated summa cum laude from La Salle University with a BS in Biology in 2015. Following graduation, he earned his MD at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine where he developed a passion for Psychiatry. He completed residency at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware, serving as the senior chief resident for the 2022-23 academic year.
Zach is excited to continue his journey at the University of Maryland and deepen his knowledge of Consultation-Liaison psychiatry. Though his interest in Psychiatry was sparked early in medical school, it was not until residency that he decided on a future in C/L. He is looking forward to further exploring the interplay between psychiatry and medicine as well as working with residents and medical students. He has a deep appreciation for, not only the neurochemical basis of psychiatry, but also the importance of a humanistic approach to provide patient-centered care.
Ariel James, DO
Fellowship Year: 2022-2023
Dr. James was raised in Southeastern Virginia. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biology from Norfolk State University and her Master’s in Medical Science from Hampton University. She attended the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine where she graduated with her D.O. in 2018. Following graduation, she completed her adult psychiatry residency at the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. James’ interest in CL psychiatry initially peaked as a medical student and continued throughout her residency training. She enjoys the collaborative approach of working on a team in CL, seeing varied patient cases each day, and working to assist teams in the hospital. She decided to enter fellowship with the hopes of expanding her knowledge base, becoming more engaged with teaching young learners, and creating a foundation for a career as a CL attending.
Dr. James will be working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. She will supervise and teach residents and medical students as part of their rotations on the inpatient CL service in the main hospital. The rest of her time will be split across a few different locations including: a primary care clinic as a part of their collaborative care model, shifts in the psychiatric emergency department, inpatient consults at a long-term care facility, and lastly inpatient consults within a smaller community hospital.
Sean Zohorsky, MD
Fellowship Year: 2022-2023
Sean was born in Columbia, Maryland. He attended the University of Dallas where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. Sean enjoyed his medical school experience at St. George’s University, where his eyes were opened to the world of medicine in many different hospitals and diverse locations. He learned a tremendous amount and worked alongside great people during his residency training at Psychiatry Residency Spokane in Washington. Sean has now moved to his home state and is eager to learn more during his Consultation-Liaison Fellowship training at the University of Maryland.
Sean first discovered his love for psychiatry during his consult rotation as a 3rd-year medical student. His fascination with the dynamic interplay between mental and physical health has only grown over the years. For Sean, the most rewarding moment in medicine is seeing our words and care directly alleviate another human’s suffering. He is excited to hone his skills in CL psychiatry and continue to learn the best care for patients.
Dr. Zohorsky will be returning to his former residency program as a Consultation Liaison psychiatrist in Spokane, Washington. He will be covering all adult psychiatry consults at the main hospital, Sacred Heart Medical Center, with 644 beds. In addition to providing consultation services, he will be supervising both a mid-level provider and any 4th year psychiatry residents on elective rotations in CL Psychiatry.
Argyro Athanasiadi, MD
Fellowship Year: 2021 - 2022
Dr. Athanasiadi was born and raised in Greece. She attended Democritus University in Greece where she also completed a Master’s Degree in Social Psychiatry. She completed residency training at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center and served as the chief resident. During residency, she attended several courses on psychoanalytic psychotherapy and has recently been accepted in the American Psychoanalytic Association Fellowship Program. Some of her clinical interests include GI comorbidities in people with mental illness, women’s health, personality disorders, and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Dr. Athanasiadi believes patients should be evaluated holistically, integrating the biopsychosocial model in diagnosis and treatment. CL psychiatry represents that philosophy. She enjoys working collaboratively as part of a larger team and finds that to be a very rewarding experience. Offering support, comfort, and even helping patients to find meaning in their suffering is something she would like to focus on during her fellowship year.
Nithya Cherukuru, MD
Fellowship Year: 2021 - 2022
Dr. Cherukuru completed medical school at the American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten and her psychiatry residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. During residency, Dr. Cherukuru took a special interest in education and quality improvement and completed a leadership in hospital governance fellowship during her last year of training.
Dr. Cherukuru decided to do CL fellowship to expand on her experiences in residency and gain more insight into the subspecialty and practice of CL psychiatry. She is grateful to be working with attendings who take a special interest in her education. She plans to work on gaining more confidence with, and experience in, treating complex cases in a variety of medical settings.
Jerry Sayers, MD
Fellowship Year: 2020 - 2021
Dr. Sayers completed an Internal Medicine internship in Youngstown, Ohio prior to his residency in General Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. His previous fellowship training is in Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Since completing residency, he has for the last 3 years been working in outpatient general psychiatry and neuropsychiatry.
On why he chose CL Fellowship, Jerry says, “I realized I needed more training in consultation in order to help patients and understand the complexity of their individual cases. I did not have enough experience in complicated inpatient consult work and I wanted to strengthen that. After a lot of experience in clinical work as an attending, I realized the type of challenge I want on a day-to-day basis and CL is just that type of challenge for me.”
Samantha Latorre, MD
Fellowship Year: 2018 - 2019
Dr. Latorre completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton in pre-medicine and psychology. She graduated from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in 2014 and completed her Adult Psychiatry residency at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (Case Western) in 2018. While in Cleveland, Dr. Latorre completed fellowships in Public and Community Psychiatry and Women’s Mental Health. She then completed the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Maryland. Currently, she is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry division. She is board certified in Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.
Dr. Latorre’s clinical and research focus is on reproductive psychiatry and collaborative care. She is active in teaching medical students as well as psychiatry and non-psychiatry trainees. She is currently the Associate Program Director of the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Maryland.
Her latest publications include a case review for Psychosomatics on "Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Identification of the Disorder and Management of Psychiatric Symptoms," and a commentary in Ob.Gyn.News entitled “Depression after miscarriage.”
Karanjit Parihar, MD
Fellowship Year: 2017 - 2018
Dr. Parihar was born and raised in Punjab, India. He graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a Bachelor of Sciences in Biomedical Sciences. In 2012 he graduated from the American University of Antigua. He completed his residency in Pyschiatry at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens, New York before entering a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at the Univeristy of Maryland. Karanjit's interest in consult psychiatry began during his first year of residency in internal medicine. Since graduation from his fellowship in 2018, he works at Midhudson Regional Hospital/Westchester Medical Center as a CL attending.
"What I enjoyed most about my fellowship year was the wide array of pathology and working with the patients from the metropolitan Baltimore/Washington area. Those aspects made the learning experience enriching and challenging at the same time. I also valued the strong teaching and the nurturing education provided by the faculty. They made me the confident psychiatrist I am today."
Elizabeth Prince, D.O.
Fellowship Year: 2017 - 2018
Dr. Prince graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Music and worked as a musician before starting medical school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City. She completed her General Psychiatry residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center, also in Baltimore. Following fellowship, she joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and works in the division of General Hospital Psychiatry.
Prince EJ, Piddoubny W, Caro MA, Gerstenblith TA, Bienvenu OJ. Psychiatric aspects of non-cardiac thoracic surgery. In Zimbrean PJ, Oldham MA, Lee HB. Perioperative Psychiatry: A Guide to Behavioral Healthcare for the Surgical Patient. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG. 2019, 131-143.
Prince EJ, Gerstenblith TA, Davydow D, Bienvenu OJ. Psychiatric Morbidity after Critical Illness. Critical Care Clinics, October 2018;34(4): 599-608
Danielle Hairston, MD
Fellowship Year: 2016 - 2017
Dr. Danielle Hairston was raised in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. She attended Rutgers University for her undergraduate education and earned a degree in Biological Sciences. She earned her medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Hairston was Chief Resident for the Department of Psychiatry at Howard University Hospital, where she completed her general psychiatry residency. She completed her Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship and went on to become faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Hairston returned to Howard University College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor and was recently appointed as the Psychiatry Residency Program Director. She is the President of the Black Caucus of the American Psychiatric Association.
What I enjoyed about my fellowship experience: I enjoyed the opportunity to work with a diverse patient population and treat complex medical conditions that are not seen in many hospital systems. I enjoyed all clinical sites, but one of my favorites was the rehab/nursing home consultation experience.
Hairston, Danielle R., et al. "Treatment of phantom shocks: A case report." The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine (2018): 0091217418802153.
de Similien, R., Hairston, D. R., Kumari, S., Matthews, G. E., Wasser, T., Malik, M., & Manalai, P. (2018). Sociodemographic and clinical correlates of the frequently hospitalized African American patients with severe and persistent mental illness. Annals of clinical psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists, 30(4), 305-310.
Hairston, Danielle R., et al. "Clinician Bias in Diagnosis and Treatment." Racism and Psychiatry. Humana Press, Cham, 2019. 105-137.
Gordon-Achebe, Kimberly, et al. "Origins of Racism in American Medicine and Psychiatry." Racism and Psychiatry. Humana Press, Cham, 2019. 3-19.
Pinar Miski, MD
Fellowship Year: 2010 - 2011
Dr. Miski completed Medical School at Temple University School of Medicine and completed her residency at The University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. Post-Fellowship, Dr. Miski became a fulltime CL psychiatrist at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD from 2011 - 2014. In 2014 she became the Director of Psychiatry at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She serves on a variety of committees at St. Agnes and routinely teaches medical interns both on the service and during didactics.