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2018 fall residents

Resident Trainees

Current Residents

Joshua C. Brown MD PhD Head shot
Joshua Brown, M.D., Ph.D. 
Combined Neurology & Psychiatry Resident 
2017-2020 DART Trainee

Dr. Brown received his BS in Psychology from the University of Utah in 2002. After changing career paths and completing post-baccalaureate premedical coursework, he earned an MD and PhD through the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2014. His dissertation was in the lab of Nashaat Gerges, PhD studying synaptic plasticity in vitro and its correlation with learning and memory in animal models. He joined the combined Psychiatry/Neurology residency program, at MUSC in 2014. Clinical interests include brain stimulation, consultation/liaison in psychiatry and neurology, epilepsy, and behavioral neurology/geriatric psychiatry. Research interests are centered on understanding mechanisms of TMS in the normal and depressed human brain. Dr. Mark George is his primary mentor. Drs. Leonardo Bonihla, Baron Short and Gregory Sahlem are secondary mentors.

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Michael Capata, M.D. 
General Psychiatry Resident
2018-2020 DART Trainee

Dr. Capata received his medical degree from the Vermont College of Medicine. He graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences. In between college and medical school, he spent three years doing research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Capata's clinical and research interest is in addiction psychiatry, specifically in regards to the current opioid epidemic. Dr. Karen Hartwell is his DART mentor.

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Matthew Fadus, M.D. 
General Psychiatry Resident
2018-2020 DART Trainee

Dr. Fadus received a degree in Biology from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. After medical school, he completed his pediatric internship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, later joining the Psychiatry Residency Program at MUSC during his second year. Dr. Fadus was awarded a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship from the American Psychiatric Association in 2018. His clinical and research interests include social media, eating disorders, self-harm, and suicidality among adolescents. His research will be centered around assessing adolescent social media use and screen time to determine associations with mood symptoms or suicidality. Dr. Lindsay Squeglia is his primary mentor.

 

New Residents 

SeanChristensen
Sean Christensen, M.D.
General Psychiatry Resident
2019-2021 DART Trainee

Dr. Christensen is a resident in General Psychiatry. He completed his medical school education at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and undergraduate degrees in Neurobiology and Mass Communications at the University of California Berkeley. He has an interest in the digital health space and remains passionate about patient-centered technologies with a focus on usability and device integration. His research will focus on voice analysis as a digital biomarker of recovery in depressive disorders as patients undergo series of electroconvulsive therapy.

LaurenDas
Lauren Das, M.D.
General Psychiatry Resident
2019-2021 DART Trainee

MNorred
Mike Norred, M.D.
Combined Internal Medicine & Psychiatry Resident
2019-2021 DART Trainee

PatrickRobbins
Patrick Robbins, M.D.
General Psychiatry Resident
2019-2021 DART Trainee

 

Recent Graduates

Ebele Compean ISTSS Poster Presentation
Ebele Compean, M.D.
General Psychiatry Resident
2017-2019 DART Trainee

Dr. Compean graduated with BA in Plan II Honors from University of Texas in Austin. She then graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2015 with her MD with Distinction in Education for her project with creating a study framework for struggling first year medical students. Her interests include PTSD, addiction, Child and Adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Compean plans to explore role of neuropeptide-Y and genetics in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder with comorbid alcohol use disorder treated with N-acetylcysteine (NAC). She is mentored by Drs. Mark Hamner and Zhewu Wang.

David Friedrich 2019 SCPA Poster Presentation
David Friedrich, M.D.
General Psychiatry Resident
2017-2019 DART Trainee

Dr. Friedrich attended Cornell University where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelors in Biological Engineering. He completed his undergraduate medical education at MUSC, where he completed his MD and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He continued at MUSC for his general adult psychiatry internship and residency training. Dr. Friedrich's current clinical and research interests include working with patients suffering from treatment resistant psychiatric illness. During the DART program, he will work to further optimize the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in treating patients with treatment resistant mood disorders or addictions. Dr. Friedrich is mentored by Dr. Gregory Sahlem and Dr. Baron Short.

Sarah Oros MD
Sarah Oros, M.D.
Combined Internal Medicine & Psychiatry Resident
2017-2019 DART Trainee

Dr. Oros earned her BS in premedicine with a minor in psychology from the University of Dayton. She went on to graduate from the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in 2014. She began a combined psychiatry- internal medicine residency at MUSC in 2014. Given her interest in combined care, Dr. Oros began thinking about topics that reached both fields. She then sought to develop a project that involved pain, addiction, and opioid use. Dr. Oros is also interested in collaborative care, outpatient medicine, women's health, and geriatrics. She is mentored by Drs. Robert Malcolm and Kelly Barth.