Faculty & Fellows

 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty

Noshene Ranjbar, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Director, Child and Adolescent Fellowship Training Program

Kathy W. Smith, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Vice Chair of Education

Gary Hellmann, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Joanna Katsanis, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

John Leipsic, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Peter Klinger, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Andrew W. Gardner, PhD, BCBA-D
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Chad McWhinnie, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Affiliated Faculty

Sally Boeve, MD
Patrick Burke, MD
Deborah Fernandez-Turner, DO
Ann Lettes, MD
Timothy Musty, MSSW
Larry Onate, MD
Damian Parkinson, MD
Patrick Sola, MD
Beverly Tobiason, PsyD
Howard Toff, MD
Bernal Yemen, MSSW

 

Program Coordinator

Dave Dawley, MPH
dawley@email.arizona.edu  
Phone: 520-874-7544
Fax: 520-874-2796

Current Fellows

Keri is a Southern California native who loves to travel.  She moved to the east coast after high school and graduated from Brown University.  She came back home to attend UCLA for medical school, and has since lived in Washington D.C., Brooklyn, Las Vegas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  She is delighted to be joining her colleagues in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship here in Tucson.  She enjoys adding photos of Tucson to her amateur photography collection, building community with new an old friends, live music, being awed by nature, and tasty food.


Dr. Lui was born in Hong Kong and raised in Southern California for the majority of his life. He obtained his medical education from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. He completed his Psychiatry residency training at Kaweah Delta Health Care District in the small and comfortable town of Visalia in Central California before arriving at the beautiful town of Tucson to begin his journey to become a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Dr. Lui is a child at heart himself who is interested video games and Marvel superheroes. He finds joy in a number of physical activities such as weightlifting, basketball, snowboarding, swimming, hiking, rock-climbing, and last, but not least, eating! 


Dr. Karnika Patel was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She went to medical school at Saint George's University on the beautiful island of Grenada. She then completed her adult psychiatry residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson. While in Tucson, she fell in love with the charm of the city and decided to continue a fellowship here. She recently started rock climbing. When she is not working, she enjoys visiting Mount Lemmon to climb. She also enjoys going to various concerts and travelling around the world.


Dr. Justyna Wadolowski was born in Poland.  Prior to joining the Air Force, she completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in business from National-Louis University in Chicago.  While working in a clinic as a medical service officer, she rediscovered her childhood love for medicine and decided to pursue a medical degree.  She obtained the degree from the A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona and then completed her general psychiatry residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in San Antonio, TX.  She is eager to learn more about child and adolescent psychiatry and putting it newly into practice. Dr. Wadolowski likes to observe the different stages of development in her own children.  She also enjoys attending concerts, learning new languages, traveling, singing and just being with her family.   


Yue was born in China and moved to Tucson, AZ when she was 3 years old. She completed undergrad and medical school at University of Arizona. She loves being around kids and is happy to be back in her hometown as a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow. She enjoys live music, hiking, sunshine, orange theory workouts, kickboxing, traveling, and trying new foods.