Faculty & Fellows


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty

Kathy W. Smith, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Director, Child and Adolescent Fellowship Training Program

Gary Hellmann, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Joanna Katsanis, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

John Leipsic, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Noshene Ranjbar, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Peter Klinger, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Andrew W. Gardner, PhD, BCBA-D
Associate 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
Phone: 520-874-7544
Fax: 520-874-2796

Current Fellows

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. 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.   

Dr. Chung was born in Syracuse, New York and raised in Northern California. She obtained her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University COM in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has been in Psychiatric Residency here at the University of Arizona South Campus program since 2014. She is looking forward to exploring all that Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has to offer before making any future career plans. When not working, she enjoys running, hiking, sharing good meals in Tucson with friends and family, and spoiling her cat.

Dr. Kristin Becker was born in Mesa, AZ, and completed medical school at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado after a career as a Family Practice Physician Assistant. She moved to Tucson to start the Adult Psychiatry program at the South Campus in 2013, where during her child and adolescent rotation fell in love with this population. She joins the CAP program with a desire to treat children and adolescents from a psychodynamic informed perspective with hopes of working in both community health and private practice.  Additionally, she is busy with her husband and young son in the life long quest for adventures including skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing and kayaking.  There are also rumors that she in enamored by Day of the Dead sugar skulls.

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.