Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Why did I choose this program? There’s a good mix of rural as well as not-so-rural patients that are served by the University of Missouri medical system. I have a special interest in the rural populations, and I also love Missouri. I came to the Midwest from Utah (where I was born and raised), and fell in love with the life here. I was fortunate as a 4th year medical student, and I was offered a rotation here. During that rotation, I saw how well the residents got along with each other, and they counted me as one of their own, even though I was only here for 1 month.
Hobbies: Archery, hunting, fishing, home improvement, scuba diving, building computers/electronics, video games
Omar Taranissi, MD
Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine
Why did I choose this program? I chose the University of Missouri psychiatry program because of my interaction with faculty members who were as interested in cultivating a healthy learning environment as they were providing excellent patient care
Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Addiction Psychiatry
Hobbies: Soccer, Martial Arts
Alec Ryan Zimmer, MD
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Why did I choose this program? I grew up in Missouri, so the idea of returning to my home state is part of what drew me to the MU program. I also found the faculty and other residents to be extremely welcoming. This along with the diverse clinical experiences offered are why I chose MU
Clinical Interests: Geriatrics, Addiction and Sleep
Hobbies: golfing, fishing, video games, water sports and hiking with my dog & family
Esra Genc, MD
Medical School: Hacettepe School of Medicine, Turkey
Why did I choose this program? I chose the University of Missouri because the working environment encourages learning and work. I have many opportunities for improving myself in a clinical setting, education/teaching practice and research.
Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Neuromodulation, and Women's Mental Health.
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time in nature, nature walks, biking and swimming. I am very lucky that Columbia has such a good geography and has a lot to offer!
Tal Tirosh Inberg, MD
Medical school: I went to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Why did I choose this program? I've done Children and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency in Israel and moved to Missouri with my husband and kids. We love living in the mid-west! I chose this program because it offered everything I wanted: didactics, experience in a variety of settings and more importantly, nice and kind mentors that I can learn from.
Clinical Interests: Early years of childhood and the caregiver-child interactions. I believe this foundation is crucial for later life mental health and coping with life events.
Hobbies: reading, baking, and travelling
Lakshmi Ravipati, MD
Medical School: Guntur Medical College, India
Why did I choose this program? I heard good things about this program from a former Psychiatry Resident, friendly and knowledgeable Faculty, diverse patient population with good exposure to all age groups of kids, strong curriculum and good work/life balance.
Clinical Interests: Child Psychiatry, Early Intervention in Autism, Preventive Psychiatry, Community Mental Health
Hobbies: running, biking, travelling and watching movies