Residency Applicant Mentorship Program

About Mentorship Program

One of the main goals of PAPANA is to assist and prepare Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship applicants from Pakistan or of Pakistani descent from any part of the world to successfully enter Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship programs in the United States.

The Residency Committee of the Pakistani American Psychiatric Association in North America (PAPANA) is tasked with the matters related to the postgraduate training in psychiatry and its subspecialties in North America. Thus, the committee’s goal is to provide guidance through the application process, facilitate opportunities for mentorship for applicants and trainees and encourage innovative, interactive learning on this platform. Additionally, the team will collaborate with the other PAPANA committees towards these educational goals.

Objectives

  • Providing guidance to psychiatry residency applicants in their pursuit of securing psychiatry residency training in the US.
  • To pilot a mentorship program aimed at supporting psychiatry residency applicants during various aspects of their application process.
  • Facilitating the opportunities for networking with psychiatry faculty and trainees for psychiatry residency applicants.
  • Assisting the psychiatry residency applicants in making a successful transition to postgraduate training in the US.
  • Creating and providing an interactive platforms to psychiatry residency applicants for guidance and education regarding residency application process.

ORGANIZERS

Mujeeb U. Shad, MD, MSCS President 2020-22


Dr. Shad has presented at national and international meetings including UN-sponsored psychopharmacology workshops and seminars in Pakistan.

Muhammad Zeshan, MD President Elect 2022


Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Board of Trustee-New Jersey Association of Infant Mental Health. Zero to Three Fellow.

Manal Farrukh Khan, MD Chair - Residency Committee


Diplomat - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Fauzia Arain, MD Chair Media Committee | Co Chair Membership Committee


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai - BronxCare Health System

Kiran Khalid, MD Co-Chair - Residency Committee


Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Ahmad Rehan Khan, MD Chair Membership Committee | Co-Chair Media Committee


Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine | MD (ECFMG) | MBBS (Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore)

MENTORS

Waqar Azeem, MD Mentor


Specialization: Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Sidra Medicine Doha, Qata


Professor of Psychiatry Weill Cornell Medical College | Chair, Department of Psychiatry
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Naveed Sadiq, MD Member - Board of Trustee


Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Institute of Living, Hartford


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Farha Abbasi, MD Mentor


Specialization: Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Michigan State University


Dr. Farha Abbasi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Michigan State University and core faculty member of the Muslim Studies Program.
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Asim Shah, MD Mentor


Specialization: Psychiatry


Chairperson of Barbara & Corbin J. Robertson Jr. Psychiatry, and is Executive Vice Chair and Professor of Psychiatry, Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas, and Chief of Psychiatry for Ben Taub Hospital/Harris Health System.
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Zheala Qayyum, MD, MMSc


Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Child and adolescent psychiatry, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Boston Children’s Hospital


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Salma Malik, MD, MS, DFAACAP, DFAPA


Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Institute of Living/Hartford Healthcare, Connecticut


Program Director Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Institute of Living/Hartford Healthcare, Connecticut
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Ahmad Hameed, M.D, DFAPA Mentor


Specialization: Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Milton S Hershey Medical Center


Vice Chair, Education and Training | Director, Psychiatry Residency Program | Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry, Milton S Hershey Medical Center
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Nauman Ashraf, MD Mentor


Institute of Medical Graduation Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences
Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
Affiliated Hospital: Freeman Hospital


Psychiatry Residency Program Director, Ozark Center, Joplin, Missouri | Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
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Ansar Haroun, MBBS, M.Med.Sci Mentor


Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Forensic Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: UCSD


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Awais Aftab, MD Mentor


Institute of Medical Graduation King Edward Medical University, Lahore, PK
Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Geriatric Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare, OH & academic appointment through Case Western Reserve University, OH


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Saeed Ahmed, MD


Institute of Medical Graduation Sindh Medical College Karachi, Pakistan
Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Addiction Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Rutland Regional Medical Center, Vermont


MENTOR | PAPANA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM | Medical Director of West Ridge Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center
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Ali Ahsan Ali MD Mentor


Institute of Medical Graduation Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad, Pakistan
Specialization: Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Elmhurst Hospital Center


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Gulafsheen Quadri, MD, MA Mentor


Institute of Medical Graduation International American University – St. Lucia
Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Child and Adolescence Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Carilion Clinic


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Raheel Memon, MD Mentor


Institute of Medical Graduation Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Pakistan
Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Michigan


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Zargham Abbas, MD Mentor


Institute of Medical Graduation Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine
Specialization: Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Truman Medical Center; Center for Behavioral Medicine


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Asjad Bashir, MD Mentor


Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:General Psychiatry Residency
Affiliated Hospital: Jamaica HospitaL Medical Center


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Ali Raza Talpur, MD Mentor


Institute of Medical Graduation Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
Specialization: Psychiatry


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Muhammad Jamal Shah, MD Mentor


Institute of Medical Graduation Army medical college
Specialization: Psychiatry | Internal medicine
Sub Specialization:Addiction Psych
Affiliated Hospital: University of Cincinnati


Residency/Fellowship Mentorship Program
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Ali Mahmood Khan, MD Mentor


Institute of Medical Graduation Ziauddin University
Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


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Areeba Nasir Zaman, MD Mentor


Institute of Medical Graduation Ross University School of Medicine
Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Adult Psychiatry residency training with Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship
Affiliated Hospital: Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Corvallis, OR


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Muhammad Saad, MD


Institute of Medical Graduation Dow Medical College
Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Texas Tech University


Residency/Fellowship Mentorship Program
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Tooba Qadir, MD



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Ansar Haroun, MBBS, M.Med.Sci

Ahmad Hameed, M.D, DFAPA

Nauman Ashraf, MD

Salma Malik, MD, MS, DFAACAP, DFAPA

Zheala Qayyum, MD, MMSc

Farha Abbasi, MD

Waqar Azeem, MD

Asim Shah, MD

Ali Ahsan Ali MD

Azeem, MD

Tooba Qadir, MD

Saba, MD

Areeba Nasir Zaman, MD

Muhammad Saad, MD

Asjad Bashir, MD

Anas Farooqi, MD

Aitzaz Munir, MD

Ali Mahmood Khan, MD

Ali Raza Talpur, MD

Mustafa Tai, MD

Zargham Abbas, MD

Raheel Memon, MD

Muhammad Jamal Shah, MD

Awais Aftab, MD

Gulafsheen Quadri, MD, MA

Fauzia Arain, MD

Kiran Khalid, MD

Ahmad Rehan Khan, MD

Naveed Sadiq, MD

Saeed Ahmed, MD