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Meet Our Current Residents & Fellows!

Shavon Moore, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Community Track Fellow 

Shavon Moore, MD graduated from the University of Nevada with bachelor's degrees in Psychology,  Biology, and a minor in Chemistry. She continued on to the Reno School of Medicine to earn her medical degree, which she completed in 2016, with a scholarly concentration on Medical Education. Shavon completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency at UCSD and continued on to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship where she is currently serving as Co-Cheif. She has presented research and was a contributing author to the scholarly article  "Clinical Manual of Youth Addictive Disorders". Dr. Moore is a member of the American Psychiatry Association, American Acadamy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the International Honor Society in Psychology.  Shavon aspires to be a knowledgeable and impactful clinician with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry with underserved, uninsured, and adolescent populations.  Her hobbies include enjoying fine dining, attending music and cultural festivals, beach volleyball, rock climbing, and enjoying all that sunny San Diego has to offer. 

Tiffany Castillo


Tiffany Castillo, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 4
Tiffany Castillo, MD graduated from UC San Diego School of Medicine in 2017 and is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. During medical school, Dr. Castillo mentored disadvantaged high school students, helping them explore health care careers and empowering them to pursue higher education. She also managed the Women's Clinic with the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic and was very involved with the Latino Medical Student Association at UCSD. She is looking forward to further exploring her interest in working with the Latino communities of San Diego, public mental health, and exploring more opportunities available in psychiatry as a second-year resident. Her hobbies include swimming, running, biking, and traveling. Tiffany Castillo currently serves as the Community Psychiatry Track Cheif Resident. 

Ashley Stone, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 4
Ashley graduated as a member of the inaugural class of UC Riverside School of Medicine in 2017 and is now in her second year of Psychiatry Residency at UC San Diego. During medical school, Ashley served as co-founder and leader of the Psychiatry Interest Group and also served as a class representative for three years. She was very involved in the Riverside Free Clinic, helping to grow the mental health services available, and served as a tutor in the Medical Student Study Program. Prior to medical school, she was involved in early data collection on the boarding of psychiatric patients in emergency departments. For this work, she received an Assembly Resolution from the State Legislature in 2017. Her hobbies include swimming, globe-trotting, pie-baking, and trying to master the end-of-week NY Times Crossword Puzzles.

Alison Cesarz, MD
General Psychiatry Program PGY3
Adult Community Psychiatry Track PGY3
Alison Cesarz, MD joins us from Rush Medical College in Chicago. During her time at Rush, she was elected into the Rush chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She also received the award for the Gold Humanism Honor Society. A few areas in psychiatry that have sparked her interest are Child and Adolescent and Women’s Health. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, reading, and participating in marathons.

Eric Debbold

Eric Debbold, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 3
Eric Debbold, MD graduated with his Masters of Public Health degree from Tulane University. Eric is a Gold Humanism Honor Society member and has acquired many awards during his time at Tulane. He likes soccer, scuba diving, downhill skiing, water skiing, piano, singing, running podcasts, traveling, and attending music and culinary festivals in his spare time. Eric was president of his class and co-founder of the Learning Communities program. His interests in psychiatry include systems-thinking, interdisciplinary care, and teaching. He hopes to use his experience to build a strong base for psycho-dynamic and biologic models.

Mary Young

Mary Young, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 3
Mary Young, MD graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle. She spent a lot of her time volunteering in underserved communities. During medical school, she was selected for the WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience, which focuses on providing primary care to underserved and minority communities. In her spare time, Mary enjoys outdoor activities such as backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and hiking. In addition to her love of the outdoors, she is also a violinist which she enjoys as her creative and emotional outlet.

Tarina Quraishi, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 2 
Tarina Quraishi comes to us from the University of Cincinnati. Her undergraduate studies focused on English Literature and Biology. Tarina's clinical interests are in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her hobbies include world cuisines, writing, reading, playing the piano, and mindfulness techniques. Tarina also enjoys traveling and has toured Turkey, Cuba, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Italy, India, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, and Hungary.

Kristin Kim, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 2
Kristin Kim hails from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She completed her undergraduate work at Princeton University, majoring in Psychology with a certificate in East Asian Studies. Kristin's hobbies include art, crafting, painting, and making cards. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, nature, and the great outdoors as she took part in a 2-day climb to the peak of Mt. Kinabalu in Malaysia. Additionally, Kristin has also explored Italy, Spain, and Taiwan.

Sejal Patel, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 1 
Sajel Patel is a recent graduate from the University of California San Diego Medical School. She went to Colby College and majored in Religious studies then received a master's degree in Adolescent Health from University College London. Sajel has published an article on adolescent health, worked in free clinics, and volunteered in various AmeriCorps programs. She is also fluent in Spanish. Sajel enjoys physical fitness activities such as practicing yoga with her 84-year-old grandmother, participating in half marathon races, climbing boulders, and hiking canyons. Her hobbies include playing piano, singing in choirs or acapella groups, gardening, spontaneous dance parties, and maintaining her title of her family's “Grill Master”. Sajel Patel has lived in 5 countries, 5 states, and has traveled across 5 continents.

Paige Sutherland, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 1 
Paige is originally from Big Bear, California, and went to Pepperdine University for college, receiving a degree in Biology. Paige has volunteered with both the Americorp and Oregon Food Bank. She is a recent graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine. Paige is interested in collaborative care and telepsychiatry. Outside of her studies and volunteerism Paige enjoys tennis, hiking, cycling, and cooking.