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Meet Our Current Residents & Fellows!

Aisha Omorodion, MD, MPH
2nd Year Child and Adolescent Community Psychiatry Fellow
Aisha graduated from Cornell University's School of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science and a minor in Biology. After her undergraduate degree, Aisha attended University at Albany School of Public Health where she obtained a Masters of Public Health degree with a concentration on Epidemiology/Biostatistics and Environmental Health. Aisha completed both medical school and the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program at Albany Medical College. She has received several academic honors and awards and recently received the JoAnn and Igor Grant Prize for Professional Excellence Award.  



Nancy Rodriguez McGinley, MD, MPH
1st Year Child and Adolescent Community Psychiatry Fellow
Nancy graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. After her undergraduate degree, Nancy attended The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health where she received a Masters of Public Health degree with a concentration on Maternal and Child Health. She completed medical school the University of Illinois College of Medicine. During medical school, Nancy received several academic honors and awards including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Fellowship and the University of Illinois College of Medicine (UIC) Tuition Award. Throughout medical school, she demonstrated her strong commitment providing care to the underserved patient populations. As a result of this commitment, Nancy was selected to be part of the UIC Urban Medicine Program a 4-year longitudinal program that prepares its members to be physician leaders to address health disparities. Nancy completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency Program at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Nancy’s hobbies include running, cooking ceviche and other Peruvian food, and spending time with her family and her two hairless Sphynx Cats.




Alison Cesarz, MD
General Psychiatry Program PGY4
Adult Community Psychiatry Track PGY4
Alison graduated 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. Alison 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, Alison enjoys writing, reading, and participating in marathons.



Eric Debbold







Eric Debbold, MD, MPH
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 4
Eric currently serves as the UCSD Community Psychiatry Chief Resident. He graduated with both his medical degree and Master's of Public Health from Tulane University, and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles. While attending Tulane, Eric became a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society amongst other awards. Eric was also president of his medical school class and co-founded the school’s structured mentorship program: The Tulane Learning Communities. His interests in Psychiatry include community psychiatry, teaching, and addiction psychiatry. In his free time, Eric enjoys playing soccer, cooking, and surfing.


Mary Young






Mary Young, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 4
Mary graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Chemistry and then continued to attend the University of Washington where she obtained her medical degree from the School of Medicine. Mary is passionate about volunteering her time and educational expertise 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 3
Tarina hails from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Biology at Harvard University. With the help of her background in journalism, Tarina has published a research article in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology entitled "Asthma Phenotypes in Children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis". Additionally, she has presented a Mental Health Literacy Seminar on Academic Anxiety for students and parents in the San Diego Unified School District. Her educational and clinical interest is in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.Tarina was selected as a UCSD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Inclusive Excellence Scholar. Her's hobbies include traveling, world cuisines, writing, reading, piano, and mindfulness. Tarina's travels have taken her Turkey, Cuba, Netherlands, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Italy, India, Czech Republic Slovakia, Austria, and Hungary.



Kristen Kim, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 3
Kristen attended Princeton University and earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a certificate in East Asian Studies. Kristen completed research on youth at risk for substance abuse, physician burnout and suicide, and attitudes toward suicide in South Korea and the US. She has worked in a suicide prevention center in South Korea and participated in an educational program at the Betty Ford Clinic. Kristen serves as Resident Co-Chair of the UCSD Psychiatry Residency Diversity Committee and Co-Chair of the SAVE Committee. In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband and dog.



Allison Cabrera, MD
General Psychiatry Program PGY3
Adult Community Psychiatry Track PGY3
Allison comes to us from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science where she became a Gold Humanism Honor Society member and member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Society.  She completed her ungraduate work at University of Wisconsin-Madison earning a degree in Biology and Global Cultures.  Allison speaks Spanish and has worked in free clinics focusing on the Latino Community in both the United States and Peru. During medical school Allison was a member of the American Medical Association and served as Chapter President. Her educational interests include Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and teaching.  Allison's hobbies include traveling, hiking, dancing, running, yoga, kickboxing, and playing soccer.




Sejal Patel, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 2
Sejal is a local San Diegan who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Colby College with a double major in Biology and Religious Studies. Sejal has demonstrated an enduring passion for mental illness and psychiatry, initially sparked by her former high school student who suffered from bipolar and substance use disorder. Her zeal for mental healthcare was furthered by her PTSD clinical research among combat marines and experience serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Sejal has also exhibited a lifelong commitment to working and collaborating with underserved populations and communities, particularly at-risk youths. She enrolled at UCSD SOM as a Program in Medical Education in Health Equity (PRIME) scholar to develop the necessary skillset with which to pursue a career in combining her love of teaching and mental health advocacy with psychiatric practice; during her PRIME Master's year, she obtained a Master's of Science in Child and Adolescent Mental Health with Distinction at the University College of London. Sejal strives to partner and collaborate with schools, community leaders, and healthcare professionals to ultimately provide pragmatic, equitable and accessible mental healthcare for youths and adults alike. In her free time, she enjoys initiating spontaneous dance parties, traveling the world, practicing yoga with her 84-year-old grandmother, bouldering canyons, and pairing delicious wines with home-cooked meals.

 


Paige Sutherland, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 2
Paige is originally from Big Bear, California and earned a bachelor's degree in Biology from Pepperdine University. She then went on to obtain her medical degree from Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine. Paige enjoys working with charitable organizations and has volunteered with both AmeriCorps and the Oregon Food Bank. Her educational and clinical interest include collaborative care and Tele-Psychiatry. Outside of her studies and volunteerism, Paige enjoys tennis, hiking, cycling, and cooking.




Mikaela Miller, MD 
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY1
Mikaela joins us from the University of Texas Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine (UTHSA) where she obtained both her medical degree and a master's degree in Public Health. She is a born and raised Arizonan who later transplanted to Texas to attend Texas Christian University. Mikaela earned her degree in Biology, minored in Mathematics and Chemistry, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Additionally, she received the "Chancellor's Scholar" Award.  While attending UTHSA, Mikaela developed and conducted a reproductive health needs assessment for Burmese and Afghan refugees in South Texas, dedicated over 150 hours volunteering at the student run free clinics, and held several leadership positions such as President of the Wilderness Medicine Group. Her professional interests are in public psychiatry, addiction, public health, and advocacy. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, spinning, reading, and biking with her husband.



Jacqueline Tasarz, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY1
Jacqueline grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where she was involved in the Polish-American Community. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Public Health. She completed a post-baccalaureate at the University of California, Berkeley while conducting research at the University of California, San Francisco on the subjects of Cardiology and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Afterward Jacqueline obtained her medical degree from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. During medical school she was involved in community collaboration, research, and education regarding human trafficking. Jacqueline is passionate about patient advocacy and community engagement, trauma psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She enjoys hiking, longboarding, reading and collecting antique books, being a cat lady, and snowboarding.