Recent Psychiatry Residency Graduates

  • Margarita Abi Zeid Daou, M.D.

    Hometown: Lebanon
    College: University Of Balamand
    Medical School: University Of Balamand

    ​Psychiatry Interests:  Forensic Psychiatry, Cultural aspects of psychiatric disorders, Psychotic Disorders, psychopharmacology, education, raising mental health awareness in community settings

  • Jose Arriola Vigo, M.D.

    Hometown: Chiclayo, Peru
    College/Medical School: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia​
    Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    ​Psychiatry Interests: Psychosomatic medicine, global mental health, psychotic disorders

  • Mariko Brandon, M.D.

    Hometown: Birmingham, AL
    College: University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Medical School: Meharry Medical College

    Psychiatry Interests:  General psychiatry, substance use disorders, mood disorders

  • Rissa Ivens, M.D.

    Hometown: Knoxville, TN
    College: Washington University
    Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

    Psychiatry Interests: Homeless mental health, general adult psychiatry

  • Yujin Lee, M.D.

    Hometown: Busan, South Korea
    College: Busan National University, South Korea
    Medical School: Wonkwang University, South Korea

    Psychiatry Interests:  Psychooncology, palliative care, psychoanalysis

  • Adam Pendleton, M.D., M.B.A.

    Hometown: Buffalo, NY
    College: Canisius College
    Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine

    Residency:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Psychiatry Interests:  Psychosomatics, geriatrics, resident and medical student education

  • Monica Rettenmier, M.D.

    Hometown: As an Army Brat, home was from Frankfurt, Germany to El Paso, Texas
    College: University of New Orleans
    Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Science Center

    Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Psychiatry Interests:  Child-Adolescent, Community Psychiatry, Integrative Health

  • Kiera Schlansky, M.D.

    Hometown: Half Moon Bay, CA
    College: University of San Diego 
    Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine

    Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Psychiatry Interests: Child/Adolescent Psychiatry and Art therapy

  • Jonathan Smith, M.D.

    Hometown: Charleston, WV
    College: Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
    Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine
    Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Psychiatry Interests:  Clinical education, consult-liaison psychiatry