Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Overview of the Program

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a recognized medical subspecialty within psychiatry that specializes in the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of psychopathological disorders of children, adolescents, and their families. Our two year program is academically based and is designed to provide a well-balanced educational clinical training experience that fulfills the requirements established by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows attend a comprehensive lecture and seminar series covering all aspects of the field. In the various rotations offered, fellows will also develop their teaching skills by supervising medical students and junior residents.

  • The fellows have the opportunity to partake in active research and are encouraged to initiate investigative endeavors. This includes a variety of clinical research project areas including autism and coping skills across various settings that provide hands-on experience in developing and implementing clinical research in child and adolescent mental health.

  • Our clinical rotations and curriculum are designed to provide our trainees with an excellent clinical training experience that produces highly qualified child and adolescent psychiatrists who have a superior medical knowledge base, excellent clinical skills, and the ability to effectively apply those skills in the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry.

    Fellows and residents in training provide care under the direct supervision of the attending physician/faculty member. The faculty and trainees also provide clinical services in various settings, inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, and pediatric consultation/liaison services at University Behavioral Health Care (Rutgers), Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset Medical Center, University Correctional Health Care- Juvenile Justice Commission (UBHC/Rutgers), Children’s Specialized Hospital and others. The services emphasize multimodal and multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment, and collaboration with the family, school and community.

  • 2nd Year Fellows

    Yasmine Deol, MD

    • Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - Elmhurst Hospital Center  
    • Medical School: Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Punjab, India  
    • Interests within psychiatry: Trauma, Eating disorders, Infant and Maternal Health, Forensics, Academics and Research
    • Outside interests: Traveling, Baking, Bingeing TV shows, Dancing, Spending time with friends and family

    Anureet Gill, MD

    • Residency: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
    • Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine 
    • Undergraduate: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
    • Interests within psychiatry: psychodynamic therapy, trauma, first break psychosis 
    • Outside interests: Bicycle riding, hiking, tennis, spending time with friends and family

    Mamoona Mohsin, MD

    • Residency: Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University
    • Medical School: King Edward Medical University
    • Interests within psychiatry: Parent Child Interaction Therapy, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, women's mental health
    • Outside interests: reading books, cooking, making cards, dystopian movies

    Khushbu Shah, MD

    • Residency: Richmond University Medical Center
    • Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine 
    • Undergraduate: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    • Interests within psychiatry:  Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Integrative Psychiatry, Psychedelic Research, Eating Disorders
    • Outside interests: Traveling, Fitness (yoga, pilates, Barre), Interior design, trying different cuisines

    1st Year Fellows

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    William “Jay” Furey, DO 

    • Residency: Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE
    • Medical School:  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    • Masters: Saint Joseph's University- MBA in Healthcare Administration
    • Undergraduate: University of Delaware- BA in Psychology
    • Interests within psychiatry:  Consultation-Liaison psychiatry, ADHD, Autism
    • Outside interests: Philadelphia sports (Go Birds!), travel, hiking, comedy, blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, friends, family
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    Sung “Sunny” Kang, DO

    • Residency: Rowan SOM
    • Medical School:  University of North Texas Health Science Center - TCOM
    • Undergraduate: Bryn Mawr College
    • Interests within psychiatry:  Outpatient psychiatry, telepsychiatry, therapy
    • Outside interests: Travel, fitness, spending time with family and friends
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    Sarah Meyers, DO

    • Residency: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 
    • Medical School:  Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine 
    • Undergraduate: Cornell University 
    • Interests within psychiatry:  Forensic psychiatry, play therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, first episode psychosis
    • Outside interests: Knitting, crocheting, pottery, cinema, baking, spinning
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    Lauren Russo, DO

    • Residency: AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center 
    • Medical School:  Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine 
    • Undergraduate: The College of New Jersey 
    • Interests within psychiatry:  first episode psychosis, OCD, anxiety disorders, individual and family therapy, spirituality in medicine 
    • Outside interests: tennis, trying new restaurants, NJ shore, studying my faith, binging reality TV 
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    Zed Shabbir, DO

    • Residency: Nuvance Health
    • Medical School:  NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Undergraduate: New York Institute of Technology
    • Interests within psychiatry:  consultation-liaison psychiatry, eating disorders, first episode psychosis, interventional psychiatry
    • Outside interests: sports, music, video games, books, travel, fitness
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    Darshini Vora, MD

    • Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Permian Basin
    • Medical School:  Mahatma Gandhi Missions Medical College, Navi Mumbai
    • Interests within psychiatry:  Outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry, play therapy, neurodevelopmental disorders 
    • Outside interests:  Traveling, swimming, reading, catching up on latest TV shows and movies, spending time with friends and family

Benefits and Salary

Our residency and fellowship programs offer a uniform package of benefits consistent with those provided at all graduate medical educational programs operated by the medical school. Full details regarding benefits and salary are continuously updated by the Office of Graduate Medical Education.

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Contact Us

Shawen Ilaria, MD
Program Director

Dawn Dunn
Program Coordinator
671 Hoes Lane West, D409
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 732-235-4295
Fax: 732-235-3923