Residents

Psychiatry Residency

PRG-1

Kamyl Bogan, M.D.

Kamyl Bogan, M.D.

PRG 1 Resident

Medical School: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University

I have aspired to serve as a psychiatrist since my introduction to the field as a high school student. My goal is to provide personalized, compassionate and thoughtful care in the context of community psychiatry. I intend to also provide services for those experiencing homelessness, those with addictions and adolescents who are transitioning into adulthood. I am also interested in working to bridge the mental health and spiritual frameworks in efforts to further destigmatize seeking psychiatric care. I was born and raised in Memphis, TN and received an honors Psychology degree with a music minor from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Moving further east across the state, I attended Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, TN. In my free time, I enjoy singing opera, writing songs and poetry, traveling to visit my family and watching Marvel movies/TV shows with my husband, who is stationed at Naval Station Mayport as a Surface Warfare Officer. I am so blessed to be a part of this amazing program!

Jessica Marz, M.D.

Jessica Marz, M.D.

PRG 1 Resident

Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine

I grew up in Ormond Beach, Florida and went to the University of Florida for undergrad before attending Florida State University for medical school (but really Go Gators!). I matched into the child & adolescent track and am looking forward to making Jacksonville my new home.

Michael McLawhorn, D.O.

Michael McLawhorn, D.O.

PRG 1 Resident

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus

I was born in Hampton, Virginia and spent five years enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Infantry after high school. Shortly after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan, I was honorably discharged and began my undergraduate studies at Mars Hill University. During medical school, I found that my most rewarding experiences were those spent in psychiatry. I am most interested in Child and Adolescent psychiatry. When I am not at the hospital, you can be sure to find me and my family at the beach! My wife and I have two beautiful daughters who love playing in the sand and splashing in the waves. We also love live music, ice hockey, NASCAR and our Jaguars!

Kristen Santarone, D.O.

Kristen Santarone, D.O.

PRG 1 Resident

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

I am so excited to be returning to my hometown of Jacksonville to complete residency! I attended college at the University of Florida and medical school at Nova Southeastern University, and I matched into the child and adolescent track. My bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in nutrition, so I am particularly interested in the relationship between what we eat and how we feel. I have a research background in trauma surgery, so I am looking forward to working with patients in acute mental health crises as well. Outside of work I love doing anything outdoors, reading and hanging out with my two Siamese cats.

PRG-2

Sophia Array, M.D.

Sophia Array, M.D.

PRG 2 Resident

Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine

I was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and am so excited to be able to return home to complete residency. I moved away for college and completed medical school at the University of Florida. I matched into the combined general psychiatry residency and child & adolescent fellowship. I am very interested to pursue a career helping adolescents and young adults that struggle with LGBTQ+ issues, as well as the possible mental health issues that may arise as a result of struggling with one’s gender identity or sexual orientation.

Amal Bhullar, M.D.

Amal Bhullar, M.D.

PRG 2 Resident

Medical School: FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

I was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and went to undergrad at Nova Southeastern University, with a major in biology and minor in anthropology. I went to medical school at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and pursued research in the importance of exposing an interdisciplinary approach in the undergraduate medical curriculum. My interests currently are a little bit of everything, particularly adolescent psychiatry and integrative psychiatry. Some of my hobbies include hanging out with my awesome co-residents, heading to the beach with my significant other who is an ER resident here as well, and going back home to visit my family and my adorable shih tzus!

Shelby Goicochea, M.D.

Shelby Goicochea, M.D.

PRG 2 Resident

Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine

I was born in Florida but raised in Peru for 6 years before returning to the sunshine state. I went to the University of Florida for undergrad and medical school, so I'm proud to be a triple Gator with residency. I did research on burnout in medical students, Parkinson's disease connectomes and MRI research at the McKnight Brain Institute, and beta cyclodextrins for treatment of macular degeneration at Weill Cornell Medical College. I'm interested in community psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry, young adults and mental health outreach, LGBTQ+ and psychotherapy.

Micah Turpeau, M.D.

Micah Turpeau, M.D.

PRG 2 Resident

Medical School: Meharry Medical College School of Medicine

  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA
  • Undergrad: Davidson College, Class of 2016, BS in Psychology
  • Medical School: Meharry Medical College, Class of 2020, MD
  • Interests in Psychiatry: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; Eating Disorders
Robert Valentin, M.D.

Robert Valentin, M.D.

PRG 2 Resident

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

I went to Loma Linda University for medical school. I’m originally from Florida, so I’m super glad to be back! I love spending time with family and friends; whether it’s playing sports, traveling to new places (pre covid haha), or hiking nature trails with my wife and 2 dogs (Jerry and Einstein). Interest in psychiatry: The reason I love psychiatry so much is the patient population. Oftentimes, patients with mental illness are marginalized by society and treated as if their condition isn’t real. What an honor it is to validate and help someone who’s been through this! I live for the building relationships with people; helping them to feel understood, valued, and respected. Psychiatry allows me to do this as a career.

PRG-3

Benjamin Babchick, D.O.

Benjamin Babchick, D.O.

PRG 3 Resident

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton

I was born and raised in south Florida, went to undergrad at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, then went to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine on the west coast of Florida. I instantly connected with the field of psychiatry because of my eager curiosity to understand why people do what they do. I knew this was the career for me since my first psychiatry rotation as a medical student . Psychiatry is the only specialty where you get to spend an abundance of time speaking with your patients, and in turn it's the only specialty where you as a physician are speaking directly with the disease that you are treating. This still fascinates everyday!

Christian King, M.D.

Christian King, M.D.

PRG 3 Resident

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Georgia and went to Saint Louis University School of Medicine for medical school. I've done some work with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and am interested in geriatric psychiatry especially in long term care facilities. My hobby is having hobbies, so you can usually find me obsessing over and learning something new.

Abirami Krishna, M.D.

Abirami Krishna, M.D.

PRG 3 Resident

Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine

I was born in Ohio, but lived in India for the first 5 years of my life, then lived in Chicago for a few years, but mostly grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. I went to the University of Kentucky for undergrad, then went to the University of Louisville for medical school. In highschool, undergrad and medical school, I primarily researched breast cancer tumorigenesis. I also studied Ocular morphogenesis in zebrafish for a year in undergrad. I am currently working on a joint study on post stroke depression with another psychiatry resident and two other neurology residents. Psychiatry interest: child psychiatry, specifically adolescents/young adults, neuropsychiatry, LGBTQ+ health.

PRG-4

Julia Adams, M.D.

Julia Adams, M.D.

PRG 4 Resident

Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine

I completed undergraduate and medical school at The Florida State University (The Gators try not to hold it against me). While in medical school I worked on clinical research in the area of postpartum depression.

Rachel Carpenter, M.D.

Rachel Carpenter, M.D.

PRG 4 Resident

Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine

I was a non-traditional medical student who took 2 years off and lived in California before indulging in this doctor life. I'm a threefer(?) at UF - undergrad, med school, and now residency. Go Gators! Psychiatry was never on my radar as I was a scribe in the ED in my time off and very passionate about pursuing EM. However, as I got deeper into medical school, psychiatry found me and I couldn't imagine doing anything else. My husband, however, is in EM (had to keep it close to my heart somehow) and we couples matched together here. Current interests are inpatient psychiatry, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Daniel Lewis, M.D.

Daniel Lewis, M.D.

PRG 4 Resident

Medical School: FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

A little about me: I am a Jacksonville native and met my wife in college at the University of North Florida, where I studied philosophy and biology. We moved to Miami for medical school at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at FIU before returning home via couples match. On the inpatient wards as a student, I quickly became fascinated with the human mind and the personal stories of patients. I found the humility in psychiatrists refreshing. My clinical interests are in schizophrenia, treatment resistant depression, and addiction/dual-diagnosis illnesses.

Luka Sogorovic, D.O.

Luka Sogorovic, D.O.

PRG 4 Resident

Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

I was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina but immigrated to the US when I was young and grew up in Mobile, AL. I completed undergrad at the University of South Alabama with a major in biomedical science then medical school at ACOM. I am interested in general adult psychiatry including inpatient, consults, outpatient and telepsychiatry. At some point in my career, I would like to work with athletes/practice sports psychiatry. I am currently involved with a QI/research project regarding metabolic monitoring for patients on antipsychotics.