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General Psychiatry Residency Program




Program Overview

The residency training program in Psychiatry at Saint Louis University provides excellent broad based training in psychiatry. We prepare our graduates to deliver high quality psychiatric care, using all the modalities available to the modern psychiatrist including a variety of psychotherapies, medications and both established and newly emerging brain stimulation therapies. Through teaching time-honored principles of patient care as well as evidence based medicine practices, we prepare our residents to not only work with the current state of the art, but to be ready to work within a rapidly evolving field in which the treatments of tomorrow may look radically different from those we use today.

- General Psychiatry Residency Training
- 6 residents per year
- 4 year training program

- Geriatric Track Residency
- 2 residents per year
- 4 yrs. General Psychiatry training + 1 yr. guaranteed Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
- Eligible for Board Certification in Adult Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry

We pride ourselves on being a close-knit community of faculty and residents who work together on meeting the goals of learners while providing world-class psychiatric care to our patients. Residency training is a time of immense personal and professional growth and we provide a supportive environment to help promote that growth. We try to provide a consistent residency experience while still accommodating the specific goals and aspirations of individual trainees.

It is a testimony to the community that we live in and to the positive experience of residency, that many of our graduates over the years have chosen to make the St. Louis area their home. They work in a variety of areas including private practice, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, state mental health facilities and academic psychiatry across St. Louis and the adjoining areas of eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.

Our graduates in recent years have been very competitive applicants for fellowship programs and have matched at their first or second ranked programs in disciplines such as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry.

Residency Highlights
  • World renowned program in Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Internationally renowned faculty in Forensic Psychiatry
  • Long tradition of excellence in psychotherapy training and close collaboration with St Louis Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Department led by a highly accomplished academic, Dr. Henry Nasrallah, under whose leadership we are expanding our previous research programs and affording residents the opportunity for involvement in ongoing research
  • Robust Electro-Convulsive Therapy program with residents getting exposure and certification of proficiency by end of residency
  • Unique combined Department of Neurology and Psychiatry allowing for close collaboration among the neuroscience disciplines including Psychology and Neuropsychology.
  • Close relationship with Neurosurgery program including active program in Deep Brain Stimulation, vagal nerve stimulation and in rare appropriate cases- Psychosurgery.

Residency Faculty and Staff

Anjan Bhattacharyya, MD
Director, Psychiatry Residency Training
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry

Fouad Reda, MD
Associate Director, Psychiatry Residency Training
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry

Pamela Whisenhunt
Residency Program Coordinator
- General Psychiatry Program
- Geriatric Track Residency
- Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
314-977-4828
whisenpa@slu.edu