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Open Doors to New Opportunities

OPEN DOORS to NEW OPPORTUNITES - Practice Setting Panel
LEARN how to EXPLORE career options from the EXPERTS.

This event is targeted towards Early Career Psychiatrists (ECPs), Residents, Fellows, Medical Students, or any IPS/APA members who are looking to learn more about psychiatry career opportunities and explore different practice settings. Come and listen to our expert panelists and get all of your questions answered.


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Some Advice from our Panelists:

  • Finding a good mentor/s is the key to continue growth professionally as an ECP.
  • If you are interested in management roles, you will have a higher impact in the field of healthcare and psychiatry. Your expertise as a physician is invaluable in management roles.  There are multiple avenues to obtain management related education. Pursue it if you can.
  • Keep up with current knowledge, including healthcare as a whole. For example, new advances in early psychiatry, digital health, how artificial intelligence is changing healthcare, etc.
  • Be humble to everyone including front desk staff, receptionists, etc. They not only see you as a team member and a team leader, but also as a role model.
  • Continue to have hobbies and interests outside of work life.
  • Know your worth. Do not let anybody undermine your worth(and undercut your salary). There are mentors willing to guide you how to negotiate.
  • Learn to say "no", to do things that you do not want to do. As physicians, we say "yes" too many times.
  • Have the courage to switch career paths if you feel like it. Mentors and colleagues can be very helpful to talk to. It can be scary to switch, but can also be very rewarding.
  • Finally, we all love what we do. Continue to love what you do and find happiness and content along the way.

Meet the Panelists:

Federal & State Health System and Independent Private Practice
Emmeline Hazaray, MD, DFAACAP, FAPA

Medical Director, Centene Advanced Behavioral Health; Psychiatrist, Teladoc                    

Dr. Emmeline Hazaray is a Medical Director at Centene Corporation and provides medical leadership for utilization management, cost containment & medical quality improvement activities. This includes medical reviews of complex cases, medical necessity determinations for youth in care and substance abuse treatment based on ASAM criteria; interfaces with physicians and other providers in order to facilitate the implementation of recommendations to providers that would improve utilization and health care quality. She is also actively engaged in clinical telehealth psychiatry.  Prior to joining Centene, Dr. Hazaray worked as a pediatric and adult psychiatrist at FHCC responsible for evaluating and treating active-duty service members, veterans and their dependent children & adolescents. She was an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Rosalind Franklin University of Science and Medicine/Chicago Medical school.

Dr. Hazaray has extensive experience in clinical psychiatry. She successfully established a private practice as a pediatrician and later as a child psychiatrist. She was the child psychiatrist for the Santa Clara County JH in San Jose, CA and ran the residential treatment settings for a non-profit in Los Gatos, CA. She has established an international foot print in medicine in India, Canada and the US.  She lives in Chicago and enjoys traveling, reading and music.

Aron Janssen, M.D.

Vice Chair, Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Aron Janssen, MD, is the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs of the Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  Dr. Janssen is an expert in transgender mental health across the lifespan, and his primary clinical and research interests have focused on understanding co-occurring mental health disorders among transgender and gender diverse youth and young adults.  His most recent book is Affirmative Mental Health Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth.

Prison System and Insurance System
Abdi Tinwalla M.D., MBA, M.S., CCHP, DFAPA 

Behavioral Health Medical Director at Anthem, Inc.

Dr. Tinwalla received his medical degree from Medical College of Ohio, Toledo and completed his psychiatric residency at Rush University Medical Center.  He completed his Forensic Psychiatry fellowship from University of Rochester, New York.  He has a Physician MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Currently, he serves as the Behavioral Health Medical Director for Amerigroup/Anthem.  In this role, he supervises the provision of behavioral health services to approximately 900,000 Medicaid recipients.  He also provides treatment at the Department of Human Services Treatment and Detention Facility for the Sexually Violent Person in Rushville, Illinois and in the community.  He holds academic appointment with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.  He is actively involved in teaching of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellows.  Dr. Tinwalla is the current President-Elect of the Illinois Psychiatric Society (IPS) and is on the Executive Council. He has presented nationally and internationally on several topics in Correctional Psychiatry and on the Treatment of Paraphilic disorders.  He lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with his family and enjoys traveling around the world and exploring different cultures.  He is also a health and fitness enthusiast.  

Large Hospital System/Large Private Health System
Shubhrajan S. Wadyal, MD

Medical Director-Amita Health Behavioral Institute Outpatient group practice
Medical Director-Amita behavioral health inpatient adolescent services 
Medical Director Amita Health autism services

I was born in New York and did my undergraduate work at New York Institute of technology. I then attended American university of the Caribbean school of medicine in Saint Martin. I completed my general psychiatry residency at LSU Health sciences center in Shreveport and subsequently did my fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the same institution. I joined Amita Health in 2014 and currently serve as medical Director of the psychiatric group practice, medical Director of inpatient adolescent services, and medical director of the autism resource center. My outpatient work is focused upon children and adults who have neurodivergence.I am married to another physician and live in South barrington with my three children.

Daniel Yohanna, MD

Associate Professor and Interim Chairman
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience

Daniel Yohanna received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, and completed his internship and psychiatric residency training at Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Yohanna joined the Northwestern University Medical School Faculty in 1986 and later joined the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine faculty in 2005 and is now the Interim Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. He was board certified in Psychiatry in 1988 and in Forensic Psychiatry in 1999 and recertified in 2009 and 2019. Dr. Yohanna has served on or chaired many committees and task forces on the treatment of the severe and persistent mentally ill.  He was elected to the council of the Illinois Psychiatric Society in 2003 and served as President for the 2006-2007 term.  He has published and lectured on integrating behavioral health in primary care, chronic mental illness, and forensic psychiatry.  He is the current co-PI for ECHO Chicago series on Serious Mental Illness, a training program for primary care clinician in free and FQHC facilities.
Moderator:  Sudhakar Shenoy, MD, Chair of the IPS ECP Committee
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