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Program Leadership

Vijaya Bharathi Ekambaram, M.D., MPH

Residency Program Director

Specialty:  Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine and Obesity Medicine

Residency:  University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Fellowships: 

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University
  • Sleep Medicine- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
  • Adult Psychoanalytic Fellowship-Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis

Certifications:

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Adult Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology –Sleep Medicine
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine-Obesity Medicine

Professional Interests: 

  • Integrating Mind, Body, and Sleep for Mental Health Treatment Approaches
  • Enhancing HealthCare Deliveries to Individuals through Innovative Platforms
  • Digital Psychiatry
  • Precision Medicine
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Physician Well-being

Hobbies: Painting, Gardening, Poetry, and Traveling


Amarpreet Singh M.D., MBA

Associate Residency Program Director & Assistant Medical Director, Napa State Hospital

Specialty:  Forensic Psychiatry and  General Adult Psychiatry

Residency:  Adult Psychiatry, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Fellowship:  Forensic Psychiatry- Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburg

Certifications:

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Adult Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Forensic Psychiatry

Professional Interests:  Forensic Psychiatry, Graduate Medical Education


Core Academic Faculty

Lawrence E. Suess, D.O., Ph.D., FACN

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Rotation Director

Specialty:  Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry, Forensic Medical Evaluation

Residency:  Texas Tech University Health Science Center and Thomason Hospital, El Paso, Texas

Fellowship: 

  • University of South Alabama, Mobile
  • AOA Health Policy Fellow

Certifications:

  • American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry- General Adult Psychiatry
  • American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry- Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American College of Forensic Examiners- Forensic Examiner

Professional Interests: Child Mental Health Policy; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI); Access to Care; Historical Epidemiology

Hobbies: Travel, Food, Glass


Christine Ellen Skotzko, M.D., FAACLP

Medical Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Services, St. Joseph's Medical Center

Specialty:  Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry / Population Health / Outcomes / Leadership Development

Residency: University of California, Los Angeles

Fellowship: Adult Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles

Certifications: 

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Adult Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Professional Interests:

  • High-Reliability Focus to Clinical Care: Clinical Pathway Development
  • Pay for Performance Care Transformation and Hospital Integration
  • Measurement-Based Care in Emergency and Hospital Settings

Hobbies: Hiking, Kayaking, Baking, Beading


Satveet Khela, D.O.

Attending Psychiatrist, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Services, St. Joseph's Medical Center

Specialty:  Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Residency:  University of California San Francisco- Fresno

Professional Interests: 

  • Consultation-Liaison psychiatry, Nutritional Psychiatry
  • Graduate Medical Education

Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, reading


Caroline Klien, M.D.

Chief of Forensic Services, Napa State Hospital, Department of State Hospitals

Specialty:  Forensic Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine

Residency:  State University of New York Downstate Medical Center (SUNY)

Fellowship: 

  • Forensic Psychiatry -Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC
  • Fellowship in Psychoanalysis- NYU Psychoanalytic Institute, NYU Medical Center
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Forensic PsychiatryCertifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Adult Psychiatry
  • American Board of Addiction Medicine – Addiction Medicine

Professional Interests:  Forensic Evaluation, Addiction Medicine, CBT, ECT


Nicholas B. Kammerer, M.D.

Attending Psychiatrist, Napa State Hospital, Department of State Hospitals

Specialty:  General Adult Psychiatry

Residency:  Psychiatry, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

Certifications:  American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Adult Psychiatry

Professional Interests:  Community Psychiatry


Semion S. Spirin, M.D.

Attending Psychiatrist, Napa State Hospital, Department of State Hospitals

Specialty:  General Adult Psychiatry

Residency:  Psychiatry Residency, Chicago Medical School at RFUMS

Certifications:  American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Adult Psychiatry

Professional Interests:  Acute Inpatient Mental Health


Clinical Faculty

Dennis K. Lin, M.D., FAPA

Senior Psychiatrist-Supervisor, Napa State Hospital, Department of State Hospitals

Specialty:  General Adult Psychiatry

Residency:  Psychiatry, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco

Certifications:

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Adult Psychiatry 
  • American Board of Sexology-Sexual Medicine Diplomate

Professional Interests:  Sexual Health, Graduate Medical Education


Katherine Warburton, D.O.

Medical Director & Deputy Director of Clinical Operations, California Department of State Hospitals

Specialty:  General Adult Psychiatry

Residency:  General Adult Psychiatry, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

Fellowship:  Forensic Psychiatry - University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA

Certifications:

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Adult Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Forensic Psychiatry

Professional Interests:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee


Amrit Pal Saini, M.D.

Staff Psychiatrist, Napa State Hospital, Department of State Hospitals

Specialty:  General Adult Psychiatry

Internship:  King Drew University Medical Center

Residency:  Loma Linda University Medical Center

Certifications:  American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Adult Psychiatry

Professional Interests:  Acute Inpatient Mental Health


Hasnain Maqsood, M.D.

Senior Psychiatrist Supervisor, Napa State Hospital, Department of State Hospitals

Specialty:  General Adult Psychiatry

Residency:  Department of Psychiatry, Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, DC

Certifications:  American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Adult Psychiatry


Juan Carlos Arguello, D.O

Assistant Deputy Director, Clinical Operations Division
Statewide Associate Medical Director, Napa State Hospital, Department of State Hospitals

Specialty:  General Adult Psychiatry

Residency:  Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA

Fellowship:  Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Boston's Children Hospital, Harvard Medical School 

Certifications:  American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Adult Psychiatry


Cristian Mateescu, MD

Staff Psychiatrist, Napa State Hospital, Department of State Hospitals

Specialty:  General Adult Psychiatry

Residency:  Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Certifications:  American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Adult Psychiatry

Professional Interests:  Psychopharmacology research


Noorulain Aqeel, MD

Staff Psychiatrist, Napa State Hospital, Department of State Hospitals

Specialty:  Geriatric Psychiatry

Residency:  Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center

Certifications:

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Adult Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Geriatric Psychiatry
  • American Board of Addiction Medicine – Addiction Medicine

Professional Interests: Geriatric Mental Health


Chong Yang, D.O.

Senior Forensic Psychiatrist Specialist, Napa State Hospital, Department of State Hospitals

Specialty:  Forensic Psychiatry

Residency:  Palmetto Health/University of South Carolina

Certifications:

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Adult Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Forensic Psychiatry

Professional Interests:  Forensic Evaluations, ECT


Anil Harrison, M.D.Continuity Clinic Medical Director at Touro University Medical Group

Internal Medicine Rotation Director at Touro University Medical Group

Specialty:  Internal Medicine

Internship:  St. Louis University

Residency:  St. John's Mercy Medical Center

Certifications:  American Board of Medical Specialities – Internal Medicine

Professional Interests:  Graduate Medical Education 


Gabriel Moreno, M.D.

Neurology Rotation Director at Touro University Medical Group

Specialty:  Neurology

Internship:  St. Mary Mercy Hospital

Residency:

  • University of California, Davis Medical Center
  • University of California, San Diego Medical Center

Fellowship:  Clinical Neurophysiology - Wayne State University

Certifications:  American Board of Medical Specialities – Neurology

Professional Interests:  Graduate Medical Education 


Volunteer Faculty

Raja Dutta, M.D.

Staff Psychiatrist, Napa State Hospital, Department of State Hospitals

Specialty:  General Adult Psychiatry
Residency:  St. Elizabeth's Hospital


Karsten Heil, M.D.

Staff Psychiatrist, Napa State Hospital, Department of State Hospitals

Specialty:  General Adult Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry
Residency:  Yale School of Medicine
Fellowship:  Forensic Psychiatry – Yale School of Medicine


David Robinson, M.D.

Medical Director, St. Joseph's Behavioral Health Center

Specialty:  General Adult Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry
Residency:  University of California, Davis Medical Center
Fellowship:  Geriatric Psychiatry-Stanford University


Teri Kozik, MS, Ph.D., RN

Director of Research & Scholarly Activity, St. Joseph's Medical Center, Stockton, CA.


Julie Winn, PsyD

Senior Psychologist, Napa State Hospital, Department of State Hospitals, Napa, CA


Paula Astalis, Ph.D.

Senior Psychologist specialist, Napa State Hospital, Department of State Hospitals, Napa


Tyler M. Argüello, Ph.D., DCSW, LCSW

Associate Professor, Division of Social Work, CSU Sacramento, CA