Henry Ford Psychiatry Residents’ Association

Fabian Nina 19
Nina Fabian, D.O.
Gregory Nielsen
Gregory Nielsen, D.O.
Melvin Joseph
Melvin Joseph, D.O.

Representatives to Michigan Psychiatric Society

Nina Fabian, D.O.
Ali Nahhas, D.O.

Representatives to House Staff Council

Patel Shivali 19
Shivali Patel, M.D.
Alexander Poznanski
Alexander Poznanski, M.D.

Co-Chairs: Book Club

Ali Nahhas, D.O.
Stodolak Derek 19
Derek Stodolak, M.D.

Co-Chairs: Film Club

Melvin Joseph
Melvin Joseph, D.O.
Nikunj Talati
Nikunj Talati, D.O.

Co-Chairs: Journal Club

Mohan Gautam, D.O.
Shivali Patel, M.D.

Co-Chairs: Research Club

Mohan Gautam, D.O.
Shivali Patel, M.D.

Co-Chairs: Violence Task Force

Fabian Nina 19
Nina Fabian, D.O.
Noman Sifat 19
Sifat Noman, M.D.

Co-Chairs: Wellness Council

Hala Katato, D.O.
Amanda Marinkovich, M.D.

Co-Chairs: Social Media Team

Katato Hala 19
Hala Katato, D.O.
Khan Aminah 18
Aminah Khan, D.O.
Amanda Marinkovich, M.D.
Smith Daniel 18
Daniel Smith, D.O.

President of the Psychiatric Residency Association

Plans and coordinates social events emphasizing resident wellness activities. Events include the welcome event, longitudinal wellness calendar, holiday celebration, residents’ retreat, and recruitment events.

Secretary of the Psychiatric Residency Association

Records residency meeting minutes, reviews them with the Program Director and disperses them to all residents.

Treasurer of the Psychiatric Residency Association

Allocates funds in coordination with the Program Director, keeps a running balance of funds and documents use of funds.


Representatives to Michigan Psychiatric Society (MPS)

Attends MPS Council Meeting either in Lansing or by conference call. Report updates regarding MPS to the residents at the monthly resident meeting and help coordinate the representation of the residency program at the annual MPS spring meeting.

Representatives to House Staff Council

Represents the Psychiatry residency program at the monthly house staff council and provide feedback, concerns and suggestions on its behalf.

Book Club

Selects books for each event in coordination with the Program Director. Chairs come prepared with discussion questions, related evidence-based information, correlates to standardized exams, and help facilitate the round-table discussion.

Film Club

The film club events occur every 3-4 months. Planning includes recruiting faculty to host the event, and choosing a movie with applicable learning pearls.

Journal Club

Facilitates choice of journal articles and presenters for monthly event in coordination with the Program Director.

Research Club

Maintains a running list of ongoing research projects in the department, coordinates collaboration between residents and faculty and updates Program Director accordingly.

Wellness Council

The aim is to create wellness related events for residents across the system as well as convey to administration what residents need. Help coordinate and attempt to increase engagement in wellness initiatives such as the well-being index.

Social Media Team

The goal is to help trainees and colleagues get to know our program and our residents, particularly during the time of virtual interviews. Public relations via social media is becoming increasingly prudent and many professional careers would benefit from some competency in this area.

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