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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

SaraSara Abdijadid, DO, MS

  • Program Director, Kern Medical Psychiatry Residency Program
  • Outpatient Core Faculty, Residency Outpatient Clinic, Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
  • Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at David Geffen School of Medicine

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: UCLA-Kern Psychiatry Residency Program
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Ninos AdamsNinos Adams, MD

  • Outpatient Faculty, Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina
Residency: Kern Medical Psychiatry Residency Program
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


RossanoRossano Bangassan, MD, DFAPA

  • Outpatient Core Faculty, Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Adult and Geriatric

Medical School: Far Eastern University, Dr. N. Reyes Medical Foundation
Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine, MCP-Hahnemann Hospital& Wake Forest University, Baptists Medical Center
Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology


​​​​Shahzad ChaudhryShahzad Chaudhry, LMFT

  • Behavioral Health Program Manager at Kern Medical Outpatient Behavioral Health

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Licensed Registered Psychological Assistant
Doctoral Internship at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin, focusing primarily on OCD treatment in the residential, inpatient, and intensive outpatient environments.


SahanaSahana Huq, MD, FAPA

  • Outpatient Core Faculty, Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
  • Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at David Geffen School of Medicine

Medical School: Dhaka Medical College and Hospital
Residency: King-Drew Medical Center
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Timothy KiongTimothy Kiong, MD

  • Core Faculty, Consultation and Liaison, Inpatient Psychiatry

Medical School: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Faculty of Medicine St. John’s
Residency: University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Philip Lee, MD​Philip Lee, MD

  • Child Outpatient Faculty, Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Psychiatry Residency
Fellowship: Kern Medical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology


Nandhini Madhanagopal​Nandhini Madhanagopal, MD

  • Child Outpatient Core Faculty, Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
  • Associate Program Director, Kern Medical Psychiatry and Adolescent Fellowship Program

Medical School: Madras Medical College
Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Psychiatry Residency
Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology


Samantha Madziarski​Samantha Madziarski, MD, MBA

  • Outpatient Faculty, Psychiatric Evaluation Center (PEC), Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Medical School: American University of Caribbean School of Medicine
Residency: Kern Medical Psychiatry Residency Program
Fellowship: Kern Medical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Mohammed​Mohammed Molla, MD, DFAPA

  • Interim Joint Chair, Department of Psychiatry at Kern Medical and Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
  • Associate Program Director, Kern Medical Psychiatry Residency Program
  • Outpatient Child Core Faculty, Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Medical School: Dhaka Medical College and Hospital
Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine, MCP-Hahnemann Hospital
Fellowship: University of Southern California, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology


Garth OlangoGarth Olango, MD, PhD

  • Program Director, Kern Medical Psychiatry Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program
  • Outpatient Medical Director, Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
  • Research Director
  • Child Core Faculty, Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Medical School: Loma Linda University, School of Medicine
Residency: Kern Medical Psychiatry Residency Program
Fellowship: Kern Medical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology


RanjitRanjit Padhy, MD, DFAPA

  • Inpatient Medical Director
  • Core Faculty, Behavioral Health Unit

Medical School: M.K.C.G. Medical College and Hospital
Residency: St. Frances Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Southern California, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Neha Patel, MDNeha Patel, MD

  • Child Outpatient Faculty, Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Louisiana State University, Our Lady of the Lake Psychiatry Residency
Fellowship: Kern Medical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology


Awtar Rathore, DOAwtar Rathore, DO

  • Outpatient Faculty, Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Psychiatry Residency
Fellowship: Kern Medical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology


Daniel RubiacoDaniel Rubiaco, PsyD, LCSW

  • Medical Social Worker III

Licensed in California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Post-Master's Internship at the Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault focusing on outpatient mental health psychotherapy as a result of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Licensed in California Board of Psychology
Licensed Registered Psychological Assistant
Doctoral Internship as a Registered Psychological Assistant at Valley Psychological Group focusing on forensic evaluations (specifically competency evaluations pursuant to PC1368 and CPS service evaluations pursuant to FC7820).


Abdolreza SaadabadiAbdolreza Saadabadi, MD

  • Outpatient Faculty, Psychiatric Evaluation Center (PEC), Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
  • Child Outpatient Faculty, Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Residency: Kern Medical Psychiatry Residency Program
Fellowship: Kern Medical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Addiction Medicine


Md TowhidMd Towhid Salam, MD, PhD

  • Associate Research Director
  • Child Core Faculty, Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
  • Director of Forensic Behavioral Health at Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Medical School: Dhaka Medical College and Hospital
Residency: Kern Medical Psychiatry Residency Program
Fellowship: Kern Medical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology


Sarayu VasanSarayu Vasan, MD, MPH

  • Clerkship Director
  • Core Faculty, Behavioral Health Unit

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Kern Medical Psychiatry Residency Program
Fellowship: Kern Medical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


DavidDavid Weinstein, MD, FAPA

  • Program Director, Kern Medical Addiction Fellowship Program
  • Core Faculty, Behavioral Health Unit

Medical School: Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, General Psychiatry
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Addiction Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Dermatology, American Board of Internal Medicine