Psychiatry Residency: Faculty

Experienced Faculty Focused on Teaching

About Our Faculty

More than 20 core faculty lead the Psychiatry Residency at HCMC and Regions Hospital. Our teaching faculty are all full-time clinicians, with a passion for treating the mentally ill. As a group they represent decades of experience in psychiatry and psychiatric sub-specialties. We consider it a privilege to teach the next generation of mental health professionals as an essential function of our daily practice.

Program Leadership

  • Dr. Eduardo Colón, Interim Chief of Psychiatry, HCMC, and Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Dr. Michael A. Trangle, Associate Medical Director, Behavioral Health Division, Health Partners/Regions Hospital
  • Dr. Puneet D. Narang, Assistant Residency Program Director, Regions Hospital
  • Dr. Scott Oakman, Program Director, Hennepin-Regions Psychiatry Training Program, and Director Addictions Psychiatry (ADAP)
  • Dr. Nicholas R. Rogers, Assistant Residency Program Director, HCMC
  • Dr. Amitabh A. Tipnis, Assistant Residency Program Director, HCMC

Areas of Expertise

Every day our faculty share their dedication and expertise in a variety of key disciplines.

Discipline Faculty
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Dr. Susan Cavanaugh
Dr. John Darling
Dr. Brien Godfrey
Dr. Steven Harker
Dr. David Mair
Dr. Julie Peterson
Dr. Walter Rush
Dr. John Vuchetich
Acute Psychiatric Services Dr. Kathleen Heaney (HCMC)
Dr. Juan Pablo Sanchez (HCMC)
Addiction Psychiatry Dr. Kathleen Heaney (HCMC)
Dr. Scott Oakman (Regions)
Child Psychiatry Dr. Caromyr Figueroa (HCMC)
Dr. Jasleen Gill (Health Partners)
Dr. Michael Koch (HCMC)
Dr. Elizabeth Reeve (Regions)
Dr. In-Lin Tuan (Health Partners)

Forensic Psychiatry

Dr. Ian Heath (HCMC)
Inpatient Psychiatry Dr. James Black (Regions)
Dr. Kathy Curdue (Regions)
Dr. Ian Heath (HCMC)
Dr. Jeffrey Jacobson (Regions)
Dr. John Kuzma (Regions)
Dr. Nicholas Rogers (HCMC)
Dr. Steven Silver (HCMC)
Dr. Alex Solovey (Regions)
Dr. Tracy Tomac (Regions)
Dr. Anita Thampy (HCMC)
Dr. Amitabh Tipnis (HCMC)
Dr. Janet Zander (Regions)
Outpatient Clinic (various metro sites) Dr. Onaiza Ansar (Health Partners Regions Behavioral Health West Clinic)
Dr. Jeanne Bailey (HCMC)
Dr. James Chastek (Ramsey County Mental Health Center)
Dr. Charlotte Guest (Health Partners Regions Behavioral Health – Woodbury)
Dr. Jane Dever (Health Partners Behavioral Health West Clinic)
Dr. Eric Goad (HCMC)
Dr. Michael Harlow (HCMC)
Dr. Noel Jarvis (Ramsey County Mental Health Center)
Dr. Barbara Johnson (HCMC)
Dr. Mehr Karamat (HCMC)
Dr. Erica Mitchell (HCMC)
Dr. Sudhir Reddy (Health Partners Regions Behavioral Health – Maplewood)
Dr. Jeff Richards (Health Partners Behavioral Health – Riverside)
Dr. Leena Ranade (Ramsey County Mental Health Center)
Dr. Chhabi Sharma (Health Partners Regions Behavioral Health - Maplewood)
Dr. Bryan Schwieters (Private Practice)
Dr. Alex Stegeman (Ramsey County Mental Health Center)
Dr. Karen Ta (Health Partners Regions Behavioral Health - Woodbury)
Dr. Laura Van Cleve (HCMC)
Dr. Ngozi Wamuo (HCMC)
Dr. Stamatis Zeris (HCMC)
Partial Hospital (DayBridge) Dr. Puneet Narang (Regions)
Psychosomatic Medicine Dr. Lisa Capell (Regions)
Dr. Eduardo Colón (HCMC)
Dr. Christine Stanson (Regions)
Dr. J.J. Rasimas (Regions)