Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

Current Fellows

Kelvyn Hernandez Tejada, MDKelvyn Hernandez Tejada MD is a graduate of Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He completed his psychiatry residency at Harlem Hospital Center/Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York where he was the 2018-2019 chief resident. He has extensive experience as a research assistant in studies of Pharmacotherapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He has presented numerous posters on topics ranging from psychosis to suicide to pathological gambling to sleep apnea. He describes his interest in geriatric psychiatry as emerging from an encounter with several older adults he happened to be sitting next to in a nursing home visitors’ area while waiting to visit his relative who had recently been admitted. Much to his surprise the older adults were remarkably open, both about their experiences in health and illness and the limitations of medical providers. The lingering enthusiasm of the conversations convinced him that evening to pursue geriatric training. And given his extensive background in community-based service it is no surprise that he plans to practice Geriatric Psychiatry in a community oriented program upon graduation from the fellowship. Away from work he enjoys playing baseball, softball and basketball, and likes to dance merengue and bachata.


Maria Chibuzo Anaghara, MDMaria Chibuzo Anaghara MD is a graduate of Abia State University College of Medicine in Nigeria. She completed her psychiatric residency at Harlem Hospital Center/Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York where she received the "2019 Resident Teacher of the Year Award, Harlem Psychiatry Residency" during the graduation ceremony. She has also won awards for outstanding poster presentations in 2018 for a case report and literature review of treatment refractory schizophrenia precipitated by excessive internet/video gambling and in 2016 for adverse childhood experience score and its impact on patient care. She was a member of the education committee Harlem psychiatry Residency program providing weekly structured didactics including psychopharmacology and Clinical Skills Verification guidance to residents. In addition, she also taught Physician Assistant students four mornings a week. She was the first position in her class in 2018 medical knowledge Prite examination. Prior to entering residency training she had extensive experience teaching in a variety of clinical venues as well as research as a clinical assistant at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda and university of Maryland Health Center college park Maryland. Her interest in geriatric psychiatry grew out of her experience in Harlem Hospital’s geriatric mental health outpatient program. She seeks to continue growing as an educator and to work in community outreach for older patients and their families. She loves outdoor camping and music especially rhythm and blues.

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