EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School , 2009 , Newark , NJ

Residency

  • Harvard Longwood Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School , 2013 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2015 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

I have always had a strong interest in the biological sciences as well as compassionately caring for others and pursued medicine as it presented the best opportunity for me to combine those interests. I developed an interest in child psychiatry due to its emphasis on a holistic understanding of the patient, family and social system in order to provide the best care. I have a strong interest in pediatric psychosomatic medicine in the area of neuroimmunology, psychiatric risks in children coping with chronic illnesses, and somatic presentations of psychiatry. I hope to continue further developing my strengths and skills in academic medicine as a clinician, researcher and educator.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. I completed my internship residency training at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program which is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC), and Boston Children's Hospital, and where I served as Chief Resident on the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at BIDMC. I completed my Child and Adolescent Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital and am currently an attending Psychiatrist on the Psychiatric Consultation Service. I am a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Adult Psychiatry) and board-eligible for ABPN Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Luff D, Fernandes S, Soman A, Meyer EC, Brown SD. The Influence of Communication and Relational Education on Radiologists' Early Posttraining Practice. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Apr; 13(4):445-8. View abstract
  2. Snell C, Fernandes S, Bujoreanu IS, Garcia G. Depression, illness severity, and healthcare utilization in cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2014 Dec; 49(12):1177-81. View abstract