Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: Learn more about our residents
Our Residents

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The four-year psychiatry residency program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. The program which began in 1993 offers quality experience through a variety of rotations and electives (during the PGY-4 year). The electives are designed to enhance the residents' well rounded education. Upon graduation, many residents have remained in Nevada to practice at public and private sites, others have gone on to fellowship programs and others have joined the department as faculty.

2019 – 2020
All Residents

Kelly Bowman M.D. (PGY3)

  • Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate College: Mercer University College of Liberal Arts
  • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Research Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Hometown: Tyrone, GA
  • Hobbies: Parenting, reading science fiction/fantasy, crocheting, church

Michael Bradshaw M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: St. James School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate College: York University
  • Research Interests: VA inpatient Psychiatry, Emergency Psychiatry
  • Hometown: Toronto, Canada
  • Hobbies: Tennis, painting, hiking, podcasts, spending time with family and friends, road trips, playing with my cat.

Byron Czerniski M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
  • Undergraduate College: Western Washington University
  • Research Interests: Addictions
  • Hometown: Aberdeen, WA
  • Hobbies: Baseball, hiking, my dogs, stand up comedy.

Debbie Dennis D.O. (PGY4)

  • Medical School: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
  • Graduate College: University of Southern California
  • Graduate Degree: M.S. in Medical Device and Diagnostic Engineering, M.S. in Regulatory Science
  • Undergraduate College: Arizona State University
  • Undergraduate Degree: B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering
  • Research Interests: Pet and equine therapy
  • Hobbies: Horses, chickens, shopping, leatherworking

Erick Eck M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: A.T. Still University
  • Undergraduate College: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • Research Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Hometown: Oak Lawn, IL
  • Hobbies: Anything outdoors, sports, exercise, animals, travel, or entrepreneurship.

Emmannuelle Garcia-Rider M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno
  • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
  • Research Interests: Forensics, Addiction, and academic
  • Hometown: Reno, NV
  • Hobbies: Running, knitting, and bread making.

Lucas M Hansen D.O. (PGY3)

  • Medical School: Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Undergraduate College: Brigham Young University
  • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Exercise Science
  • Research Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Hometown: Sacramento, CA
  • Hobbies: Guitar, archery, skateboarding, and quilting

Nicholas Hollister M.D. (PGY3)

  • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Undergraduate Degree: B.A. In Psychology
  • Research Interests: Adult psychiatry with a focus on the veteran experience and addiction disorders. I am considering working in an inpatient setting and hope to have involvement in the education of patients, students and residents.
  • Hometown: Upstate New York
  • Hobbies: Music, motorcylces, and snowboarding

Ned Kletz M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: American University of Antigua
  • Undergraduate College: University of Puget Sound
  • Research Interests: Adult Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Hometown: Berkeley, CA
  • Hobbies: Baseball, hiking, my dogs, stand up comedy

Betty Li M.D. (PGY3)

  • Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Graduate Degree: M.A. in Bioethics
  • Undergraduate College: University of Washington
  • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Biochemistry and Neurobiology
  • Research Interests: Mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, ethics in psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, student mental health
  • Hometown: Seattle, WA
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, snuggling with my cat, singing, audio mixing

Benjamin McLean M.D. (PGY3)

  • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate College: University of North Dakota
  • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Psychology
  • Research Interests: Emergency Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry
  • Hometown: Fargo, ND
  • Hobbies: Ice hockey, traveling, trail running, hiking/camping, multisport racing, painting, trivia

Ian Mikolaj M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Saint Louis University
  • Undergraduate College: Ohio State University
  • Research Interests: Adult Psychiatry, Telepsych, and ECT.
  • Hometown: Seville, OH
  • Hobbies: Climbing, hiking, skiing, drawing, painting, live music, cooking, hot sauce, fermentation, movies, board games, Magic the Gathering.

Kevin Neveau M.D. (PGY1)


Daniel Psoinos D.O. (PGY4)

  • Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
  • Graduate College: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Graduate Degree: M.S. in Safety Science
  • Undergraduate College: University of Montana
  • Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Psychology
  • Research Interests: Veterans, cultural aspects contributing to mental illness
  • Hometown: Shelby, MT
  • Hobbies: Family, outdoos, traveling, exploring new places and restaurants

Thomas Rayner M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: University of Utah
  • Undergraduate College: University of Utah
  • Research Interests: Adult Psychiatry
  • Hometown: Bountiful, UT
  • Hobbies: Family, golf, sports, fitness.

Steven Sha M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Touro University, California
  • Undergraduate College: Macalester College
  • Research Interests: LGBT mental health, cultural competency, acute psychosis.
  • Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
  • Hobbies: Cats, knitting accessories for my cats, attempting vegan recipes, hiking, video games (recent PC gaming convert), local coffee roasteries, catching pokemon, podcasts.

James Stockton M.D. (PGY4)

  • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate College: Brigham Young University
  • Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Music
  • Research Interests: Primary care psychiatry, psychopharmacology
  • Hobbies: Making music, painting, hanging out with the family

Emily Warnock M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: University of Colorado
  • Undergraduate College: Kalamazoo College
  • Research Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
  • Hobbies: Spending time with my family, playing Magic the Gathering and any other tabletop games, skiing.

Suzanne Watson M.D. (PGY3)

  • Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate College: University of California, San Diego
  • Research Interests: Diverse interests within psychiatry including suicide prevention, working with underserved populations and gender affirming care.
  • Hometown: Del Mar, CA
  • Hobbies: Anthing outside (hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking), spending time with my four adult children, Episcopal Church activities.

Isaac Wentz M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: University of Washington
  • Undergraduate College: University of Wyoming
  • Research Interests: Adult outpatient, telepsychiatry, considering inpatient or forensics.
  • Hometown: Casper, WY
  • Hobbies: Biking, chess, hiking, Tahoe, microbrews, axe throwing, festivals, family and friends.

Michael Wolfe M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: St. George's University
  • Undergraduate College: University of California, Davis
  • Research Interests: Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Hometown: San Jose, CA
  • Hobbies: Sports, comedy, Sci-Fi, hanging out with family and friends, enjoying delicious Reno restaurants.