Meet the Fellows


The University of Michigan Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program has been an ACGME-accredited program since 1994.  The program has successfully graduated 31 fellows over the years, who are now working in private practice or affiliated with academia.

View all graduates:

  • 2016-2017 - Karina Drake: Faculty at the University of Michigan

  • 2015-2017 - Lauren Gerlach: Faculty at the University of Michigan

  • 2015-2016 - Swapnil Rath: Inpatient Psychiatrist at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Grand Rapids, MI

  • 2014-2016 - Kristin McArthur: Staff psychiatrist at VA Durham Medical Center, Durham, NC

  • 2014-2015 – Kim Soden: Faculty at VA Ann Arbor Health Care System/University of Michigan

  • 2014-2015 – Henry Emerle: Psychiatrist at Vera French Community Mental Health, Davenport, IA

  • 2013-2014 – Jenny Alkema: Psychiatrist at St. Joe’s Health Care System/University of Michigan

  • 2013-2014 – Iquo Nafiu: Geriatric Psychiatrist at St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Chelsea, MI

  • 2012-2013 – Heba Gad: Faculty and Geriatric Psychiatry Program Director, Geisel School of Medicine – Dartmouth, Lebanon, New Hampshire

  • 2012-2013 – Jan Taliga: Private Practice, Windsor, Ontario

  • 2011-2012 – Laurie Boore-Clor: Faculty at VA Ann Arbor Health Care System/University of Michigan

  • 2011-2012 – Zach Moraity: Medical Director of St. Luke’s Medical Center, Boise, Idaho

  • 2010-2011 – Sachin Bhalerao: Geriatric Psychiatrist at Alexian Brothers Health System, Chicago, Illinois

  • 2009-2010 – Amit Patel: chief of Behavioral Health, Kaiser Permanete, Northwest Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

  • 2008-2009 – Ishrat Bhat: faculty, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia


2023 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Meeting in New Orleans; photo taken at the annual U-M alumni and friends dinner, featuring graduates from all over the country, and residents from 3 programs in the state.

Back Row L-R:

Dayo Akinyemi
Bonnie Alkema
Jenny Alkema, MD, AAVAHS Geriatric Psychiatrist (UM Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship 2014)  
Esther Akinyemi, MD, Henry Ford Health System Residency Director (UM Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship 2008)  
Sue Maixner, MD, UM Geriatric Psychiatry Program Director (UM Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship 1999)  
Helen Kales, MD, Chair, UC-Davis (UM Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship 1998)  
Heba Gad, MD, Associate Geriatric Psychiatry Program Director (UM Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship 2013)  
Amit Patel, DO, Mid-Atlantic Kaiser Permanente (UM Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship 2010)  
David Belmonte, MD, University of Michigan Psychiatry Clerkship director (UM Geriatric Psychiatry Residency 2003)  
Jonathan Broadwell, PGY 4 Central Michigan University (Incoming UM Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow 2023) 

Front Row L-R:

Shivali Patel, MD, Henry Ford Health Detroit, PGY 4 (Incoming UM CL Fellow 2023)
Marlo Maddox-Kleckley, PGY 1 (Michigan State University)
Angela Eke Usim, MD, Detroit Authority Health, PGY 1
Mary Blazek, MD, MHEP, UM Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic Director
Carmen Avramut (PGY 1 Central Michigan University)
Monica Gentchev (PGY 2 Michigan State University)

Current Fellow

Jonathan Broadwell, MD


Can you tell us about your background/training before this fellowship?

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, completed my undergrad in psychology from San Jose State, and then worked as a psych tech/research assistant for a few years. I then attended medical school at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and then completed my general psychiatry residency with Central Michigan University in Saginaw, Michigan. I moonlight part-time as an on-call psychiatrist with the MDHHS State Hospital system and serve part-time as a psychiatrist in the Army National Guard. I’m married with two young children who keep me plenty busy outside of work!


Adan Admani, MD

Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry
Michigan Medicine