Psychiatry Residency Faculty

Leadership and Core Faculty

E. Ann Cunningham, DO, Program DirectorE. Ann Cunningham, DO
Program Director

Fellowship: Charles E. Steinberg Fellow in the Psychiatry and the Law Program, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
Residency: Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
Academic Interests: Forensic and outpatient psychiatry

Dennis Anderson, MD, Core Faculty MemberDennis Anderson, MD
Core Faculty Member

Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Academic Interests: Early identification and treatment of psychotic disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, treatment resistant depression, development of personality/personality disorders

Benjamin Coplan, DO, Core Faculty MemberBenjamin Coplan, DO
Core Faculty Member

Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Academic Interests: Child and adolescent mental health

Magdoline Daas, MD, Core Faculty MemberMagdoline Daas, MD
Core Faculty Member

Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Missouri; Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Missouri Fulton; State Psychiatry Hospital, Fulton, MO
Residency: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Medical School: University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria
Academic Interests: Child and adolescent mental health, mood disorders, anxiety disorders

Taimur Mian, MD
Core Faculty Member

Residency: Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine Training Program in Psychiatry, Dayton, OH
Medical School: St George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Academic Interests: Medical ethics; teaching and skills training; addiction medicine; psychotherapy; depression and anxiety

Michael Welling, MD, Psychiatry Clerkship DirectorMichael Welling, MD
Core Faculty Member

Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Academic Interests: GLBT issues; teaching and skills training; ADHD and disruptive behaviors disorders; depression and anxiety

Beth Buckingham, PhD, psych residency facultyBeth Buckingham, PhD, HSPP
Core Faculty Member

License: Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP) in Indiana
Education: PhD in Psychology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN; MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
Academic Interests: Women's integrative health, perinatal mood disorders, newborn intensive care

Laura Ruekert, PharmD, psych residency facultyLaura Ruekert, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP
Core Faculty Member

Residency: University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
PharmD: St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO
Academic Interests: Psychopharmacology, severe mental illness, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, interdisciplinary and layered learning

Other Physician Faculty

  • Dmitri Arbuck, MD
  • William Arnold, MD
  • Matthew Blickendorf, MD
  • Douglas Cook, MD
  • Heather Downhour, MD
  • Geoffrey Fortner, MD
  • Craig Herrman, MD
  • Scott Levine, DO
  • Melisa Martinez, MD
  • Rebecca Mueller, MD
  • Dennis Rhyne, MD
  • Michael Shrift, MD
  • Andrew Sonderman, MD
  • Aaron Whiteman, DO

Non-Physician Faculty

  • George Brenner, LCSW, LMFT, LCAC
  • Cheen Lum, PharmD
  • Kimberly Montgomery, PhD