Our Residents

Erin Dainer

Erin Dainer (PGY-5) 

Hometown:  Augusta, Georgia
Undergraduate: Georgia Tech
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
I moved to New Orleans after immediately falling in love with the vibrancy of the City and the Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Program.  Since my time at Tulane University, I have become even more firm in my belief that Geriatric medicine/psychiatry presents an opportunity for me to thrive as a combined physician.  In my free time, I have become involved in competing in sprint triathlons and am about to race in the Jazz Half Marathon, my first half!


Ashley Ellison

Ashley Ellison (PGY-3)  

Hometown: Greenville, NC
Undergraduate: Wake Forest University
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine In medical school, Ashley came to love the critical thinking of Internal Medicine but noticed that so many patients had mental illnesses that were being pushed aside. In a functional GI clinic, she had the amazing opportunity to see the rewards of Medicine and Psychiatry combined, most significantly being able to treat the whole person. Tulane was the front runner of the Med/Psych programs because of the eclectic city, the severity of illnesses, and the ability to learn numerous modalities of psychotherapy. Tulane has been very willing thus far in helping her create a path to her (as of now) goal of treating eating disorders and performing outpatient therapy.


Chris Debernard

Christopher Debernard (PGY-4)  

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Med School: Tulane
Chris is a third-year med/psych resident. He is married to his beautiful wife, Carey and they have two wonderful kids.  He grew up in Baltimore, MD and studied chemical engineering at the University of Virginia. He worked in IT consulting and natural gas engineering for seven years prior to completing med school at Tulane university. Chris really likes the mix of inpatient medicine and inpatient psych we get at Tulane. The C/L service is his ideal service at our program. He is considering a GI fellowship because of the mind-body interface in the gut but he really wants you to ask him about bicycling...


Bobbie Jo Dodson

Bobbie Jo Dodson (PGY-4)  

Hometown: Arlington, TX
Undergraduate University: Texas A&M University, Class of 2004 Whoop!
Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
I chose Tulane because it is the perfect residency trifecta: People, Education, Location. I love my fellow residents and the attendings are great!  Didactics are frequent, informative, and casual.  This program is made up of thinkers who are also doers. It has been a motivating and fun work environment that has met all my expectations.  I hope after residency to work in an med/psych inpatient unit, but also really love inpatient psychiatry and consult/liaison psychiatry.

Ben Bailey

Ben Bailey (PGY-2)  

Born and raised in a small town in Middle Tennessee, Ben moved to Nashville for college at Lipscomb where he studied molecular biology while working part-time as a laboratory assistant and tutor.  After transitioning to medical school, he began to develop an interest in psychiatric illness, specifically in regards to the impact of mental health on comorbid illnesses and overall quality of life.  He says he was attracted to the med-psych program at Tulane due to the approachability of the residents and staff, the service-centered culture, and its notable respect for residents maintaining an appropriate work-life balance.  After residency, Ben hopes to split his workload between hospitalist medicine and consult-liaison psychiatry. In his spare time he enjoys reading, jogging, video games, and discovering new local eateries.

Jeff Sibrack

Jeff Sibrack (PGY- 2)  

Jeff grew up in Greenville, North Carolina, studied Spanish at UNC, and went to medical school at East Carolina.  While attending ECU, he was drawn to Med/Psych because of the high prevalence of mental illness in all of fields of medicine, and the challenge that comorbid mental illness brings to delivering effective care for any type of patient.  Jeff chose residency at Tulane because of the patient population in New Orleans, the resident-centered programs, and a good feeling from the residents and faculty he met on interview day.  Early in his intern year, Jeff thinks he will try to pursue a career in inpatient medicine or geriatrics.  After just a few months, living in New Orleans has exceeded his high expectations, and Jeff is looking forwards to becoming a New Orleanian over the next 5 years.

Gabe Fette (PGY-1)

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Psychiatric/Professional Interests: Integrated Psych/Med care
Personal Interests: soccer, reading, cooking
What I like about Tulane/New Orleans: the people, the attitude, the smell, city park, bayou St. John

Sarah Miletello (PGY-1)

Medical School:  Baylor College of Medicine
Psychiatric/Professional Interests:  med/psych, geriatrics, palliative care
Personal Interests: adventures and misadventures in the kitchen and gym
What I like about Tulane/New Orleans: the people and the poboys


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