2018 fall residents

Resident Trainees

Second Year Trainees

Sean Christensen, M.D.
General Psychiatry Resident
2019-2021 DART Trainee

Dr. Christensen is a resident in General Psychiatry. He completed his medical school education at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and undergraduate degrees in Neurobiology and Mass Communications at the University of California Berkeley. He has an interest in the digital health space and remains passionate about patient-centered technologies with a focus on usability and device integration. His research will focus on voice analysis as a digital biomarker of recovery in depressive disorders as patients undergo series of electroconvulsive therapy.

Lauren Das, M.D.
General Psychiatry Resident
2019-2021 DART Trainee

Dr. Das received her BA in Biological Sciences from Clemson University in 2011. She went on to finish both her medical degree and masters in clinical research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She joined the general psychiatry residency program at MUSC in 2017. Her masters research was focused on the association between maternal anxiety in pregnancy and its effects on birth outcomes. Her clinical and research interests are primarily centered on physician wellness and addiction psychiatry. Dr. Karen Hartwell is her DART mentor.

Mike Norred, M.D.
Combined Internal Medicine & Psychiatry Resident
2019-2021 DART Trainee

Dr. Norred is a Florida native and attended the University of Central Florida for both undergraduate education and medical school. He majored in psychology and was introduced to research. To gain more experience, he worked with a psychiatrist doing pharmaceutical research for about 2 years. Not only did this experience further his interest in research, it also inspired him to pursue medical school. While in medical school, he gained more experience with research. Using his medical school education and psychology background, he carried out a study looking at the relationship of perceptions of exercise and meeting CDC guidelines for exercise. Towards the end of medical school and early in residency, he became interested in neuromodulation. For his DART research project, Dr. Norred is interested in contributing to optimization of these treatment modalities.

Patrick Robbins, M.D.
General Psychiatry Resident
2019-2021 DART Trainee

Dr. Robbins completed his bachelor’s degree with honors in Biology at the University of Georgia and his medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. He is interested in evaluating the emerging increase in benzodiazepine use, alongside clinical interests of consultation-liaison and forensic psychiatry. His research will focus on benzodiazepines, their connection to delirium, and patient knowledge of associated risks. His primary mentor is Dr. Ben Kalivas.

First Year Trainees


Corey Hassell, M.D.
General Psychiatry Resident
Mentored by Jessica Broadway, M.D., Tara Wright, M.D., and Kelly Barth, D.O.


Manish Karamchandani, M.D.
Combined Neurology & Psychiatry Resident
Mentored by Robert Malcolm, M.D., and Jennifer Jones, M.D.


Emily Whisler, D.O.
General Psychiatry Resident
Mentored by M. Frampton Gwynette, M.D. and Laura Carpenter, Ph.D.

Recent Graduates

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Joshua Brown, M.D., Ph.D. 
Combined Neurology & Psychiatry Resident 
2017-2020 DART Trainee

Dr. Brown will be joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Research Scholar Track in the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Neurology at Brown University.

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Michael Capata, M.D. 
General Psychiatry Resident 
2018-2020 DART Trainee

Dr. Capata will begin the Addiction Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Matthew Fadus, M.D. 
General Psychiatry Resident 
2018-2020 DART Trainee

Dr. Fadus will join the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital.


Congratulations, graduates!

2020 DART Resident Graduates