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Geriatric Psychiatry Fellows

Meet the Fellows

Jenny Alkema, M.D.

Jenny Alkema, M.D.Dr. Alkema graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2009. She continued her postgraduate medical education in psychiatry residency training here at the U-M.¬† Jenny¬† has a longstanding interest in geriatric psychiatry. In recognition of her interest in her field, and her aptitude, she was selected as a 2013 Geriatric Mental Health Foundation Scholar. Most recently, she received the “Military Veterans Patient Advocacy Award.” Dr. Alkema has distinguished herself as a medical student and resident, and we look forward to Jenny bringing her considerable talents to the field of geriatric psychiatry.

Iquo Nafiu, M.D.

Iquo Nafiu, M.D.Dr. Nafiu graduated from the University of Ibadan Medical School in Nigeria. She continued her clinical psychiatry training in England, where she was first introduced to the field of geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Nafiu then immigrated to the United States, and joined the U-M psychiatry residency program in 2009. Iquo’s international clinical experience and training gives her a broad range of experience in the field of medicine. Her longstanding interest in elderly patients is captured best by Dr. Nafiu herself, “Geriatrics gives me so much joy. It’s the care of the elderly that I enjoy and find most rewarding.”




  • Heba Gad, MD 2012-2013
    Heba Gad, MDDr. Gad grew up between Kuwait and Egypt. She attended medical school at Ain Sham University in Cairo, Egypt, and completed general psychiatry residency at U-M.  Dr. Gad is interested in mood and anxiety disorders, and has a special interest in sexual health.  She plans to integrate her experience, through the sexual health program at the School of Social Work, with working with the geriatric population. Dr. Gad values and enjoys interacting with seniors. Also, she admires the overlap between medical and psychiatric issues in the geriatric psychiatry field, which will keep her better connected to the medical science.
  • Jan Taliga, MD 2012-2013
    Jan Taliga, MDDr. Taliga was born and raised in Slovakia.  He completed his medical degree at Comenius University, also in Slovakia, along with two years of Geology study as well.  Dr. Taliga graduated from the general psychiatry residency program at Wayne State University.  He is married and has two amazing sons.  Dr. Taliga and his family live in Windsor, ON, Canada. He loves to spend time with his family, hiking, geology, protecting bats, reading and so much more. His favorite part of being a fellow at U-M is the supportive mentoring he receives and wide variety of patients with high complexity.
  • Laurie Boore, MD 2011-2012
  • Zach Morairty, MD 2011-2012
  • Sachin Bhalerao, MD 2010-2011
  • Amit Patel, DO 2009-2010
  • Ishrat Bhat, MD, 2008-2009
  • Loman Lin, MD, 2007-2008
  • Esther Akinyemi, MD, 2007-2008
  • David Schlagel, MD, 2007-2008
  • Mark Lyubkin, MD, 2006-2008
  • Lewis Krain, MD, 2006-2008
  • Mustafa Warsi, MD, 2005-2006
  • Peijun Chen, MD, 2004-2005
  • Corina Velehorschi, MD, 2003-2004
  • Stephen Cook, MD, 2002-2003
  • James Cummins, MD, 2002-2003
  • Anjan Sattar, MD, 2002-2003
  • Anusha Ranganathan, MD, 2001-2002
  • David Dettmann, DO, 1999-2000
  • Susan Maixner, MD, 1997-1999
  • Helen Kales, MD, 1996-1998
  • Venkata Jasty, MD, 1995-1996