Emily Aquadro, MD
Hometown: Albany, GA
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
I am originally from Albany, GA, I graduated from Georgia Tech (Go Jackets) in Atlanta for my Bachelor’s and Medical College of Georgia for my medical degree. I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible program and couldn’t enjoy living in Savannah more. I spend most my free time with my husband, son and canine companions, but also enjoy studying Japanese language/culture, various music and workouts, and getting together for game night with my awesome colleagues. I look forward to getting up every day to be a part of a program that cares so genuinely for its patients and is continually making profound advancements in mental health resources. I have always enjoyed connecting with patients and helping them find the resources they need to recover. After my interview, I saw how much Gateway had to offer and could not feel more privileged to be a part of this team.
Yvonne Erusiafe, MD
Hometown: Benin, Nigeria
Medical School: Madonna University, School of Medicine.
I was born and raised in Nigeria. Over the last several years, I lived in Atlanta, Georgia.
I enjoy music, poetry, and trying out new restaurants. Most of all, I love spending time with my husband and our two children.
The first time I came to Gateway. It felt like home. Everyone I met was kind, genuine and very dedicated to the residency program. Additionally, I get to live in the beautiful city of Savannah and serve a diverse patient population.
Domonic Hill, MD
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
I was born and raised in Tampa, where I completed my undergraduate studies at University of Tampa. My interests include sports, comedy, videogames, cooking, hiking/fishing, traveling, gym and playing with dogs.
I chose Gateway because of its strong commitment to community health, and its forward thinking when it comes to solving community problems. Gateway empowers not just the individual patient but it also empowers the community to play a role in its own community health. Also, Me being “A Florida Boy”, the fact that there is a beach nearby is a huge plus.
Sitwat Malik, MD
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical School: Jinnah Sindh Medical University.
I am from St. Louis, Missouri; I was born, raised, and attended medical school in Karachi, Pakistan. Outside of medicine, I love spending time with my family, biking, and cooking. I chose this program because it immediately felt like home due to the welcoming interview experience and the possibility of being mentored by highly experienced faculty. And I am glad and excited that I was right! Gateway is an awesome program to get trained by. It’s a honor for me to be a part of the inaugural class!
Johnathan Pierson, MD
Hometown: Henderson, KY
Medical School: Louisville School of Medicine
My name is Trent and I was born and raised in rural western Kentucky. I received my Bachelor's degree in biology at Murray State University and my medical degree at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. After completing my medical school training I did a year of research on the topic of suicidality in the veteran population. My main passion in psychiatry involves helping the underserved, rural and military populations.
In my spare time I enjoy a plethora of activities consisting of, but not limited to, hiking, kayaking, camping, playing hobby board games, landscape photography, finding hole-in-the-wall restaurants, landscaping, taking care of my awesome dog, going to yard sales, cooking, and listening to bluegrass & folk music.
I believe Gateway will give me the opportunity to explore my areas of interest in psychiatry while also giving a great quality of life balance.
James Ritchie, DO
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
My name is James Ritchie. I am from Orlando, Florida. I attended undergrad at The University of Central Florida. I chose Gateway Behavioral Health Services because I want to be involved in creating a new program. The faculty at Gateway were so enthusiastic and I could see how much they cared. There were so many opportunities for electives. I didn’t feel like there would be any limitations to learning. Savannah is also a great city! It has so much to offer including great restaurants, nightlife and parks.
Amanda Robinson, MD
Hometown: Aiken, SC
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
I was born in Philadelphia, Pa; however, I was raised in South Carolina. I attended the University of South Carolina Aiken to receive a Bachelor of Science in Biology. I took an early interest in understanding modern medicine. I devoted much time exploring interests among molecular and clinical research. Integrative-medicine quickly became a strong interest as I progressed throughout my medical training. I moved to Savannah with my dog-child, Miss Asia Monroe. I am excited to be given the opportunity to train and practice in a community-based program dedicated to helping patients acquire the best outcomes possible for themselves. The success of a practitioner is not to be measured by the amount of knowledge accumulated or recognition received, but by their ability to impact the individual patient. To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.
Shahin Zohoori, MD
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
I was born in Iran and relocated to the United States to begin high school. I lived in California before coming to Georgia. I completed my undergraduate studies at UCLA with a bachelor of science degree. I attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine in Caribbean, Dominica West Indies. I enjoy a variety of sports; I like to walk and hike as well as participate in yoga. I do set aside time to bike, swim, cook, play card games, go to the beach, watch movies, hang out and go camping.
I chose this particular program because of the fact that it is community-based and I’m familiar with that infrastructure. I like the fact that it is brand new and while very much organized some flexibility is also welcomed. I also admire the city and believe in the program’s mission.