Meet Our Graduates

Andrea BrownridgeAndrea Brownridge, MD, JD, MHA

What have I done since graduation?

I joined the Robert B. Goldstein MD, PA private practice founded by another UF Child Psychiatry alumnus. I also moonlight at an inpatient hospital about once a month, as well as working one day a week in the community with a nonprofit organization.

What did the UF program provide towards my career?

A solid foundation in pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, as well as lifestyle interventions

What is the one most important thing future child psychiatrists need to learn about during fellowship?

Besides the obvious basics, learn as much as you can recognizing the nuances of a clinical presentation of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Learn the questions to ask parents, and how to engage and assess youth with ASD.


Kristina KiseKristina Kise, MD

What have I done since graduation?

I have been working in private practice with Robert B. Goldstein MD since graduation, seeing 70-80% child and adolescent, and adults.

What am I doing now?

I am also adjunct faculty and teach the Psychosocial Issues course for the first year medical students at UCF for the last 5 years. I am a board-member for The Grove Counseling Center – an outpatient and residential treatment for youth with substance abuse- for the last 2 years.

What did the UF program provide towards my career?

UF provided lots of great patient experience in different settings. I really value the therapy training I received there in CBT, DBT, and PCIT.

What is the one most important thing future child psychiatrists need to learn about during fellowship?

I highly recommend future child and adolescent psychiatrists learn as much as they can about Autism Spectrum Disorder because you will see a lot of it and it’s complex.


Thmoas Simeone, MDThomas Simeone, MD

What have I done since graduation?

I am the medical director of Outpatient Behavioral Health at Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge, Massachusetts

What am I doing now?

I still see children but mostly adults in the outpatient setting.

What did the UF program provide towards my career?

UF taught me that the best weather in the country is in Florida!

What is the one most important thing future child psychiatrists need to learn about during fellowship?

Learn how to communicate with parents. Some of the children you will see, may have one if not both parents with mental illness to some degree. That really makes treating the child a challenge.