Division of Behavioral and Psychosocial Oncology
located at the Simmons Cancer Institute
Founded in 1972, the SIU Department of Psychiatry has matured into an organization that provides high quality clinical treatment, outstanding teaching and solid efforts in research and community service. You can find out more about our faculty and our various clinical divisions throughout this webpage.
The Division of Adult Psychiatry provides a comprehensive array of outpatient and inpatient psychiatric services to adults. Jeffrey Bennett, MD and Khondakar Hasanat, MD staff a variety of clinics for adults with general psychiatric problems including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Community Support Network, a psychosocial outpatient services rehabilitation clinic under the direction of Ruta Kulys, MS, LCSW, provides intensive psychiatric and case management services to adults with severe psychiatric illnesses. Acute inpatient services are provided at Memorial Medical Center and St. John's Hospital under the direction of Vinod Alluri, MD; Santosh Shrestha, MD; and Obiora Onwuameze, MD. Outpatient therapy services are provided by Jill Koester, LCPC, RN; Jeanné Hansen, BA, LCSW; Emily Lane, LCSW; Hillary LaMontagne, LCPC, CADC; Ron Kanwischer, LCPC, CADC; and Gene Brodland, LCSW.
The Division of Child Psychiatry under the direction of Mary Dobbins, MD, provides both outpatient and inpatient services and is affiliated with Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center, an 80 bed child and adolescent psychiatric hospital. Child and adolescent psychiatrists include Ayame Takahashi, MD, and Pamela Campbell, MD. In July 2011, our first full class of Fellows graduated from our fully accredited child and adolescent program. Dr. Campbell maintains an autism clinic and Dr. Dobbins coordinates our telepsychiatry outreach efforts. Outpatient psychotherapy services are provided by Rebecca Loschen, LCSW.
The Division of Behavioral and Psychosocial Oncology is led by Chad Noggle, PhD. Dr. Noggle, along with Emily Lane, LCSW and Patricia Fank, PsyD, assure that quality psychological support services are available to patients at the SIU Simmons Cancer Institute while engaging in state-of-the-art research and education for students and residents.
The Department of Psychiatry has a fully accredited four-year general psychiatry training program led by Stephen Soltys, MD as well as a five-year medicine/psychiatry program under the direction of David Resch MD, Director of the Division of Medicine/Psychiatry in the Department of Internal Medicine. We continue to be a leader in student training and education research with the psychiatric clerkship being directed by Jeffrey Bennett, MD and Ayame Takahashi, MD coordinates our child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program. An active continuing education program is led by Director Emily Lane, LCSW, utilizing telepsychiatry to share clinical information throughout the country.