Clinical Staff

BOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIANS

MILAN JOSHI, MD - President
Dr. Milan Joshi is the co-founder and president of our practice. Dr. Joshi completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and University. He is board-certified in adult psychiatry. He began the practice in 1981 and has developed the practice into one of the most respected group psychiatric practices in the Baltimore-Washington area. Dr. Joshi specializes in mood and anxiety disorders. He has hospital affiliations with several local area hospitals and is on the faculty at Johns Hopkins. He also speaks on behalf of most major pharmaceutical companies.

ALTAF MERCHANT, MD
Dr. Altaf Merchant is one of the original partners of the practice. He also trained at Johns Hopkins and is board-certified in adult psychiatry. Dr. Merchant has extensive experience treating patients in a variety of settings to include outpatient, inpatient and partial hospitalization.



DANIEL S. KIM, MD
Dr. Daniel S. Kim received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and attended medical school at New York University School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatric residency at Brown University Medical School in Providence, RI. Since then, Dr. Kim has worked at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Sheppard Pratt Health System. He is board-certified in adult psychiatry and has extensive experience in treating patients in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings. His special interests include affective and anxiety disorders.



Dr. Siddharth Bajpai, MD
Dr. Bajpai completed his residency in Psychiatry from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he served as the Chief Resident for the program in his final year. He won the prestigious Winokur Research Award for resident research at University of Iowa in 2011 and 2013, and was appointed to the prestigious Physicians Scientist Training Pathway Program at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as well which culminated in his publishing a research paper on the association between late life depression and obstructive sleep apnea in a peer reviewed journal in 2014. Subsequently he completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine under the auspices of the department of Neurology at University of Iowa. He is board certified in Psychiatry and board eligible in Sleep Medicine and has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. His current clinical interests include the relationship between sleep related breathing disorders and late life affective disorders and is fluent in both English and Hindi.
Publications:
[1] 1.      Bajpai, S., et al., Obstructive sleep apnea and risk for late-life depression. Ann Clin Psychiatry, 2014. 26(2): p. E1-E8. PMID: 24812654

PRESCRIBING NURSE PRACTITIONER

MICHELLE WILLIAMS, APRN, CRNP-PMH
Ms. Williams is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She graduated from the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Maryland, School of Nursing where she specialized in treating disorders across the lifespan. Following that, she trained with Drís Joshi & Merchant before joining their practice in 2008. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from the College of Notre Dame. She has over ten years of psychiatric experience as a registered nurse in a variety of settings including work at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Her interests include medication management, working with families and empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential.



ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

MARILYN CIMONETTI, LCPC, RN
Ms. Cimonetti is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a registered nurse. She has over twenty-five years of progressive experience providing counseling services in hospital, day treatment and outpatient settings. She received her Masters in pastoral counseling from Loyola University. Her private practice work is with adults and adolescents.



MARY COLLINS, LCSW-C
Ms. Collins is a licensed clinical social worker providing therapy services to our adult patients utilizing a holistic approach. She attended University of Maryland and received a BA degree in psychology and a Master's degree in clinical social work. She has a wide breadth of experience within different arenas including private, not-for-profit, community and university settings.



ERICA DIXON, LCPC, LCADC
Ms. Dixon is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor. She has practiced in mental health and addictions services for over 12 years. She received her BA in psychology from Johns Hopkins University and her MA in psychology from Marywood University. Her private practice has focused on work with individuals, couples and families.


INDRANI MOOKERJEE, LCSW-C, DSW
Dr. Indrani Mookerjee is a licensed clinical social worker and has completed her graduate studies from Washington University in St. Louis. She has over 20 yearsí experience in working with individuals and families experiencing emotional difficulties. Her theoretical background is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Positive Psychology. Her areas of specialization are Eating Disorders including Weight Management and Binge Eating, Mood, Anxiety and Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders. She also treats patients who might be experiencing symptoms of Attention Deficit, Anxiety or Bipolar Disorders. She is a trained family therapist. Dr. Mookerjee also does marriage counseling and group psychotherapy. She uses a strengths-based model of treatment which focuses on problem solving and achieving measurable improvements. She has a culturally sensitive and collaborative approach to therapy.