In the Division of Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry, we provide a broad range of outpatient care to patients with psychiatric health needs. In addition to general psychiatric clinics run by our attendings and residents, we also treat patients in the following specialty clinics:

  • Women's health
  • Metabolic health and wellness
  • Substance abuse and mental illness

As outpatient psychiatrists, we have the unique and humbling opportunity to develop lasting, meaningful relationships with our patients. We provide personalized care based on each patient’s individual needs, using treatment methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, family therapy, psychopharmacology and combined medication management with various psychotherapies.

Education

Located at the Jackson Center, in the heart of Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood, our unit provides a supportive and collaborative learning environment for trainees.

Psychiatry residents rotate through our division during their second, third and fourth years of training. All senior residents spend their final year in the program running their own longitudinal, semi-autonomous psychopharmacology clinic, with the supervision and support of physician faculty mentors. These fourth-year residents prepare for outpatient practice by treating patients over the course of the year and building connections as they would in an independent outpatient practice.

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Our Team

William Nay, Ph.D.

William Nay, Ph.D.

Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry

William Nay, Ph.D.

William Nay, Ph.D.

Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry

Associate Professor

Phone: (804) 828-9452

Fax: (804)828-5058

Email: william.nay@vcuhealth.org

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Bushra Shah, M.D.

Bushra Shah, M.D.

Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry

Bushra Shah, M.D.

Bushra Shah, M.D.

Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry

Assistant Professor
Residency Associate Director

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Joel J. Silverman, M.D.

Joel J. Silverman, M.D.

Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry

Joel J. Silverman, M.D.

Joel J. Silverman, M.D.

Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry

James Asa Shield, Jr., MD Professor

Fax: 804-628-1247

Email: joel.silverman@vcuhealth.org

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Susan Waller, M.D.

Susan Waller, M.D.

Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry

Susan Waller, M.D.

Susan Waller, M.D.

Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry

Residency Program Director
Associate Professor

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 Salim Zulfiqar, M.D.

Salim Zulfiqar, M.D.

Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry

 Salim Zulfiqar, M.D.

Salim Zulfiqar, M.D.

Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry

Assistant Professor

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Behavioral Health Counselors

  • Shareen Berti, LPC
    Adult Ambulatory
  • Susan Cheyne, LPC
    Adult Ambulatory
  • Brendan Hayes, LCSW
    Adult Ambulatory
  • Vivian Mann, LCSW
    Adult Ambulatory