Child & Adolescent Fellows

Kyle Ahoen, DO

Undergraduate: Michigan Technological University, B.S. in Exercise Science.

Graduate: Michigan Technological University, M.B.A.

Medical School: Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Psychiatry Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center Psychiatry Residency.

Why I chose Pine Rest: The campus is beautiful, the commute is short, and parking is a breeze; Staff and colleagues are friendly, collaborative and interested in education; Rotations allow for depth and breadth of experience in inpatient, outpatient, consult-liaison and specialty areas.

Other Interests: The outdoors – I have hiked in multiple national parks. Hanging out with the other fellows.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Russell Fridson

Russell Fridson, MD

Undergraduate: University of Michigan, B.S. in Psychology.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Psychiatry Residency: Pine Rest – Michigan State University Psychiatry Residency.

Why I chose Pine Rest: I found it appealing to train in a hospital system where psychiatry and mental health are the primary clinical focus, as opposed to the clinical environment of many programs, where they are not.

Other Interests: Hiking/exploring the fresh coast of Lake Michigan, playing sports, attending musical performances (of which, there are many in Grand Rapids).

Professional or Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Lifestyle Medicine.

Lindsey Bailey, MD

Lindsey Bailey, MD

Undergraduate: Texas Christian University, B.A. in Biology, minor in Chemistry and Spanish for Health Professions.

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Psychiatry Residency: Pine Rest – Michigan State University Psychiatry Residency

Why I chose Pine Rest: There was so much opportunity to learn. There is such a large patient population and I got a multitude of experience in various treatment settings.

Other Interests: I love to work out and play ice hockey in my free time. I also love spending time with my family, especially quiet days on the water fishing with my grandpa. I also have a pretty sweet wingman, Camo, my golden retriever!

Professional or Clinical Interests: Autism, military psychiatry.

Benjamin Burns, MD

Benjamin Burns, MD

Undergraduate: University of Florida, B.S. in Psychology.

Medical School: University of Colorado.

Psychiatry Residency: Pine Rest – Michigan State University Psychiatry Residency

Why I chose Pine Rest: I liked the large campus devoted entirely to mental health with a variety of experiences from inpatient to outpatient in different subspecialties. I also liked how supportive the program is for trainees with families.

Other Interests: I enjoy gardening, hiking and traveling. I also enjoy eating at new or unique restaurants.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Adolescent Addictions, Autism, ADHD.

Research/Research Interests: Currently involved in the LAPS Study looking at the long-term side effects of antipsychotics in children and adolescents.

Career Goals: I plan on working at the Pine Rest Southwest Clinic working with children and adolescents after graduation.

Zachary Loy

Zachary Loy, DO

Undergraduate: University of Idaho, B.S. in Microbiology.

Medical School: Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Psychiatry Residency: Pine Rest – Michigan State University Psychiatry Residency.

Why I chose Pine Rest: Beautiful large psychiatric facility; extensive pathology to work with; wonderful staff and attendings. Caring and supportive faculty.

Other Interests: Golf, fishing, outdoor activities.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Andrea McFerren, DO

Andi McFerren, DO

Undergraduate: Arizona State University, B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering,

Medical School: A.T. Still University.

Psychiatry Residency: Pine Rest – Michigan State University Psychiatry Residency.

Why I chose Pine Rest: Attendings that I respect and feel confident learning the habits of, and Grand Rapids is a great balance of city opportunities without unmanageable cost of living or traffic!

Other Interests: Gardening, hanging out with my husband and two kids, jogging/hiking/yoga, podcasts.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Transitional Age Adults, and Perinatal Mental Health.