Psychiatry Residency Program

Program Highlights

Leadership Development Opportunities

CDU is committed to cultivating diverse health professional leaders who are dedicated to social justice and health equity for underserved populations. As such, the educational activities of our psychiatry residency are heavily focused on guiding our residents in professionally navigating issues related to health disparities, social determinants, and health equity in their future practice. As our residency program blossoms into its fourth year in existence, we are able to capitalize on one of the leadership opportunities that comes with residency: this 2021-2022 residency year, we are proud to announce the programs first chief residents. 

Sharing the role of chief residents are Drs. Joshua Cenido and Osagie Obanor. We look forward to working with these two excellent doctors to enhance their leadership skills and administrative know-how.

Joshua Cenido, MD, MS, MBA 

  • Medical areas of interest: Neuroscience, addiction, nutrition, public health, research, social determinants of health
  • Hobbies: While spending time with family or friends, or making new friends, I'm often trying new activities, learning new skills, traveling to new places, or attempting new recipes. I love having meaningful conversations over a drink or a meal, or during a hike, a road trip, or a round of golf. Listening to and sharing people's stories give me the opportunity to learn about what empowers individuals and shapes their personalities, motivations, and decisions.
  • What inspired me to go into medicine: My pursuance of a career in medicine combines my need to problem-solve, to appreciate others' points-of-view, to alleviate suffering, and to do the greatest good.

Osagie Obanor, MD 

  • Medical areas of interest: General psychiatry, addiction, psychiatry and substance abuse, personality disorders, health policy, social determinants of health, medical education optimization, psychoactive chemical research/novel psychiatric drug development
  • Hobbies: Sports, music, nights on the town, sleep, behavioral economics, social philosophy, interpersonal therapy
  • What inspired me to go into medicine: My parents, the dearth in medical professionals of color, ability to impact tangible positive change on those whom most need it.