Graduate Medical Education



Dr. Sholevar received his MD degree from Tehran University School of Medical sciences in 1979 and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University in 1988. He started his private practice of Psychiatry at that time in Allentown and at the same time became involved in teaching medical students from various schools from Philadelphia area, as well as Family Practice residents and geriatric fellows. He has always had an interest in geriatric Psychiatry as well as ECT.

Dr. Marchionni completed her medical school at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and residency and consultation-liaison fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is an active member of AADPRT, APA and ACLP currently. Prior to becoming program director she was involved in medical student education. Currently, she is the GME wellness representative for her department and will continue the advocacy of wellness in the residency.

Dr. James attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California and completed his residency at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon. He has been practicing general psychiatry at St. Luke’s since 2016. He splits his time among the many strong foundational psychiatric services of the program, including St. Luke’s adult and older adult inpatient psychiatric units, consult liaison services, partial hospitalization programs, and outpatient care. Dr. James takes great interested in trauma related disorders such as PTSD, and he has partnered with St. Luke’s Trauma group to address the needs of this acutely affected patient population. As Vice Chairman of the department, he collaborates on and supports the growing program as it expands and deepens its premier regional psychiatric service status.