Officers and Staff

Ginger Nicol. MDGinger Nicol. MD
President

Dr. Nicol has been a practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist in the St. Louis area for 10 years. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Journalism & Mass Communications in 1998 and Medical Degree in 2002, both from the University of Iowa. She came to St. Louis for General Psychiatry residency, Child Psychiatry fellowship and post-doctoral research training at Washington University, where she has been a teaching and clinical research faculty member since 2007. Dr. Nicol specializes in the treatment of weight and eating disorders in psychiatric populations, and currently serves as the Director of Medical Education and Training at McCallum Place Eating Disorders Treatment Centers. She has been a member of the St. Louis ROCAP since 2006, and served as Secretary (2008-2011), Vice President and Assembly Representative (2015-2017) before her current term as President.

Ujjwal Ramtekkar, MD, MPE, MBAUjjwal Ramtekkar, MD, MPE, MBA
Vice President

Dr. Ramtekkar currently serves as a physician director of specialty clinics and telehealth outreach at Compass Health Network. After completing general psychiatry residency from Washington University and child psychiatry fellowship from Harvard University, he has been actively practicing in St. Louis metro area. He also has adjunct faculty appointment at University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Ramtekkar specializes in the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorder and pediatric behavioral sleep disorders. He has served as Secretary of St. Louis ROCAP (2014-2016) before his current term as Vice President and Assembly Representative. He also serves on the telepsychiatry committee at AACAP and contributed to the most recent version of practice paraments in telepsychiatry.

Pearl Serota, MDPearl Serota, MD
Secretary

Dr Serota has been a practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist in St Louis for 20 years. She received her undergraduate degree in 1987 from Washington University in St Louis, where she graduated with honors with a double major in Biology and English Literature. She continued her education and training at Washington University where she earned her medical degree in 1991, completed her general psychiatry residency in 1994, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship in 1997. Following her training, Dr Serota worked for 3 years in a group practice at St Luke’s and St Johns hospitals, 6 years at the Washington University Student Health Service, and 10 years in solo private practice. For the past two years, she has worked at the Crider Health Center in St Charles where she treats children and adolescents with a wide variety of psychiatric conditions. She particularly enjoys working with adolescent girls. Dr Serota is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She has served three terms as President of the Maimonides Society in St Louis, and is honored to be the newly installed Secretary of the St Louis ROCAP.

Robin Park, MDRobin Park, MD
Treasurer

Robin Park MD graduated from Baylor College of Medicine, where she remained for her residency in adult psychiatry. Her child and adolescent residency (fellowship?) was at St Louis School of Medicine. She taught medical students and residents at SLU School of Medicine before founding Sparrow Psychological Services.

Daniel Reising, MDDaniel Reising, MD
Executive member

Dr Reising was born and raised in the St Louis area and has been practiced in a variety of settings as a child and adolescent psychiatrist since 1999. He has a B.S. in Biology from Indiana University (1990) and an M.D. (1994) from Indiana University School of Medicine. He returned to St Louis for Residency in Psychiatry and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry through Washington University. 1999, he has worked in public mental health centers, inpatient and outpatient settings, private practice in Northwest Indiana and Eastern Missouri. Additionally, he served as a psychiatric consultant for the Special School District of St Louis County for 10 years. He is a Board Member of Kids in The Middle. He is a new member to ROCAP and newly elected as a member of the Executive Board.

Balkozar Adam, MDBalkozar Adam, MD
Executive member and delegate

Dr. Adam is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with decades of experience working with children and their families. She is a distinguished fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She serves on the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Diversity and Culture Committee since 2013. She has been a member of St. Louis ROCAP since 1992. She serves as a ROCAP board member since 2013 and Assembly representative since 2016. She has presented at national and international conferences on a wide range of topics, with a focus on providing culturally sensitive care to patients. She previously served as Medical Director of the inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit of Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center and of Turning Point Child Psychiatry Unit at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She is currently working at the University of Missouri-Columbia as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry.