Residency Leadership

Our fearless leaders strive to continually infuse our residency family with
passion, professionalism, wellness, and resiliency.

Jamie Snyder, MD
Residency Training Director
Vice Chair of Academics, Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Snyder has been with Loma Linda University for over six years. She is the Vice Chair of Academics for the Department of Psychiatry and more recently became the Residency Program Director. Dr. Snyder has over thirty years of experience and was previously the program director for Creighton University's Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Fellowship programs in Omaha, Nebraska. Previous to Creighton, she was the associate program director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Snyder has been our attending on consult and liaison services and has many clinical interests, including anxiety, major depression, eating disorders, early-onset psychosis, catatonia, and self harming behaviors. When she wants to recharge, she turns to scuba diving, gardening/growing orchids, cooking/foodie, home repair/decorating, traveling, bike-riding, and reading.

Serafin Lalas, MD
Psychiatry Residency Associate Training Director
Director of Children Intensive Outpatient Services, LLU BMC

Dr. Serafin Lalas has worked with Loma Linda University for over twelve years. He recently became the residency Associate Program Director and can be found working in LLU’s intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs, and outpatient clinics. Dr. Lalas is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry as well as general psychiatry. He serves as the Director of the Behavioral Medicine Center's Children Intensive Outpatient Services. In his free time, Dr. Lalas loves spending time with his wife and two children and teaching Children’s Sabbath School at Church in Loma Linda. Dr. Lalas also enjoys basketball, tennis and photography as hobbies. He is the nicest person you will ever meet.