Letter from Associate Chair

I would like to welcome all interested physicians applying for our program in my dual roles in the university and the VA Medical Center. We are a decentralized program, relying on our affiliated medical centers as important training centers for our residents and medical students.  Our program has the closest affiliation with a VA of any medical school in the country, with sharing of a beautiful 300+ acre campus in the mountains of East Tennessee.  The VA faculty includes 15 full time psychiatrists, many of whom hold certifications in subspecialty areas of psychiatry in addition to board certification in adult psychiatry.  As Chief of Psychiatry at the VA, I consider it vitally important for our residents and medical students to have a wonderful training experience at our facilities, and I welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your interests.

George R. Brown, M.D., DFAPA
Chief of Psychiatry
Mountain Home VAMC
(423) 926-1171, ext. 7709
George R. Brown