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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Quillen College of Medicine

Letter from Associate Chairs


Shambhavi Chandraiah, MD, FRCPC, FAPA
Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs and Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Resident Program Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral sciences
Director of Outpatient Services

George R. Brown

George R. Brown, MD, DFAPA
Associate Chair for VA Affairs


 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 an 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 sub-specialty areas of psychiatry in addition to board certification in adult psychiatry.

 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.








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