Adult Psychiatry integrate training, treatment, and research in all of the psychiatric disorders affecting adults

Meet Our Adult Psychiatrists

Martha A. Bird, MD

Dr. Bird earned her Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Kentucky and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kentucky/College of Medicine. She obtained her residency in general psychiatry and fellowship in child psychiatry at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Shambhavi Chandraiah, MD, FRCPC, DFAPA

Dr. Chandraiah graduated from Memorial University in Canada with a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Biochemistry focus) and MD degrees.  She completed a rotating internship, psychiatry residency, and Consult/Liaison Fellowship starting at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto and finishing at the Medical College of Virginia. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She received the Outstanding Clinical Supervision, Best Outpatient Attending, and Clinical Teacher of the Year awards from Psychiatry Residents.

Dr. Chandraiah has worked primarily in academia and in administrative positions starting at the VAMCs in Richmond and Ann Arbor followed by University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of Mississippi Medical Center.  She has been at ETSU since 2014 currently as Professor, Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs, Residency Training Director, and Outpatient Clinic Director.  She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry.  She has always been actively involved in teaching medical students and residents with lectures and clinical supervision.  Clinical and research interests are in women’s mental health particularly related to the reproductive cycle, as well as mood and anxiety disorders. 

In her personal time, Dr. Chandraiah enjoys hiking, travelling, and adventurous activities.

Gail Kase, M.D.

Before relocating to western North Carolina and accepting a faculty position at ETSU, Dr. Kase practiced psychiatry in the Philadelphia area for 18 years, splitting her time between a private psychodynamic psychotherapy practice and various clinical and administrative positions in the community. Her community experience ranges from clinical treatment and administrative management of outpatient clinics and residential facilities--including the development of a treatment unit for the women's prison of the Philadelphia Prison System--to caring for people with disabling mental illness who are homeless or previously incarcerated.

Dr. Kase earned a degree in Humanities from Penn State University after attending Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She graduated from Penn State University College of Medicine and completed her residency in psychiatry at The Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital where she served as chief resident. Dr. Kase is compassionate, she understands how to listen deeply, and she is comfortable managing crises. while proficient with psychiatric mediation, Tele-medicine and TMS treatment, Dr. kase is devoted to empowering each individual to develop insight, self-acceptance and a fulfilled life.

Clinton A. Musil, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Musil serves as chair of the Department of Psychiatry. Allen Musil, M.D., has been practicing child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry since 1998. His education includes an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, and medical school at Quillen College of Medicine in Tennessee. He completed a triple board residency and fellowship at the University of Kentucky and is board certified in general pediatrics, child-adolescent psychiatry, and adult psychiatry. He has worked as an emergency room pediatrician and medical director of both in and outpatient child psychiatric services.

Dr. Musil is a member of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Pediatrics-Fellow, and the Christian Medical and Dental Society. 

Thomas R. Olmsted, M.D.

Dr. Thomas Olmsted is an assistant professor at the ETSU Quillen College of Medicine as a member of the Department of Psychiatry. He received his MD degree from La State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. 

Merry N. Miller, MD

Dr. Miller received a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Memphis (now Rhodes College) in Memphis, TN. She earned a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences School of Medicine in Memphis, TN. She completed a Master of Science from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences School in Biochemistry in Memphis, TN. She finished her psychiatry residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Dr. Miller is a distinguished fellow in American Psychiatric Association, as well as a fellow of the American college of psychiatrists and was awarded the Gold Humanism Award. She served as the department chair from 2001-2012.
In her personal time, she enjoys mountains, hiking, playing the flute, and reading. Dr. Miller has a published self-help book, Finding Your Emotional Balance: A Guide for Women in Nov. 2015.

Sara T. Mills, P.M.H.N.P.

Sara Mills is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in psychiatry. She received her masters of science in nursing degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. 

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