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

Meet Our Adult Psychiatrists

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.

Karl Goodkin MD, PhD, DFAPA

Dr. Goodkin has been a member of the Committee on HIV Psychiatry (formerly the Commission on AIDS) of the American Psychiatric Association  since 1992 and was a member of the APA’s original Work Group on HIV/AIDS Practice Guidelines -- published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 2000 and revised in 2006. He was a member of the Algorithms Work Group of the Frascati Conference committee reviewing the American Academy of Neurology’s diagnostic criteria for the HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) published in December, 2007, in Neurology. Dr. Goodkin was given the Distinguished Service Award in 2004 by the American Society for Microbiology for his services as an Editor of the Journal, Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. He was the chief editor of book, The Spectrum of Neuro-AIDS Disorders: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment, published by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Press, Inc., in 2009. He is a member the American College of Psychiatrists and served on its Scientific Program Committee for the 2013 annual meeting.

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.

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