James R. Hart, MD
medical director

B.A. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (1978)
M.D. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (1983)
Residency - General Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN
Diplomate - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1988)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Fellow, Southern Psychiatric Association
Former President, Middle Tennessee Branch, American Psychiatric Association
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
10+ years experience conducting Clinical Research Trials


E. Matthew Karl, MD
clinical director, adult co-occurring services


B.A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (1974-1978)
M.D. University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL (1979-1983)
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Pathology (1983-1987)
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Psychiatry (2003-2006)
Diplomate - American Board of Pathology (1996)
ACLS Certification (2005 & 2009)
professional experience
Laboratory Director, Sumner Regional Medical Center, Gallatin, TN, Private Practice (1987-1999)
Laboratory Director, Macon County General Hospital, Lafayette, TN, Private Practice (1987-1999)
Addiction Counselor, New Life Lodge, Burns, TN (2001-2002)
Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute, Nashville, TN (2004-2007)
Assistant Medical Director, Tennessee Medical Foundation Physician Health Program, Brentwood, TN (2007)
Radnor Psychiatry, Private Outpatient Practice (2007)
Medical Director, Psychiatrist for Senior Care Unit, Perry Community Hospital, Linden, TN (2007-2008)
Outpatient Adult, Geriatric & Addiction Psychiatry ,Middle Tennessee Psychiatric Clinic, Nashville, TN (2007-2009)
Medical Director, Middle Tennessee Outpatient Facilities, Bradford Health Services, Nashville, TN (2008-2009)



Yoga N. Thati, MD
clinical director, medical services

B.Sc - Nizam College / Osmania University , Hyderabad, AP / India (1968 - 1972)
MBBS - Osmania Medical College of Osmania University, Hyderabad, AP / India (1972 - 1977)
MD - Kkatiya Medical College of Kakatiya University (1978 - 1981)
Residency / Internal Medicine - Harlem Hospital Center of Columbia University, New York, NY (1992 - 1995)
professional experience
B.Sc degree with majors in Biology & Chemistry -
     Nizam College / Osmania University , Hyderabad, AP / India (1968 - 1972)
MBBS - basic medical training - Osmania University , Hyderabad, AP / India (1972 - 1977)
Internship - Osmania General Hospital (1977 - 1978)
Residency - Kakatiya Medical College / MGM Hospital, Warangal, AP / India (1978 - 1981)
Part-time Medical Officer - REC Clinic, Warrangal, AP / India (1981 - 1982)
Physician - Singareni Collieries Hospital, Bellampalli, AP / India ( 1982)
Physician / Internist - Vali-e-asr Hospital, Arak, Iran (1982 - 1984)
Physician / Internist - Modarres Hospital, Saveh, Iran (1984 - 1991)
Voluntary Physician - Cardiovascular Research Center -
     Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital , Hyderabad, AP / India (1992)
Residency / Internal Medicine - Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY(1992 - 1995)
Physician - Albany Area Primary Health Care Inc. (1995 - 2000)
Physician - Private Practice (2001 - 2007)
FLEX (1993)
American Board of Internal Medicine (1996)
Gold Medal, Award for distinction in Post-graduation examination -
     Kakatiya Medical College, Kakatiya University, Watangal, AP / India (1981)
Certificate of Appreciation, Award from Department of Internal Medicine -
     Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY (1995)
Certificate of Recognition, Award for teaching -
     MCG School of Medicine, Augusta, GA (1998)
Active Teacher, Recognition award for teaching Family Practice residents -
     American Academy of Family Physicians (1997 & 1998)
M.D. Thesis (Dissertation), Clinicopathological study of juvenile diabetics
     with a particular reference to renal changes (by way of kidney biopsy) (1981)
Conference Paper, A non-invasive assessment of Diabetic Autonomic neuropathy
      by Cardiovascular reflexes by way of ECG recording
      Presented at Association of Physicians of India (AP Chapter) conference at Vizag / India (1981)
Clinical Study, On one hundred patients of myocardial infarction, admitted, treated and
     followed by myself in relation to risk factors, complications and outcomes (1985 - 1991)



Michael J. Ferri, MD
clinical director, adult services and Admissions

BA - Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA (2000)
MD - Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada (2006)
Residency - Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (2010)
Clinical Fellow - Psychosomatic Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (2011)
professional Memberships
Canadian Medical Association (2003)
Ontario Medical Association (2004)
Canadian Psychiatric Association (2006)
Canadian Medical Protective Association (2006)
American Psychiatric Association (2008)
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (2008)
Tennessee Medical Association (2009)
professional experience
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2012 - PRESENT)
Clinical Director of Admissions / Attending Psychiatrist - Rolling Hills Hospital (2011 - PRESENT)
Vice President, Private Practice Group - Psychiatric Consultants, Inc. (2011 - PRESENT)
Psychiatrist - Nashville VA Medical Center (2010 - PRESENT)
Psychiatrist - Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute (2010 - PRESENT)
Certified Forensic Examiner - State of Tennessee (2010 - 2012)
Board Certified (2009)
Virginia Parker Prize in Psychiatry (2006)
Peter Morrin Prize in Nephrology (2006)
2011 Marc H. Hollender Award -  Vanderbilt (2011)
     for Outstanding Performance by a Psychiatry Resident
“Residents’ Corner” Synergy, Journal of the Queen’s University Department of Psychiatry,
     Author / Contributor
“Psychotropic Use in Institutionalized Persons with Mental Retardation”
     poster presentation, Ferri & McCreary, Kingston (2007)
“The Chief Resident for Psychotherapy: a Novel Teaching Role for Senior Resident”
     Ferri M, Stovall J, Bartek A, Cabaniss D., Academic Psychiatry (2010)
“Suboxone Treatment for Opioid Dependence”
     Grand Rounds Presentation, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2010)
“Predictive Factors for Initial Relapse in Patients on Buprenorphine Maintenance”
     poster presentation, Ferri M, Finlayson A, Martin P., Kingston
     American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Florida (2010)
Invited Presidential Symposium, “Training Psychiatry Residents in Psychodynamic Therapy”
     seminar presentation with Glen Gabbard, APA Annual Meeting, Hawaii (2011)
“Predictive Factors for Relapse in Patients on Buprenorphine Maintenance”
     Ferri M, Finlayson A, Wang L, Martin P., American Journal on Addictions (2013)



J. Scott Wilson, MD
clinical director, general psychiatric services
B.S. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN (1999)
M.D. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN (2003)
Residency - General Psychiatry, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Diplomate - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
professional memberships
American Psychiatric Association (2003 - present)
Society of Uniformed Services Psychiatrists (2007 - present)
Tennessee Psychiatric Association (2012 – present)
professional experience
Staff Psychiatrist, Medical Director; Addiction Services, Partial Hospitalization Program, Chief,
     Consultation and Liaison Service,
Andrews Air Force Base, MD (2007-2008)
Staff Psychiatrist, Medical Director, Executive Officer, Ali Base, Iraq (2008)
Staff Psychiatrist, Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute, Marion, VA (2008 - 2010)
Emergency Psychiatrist, Woodburn Emergency Services, Annandale, VA (2008 - 2010)
Staff Psychiatrist, Medical Director, Mental Health Clinic
Clinical Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and
     The National Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, Chief Medical Review Officer for
     Andrews AFB and Ft. Meade, Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base, MD (2008 - 2010)
Regional Professional Speaker, Merck Pharmaceuticals (2011 - present)
Psychiatrist, Medical Director, Warrior Wellness Program and Dual Diagnosis Partial
     Hospitalization Program, Skyline Madison Campus, Nashville, TN (2010 - 2012)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital/Vanderbilt University,
     Nashville, TN (2012 - 2013)



William Petrie, MD
medical director, emeritus 2009-2011
B. A. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (1964-1968)
M. D. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (1968-1972)
Residency - Duke Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (1972-1975)
Diplomate - National Board of Medical Examiners (1973)
Diplomate - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1977)
Diplomate - Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry (1992)
professional memberships
President, Middle Tennessee District Branch of APA
Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
American Medical Association
Nashville Academy of Medicine
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University
34+ years of experience conducting Clinical Research Trials