Psychiatry

General Psychiatry Faculty

Ashley B. Jones, MD Program Director, General Psychiatry Residency

Board Certified: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Education: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: Prisma Health Richland Hospital

Ashley Blackmon Jones, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist with USC Psychiatry at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group. She also serves as an associate professor of clinical psychiatry and an adjunct associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Jones is program director for the general psychiatry residency program at Prisma Health–Midlands, the medical director for its outpatient clinic and is a member of the department's division of biological research. She specializes in women’s mental health and runs an integrated clinic for perinatal mental health disorders.

Jones has been with Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group since 2006. She completed her medical school training at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and her psychiatry residency training at Prisma Health.

Kristina Hotz, DO Associate Program Director, General Psychiatry Residency
Meera Narasimhan, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science
Meera Narasimhan, MD, serves as chair of the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group Department of Neuropsychiatry. Narasimhan received her medical degree from Gandhi Medical College in India, where she also completed her internship and internal medicine residency. She completed a psychiatry internship at Columbia University in New York City, followed by a psychiatry residency, a chief residency and a clinical neuroscience research fellowship at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In addition to role as a professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at USC, Narasimhan serves as associate provost for Health Sciences at USC.
Jeffrey D. Raynor, MD Medical Director, Department of Psychiatry
Richard Frierson, MD Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry, Vice Chair for Education
Richard L. Frierson, MD, received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, and completed his psychiatric residency and a forensic psychiatry fellowship at the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute, also in Columbia. Dr. Frierson has held several leadership positions in clinical and academic settings. He has authored or co-authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles or chapters on psychiatry and is board certified in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.
John Bragg, MD Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Board Certified: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education: Medical University of South Carolina

Residency: Palmetto Health Richland

Shilpa Srinivasan, MD Associate Program Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
Shilpa Srinivasan, MD, joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2006. Prior to her appointment to the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, she completed a geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Dr. Srinivasan received her doctor of medicine at Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical University in Szeged, Hungary. She served a residency in adult psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where she was chief resident. Before pursuing her fellowship in geriatric psychiatry, she was employed as a staff psychiatrist with the Satilla Community Service Board in Ware and Clinch County, Georgia. She also served as a consultant to Garden Gate Women's Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Program and WINGS Women's Outpatient Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program, in Waycross, Georgia. Her special interests are mental health issues in minority elderly, cross-cultural psychiatry, geriatric depression, and clinical trials research.
Kaustubh Joshi, MD Associate Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Board Certified: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; American Board of Forensic Psychiatry

Education: New Jersey Medical School

Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center

Fellowship: University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Alex Getz, MD Associate Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Alexander M. Getz, MD, received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. He completed both his residency in psychiatry and his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Dr. Getz is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and is active in clinical research. He is board certified in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.
Kenneth Phelps, PhD Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy

Kenneth W. Phelps, PhD, is a licensed marriage and family therapist with Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, specializing in the systemic and biopsychosocial treatment of youth and families coping with a medical and or mental health problems.

Dr. Phelps has special interest in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric conditions, with treatment offerings including comprehensive behavioral intervention for Tourette syndrome patients, therapy for obsessive compulsive disorders and cognitive behavioral therapy for a variety of anxiety difficulties. As a family therapist, he often addresses family accomodation, relational cohesion and parenting.

Phelps is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, and has served on the board for the Children's Trust of South Carolina. He has been published in multiple academic journals and leads the outpatient child and adolescent rotation for general and child psychiatry fellows at Prisma Health–Midlands and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia.

Juliet Glover, MD Geriatric Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison
Alexander McDonald, MD Consultation-Liaison
Joseph Markowitz, MD Addiction Psychiatry
Jeffery Brandenburg, MD Consultation-Liaison
Bryan Mozingo, MD Consultation-Liaison
Leslie Frinks, MD Emergency Psychiatry
Nioaka Campbell, MD Emergency Psychiatry
Michelle Widener, MD Emergency Psychiatry
John Buckland, DO Emergency Psychiatry
Rachel Houchins, MD Trauma Surgery Consultation-Liaison
Timothy Malone, MD Child and Adolescent
Theresa Melloh, PhD Psychologist

Theresa E. Melloh, PhD, joined the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science in 2013. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Melloh worked as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice providing individual therapy, family therapy, and psychological assessment in the Columbia community for 20 years. She specializes in working with children and families employing attachment and systems theory perspectives. In addition, she has a particular interest in treating children who have experienced trauma or abuse using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Dr. Melloh received her undergraduate degree in psychology from DePauw University. She earned her doctorate in psychology from the University of Virginia with an emphasis on both school and clinical child psychology. Upon completion of an APA approved internship in Clinical Psychology at the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute, Dr. Melloh began her professional career in the Children's Unit at the Columbia Area Mental Health Center with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.

Faculty Supervisors (non-Palmetto Health):
Jimmy Pacheco, MD
Trey Causey, MD
John Eric Jones, MD
Brenda Ratliff, MD
Elbert Hodges, MD
Diana Thorne, MD
Vernetta Jacobs, MD
Henry Othersen, MD
Cashena Hastie, MD