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2021 Annual Meeting - Speakers

Scott Aaronson, MD

Dr. Aaronson is Director of Clinical Research Programs at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore, Maryland, where he has been responsible for developing a research program dedicated to the development of medications, devices and genetic tests for the treatment of illnesses across the spectrum of psychiatric disorders. He is Principal Investigator for studies in various phases and... Read More →

Martijn Arns, Ph.D., FCTMSS

Dr. Arns graduated in 1998 as a biological psychologist at Radboud University in Nijmegen and received his PhD in 2011 at Utrecht University on the topic of 'EEG-based personalized medicine for ADHD and depression' and is specialized in neurobiological aspects of ADHD and depression. In 2001 he founded Research Institute Brainclinics as an independent research institute, where he further... Read More →

Holly Bazarian

Holly Bazarian-Chestine works as the Clinical Manager and Corporate Trainer for TMS Solutions. She manages 14 technicians and clinical locations, maintaining an expectation of  patient care, while advocating for transcranial magnetic stimulation. Holly received her formal education from the University of South Florida, majoring in psychology and pre-medicine.

Before she came to TMS... Read More →

Linda L. Carpenter, FCTMSS, MD

Dr. Carpenter is a Professor of Psychiatry in the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Chief of the Mood Disorders Program at Butler Hospital. Dr. Carpenter completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, her MD from the University of Pennsylvania, and internship in internal medicine, a residency program in psychiatry, and a clinical... Read More →

Michelle Cochran, DLFAPA, FCTMSS

Dr. Cochran currently works as the medical director of the Nashville Center for Hope & Healing and the NeuroScience and TMS treatment centers; in addition, she maintains a role as a private practice psychiatrist. The clinics have grown to two sites with two physicians, multiple nurse practitioners, therapists, and many support staff and technicians. Dr. Cochran has experience treating a... Read More →

Paul E. Croarkin, DO

Dr. Croarkin is a Professor of Psychiatry and the Research Co-Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. Croarkin’s research program focuses on adapting and innovating brain stimulation interventions in children and adolescents.  This includes biomarker work to optimize diagnostic practices and the delivery of... Read More →

David L. Dunner, MD, FCTMSS

Dr. Dunner is the Director of the Center for Anxiety and Depression, a private consulting psychiatric practice located in Mercer Island, WA, and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Dunner earned his AA at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and his MD at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,... Read More →

Alex Engelbertson

Alex is a TMS Technician and Lead Researcher for NeuroStim TMS Centers. He graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. Alex has a background in mental health work and is passionate about cognitive neuroscience and electrophysiology. During his time with NeuroStim, he has personally administered over 3,000 TMS treatments. He also tracks patient... Read More →

Kayla Evans

Kayla Evans grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and has lived in Nashville,TN for 8 years. She graduated from Belmont University in 2017 with a B.S. in Psychology. After undergrad, she went on to work as a clinical trials coordinator at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for 2 years before getting hired at Dr. Michelle Cochran's office in April 2019. Kayla loves seeing patients every day and... Read More →

Geoffrey Grammer, MD, FCTMSS

Dr. Grammer serves as Greenbrook's Chief Medical Officer where he develops TMS Therapy treatment protocols and oversees the training of staff physicians and technicians.  Dr. Grammer created one of the very first TMS Therapy centers in the United States, and he is valued as a leading practitioner of TMS Therapy by his colleagues.

F. Andrew Kozel, FCTMSS, MD

Dr. Kozel is Professor and the Mina Jo Powell Endowed Chair for Neurological Sciences at Florida State University College of Medicine where he directs FSU Neuromodulation at Innovation Park, is the Medical Director for FSU Behavioral Health at Apalachee Center, and Co-Director for the FSU Mood and Anxiety Center of Excellence in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine. Kozel'... Read More →

Albert Leung, MD

Dr. Leung is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the UC San Diego, School of Medicine.  He is the Director, Center for Pain and Headache Research at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).  He is the founder of the Anesthesia Pain Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment clinic at the VASDHS. Under his leadership, this rapidly growing clinical service provides TMS... Read More →

John P O'Reardon, MD

Dr. O’Reardon received his medical degree from University College Cork, in Ireland. He initially trained in primary care and is board certified in family medicine in Ireland and the UK. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and subsequently fellowships in psychopharmacology and in cognitive therapy. He was a Van Ameringen fellow at the Beck... Read More →

Harold A. Sackeim, Ph.D.

Dr.  Sackeim is Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry and Radiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.  He served as Chief of the Department of Biological Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute for 25 years. He is also the Founding Editor of the journal, Brain Stimulation: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in... Read More →

Aron Tendler, MD

Dr. Tendler graduated in 2002 from State University of New York Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn with a distinction in research. From 2002-2004, he trained at Tulane University in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry followed by two years at the University of Chicago in General Psychiatry, where he was the chief resident of the consultation-liaison service and course director for psychosomatic... Read More →

Eric Tirrell

Eric Tirrell completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Rhode Island.  He is the TMS clinical supervisor for Butler Hospital’s TMS Clinic and he has been providing TMS services for depression for over 5 years.  He is well-versed in operating several TMS devices including Neurostar, Magstim, Nexstim, MagnMore, and investigational/wearable non-invasive devices. He also... Read More →

Nolan R. Williams, MD

Dr. Williams is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of the Stanford Brain Stimulation Lab. Dr. Williams has a broad background in clinical neuroscience and is triple board-certified in general neurology, general psychiatry, as well as behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry. In addition, he has specific training and clinical... Read More →

Abraham Zangen, Ph.D.

Professor Zangen is the Head of the Brain Stimulation and Behavior Lab and the Chair of the PsychoBiology Brain Program at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. His research is directed at identifying and understanding altered neuroplasticity in psychiatric disorders – primarily depression, addiction, and ADHD.

He studies the effects of repeated brain stimulation on markers for... Read More →