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Michelle Cochran, M.D., Professor

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. She received her undergraduate degree at Centre College, her medical training at University of Louisville School of Medicine, and completed her postgraduate medical education at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 2011, Dr. Cochran has offered repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation to her patients as an option for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. Dr. Cochran and her staff have trained extensively in the use of repetitive transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) including training at Berenson Allen’s Non-Invasive Brain Institute, Duke University and other specific advanced device trainings.

Linda L Carpenter, M.D.

Dr. Carpenter is a Professor of Psychiatry at 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, medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her internship, residency program, and fellowship at Yale University. Dr. Carpenter has also conducted several randomized clinical trials investigating investigational drugs and devices for treating depression, including Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). She is the founding Director of the Butler Hospital TMS Clinic and Neuromodulation Research Facility. Dr. Carpenter’s current research projects involve using imaging and EEG biomarkers to optimize and individually customize TMS therapy for depression.

Richard J. Pitch, M.D.

Dr. Pitch works exclusively at his private outpatient practice, Long Island neuroCare in Oakdale, NY and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He received his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University, his psychiatry residency at Hillside Hospital Long Island Jewish Medical Center and completed his mini-Fellowship in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation from Harvard Medical School, in 2010, at the Berenson-Allen Brain Stimulation Center at Beth Israel-Deaconess Center in Boston. Dr. Pitch has been published in several articles and book chapters on panic disorder in schizophrenia. He has also co-authored two books on Medical Ethics and Death and Dying. The scope of his practice is from adolescence to geriatrics and includes the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, addictions, attention deficit disorder, and grief and relationship problems.

Kimberly Cress, M.D.

Dr. Cress has been in private practice in Psychiatry since January 2000, Dr. Cress brings her extensive experience for difficult to treat mental illnesses to the TMS Serenity Center located in Sugar Land, TX and serving the Greater Houston area. A graduate from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Medical School, Dr. Cress’ vast experience includes treating patients with treatment-refractory depression, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorders at the Mood Disorder Center at Baylor College of Medicine. She was also involved with a variety of clinical trials and is a co-author of several journal articles.

Randy Pardell, M.D., DFAPA

Dr. Pardell established the TMS Center of the Hudson Valley and Riverview Psychiatric Medicine, PC with the goal of providing innovative, compassionate and scientifically based psychiatric care. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and the New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Pardell is a board-certified psychiatrist and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Additionally, he completed his psychiatric training at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a Mini-Fellowship in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation from Harvard Medical School at the Berenson-Allen Brain Stimulation Center at Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital Center in Boston and Visiting Fellowship in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at Duke University School of Medicine.   As a highly regarded lecturer, Dr. Pardell has educated fellow physicians and mental health clinicians on the latest pharmacologic and innovative treatments of psychiatric disorders.

Todd Hutton, M.D.

Dr. Hutton began his TMS practice in 2009 when he founded SoCal TMS Center in Pasadena, CA. Since then, Dr. Hutton has expanded SoCal TMS to 8 locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area. A Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Hutton received his Bachelors Degree in Biology in 1985 and his Doctor of Medicine in 1989 both from the University of California, Irvine. He completed his residency training in Psychiatry at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, where he spent his last year as Chief Resident.