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Michelle Cochran, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Cochran received her undergraduate degree from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and completed her medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She received postgraduate medical education at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, where she completed a residency in Psychiatry. During this residency she was Chief Resident. Additionally, she completed the Management Program for Physicians and Senior Healthcare Administrators at Vanderbilt University's Owen School of Management. A diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Cochran is a member of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association, Tennessee Medical Association, Nashville Academy of Medicine, the Clinical TMS Society and Tennessee Women in Medicine. Since her residency years, she has been a member of the American Psychiatric Association, and in early 2011, she was inducted as a Fellow in this organization. Dr. Cochran has been on the Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center since 1996 and has lectured to undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students as well as private practitioners. For over 20 years, she has been active on numerous advisory boards professionally and personally. Before retiring from inpatient psychiatric care and establishing her outpatient private practice, she was the medical director for many psychiatric units and programs in the Middle Tennessee area. Dr Cochran currently works in a private practice in Nashville. She has experience treating a variety of psychiatric conditions, using therapy, counseling, medicines, neuro-modulation, and integrative care options. Dr. Cochran and her staff have trained extensively in the use of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) including training at Harvard (Berenson Allen), Duke and other training. Dr Cochran has spoken nationally on the use of rTMS in a clinical setting in both industry and continuing education venues. Dr. Cochran has been a integral part of the Clinical TMS Society.

Kimberly K Cress, M.D.

In private practice in Psychiatry since January 2000, Dr. Kimberly Cress brings her extensive experience for difficult to treat mental illnesses to Greenbrook TMS 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 a co-author in several journal articles.  

After finding patients were still struggling with depression and anxiety despite numerous medication trials and/or therapies, Dr. Cress chose to incorporate TMS therapy as a treatment option to help patients regain the quality of life they deserved – without the unwanted side effects. Dr. Cress has treated patients with TMS therapy since April 2010 and has administered over 15,000 treatments. She has completed Harvard Medical School’s Intensive Course in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, along with completing courses at Duke University in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Dr Cress has presented her results utilizing TMS both at the Clinical TMS Society as well as at the American Psychiatric Association. In addition, she teaches at the Clinical TMS Society's Pulses course about best practices for providing TMS.

Todd Hutton, M.D.

Dr Todd Hutton is the founder and Medical Director of Southern California TMS Center and has been practicing TMS since 2009. He is a Board Certified psychiatrist and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He did his residency in psychiatry at the LA County/USC Medical Center and served as Chief Resident his final year. He subsequently did a fellowship in TMS at Duke University. He serves on the Board of Directors and is President-elect of the Clinical TMS Society.

Richard J. PITCH, M.D.

Dr. Pitch is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in treatment-resistant depression. He graduated from Wesleyan University and SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and completed his residency training and was chief resident at Hillside Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He was honored by NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) with the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. In 2009 he was also certified, with distinction, as a Master Psychopharmacologist by the Neuroscience Education Institute. He has maintained a private practice in outpatient psychiatry since 1995, and currently in full-time private practice at the Family Psychology of Long Island in Oakdale, NY where he also the Medical Director of Oakdale TMS.

Brian Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith is a neurologist and sleep specialist. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his medical internship at Roger Williams Medical Center and his neurology training at Dartmouth Medical Center. He has been a national speaker on topics of sleep medicine and neurology along with multiple journal article and text book chapter publications. He is a member of the International and North American Neuromodulation Societies.

Debra Jane Stultz, M.D.

Dr. Debra J. Stultz is the Director and Owner of Stultz Sleep and Behavioral Health in Barboursville, West Virginia. Dr. Stultz earned her medical degree from Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. She completed a residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in child/adolescent psychiatry through West Virginia University at their Charleston Division through Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia. She is board certified in psychiatry, sleep medicine, and behavioral sleep medicine.  With a special interest in Narcolepsy, she treats a variety of sleep disorders and psychiatric issues.  Her specialty in psychiatry is treatment-resistant depression. She is also the editor for the Clinical TMS Society Newsletter, on their Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Education Committee, and the chairman of the TMS and Sleep Disorders Affinity Group.

Saydra R Wilson, M.D.

Dr, Saydra Wilson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she combines her clinical interventional psychiatry work in ECT and TMS with her research interests in TMS mechanisms and biomarkers for TMS response. She has been a member of the Clinical TMS Society since 2018 and is currently serving on the Board of Directors and enjoy's her role as Outreach committee co-chair and  member of the Education Committee.

Mohamed Abdelghani, MBBCh, MSc, FRCPsych

Dr. Abdelghani completed his post-graduate psychiatric training at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation trust (SLaM) which is the biggest mental health trust in the UK, a center of excellence and one of the most influential mental health organizations in the world. During his training at SLaM he worked alongside some of the most prominent professors and clinicians in the field. Dr. Abdelghani worked at the National Affective Disorders Service, which was one of six national affective disorders units in the UK. The time he spent on the National Affective Disorders Unit and outpatient clinic equipped him with clinical skills and excellent experience to manage and treat the most treatment resistant depressed and bipolar patients. After working in the National Affective Disorders service for a year he became involved in a multicenter international cutting edge research that tested the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) to treat treatment resistant depression. He was the primary psychiatrist at King’s College London site for this study. Neurostimulation is one of his special interests and working on this study gave him the opportunity to meet and build links with leading figures in the field around the world. Another special interest of Dr. Abdelghani is Adult ADHD.  Dr Abdelghani trained at the first Adult ADHD clinic in the UK that was opened at the Maudsley Hospital in London.

After finishing his higher psychiatry training at SLaM he worked as a consultant psychiatrist for almost a year at the same organization before moving to work in central London at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. At the present time he is the Lead Consultant Psychiatrist for Adult ADHD at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust besides working as a consultant psychiatrist in CDAT (Complex depression, Anxiety and Trauma) service. Dr Abdelghani continues being actively involved in research in the field of Adult ADHD and mood disorders. He has a keen interest in spreading mental health awareness and knowledge through teaching medical students, training junior doctors, giving lectures to fellow psychiatrists and media interviews.

Randy Ian Pardell, M.D., DFAPA

Jonathan Becker, D.O.