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SAYANTI BHATTACHARYA MD, MS

EDUCATION

Psychiatry Residency, Duke University                                                                          Durham, NC

Master of Science Epidemiology, Harvard University                                                  Boston, MA

MD with honors, University of Calcutta                                                                    Calcutta, India

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

North Carolina Medical Board License

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certified in General Psychiatry

American Psychiatric Association

North Carolina Psychiatric Association

Certified in Electroconvulsive therapy at Duke University

                                              SPECIALIZED CLINICAL TRAINING AND INTERESTS                                                

Certified in ECT from Duke University

Sleep disorders

Reproductive psychiatry

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS:

Swartz M.S., Bhattacharya S. (2017) “Victimization of persons with severe mental illness: a pressing global health problem.” World Psychiatry 16: 26–27. doi:10.1002/wps.20393

Swartz M.S., Bhattacharya S., Robertson A.G., Swanson, J.W. (2016) “Involuntary Outpatient Commitment and the Elusive Pursuit of Violence Prevention: A View from the United States.” Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 0706743716675857.

Bhattacharya S., Smith G.D., Shah S.H., Ben-Shlomo Y., Kinra S. (2014). “Anthropometric measures and insulin resistance in rural Indian adolescents.” Journal of Biosafety and Health Education  e1000116.

Strauss, B. W., Valentiner, E. M., Bhattacharya, S., Smerek, M. M., Dunham, A. A., Newby, L. K., Miranda, M. L. (2014). “Improving population representation through geographic health information systems: mapping the MURDOCK study." American Journal of Translational Research 6(4):402-12.

Bhattacharya S., Granger C.B., Craig D., Haynes C., Bain J, Stevens R.D., Hauser E.R., Newgard C.B., Kraus W.E., Newby L.K., Shah S.H. (2013). “Validation of the Association between a Branched Chain Amino Acid Metabolite Profile and Extremes of Coronary Artery Disease in Patients Referred for Cardiac Catheterization."  Atherosclerosis 232(1):191-6.

Bhattacharya, S., Dunham, A. A., Cornish, M. A., Christian, V. A., Ginsburg, G. S., Tenenbaum, J. D., Newby, L. K. (2012). "The Measurement to Understand Reclassification of Disease of Cabarrus/Kannapolis (MURDOCK) Study Community Registry and Biorepository." American Journal of Translational Research 4(4), 458-470.     

Lemaitre, R. N., T. Tanaka, W., Manichaikul, A., Foy, M., Kabagambe, E. K., Nettleton, J. A., King, I. B., Weng, L. C., Bhattacharya, S. Steffen, L. M. et al. (2011). "Genetic loci associated with plasma phospholipid n-3 fatty acids: a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies from the CHARGE Consortium." PLoS Genetics 7(7): e1002193.

Maslova, E., Bhattacharya, S., Lin, S. W., & Michels, K. B. (2010). "Caffeine consumption during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth: a meta-analysis." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 92(5): 1120-1132.

POSTERS AND PRESENTATIONS

 “Atypical psychotic presentations and the role of ECT” presented at the Society of Biological Psychiatry at Toronto, Canada, 2015.

 “Paraneoplastic encephalopathy presenting with rapidly progressive dementia and catatonia” presented at American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry New Orleans, LA, 2015 and at North Carolina Psychiatric Association, Wilmington, NC, 2014.

“Walking corpse syndrome presenting with catatonia” presented at North Carolina Psychiatric Association, Wilmington, NC, 2014.

 
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ANDREA HERNANDEZ MD

EDUCATION:

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (Greenville, NC) - Psychiatry Residency and Internship

Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (Costa Rica) - General Medicine Internship.

Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de Centroamérica (Costa Rica) - MD

Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica - General Sciences.


EXPERIENCE:

Greenbrook NeuroHealth (Chapel Hill, NC) - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Consultant: 2018-present

Cognitive Psychiatry (Chapel Hill, NC) - Private Practice 2018-2020

Alamance Regional Medical Center (Burlington, NC) - Attending Psychiatrist: 2015-18

Alamance Regional Medical Center (Burlington NC) - Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Executive Board Member: 2017-18

Central Regional Hospital (Butner, NC) - Attending Psychiatrist: 2013-14

Brody School of Medicine (Greenville, NC) - Clinical Assistant Professor: 2009-14


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND LICENSES:

North Carolina Psychiatric Association: 2007- present

American Psychiatric Association: 2007- present

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: 2012- present

North Carolina State Medical License: 2008- present

Florida State Medical License: 2013-present

Costa Rica Medical License: 2003-present

Electroconvulsive Therapy Certification-Duke University: 2017-present

Buprenorphine Waiver: 2018-present

Brainsway Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Certification: 2018-present

NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Certification: 2018-present


TEACHING / VOLUNTEERING:

University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) - mentor for Gil Internship Program in Psychology: 2019

University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) - preceptor for medical students: 2016-17

Elon University (Elon, NC) - preceptor for physician assistant students: 2015-17

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (Greenville, NC) - preceptor for medical students: 2009-14; supervisor for psychiatry residents: 2009-14

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (Greenville, NC) - Women’s Committee Member: 2009-2010

North Carolina Psychiatric Association (Raleigh, NC) - Resident in Training Representative- NCPA Executive Board: 2007-2009

Care Community at Blackerton (Devon, UK) - volunteer: 1999-2000


PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Acceptability, Safety, and Efficacy of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Pregnancy: Rachel Ogbuoji M.B.B.S, MPH, Andrea Hernandez MD (European Psychiatric Congress April 2019) 

Anxiety Disorders. Speaker for Insights in Mental Health: an educational series offered at ARMC Education Center (Burlington NC): 2017

"Psychotic and Personality Disorders in the DSM-5". Speaker for Eastern Area Health Education Center Conference, (Greenville, NC): 2013

"Somatic treatments used in psychiatry during the first half of the 20th century". Speaker for East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Grand Rounds, (Greenville, NC): 2011

"Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder". Speaker for Eastern Area Health Education Center Conference (Greenville, NC): 2009

"Importance and recollection of journal club and seminar readings in residency training". Poster presentation at NCPA Annual Meeting, (New Bern, NC): 2009

"Paraphilias: when pleasure goes too far". Speaker for East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Grand Rounds (Greenville, NC): 2009