Welcome to Marshall Psychiatry

SOM 7008Marshall Psychiatry consistently strives to provide the highest quality of psychiatric care in the region.  Services are provided by a dedicated team of experienced professionals in outpatient, inpatient, and consultative settings. 

Our team of psychiatrists are Board-certified and deliver up-to-date specialized care to patients of all ages. Our outpatient psychiatrists include those who are specialty trained and Board-certified in Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry as well as Geriatric Psychiatry. Medication management services are closely coordinated with a full staff of clinicians providing adjunctive psychotherapy. Doctoral level psychologists provide therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in individual, family, couple, and group settings. 

Outpatient services are provided at the Marshall Psychiatry outpatient clinic located in the 20th Street Professional Building, just four blocks from Cabell Huntington Hospital.  We also provide the Mind Wellness Center, an intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization program at the 20th Street location.  Trans Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is also now available for those with treatment refractory depression. Inpatient psychiatric treatment is provided by Marshall Psychiatry faculty at River Park Hospital as well as Mildred Mitchell Bateman Hospital.  When hospitalization is required, inpatient and outpatient teams work collaboratively to ensure the smoothest transition and coordination of care possible.

The faculty who comprise the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine are actively involved in the teaching of medical students and residents, engaged in scholarly activity and clinical research, and expanding education in their areas of specialty interest.  Treatment is provided for mood, thought, and anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and disruptive behavior, and cognitive illnesses including memory care and dementia.

We Are ... Marshall Psychiatry

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The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine is dedicated to pursuing excellence in

  • Clinical care for persons with psychiatric and behavioral disorders, with a special interest in provision of care to those in rural and Appalachian regions
  • Education of medical students and graduate medical education in psychiatry and related fields, including rural health care
  • Research in behavioral and psychiatric specialties leading to improved care and understanding


The Marshall University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine was established in 1977 as part of the newly formed Marshall School of Medicine. The School of Medicine was founded as the second medical school in West Virginia, in conjunction with the Huntington Veterans Administration Medical Center, recognizing the great need for medical providers in the region, and southern West Virginia in particular. Starting as a small regional school of medicine with its first class beginning in 1978, the school now graduates over 80 medical students per year. The School also offers training programs in the biomedical sciences (anatomy, cell and neurobiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, pathology, pharmacology and physiology), thirteen graduate (GME) training programs, with affiliated training programs in nursing, pharmacy, kinesiology and physical therapy.

BatemanThe Department of Psychiatry was one of the founding departments of the medical school along with the departments in surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, family and community medicine, radiology and internal medicine. Dr. Mildred Mitchell-Bateman was appointed the first Chair of the psychiatry department. She had served as the Director of the West Virginia Department of Mental Health prior to her appointment, and was known as a tireless advocate for the mentally ill, seeking to improve the quality and availability of mental health services for West Virginians. She worked for 20 years at Marshall, and was recognized as a wonderful teacher of psychiatry to the medical students. The psychiatry department at that time had a primary focus on medical student education, as well as clinical care. During her tenure at Marshall, the Huntington state psychiatric hospital was named for her as the Mildred Mitchell-Bateman hospital, where Marshall medical students continue to rotate today. Psychiatry residents will work at Mildred Mitchell-Bateman hospital during their first and second years of training on the general psychiatry service.

Today, the Marshall Department of Psychiatry treats patients in multiple clinical sites, including its outpatient clinic, inpatient care and electroconvulsive therapy at regional psychiatric facilities, and numerous specialty services. The Department is ready for the next exciting chapter of its history, the founding of a new ACGME accredited Psychiatry Residency program and psychology internship program.. The Psychiatry Department looks forward to the training of outstanding psychiatry residents and psychologists to better meet the mental health needs of West Virginia and the region.

Patient Appointments
(304) 691-1500

Clinic Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am to 5pm

Marshall Psychiatry offers the highest-quality mental health services available from experienced and competent professionals in an accessible, yet private setting.  We accept the WV Medical Card and most major private insurance.

Latest News

Congratulations to Drs. Bryant-Melvin who was recently promoted to Associate Professor of Psychiatry.

Dr. Kristina Bryant-Melvin has been elected President-Elect for the West Virginia American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), Dr. Kalpana Miriyala has been elected Membership Chair of WV ACAAP and psychiatry resident Dr. Erika Maynard a Delegate to WV ACAAP

Dr. Adam Schindzielorz elected to the AOA, the medical honor society

Faculty Achievement: Dr. Suzanne Holroyd

Classified Staff Council and Alumni Association team up for community project

Congratulations to Drs. Bryant-Melvin and Miriyala who were recently promoted to Associate Professors of Psychiatry.

Dr. Holroyd named to "America's Top Doctors"® list

Marshall University residency administrators earn national certification

Congratulations to Dr. Marie Veitia for being chosen as a recipient of the Excellence in Commitment Award at the School of Medicine’s annual faculty awards ceremony on November 29th.

Congratulations to Dr. Hillary Porter on attaining Board Certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Stinnett featured in WOWK story: The Silent Epidemic Among Teenagers

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Price, 2019 President-Elect for the West Virginia American Psychological Association

Congratulations to Dr. Kalpana Miriyala! Her research was featured on the recent APA Blog: “Teens and parents often differ in reporting on mental health symptoms.

Dr. Melvin was voted Outstanding Mentor by the MUSOM Class of 2018.

Congratulating the following residents for exemplary performance on their recent PRITE! Receiving a PRITE Certificate of Achievement:  Resident Drs. Erika Maynard, Scott Murphy, and Jack Wang. Obtaining PRITE Honor Roll Status:  Resident Drs. Ashley Collins, Adam Schindzielorz, and Tiffany White.

Congratulations to Kalpana Miriyala, MD, for being awarded a grant from WVCTSI to study children with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome!

Congratulations to Dr. Kalpana Miriyala MD for serving as a Guest Editor for a special edition for the Zero to Three Journal, focusing on the effects of opioids on young children

Department receives ACGME accreditation to begin a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Department receives ACGME accreditation to begin a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program

15  departmental research posters presented at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in New York, NY  May 4-6 , 2018

Dr. Suzanne Holroyd named a Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctor (2018)