Since opening in 1998, the Institute has challenged the notion that delivering high-quality, accessible medical care for brain health and mental wellness is either impossible or prohibitively expensive. Our team works every day to prove the opposite — by providing innovative healthcare options including clinical research studies, private practice and support through university-based programs at Mercer University.
Superior outcomes are achieved through individually-centered design, a team of the areas most talented healthcare providers spanning multiple disciplines and a commitment to customer service. The integration of these elements has allowed us to offer a seamless experience leading to better health outcomes and a more satisfying qualify of life for over 3,000 individuals.
Today, the Institute has expanded its services to include support for addiction and private practice program that provides the same level of innovative, customized care to those who either finish a research study or choose not to pursue a research study.
Dr. Angelo Sambunaris, Founder and Medical Director
*Has led more than 200 studies in the treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as research in smoking cessation, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, and personality disorders and addiction ADHD in adults, adolescents and children.
*Former director of psychiatric clinical research for Bayer Pharmaceuticals and Solvay Pharmaceuticals in the areas of anxiety, depression, OCD, schizophrenia and stroke.
*Clinical Professor, Pharmacology at Mercer University.
*Lieutenant Commander in the United States Public Health Service as a clinical staff fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington, D.C.
*Medical degree and residency in psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Prakash Masand, Chief Scientific Officer
*Consulting Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.
*Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine 2006.
*Fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Dr. Sheila Namanworth, Chief Wellness Officer
*Research Assistant, National Institute of Mental Health, Washington D.C.
*Research Specialist, Yale University, Department of Psychology, New Haven, CT.
*Doctor of Dental Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, 2002.