Summer 2017 Issue


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Becoming a Psychotherapist


Dr. Beatty Joins CNS for Fellowship

Greg O'Shanick, MD
President and Medical Director, CNS
Medical Director Emeritus, BIAA

On July 1, Dr. Kara Keuthan Beatty, who recently completed her VCU Psychiatry program as Chief Resident, will be starting a Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship at Center for Neurorehabilitation Services (CNS) in Richmond, Virginia. CNS, established in 1991 by Dr. Gregory O'Shanick, provides outpatient evaluation and treatment for individuals with concussions and traumatic brain injuries in a patient-centered multidisciplinary outpatient program. We are excited about welcoming Dr. Beatty to our team!


Dr. Brown Receives Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award

Robert S. Brown, Sr., MD, PhD, was recently awarded the Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award by the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association and the School of Medicine at the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1967.  Dr. Brown practiced psychiatry in Charlottesville, Virginia for thirty-five years and was Staff Psychiatrist at Fort Lee from 2005-2016, where he treated soldiers with PTSD.  He was President of his Medical School Class, and taught at the University of Virginia as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Education. His son, Dr. Robert S. Brown, Jr., practices psychiatry in Charlottesville and is President of the Blue Ridge Division of the PSV.  Dr. Brown, Sr. recently published PTSD and Me, Healing Injured Minds, PTSD Survival Manual, The Way and the Truth and the Life; and PTSD's a Bear, a Book for Everyone.  Currently, Dr. Brown, Sr. is Visiting Professor of Psychiatry at UVA.  He is an APA Distinguished Life Fellow.


Dr. Buckley Named Dean of the VCU School of Medicine

As I’ve already met several of you at the March PSV meeting, I thank you for such a warm welcome to me and my wife Leonie. It is a real privilege to serve you and the Commonwealth as Dean of the School of Medicine.

I’m proud to be a psychiatrist and to have the opportunity to focus on schizophrenia. At the Medical College of Georgia, I served ten years as chair of the Department of Psychiatry prior to being Dean for almost seven years. It was at that time that I came to know Joel Silverman. Joel and Phyllis have been our friends for over 17 years. Before that, I was professor and vice chair of the Psychiatry Department at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Medical Director for Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare System in Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio. I’m excited about now being a part of this great Commonwealth.

And although in my last position as Dean and now also as VCU School of Medicine Dean, I am required to be attentive to all of our medical specialties, naturally, I have a deep commitment to psychiatry.

It will be a privilege and a pleasure to serve with you. I welcome any feedback and advice – now and any time in the future. I look forward to getting to know you better over the coming months and years.

With every good wish,




Peter F. Buckley, MD
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, VCU Health System
Dean, VCU School of Medicine

Peter Buckley named dean of VCU School of Medicine and VCU Health executive VP for Medical affairs:

New School of Medicine dean says school is “well poised” for the future:


Dr. Miller Presents CME Discussion

On June 10, 2017,  Kenneth J. Miller, MD, DLFAPA, presented a CME discussion on Neuromodulation Update on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)  to the Department of Psychiatry at the Hampton VA Medical Center. 

Dr Miller is a provider for GreenBrook Neurohealth Centers in Newport News and also practices full time Telepsychiatry. 

He is a board certified Neuropsychiatrist with the United Council of Neurologic Specialists and member of the American Neuropsychiatric Association. 

You may contact him for information or with questions at  [email protected]  or [email protected] 


Dr. Stevens Opens New Clinic

Dr. Bruce Stevens
Dr. Bruce Stevens

Dr. Bruce Stevens will be leaving Bon Secours after eight years of serving as Medical Director and will be  starting up a private practice in association with Commonwealth Counseling in Midlothian, Virginia A beginning July 17, 2017. The practice is located at 15521 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 105, Midlothian, Virginia, 23113 and the phone number is (804) 423-1550).

Dr. Stevens received his medical degree in 1992from the Medical College of Wisconsin (formerly Marquette University) located in Milwaukee. He went on to complete his Preliminary Medicine internship and Psychiatry residency there as well.  

Dr. Stevens is board certified in Psychiatry by the National Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and treats adult and geriatric patients. 

For the first 14 years of Dr. Stevens’ career, he was a solo practitioner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During those years, he gained a significant amount of experience providing outpatient care, inpatient psychiatric treatment, consult-liaison services, and nursing home work. Dr. Stevens has spent the last eight years as the Medical Director for Bon Secours Health System inpatient psychiatry units (St. Mary’s Hospital and Richmond Community Hospital). 

Dr. Stevens has held many esteemed positions throughout his career, including Co-medical Director for Behavioral Health with Bon Secours Medical Group, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Richmond Community Hospital, Medical Director of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) at Bon Secours, Associate Medical Director of the Adult and Geriatric Inpatient Units at Rogers Memorial Hospital, Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at St. Michael Hospital, Section Chief of the Section of Psychiatry at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center and Director of the Psychocutaneous Clinic at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Additionally, he has served over a decade as Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine for the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

Dr. Stevens has accumulated many awards of excellence throughout his career, among them being awarded Top Doctor, by Milwaukee Magazine 12 years in a row (selected as one of extremely few psychiatrists in the Milwaukee metropolitan area by physician peers and nurses). 

His practice philosophy: “I strive for providing compassionate and professional psychiatric services. I have a high sense of integrity and take great pride in being a psychiatrist. The responsibilities incumbent in my position are taken very seriously. I have a tremendous amount of respect for mental illness and the impact it has on individuals inflicted, as well as for the family of such patients. In my opinion, there is no greater a medical illness than one that afflicts the mind. The feelings I possess regarding my practice of psychiatry can be summed up perfectly by Maimonides’ Physician’s Oath “May the love of my art inspire me at all times.”

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