Jennie Byrne, MD, PhD

I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist who treats adults with dementia, attention deficit, anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems. I also have a doctorate in neurophysiology and have done extensive research on attention, memory and depression.

I trained in New York City for 12 years and relocated to North Carolina in 2008. My training at NYU and Mt Sinai was excellent and I was exposed to a wide variety of people and problems, but over time the pace became draining. I decided to move to Chapel Hill in search of a more balanced lifestyle, where I would be able to give more personalized attention to my patients, family, and friends.

My goal is to help you optimize your mood and thinking so that you can achieve your personal goals. I believe that good communication is essential to medical care and use the latest technology to actively communicate with patients, families, caregivers, and other health care providers. My treatment approach includes medication management, cognitive behavioral therapy, individual psychotherapy, cognitive testing, and psychoeducation.


  • Mt. Sinai School of Medicine (New York, NY) – Psychiatry Residency
  • New York University School of Medicine (New York, NY) – M.D.
  • New York University Department of Neurophysiology (New York, NY) – Ph.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) – B.A.


  • Doctors Making Housecalls (Chapel Hill, NC) – Director of Psychiatry
  • Project for Psychiatric Outreach to the Homeless (New York, NY) – Psychiatric Consultant

Professional Societies and Licenses:

  • North Carolina Psychiatric Association: 2008-present
  • Technology Committee Chair, North Carolina Psychiatric Association: 2014-present
  • The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD): 2011 – present
  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): 2011 – present
  • National Parkinson Foundation – Allied Team Training (ATTP): 2011 – present
  • DEA waiver for treatment of opioid addiction: 2011 – present
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: 2010 – present
  • North Carolina State Medical License: 2008 – present
  • New York State Medical License: 2005 – present
  • American Psychiatry Association: 2005 – present
  • Fellow, American Psychiatric Association 2014-present


  • Board member, CASA, 2013-2014
  • Board member, Guiding Lights : Caregiver Support Center, 2011-2013
  • Provider, Give an Hour, 2010-present


  • Attention and memory in schizophrenia with functional MRI (Mount Sinai Medical Center)
  • Multielectrode neurophysiology of attention in rats (New York University School of Medicine)
  • Modulation of startle response in post-traumatic stress disorder (West Haven VA Hospital)
  • Antidepressant drug treatment in the rat forced swimming test (University of Pennsylvania)


  • Opening Your Private Practice: The Essential Timeline : Dr. Jennie Byrne, MD, PhD


  • Fan, J., Byrne, J., Worden, M.S., McCandliss, Guise, K.G., B.D., Fosella, J., and Posner, M. I. (2007) The relation of brain oscillations to attentional networks. The Journal of Neuroscience 27(23): 6197-206.
  • Johnson, J.L. and Welsh, J. P. (2003) Independently-moveable multielectrode array to record multiple fast-spiking neurons in the cerebral cortex during cognition. Methods 30(1): 64-78.
  • Detke, M.J., Johnson J., and Lucki, I. (1997) Acute and chronic antidepressant drug treatment in the rat forced swimming test model of depression. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology 5(2): 107-112.

Matt Bader, MD

I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist with subspecialty training in addiction psychiatry.

Originally from New Jersey, I found a second home in North Carolina during my residency training at Duke University. I spent a year away from the Tar Heel State completing my fellowship training in addictions at the Medical University of South Carolina in sunny Charleston, SC. I have happily traded coastal living for a return to the Triangle and all the diversity that it offers!

Given my specialty training, I have a great deal of experience treating a wide range of addictions including alcohol, opiates, marijuana, cocaine, and prescription medications just to name a few. However, I have found that in most individuals struggling with addiction issues, there is often also an ongoing battle against mood issues such as depression or anxiety. Thus, I strive to treat the client as a “whole” individual rather than focusing on one side of the addiction versus mood coin. Along those lines, I also have a great deal of experience treating a wide range of mental health problems including depression, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder outside of the context of addiction.

My goal is to provide compassionate, timely, and evidence-based care so that you can get to feeling better and living the life that you want to live. My treatment approaches include medication management, cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive therapy, and motivational enhancement therapy.


  • Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC) — Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
  • Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC) — Psychiatry Residency
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (New Brunswick, NJ) — M.D.
  • Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) — B.A.

Professional Societies and Licenses:

  • American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP): 2014-Present
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA): 2014-Present
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM): 2014-Present
  • North Carolina Psychiatric Association (NCPA): 2014-Present
  • North Carolina State Medical License: 2009-2013; 2014-Present
  • South Carolina State Medical License: 2013-2014
  • DEA Waiver For Treatment of Opiate Addiction: 2014-Present


Heather Rogers, MD

I am a board­-certified physician in both adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. I​ have experience treating a wide range of psychiatric issues including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, and emotional and relationship issues. I tailor psychotherapy to each patient's individual needs and have training in a variety of modalities including psychodynamic, insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, play and supportive psychotherapies.

I attended E​astern Virginia Medical School and then c​ompleted a​dult psychiatry residency training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Subsequently, I moved to Chapel Hill for a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My training in both programs provided a strong foundation in various psychotherapy practices as well as in psychopharmacology. Over the past ten years since completing my training, I have practiced psychiatry in rural settings, an academic medical center and in a solo private practice.

I am a strong proponent of the biopsychosocial model of psychiatry, an approach which integrates medical and organic causes for psychiatric difficulties with psychological challenges and stressors in the social environment. It is a holistic model that looks at all aspects of a patient's physical, mental and social conditions that contribute to psychological well being as well as distress. This integrated treatment approach includes careful evaluation, psychotherapy, and when appropriate, pharmacotherapy (medication).


  • University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Denver, CO) - Adult Psychiatry Residency
  • Eastern Virginia School of Medicine (Norfolk, VA) - M.D.
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) - B.A.


  • Private Practice (Chapel Hill, NC) – Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry
  • University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) – Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Sandhills Mental Health Center (Troy and Raeford, NC)-Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Professional Societies and Licenses:

  • American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists: 2004-present
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Adult Psychiatry: 2006-present
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: 2008-present
  • North Carolina State Medical License: 2005 – present
Erik Gustke, MD

Erik Gustke, MD

Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, I graduated from the UNC School of Medicine in 1999. I completed my Psychiatry Residency at Harvard's Cambridge Hospital in 2003.   After residency I worked at several hospitals in Massachusetts, providing service to inpatient and dual diagnosis populations.  I then returned to North Carolina to pursue my interests of working with young adults and graduate students at Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  I left UNC in 2014 and has been in private practice since.  I live in Chapel Hill with my wife and wonderful daughter.

I like to work closely with patients, to identify their needs and goals, and to explore the ways in which they might achieve them.  I want to help people better understand their own experiences, and better understand the possibilities, and at times challenges, of treatment.  I am always happy to listen to concerns and to answer any questions.  Engaging in treatment is an important decision and one which needs to be a well educated one.


Harvard School of Medicine (Cambridge, MA), Psychiatry Residency
UNC School of Medicine (Chapel Hill, NC), M.D.
Connecticut College (New London, CT), B.A.


UNC Student Health Services CAPS (Chapel Hill, NC) - Psychiatrist
Bay State Hospital (Springfield, MA) - Psychiatrist


American Psychiatric Association (past member)
American Medical Association (past member)
North Carolina Medical License (2004-present)
Massachusetts Medical License (1999-2004)

Dr. Cheltenham

Mark Cheltenham, MD

I am a board certified adult psychiatrist who treats adults with depression, dementia, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health problems.

I completed my psychiatry training in Washington, D.C at Howard University Hospital where in my final year, I served as Chief Resident. Over the past ten years, I have practiced psychiatry in a wide range of settings including private hospitals, outpatient clinics, homeless shelters, prisons, and youth development centers. I have been privileged to work with patients from all walks of life and various socioeconomic levels. My training has prepared me to provide accurate clinical diagnoses with evidenced based treatments including pharmacotherapy (medication), cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive therapy, and psychoeducation.

I chose psychiatry as my field of specialty because I sincerely enjoy getting to know people and their families. I work with and for my patients to empower them to understand their diagnosis, reach their treatment goals, and live life more fully.


Howard University Hospital (Washington, DC) - Psychiatry Residency
Howard University College of Medicine (Washington, DC) – M.D.
Morehouse College(Atlanta, GA) – B.S. Biology


North Carolina Recovery Support Services (Raleigh, NC) – Medical Director- Adolescent and Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services
North Carolina Department of Public Safety (Raleigh, NC) – Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry
Holly Hill Hospital (Raleigh, NC) – Adolescent, Adult, and Addiction Psychiatry
Raleigh Rescue Mission (Raleigh, NC) – Adult Psychiatry
Federal Medical Center (Butner, NC) – Adult Psychiatry


North Carolina State Medical License 2007 – Present
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 2008 - Present

Herb Harris, MD

I am board certified in adult psychiatry and I have extensive experience with a wide range of mental health problems including mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, schizophrenia, and dementia-related disorders.

I am a native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of Georgetown University where I majored in philosophy. I attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where I obtained an M.D, as well as a Ph.D. from the Department of Pathology. I completed my residency training in psychiatry at Yale University. I then returned to the Washington area for several years to do basic and clinical research at the National Institutes of Health where I served as Senior Staff Fellow; Program Chief of Geriatric Psychopharmacology; and Chief of the Adult Psychopathology Branch. I subsequently spent more than ten years in industry research developing novel medicines for the treatment of many neuropsychiatric conditions including depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, chronic pain, and dementia. I now focus almost exclusively on private practice, but I maintain involvement in clinical research.

My goal is to bring the latest scientific advances to patient care. I strive to make available cutting edge pharmacological and somatic treatments along with the most up-to-date evidence-based practices. In addition, I offer a range of psychotherapeutic interventions, with emphasis on approaches informed by principles and practices of mindfulness.


Psychiatric Residency, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Ph.D., Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
B.A., Philosophy, Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences Washington, D.C.

Active Licenses and Professional Organizations

Diplomate, American Board of Medical Examiners (1990-present)
Licensed Physician, State of Maryland (1994-present)
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1997-present)
Licensed Physician, North Carolina (2010-present)
Neuroscience Education Institute (2014-present)

Community Service

Board of Directors, Affiliated Community Counselors, Rockville, MD

Clinical Experience

Senior Outlook Consultants, Rockville MD, founder, psychiatrist
Easter Seals Assertive Community Treatment Team, Raleigh, NC, lead psychiatrist
Welcare Geriatric Consultants, Morrisville, NC, lead psychiatrist
Richard H. Weisler M.D., P.A. & Associates, Raleigh, NC, psychiatrist
North Carolina Elderly Psychiatric Services/TeamHealth, Raleigh, NC, psychiatrist

Selected Publications

Moldofsky, H., Harris, H.W., Archambault, T, Kwong, T., Lederman 2011. Effects of Bedtime Very Low Dose (VLD) Cyclobenzaprine (CBP) on Symptoms and Sleep Physiology in Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FM): A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study. The Journal of Rheumatology, Dec;38(12):2653-63.

Harris, HW, Holmes, V, Jaiswal, P, Patkar, AA, Weisler, RH, 2013. The Psychiatric Aspects of Vitamin D Deficiency. Current Psychiatry, April Vol. 12, No. 04

Brennan FX, Gardner KR, Lombard J, et al. A Naturalistic Study of the Effectiveness of Pharmacogenetic Testing to Guide Treatment in Psychiatric Patients with Mood and Anxiety Disorders. The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders. 2015;17(2):10.

Saramma Eappen, MD

I am a board-certified Psychiatrist and I treat patients with depression, anxiety , mood disorder and other mental health problems.

I trained in New York City initially and then relocated to North Carolina in 2012 to continue my training .I completed my training in Psychiatry at East Carolina University, NC. My training exposed me to a wide variety of patients from diverse backgrounds. At present, I work in an acute inpatient unit which is fulfilling and also gives me the opportunity to work with acutely sick patients who need rapid stabilization and effective transition in to their homes and communities. Working with these patients has helped me to further increase my knowledge in mental illness.

I want to work with my patients to help them heal and to help them improve their quality of life. My treatment approach includes medication management, brief supportive therapy and psychoeducation.


  • General Psychiatry Residency -East Carolina University/Brody School of Medicine, NC
  • General Psychiatry Internship - Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, NY
  • M.B.B.S – Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur, India


  • Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist - Behavioral Health Hospital, Moses Cone Memorial Health System, Greensboro, NC
  • House Officer - Videhi Medical College Hospital, India
  • Resident Medical Officer - Gems Hospital, India

Professional Societies and Licenses:

  • North Carolina Psychiatric Association: 2012 - Present
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: 2016 – present
  • North Carolina State Medical License: 2015 – present
  • American Psychiatry Association: 2011– present