General Psychiatry Inpatient Service

General Psychiatry Inpatient Service

Medical Director: Abhinav Saxena, MD MBA

Faculty and Professional Staff:
Jonathan Becker, DO
Nathaniel Clark, MD
David Conklin, MD
Emma Finan, MFFT
Stephan Heckers, MD
Christopher Maley, MD
Sachin Patel, MD PhD
William Petrie, MD
Elizabeth Shultz, MD
Maja Skikic, MD
Jeffrey Stovall, MD

Service:  Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) offers inpatient psychiatric care for children, adolescent and adults.  More than half of the 106 beds are dedicated to the care of adult patients.
The integrated team of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, mental health specialists, and administrative leaders work closely together to provide excellent care for patients who are in a psychiatric crisis, seek clarification of their diagnosis or need a revision of their failed outpatient treatment plan. We offer diagnostic expertise and specialized treatment modalities, including medication management, group programming, individual therapy, art & music therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, electroconvulsive therapy, and more. 
On the same campus, VPH also offers services of the award winning partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. 

Education:  We serve the community by providing outstanding education of future psychiatrists, nurses, pharmacists, and social workers through our rigorous internships, rotations, and residencies.  VPH serves as the major training site for the education of all medical students at Vanderbilt University and for visiting students from medical schools across the country.