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Clinical Leadership

Medical Director and Adult Inpatient Services 

Thomas Bradford "Brad" Johns, M.D. is a graduate Tulane University, Harvard University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatry training at Emory University where he served as Chief Resident and continues to serve as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Johns is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American College of Psychiatrists, the American Psychiatric Association and the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association. Dr. Johns is a partner at North Atlanta Psychiatric Association and former Medical Director at Anchor Hospital, in addition to holding staff psychiatrist positions at other local facilities. He maintains an outpatient practice on the Ridgeview campus in general adult psychiatry specializing in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, (770) 435-4089.

Adult Addiction Services and Recovering Professionals Services

Steven M. Lynn, M.D.
Dr. Lynn is the Director of Adult Addiction Medicine and Recovering Professionals Services at Ridgeview Institute. A graduate of Wayne State Medical University in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Lynn completed his psychiatry residency at Emory University in Atlanta. He has been in private practice and an attending psychiatrist at Ridgeview Institute for over 20 years. Dr. Lynn is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. He is also certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Dr. Lynn has assessed and treated hundreds of professionals with substance use and psychiatric disorders. He has worked collaboratively with many licensing authorities throughout the Southeast and extensively with the Georgia Medical Board and the FAA. Dr. Lynn is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. His office is located on the Ridgeview Institute campus , 770-333-1755
Adult Partial Hospitalization Programs

Steven Lee, M.D.
serves as the Program Director for Adult Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Services and Young Adult Addiction Services.  Dr. Lee is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia and completed his psychiatry residency at the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute, where he also served as Chief Resident. He has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University since 1982. Dr. Lee is board certified in psychiatry and has worked extensively in addiction medicine, particularly with adolescents and young adults. Previously, Dr. Lee was Medical Director at SummitRidge Hospital and has held other medical leadership positions in the Atlanta area. He maintains an outpatient private practice, (770) 452-0270
Older Adult Services

Bharat Patel, M.D.
Dr. Bharat Patel joined Ridgeview Institute in July 2000 as Director of the Older Adult Services. Dr. Patel leads the clinical team in the treatment of older adult patients, as well as program development and quality assurance. His experience, credentials and enthusiasm for treating the elderly with psychiatric and substance abuse problems has brought great expertise to the program. He practiced medicine for 15 years as a General Practitioner before completing a Psychiatry residency at the University of Missouri in June 1999. Dr. Patel went on to specialize in treating the elderly and completed a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship in June 2000 at Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Patel's practice is located on the Ridgeview Campus, (770) 432-9292.
Youth Services

Ashraf Attalla, M.D

Dr.  Ashraf Attalla earned his M.D. at Alexandria University School of Medicine in Alexandria, Egypt and completed his General Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Missouri at Kansas City in July 2001.  He completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in July 2003 and completed his Research and Clinical Fellowship there in July 2004.  Dr. Attalla also served as Medical Director of the Child Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Attalla is experienced in the areas of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction. His practice is located on the Ridgeview campus, (770) 319-8013


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