Vaughn McCall

Department Chair

Vaughn McCall

Department Chair


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior

College of Nursing
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing

The Graduate School

Other Duties

Case Distinguished Univ Chair of Psy & Hlth Behav, Psychiatry and Health Behavior

Executive Vice Dean

Associate Dean


Dr. McCall has been the Case Distinguished University Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University since 2012. He also serves as Executive Vice Dean of MCG. He completed his medical degree and post-graduate psychiatric training at Duke University. He completed a Masters degree in Epidemiology from Wake Forest University. He is board certified in general psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and sleep medicine. His research interests include depression, electroconvulsive therapy, quality of life, insomnia, and suicide. He received 20 years of research support from the National Institute of Mental Health, and he is author of more than 450 publications, including more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, with an H-index of 37. He is Editor of the Journal of ECT, Past Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, and on the Editorial Board of Sleep. He has been the Past President of the Association for Convulsive Therapy, and a prior Director of the Board of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He previously was the Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine from 2001-2012.

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  • MS, Epidemiology Wake Forest University, 1999

  • MD, Medicine Duke University, 1984


  • Certificate in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation The International Society for Neurostimulation (formerly the Association for Convulsive Therapy), 2009

  • South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners #MD36407 2013

  • Georgia Composite Medical Board # 67733 2012

  • North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners #29335 1985

Awards & Honors

  • Listed in “Best Doctors in America”® Sleep Medicine and Psychiatry 2014

  • Listed in “Best Doctors in America”® Sleep Medicine 2010

  • Eugene Hargrove Award NC Psychiatric Association for achievement in psychiatric research, 2009

  • Listed in ‘Best Doctors in America 2007-2008” ® for both Psychiatry, and for Sleep Medicine 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5236

    Mod 3: Central Nervous System
  • RPSY 5000

  • PSRY 5040

    Res Elec in Psychotic Disorder
  • PHAS 5200

    Essentials of Psychiatry
  • MEDI 5174

    Mod 7: Med Neuro/Behav Health


Selected Recent Publications

  • A Pilot, Randomized Clinical Trial of Bedtime Doses of Prazosin Versus Placebo in Suicidal Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Patients With Nightmares., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Effects of seasonality and daylight savings time on emergency department visits for mental health disorders, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow, 2018
  • Validating functional data analysis measures from 24-h actigraphy data, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Corrigendum: Portable recording in the assessment of obstructive sleep apnea (Sleep (1994) 17:4 (378-392) DOI: 10.1093/sleep/17.4.378), 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Professional Service


    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • SLEEP 2012 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Journal of Addiction Medicine 2009 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Association for Convulsive Therapy 2008 - Present

    Role: Other

    Role: Other