Faculty and Resident Achievements

  • Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Our department Chairman, Dr. Vaughn McCall hosted and welcomed our Class of 2024 psychiatry residents to the department.  Class of 2024 Psychiatry Interns
  • The Department of Psychiatry Training Director, Dr. Camino and our psychiatry residents are in Puerto Rico providing psychiatric aid to the victims of recent earthquakes (Feb 2020). 

    Living quarters in Puerto Rico

    Psychiatry in Puerto Rico in 2020 assisting victims from recent earthquakes

    Psychiatry working with Local Authorities in Puerto Rico, Feb 2020

  • Dr. Brian Miller presented Psychiatry Grand Rounds at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, topic: immune-based therapies for schizophrenia.  UTSMC appreciated Dr. Miller's informative and scholarly presentation and his ability to interact and keep their faculties engaged throughout.  Congratulations, Dr. Miller!
     Dr. Brian Miller presenting grand rounds

    Dr. Brian Miller and Dr. Weir at UTMS

    Brian Miller, M.D. at University of Texas Southwestern MC

  • On December 14, 2019, Dr. and Mrs. Vaughn McCall hosted the annual holiday party.  Our faulty, residents, interns, and staff enjoyed an evening together to relax and enjoy the holiday season.  Thank you Dr. and Mrs. McCall!

    Holiday Party

    Holiday Party, 2019

    Holiday Party, 2019

  • Dr. Yee presents during the annual American Association of Emergency Psychiatry's National Update on Behavioral Emergencies Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Her presentation topic title: Utility of Medical Screening Labs Prior to Psychiatric Consult: A Look at Emergency Room Discharges of Psychiatric Patients
    Congratulations, Dr. Yee!!
    Dr. Yee presenting in Phoenix, AZ
  • In July 2019, Dr. Ara has resigned from the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior.  She has served as an influential mentor to psychiatry residents and will be missed.  
    Ara going away


  • June 13, 2019, the Department celebrated the graduation of Residents and Interns.  We are proud of the accomplishments of these individuals and their hard work they put in for the community and their service to the patients of the University.  


  • In April 2019, at the 2019 Faculty Senate Award Ceremony, Dr. Brian Miller received the Clinical Science Teaching Award.  The Department of Psychiatry & Health Behavior and the Medical College of Georgia is extremely proud of Dr. Miller's hard work and contributions to the University, students, residents, and peers.Miller Award


  • Augusta University's Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior to host once-monthly free mental health clinic.

  • AU Psychiatry's first Service Day: The day was spent at ECRH, Augusta's state psychiatric hospital, during which residents organized several activities (art therapy, crafts, card games, pool, and ping pong) to engage and support patients.Service Day 2018


  • Dr. Youssef (Left) and Dr. John Berg (left) professor at Lovisenberg Diakonal Hospital, Oslo, Norway during the joint meeting of the European Forum for ECT (EFFECT) and the Italian Association for Somatic Therapies in Psychiatry (Rome, Italy) where Dr. Youssef was invited to give an oral presentation on the development of Low Amplitude Seizure Therapy (LAP-ST)