MEMPHIS - Unity Psychiatric Care announced Dr. Vijay Jethanandani has been named medical director for the Unity Psychiatric Care hospital in Memphis and will also serve as medical director for its 16-bed psychiatric hospital in Martin, Tennessee.
Dr. Jethanandani will provide clinical oversight for the psychiatric nurse practitioners and support local AHC skilled nursing facilities, which are owned by American Health Partners, the parent company of Unity Psychiatric Care.
He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both general psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry and has more than 30 years experience treating mental illness and brain disorders in adults, with a special emphasis on older individuals.
In addition to working directly with patients in the Martin facility,
Dr. Jethanandani is specially trained in tele-psychiatry, which enables him to conduct remote video diagnostic evaluations for patients who otherwise might not be able to see a geriatric psychiatrist.
Dr. Jethanandani also taught university classes, acted as a clinical preceptor, and volunteered with numerous international nonprofit and government agencies, including the World Health Organization.