Education and Experience

Walter F. Anderson M.D. is a psychiatrist specializing in individual therapy and psychopharmacology, and maintains a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. With over 30 years experience as a psychotherapist, he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of patients in areas of anxiety and mood disorders and PTSD, as well as situational disorders including divorce, grief, and family conflicts.


 Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.  M.D. Degree June 1976

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   B.A. in Biology, cum laude - May 1972



Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Internship in Internal Medicine 1976 - 1977

Institute of Living, Hartford, Connecticut. Residency in Psychiatry 1977 - 1980



Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry  and Neurology, 1982

Georgia Medical Licensure #21939

Board of Medical Examiners Certification #171946

NPI: 1629194907



Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry,  Emory University School of Medicine, 1983 - 1998

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Emory University School of Medicine, 1980 - 1983



Private Practice of Psychiatry 4675 North Shallowford Road Dunwoody, Georgia. 30338.  May 1984 – Present

Director of Psychiatric Services, South Fulton Medical Center. East Point, Georgia 30344. August 2009 – April 2011

Professional Advisory Board, Skyland Trail, Atlanta, Georgia. August 2007 – January 2010

Director of Adult Inpatient Services, Ridgeview Institute, Smyrna, Georgia 30080 .  June 2007 – June 2009

  Physician Advisor/Reviewer, Magellan Healthcare of Georgia (BC/BS of Georgia).  September 1994 - June 1999 Medical Director, CPC Parkwood Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia. March 1987 - August 1994

Director, Adult Treatment Programs, CPC Parkwood Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.  May 1984 - March 1987 and  December 1992 - August 1994

Chief, Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, Atlanta VA Medical Center.  July 1980 - May 1984

Coordinator, Medical Student and Resident Education Program, Psychiatry Service, Atlanta VA Medical Center.  July 1980 - May 1984



Emory University School of Nursing: Lectures on Depression and Antidepressant Therapy.  April and June 2009/2010

Clinical staff teaching and supervision, Adult Program at Ridgeview Institute, Smyrna, Georgia 30080.  June 2007 – June 2009


Residency Supervision, Department of Psychiatry, Emory University School of Medicine.  July 1980 - February 1998

Clinical staff teaching and supervision, CPC Parkwood Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.  May 1984 - August 1994


The Ethics of Treating Those with Mental Illness; The Intersection of Acute Care and Mental Health Services. Given November 2007, Emory Crawford Long Hospital




Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association.  May 1980 - Present American Psychiatric Association.  June l978 - Present

American Medical Association. June 1984 - Present

American Association for Technology in Psychiatry. April 2000 – Present

STATE BAR OF GEORGIA - Committee on Lawyer Impairment, September 1989 - July 1993


       Task Force on Ethics/Standards of Practice, 1991

       Task Force on Hospital Organization, 1990

       Critical Indicators Task Force, 1990

       Clinical Education Task Force, 1989 - 1993

       Task Force on the Resurvey Process, 1989

       Outcome Study Advisory Committee, 1989

       Secretary of Multi-Facility For-Profit Section, 1991

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