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Dr. Paul King, a Board-certified psychiatrist, serves as the Medical Director of Parkwood Behavioral Health System. Dr. King earned a master’s degree in Microbiology and a medical doctorate from Cornell University Medical College. He served his psychiatric training at New York Hospital’s Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic and Fellowship training in child psychiatry at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

Dr. King has taught in high school, college, and medical school and trained psychiatric residents.  He has practiced in Tennessee and Mississippi for over 30 years.
In 1988, Dr. King authored “Sex, Drugs, Rock-n-Roll:  Healing Today’s Troubled Youth.”  He testified on adolescent issues at a U.S. Senate Subcommittee Hearing in 1996 and worked together with Tipper Gore, wife of former Vice President Al Gore, on community issues involving our youth.  Dr. King also serves as the Medical Director for the CME Institute of Physicians Postgraduate Press which adds to the education of practicing psychiatrists.  Dr. King has a long standing reputation as a caring and knowledgeable professional.

Dr. Tejinder Saini, a Board-certified psychiatrist, serves as the Medical Director for Adult Services at Parkwood Behavioral Health System.  Dr. Saini completed medical school at Punjabi University in Patiala, India and his Psychiatry Residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

In addition to his private practice in Memphis, Dr. Saini serves as a consulting psychiatrist to Communicare in Holly Springs and Senatobia in Mississippi. He is the Medical Director for the Senior Care Center at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville, Mississippi.  Dr. Saini is also the Medical Director for Community Behavioral Health in Memphis, Tennessee.  He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Member of the American Medical Association, the Tennessee Psychiatric Association, and the Memphis / Shelby County Medical Society.  Dr. Saini has previously served as an Instructor and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee, Memphis.

Dr. Olayinka Akinwumiju serves on the Active Medical Staff at Parkwood Hospital in Olive Branch, Mississippi and is fully licensed in both Mississippi and Tennessee.  He provides psychiatric consultations at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven, Mississippi and Collierville, Tennessee.

Dr. Akinwumiju is a graduate of the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and completed his Internship and Residency at Harlem Hospital in New York City.  He served as Chief Resident at Harlem Hospital, was awarded Resident of the Year for 1997-1998 and 1998-1999, and was the recipient of the Harlem Hospital’s Certificate of Honor for services rendered to medical students.

Dr. Valerie Arnold is a member of the medical staff at Parkwood Hospital and also serves as the facility’s Medical Director for the Adolescent Sex Offender Program.  She is a Board-certified psychiatrist having held various appointments in the mental health area including Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Arnold was the selected Representative for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to the American Medical Association, served as past President of the Memphis Medical Society, and was on the Board of Trustees for the Tennessee Medical Society.  She is currently President of the West Tennessee Psychiatric Association and Interim Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. David Struble serves as the Child Services Medical Director at Parkwood Hospital and is a Board-certified psychiatrist.  He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where he graduated magna cum laude and completed Medical School at the University of Tennessee, School of Medicine.

Dr. Struble completed his Residency and Fellowship at Wright State University School of Medicine where he served as Chief Resident.  Dr. Struble was recently honored as the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist of the Year by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Memphis affiliate.

Dr. Daniel Boyd is a medical staff member at Parkwood Hospital. He is a graduate of Baylor University and completed Medical School and Residency Training at the University of Tennessee.

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