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Medical Professionals at Parkwood

Dr. Paul King, MD Portrait

Paul King, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Paul King, a board-certified psychiatrist, is the medical director of Parkwood Behavioral Health System. He earned a master’s degree in microbiology, his MD from Cornell University Medical College, his psychiatric training at New York Hospital’s Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, and fellowship training in child psychiatry at the University of Tennessee. Dr. King has trained psychiatric residents and taught in high school, college and medical school. He has been practicing in Tennessee and Mississippi for over 30 years.

In 1988, Dr. King authored “Sex, Drugs, Rock-n-Roll: Healing Today’s Troubled Youth”. He has testified on adolescent issues at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing in 1996 and worked with Tipper Gore, wife of former Vice President Al Gore, on community issues involving our youth. He also serves as the medical director for the CME Institute of Physicians Postgraduate Press, which adds to the education of practicing psychiatrists.

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Tejinder Saini, MD, Medical Director for Adult Services

Dr. Tejinder Saini is a board-certified psychiatrist. He completed medical school at Punjabi University in Patiala, India and his psychiatry residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. In addition to his private practice in Memphis, Tennessee, 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 and the medical director for Community Behavioral Health in Memphis. He is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and member of the American Medical Association, Tennessee Psychiatric Association, and Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society. Dr. Saini previously served as an instructor and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. David Struble, MD Portrait

David Struble, MD, Medical Director of Child Services

Dr. David Struble is a board-certified psychiatrist who is currently licensed in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. 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. He was recently honored as the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist of the Year by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Memphis affiliate.

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Valerie Arnold, MD

Dr. Valerie Arnold serves as Medical Director of the Adolescent Sex Offender Program. She is a board-certified psychiatrist who has held various appointments in the behavioral health field, including clinical assistant professor with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Arnold was the selected representative for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Medical Association, served as 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. Olayinka Akinwumiju, MD Portrait

Olayinka Akinwumiju, MD

Dr. Olayinka Akinwumiju 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, where he was awarded Resident of the Year for 1997 to 1998 and 1998 to 1999 and received a certificate of honor for services rendered to medical students.

Dr. Kenny Terry, MD Portrait

Kenny Terry, MD

Dr. Kenny Terry is an active medical staff member at Parkwood who is board-eligible in psychiatry. He is a graduate of Jackson State University and completed medical school and residency training at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Terry was honored with the Teaching Resident of the Year Award, served as president of the psychiatry interns, and was named Scholastic All American.

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Kelechi Ohayagha, MD

Dr. Kelechi Ohayagha is a board-certified psychiatrist. She specializes in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. She was born in Nigeria, but raised in Atlanta, GA. She attended University of Georgia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology. She then attended Ross University School of Medicine to obtain her medical degree. Following medical school, Dr. Ohayagha completed an internship and residency training in psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. She then traveled to Memphis, Tennessee to complete her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. Dr. Ohayagha joined Parkwood Behavioral July 2018.

Dr. Ohayagha is an active member of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Ohayagha is also a member of American Psychiatric Association and Tennessee Medical Association. She has taught medical residents and fellows. She is the recipient of several clinical and research awards.

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Shannon Pitts, MD

Dr. Shannon Pitts is a native of West Tennessee and is a graduate of Tennessee State University. She obtained her medical degree at James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee. Her residency was at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and its affiliated hospital North Carolina Baptist Hospital. She completed her training with a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Pitts has been practicing in the Mid-South area since 2010, with special interest in geriatric depression, psychosis, and neurocognitive impairment.

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