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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine



Suzanna Kitten, M. D.

Department of Psychiatric Medicine
905 Johns Hopkins Drive
Brody School of Medicine at ECU
Greenville, NC  27834

Phone: 252-744-1406
Fax:  252-744-2419

Faculty Rank: Clinical Assistant Professor


2006-2009  East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine         
(BSOM) Greenville, North Carolina, Psychiatric Residency

2005-2006  Southern Illinois University (SIU) Springfield, 
Illinois, Surgical Residency Preliminary Year

2000-2005  University of Illinois College of Medicine 
(UIC-R) Rockford, Illinois, Medical Degree in May 2005

1996-2000  Southern Illinois University (SIUC)   Carbondale, 
Illinois, Bachelor of Arts in Physiology, Chemistry Minor, 2000


2008-2009       Chief Resident Psychiatry (BSOM)

May 2007          Nominated for Resident of the Year Psychiatry (BSOM)

2003-2004       General Assembly Scholarship (UIC-R)

2000-2005       Memorial Hospital of Carbondale Auxiliary Scholarship

May 2000          Summa Cum Laude (SIUC)

1999-2000       Top Physiology Senior (SIUC)

1996-1998       Academic and Dean’s Scholarship (SIUC)



Sept. 2009          Gupta, N., Kitten S., Patel, J., Bloch R., Dunham, C.

(2009). Rare Psychotic Manifestation of Voltage-Gated Potassium

Channel Antibody Limbic Encephalitis.

Poster presented and won first place at the 2009 NC Psychiatric

Association Annual Meeting and Scientific Session, New Bern, NC,

September 26, 2009.

Sept. 2008          Kitten, S., Ehrlich, S., Dixon, K., & Manuel, C. (2008).

Acupuncture for psychiatric disorders: Traditional approach versus

standardized needle placement.

Poster presented and won first place at the 2008 NC Psychiatric

Association Annual Meeting and Scientific Session, Asheville, NC,

September 12, 2008.  Also presented at GME Research Day, Pitt County

Memorial Hospital/Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC, May 12,


2004-2005         Community Oriented Primary Care Project (UIC-R)

Comparative study examining the correlative relationship between egg

consumption and blood cholesterol levels with overflow into how

alternative lifestyle affects cholesterol and general health.


March 2009      Finding Your Hogan: A Look at Navajo Culture and  
Psychiatric Practice (BSOM) Psychiatry Grand Rounds  (BSOM)

March 2009     Medical Student Lecture on Complementary and 
Alternative Medicine in Psychiatry (BSOM)

Dec. 2008        Media Appearance: Tips For Keeping New Year’s 
Resolutions on WNCT Channel 9 (BSOM)

July 2008        Insomnia: Causes and Treatments (FDIH)

August 2008    Medical Student Lecture on the Mental Status
Exam (BSOM) 

January 2008   Journal Club: “Conversion Disorder” (BSOM)

2007              Alternative Medicine in Psychiatry Presentation 
Inpatient Unit (BSOM)

Feb. 2006        Journal Club: “Complications in Tunneled CVL vs. PICC 
lines in Very Low Birth Weight Infants” (SIU)

March 2004     Bilateral Mammoplasty: Case Presentation (UIC-R)

Fall 2001        Exploring Aspects of Primary Care in a Rural Setting 


March 2009     Resident Panel for Transition to Residency Class for M4 
students (BSOM)

2008-present   Small Group Leader for M1 and M2 Psychiatry Classes 
(BSOM). Led a small group of medical students during a portion of their core curriculum in psychiatry for an hour each week. Discussing lectures, information, and material pertaining to psychiatry

March 2006      Resident Readiness (SIU). Mentored fourth year medical students on their first year of a surgical residency


2006-present  American Psychiatric Association (APA)

2008-present  North Carolina Psychiatric Association (NCPA)

2006-present  Carolina Group Psychotherapy Society (CGPS)

2000-present  American Medical Association (AMA)