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Message from our Program Director

Krystle Graham, DO, FAPA
Director of Residency Education

Welcome to the Sandra and Leon Levine Psychiatry Residency Program at Atrium Health!

It is an exciting time for us as we continue to grow our psychiatry residency program within one of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations. Atrium Health is the largest healthcare system in the southeast, consisting of over 45 hospitals across North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. We are pleased with your interest in our program and we look forward to preparing residents for a dynamic career.

Education is at the forefront of our department and of Atrium Health. We focus on the balance of clinical experience and scholarly activity and residents work collaboratively with faculty. Our program includes formal didactics, case presentations, discussion of journal articles, interactive seminars and grand rounds with some of the most renowned experts in our field. Our residents also work closely with medical students as we are the primary site for The University of North Carolina School of Medicine - Charlotte campus.

Clinically, our residents benefit from training in a large healthcare system and unique experiences include:

Telepsychiatry Behavioral Health Integration
First Break Psychosis Program Assertive Community Treatment Team
Private Practice Brain Stimulation (ECT/TMS)
Addiction with Waiver Training Behavioral Health Residential Program
Partial Hospitalization (Child/Adolescent & Adult)      Free-Standing Psychiatric Emergency Department
Electives including:
Psycho-Oncology, Psychopharmacology, Research, Hospital Administration and Rural Psychiatry


Why Charlotte? Charlotte is an ever-growing city and the largest in North Carolina. It has something for everyone, including family-friendly activities, a bustling nightlife, theatre, and cheering on our Panthers and Hornets (for you sports fanatics). There is easy access to both beach and mountain regions, offering plenty of outdoor adventures.

We are excited for our program’s journey, and we hope to guide your transition into the next phase of training. Our diverse opportunities, enthusiastic faculty and lively city set the stage for an enjoyable and fulfilling residency experience. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to meeting you soon!