Dr. David Purselle, MD, MS

Dr. David Purselle is a board certified psychiatrist with over 26 years of clinical experience in Atlanta, GA. He has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, emergency rooms, and inpatient units at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory University Hospital, and Grady Hospital. He has also been involved with several clinical research studies studying the effectiveness of various antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and lithium.
After graduating magna cum laude with a degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University, Dr. Purselle attended medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed a residency in psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine. He then earned a Master of Science in Clinical Research at Emory University in 2005.

My History

Dr. Purselle has been recognized as a physician leader in several forums and presented continuing medical education programs at national and local conferences. He has also served as a consultant for major pharmaceutical corporations providing guidance on development of new therapies for a variety of mental illnesses.

Specialty & Clinical Interests

General psychiatry and clinical research with a special interest in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

Education & Medical Training

Emory University
Master of Science in Clinical Research 2005
Emory University School of Medicine
Residency, Psychiatry 1996-2000
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine 1996
Vanderbilt University
Bachelor of Engineering 1992

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified in Psychiatry since 2001
State of Georgia Medical License
Licensed since 1997
DEA License
Licensed since 2000