Eric D. Achtyes, MD, MS
Staff Psychiatrist and Researcher, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
ORGANIZATIONS & DEPARTMENTS
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Director, Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Pine Rest / Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Psychiatry Residency & Fellowships
Psychiatry; Psychiatry Residency Faculty
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Psychiatry, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT); Adult Psychiatry, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy
Behavioral Health Medical Director
Dr. Achtyes is a staff psychiatrist and researcher holding appointments at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Cherry Health and network180, all located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
Dr. Achtyes received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Calvin College in 1997, a Master of Science degree from the University of Washington, in Seattle in 1998, and his Medical Degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor in 2003. He then completed a transitional internship in internal medicine at the Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2004 before completing his adult psychiatry residency training at the MGH/McLean/Harvard program in Boston, Massachusetts in 2007.
Dr. Achtyes’ main research interests include improving treatment for patients with schizophrenia and depression. He has served as an investigator on more than twenty clinical trials including several NIMH, NIAAA, NIDA and CMMS-sponsored studies. He also practices Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), sees patients in a local community mental health clinic in Grand Rapids, and serves as the Behavioral Health Medical Director for network180, the community mental health authority for Kent County, home to more than 600,000 Michigan residents.
Dr. Achtyes is overseeing expansion of first-episode psychosis treatment across the State of Michigan via a $3.9 million grant from SAMHSA and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Achtyes has participated in medical relief work in India, Vietnam, Ethiopia and the Ukraine. Dr. Achtyes has served as past President of the Michigan Psychiatric Society, representing patients and psychiatrists across the state of Michigan.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
BS, Calvin College (1997)
MS, University of Washington (1998)
MD, University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor (2003)
Resident, MGH/McLean/Harvard (2007)
Depressive Disorders; Schizophrenia
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS