Dr. Steve McDaniel is Medical Director of Admissions. In this role, Dr. McDaniel partners with the admissions team to assess potential admissions into both our adolescent and adult programs and to seamlessly transfer the care of new patients to the residential and day services treatment teams.
Dr. McDaniel returned to Skyland Trail in 2014; he previously served as medical director from 2002 to 2006. He brings 25 years of clinical and academic experience, including serving as a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University School of Medicine and as medical director of mental health and substance abuse services in the Infectious Disease Program of Grady Health System. He also has more than 10 years of experience in private practice.
Dr. McDaniel is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association, and a fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.
In 1990, he received the Bingham Psychiatric Research Award from the National Association for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression. Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he led the Mental Health/Substance Abuse Disaster Relief Team in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. He is a founding board member of Positive Impact Inc.
Dr. McDaniel received a B.A. and an M.D. from the University of Arkansas. He completed his psychiatry residency at Emory University.