The Affective Disorders Center of UNC is proud to announce the opening of the Treatment-Resistant Depression Program at UNC Mental Health Specialists. This program brings together nationally recognized experts in the assessment and treatment of depression and other mood disorders that have proved unresponsive to conventional therapy. Comprehensive consultations can be scheduled at the UNC Faculty Practice at Vilcom Center Dr.
Alan Metz, MD
Alan Metz, B.Sc., M.B.B.Ch., MRCPsych, FABPsych
Location: Vilcom Center Dr., Chapel Hill
Education and Training:
B.Sc., M.B.B.Ch. (MD): University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Surgery Internship: Tel Hashomer Hospital, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Internal Medicine Internship: Royal Free Hospital, London
Psychiatry Residency: Oxford University, England
Laboratory and Clinical Psychopharmacology Fellowship: Oxford University, England
South African by birth, Dr. Metz has practiced medicine in that country, Israel, England, New Zealand and the United States. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UNC, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Duke University and has been part-time faculty at both universities since 1993. Prior to joining UNC he was a fulltime faculty member at Tufts University/New England Medical Center in Boston where he ran the inpatient service and established the Tufts Psychopharmacology Associates organization, a tertiary care referral service offering an eclectic approach to managing patients with challenging mood and anxiety disorders. His basic research includes disorders associated with hormonal regulation, the mechanism of action of anxiolytics, anti-depressants and agents for bipolar disorder. Clinical research and practice interests include woman’s mood disorders, mood, anxiety and affective spectrum disorders. He spent a number of years at GlaxoSmithKline as it Chief Medical Officer in North America, where he was involved in the discovery of and bringing to market a number of novel and breakthrough medications.