Professional History

Experience:

Antonio M. Bird, MD, PA, Asheville, NC
General and Addiction Psychiatry.
Private Practice, 2001 – present.

Meridian Behavioral Health Services, Canton, NC
Community Mental Health Agency.
Psychiatrist, Assertive Community Treatment Team, 2011 – 2013.
Collaborated with multi-disciplinary team, provided intensive services in an outpatient setting.

CooperRiis Healing Community, Asheville and Mill Spring, NC
Recovery-oriented healing community.
Psychiatrist, 2010 – 2011.
Collaborated with multi-disciplinary team, provided intensive services in a residential setting.

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
Counseling and Psychological Services Center.
Psychiatrist, 2009 – 2011.
Provided psychiatric assessment and medication management to students.

Alpha Omega Health, Marshall, NC
Community Mental Health Agency.
Psychiatrist, Assertive Community Treatment Team, 2007 – 2008.

Pavillon International, Mill Spring, NC
Residential Addiction Treatment Center.
Interim Medical Director, 2000.
Psychiatric services as needed, 2001 – 2005.

Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center, Black Mountain, NC
Staff Psychiatrist, 1999 – 2003.
Responsible for psychiatric assessment, medication management, and leadership to women’s residential addiction treatment unit. Assisted in developing protocols and procedures for newly created crisis/detoxification unit.

 

Education and Training:

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry.
July, 1998 – June, 1999.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Residency in Adult Psychiatry.
July, 1994 – June, 1998.

State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
M.D. cum laude awarded May, 1994.

Post-baccalaureate education
1988 – 1989: Completed pre-medical requirements at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the State University of New York at Albany.

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
A.B. in English modified with Film Studies awarded June, 1988.

Academia Perpetuo Socorro, Miramar, PR
H.S. diploma awarded May, 1983.

 

Honors:

Full academic scholarship to SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine.

Award for Clinical Excellence in Psychiatry, presented by SUNY at Buffalo Department of Psychiatry.

 

Organizations and Licensure:

Licensed by North Carolina Medical Board.

Board Certified (Diplomate) in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

American Psychiatric Association.

North Carolina Psychiatric Association.

North Carolina Medical Society.