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Faculty Profiles

Michael D. Jenkins M.D.

Regional Chair & Professor

Dr. Jenkins is a graduate of Texas Tech University in both his undergraduate degree in Zoology and graduated from the Texas Tech University School of Medicine.  During Dr. Jenkins six years of residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, he completed training in Neurology, Psychiatry and finished a Sleep Disorders Medicine Fellowship.  Dr. Jenkins is a Board Certified Diplomat with the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology- 1994, Addiction Psychiatry 1994 and is a Diplomat with the American Board of Sleep Disorders Medicine.

Dr. Jenkins also serves as the Medical Director/Chief Medical Officer at Texas Panhandle Mental Health Mental Retardation.  He has also served on numerous national, state and local committees related to Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology.  His memberships include the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Potter/Randall County Medical Society, American Neuropsychiatric Association, Texas Academy of Psychiatry and American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology.  Dr. Jenkins also serves as an Expert Panel Member Consultant for the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Jenkins enjoys his family, teaching, ranching and hunting.

Mitchell Jones M.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus & Ex-Officio Regional Chair

Dr. Jones is an associate professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry. He did his undergraduate work at West Texas State University in Canyon, TX and completed his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. Dr. Jones completed his residency at the Topeka School of Psychiatry.  Dr. Jones is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology was awarded the 50 year Life Distinguished Fellow in the American Psychiatry Association. He was in private practice in Amarillo from 1969-1984 at which point he became a full-time faculty member at Texas Tech University Health Sciences in the Department of Psychiatry. He served as the Regional Chair in that department until 1996. Dr. Jones continues to lecture to 3rd year medical students and has held numerous positions in various professional and civic organizations.

During his time with the Menninger Clinic in Kansas, Dr. Jones was a consulting psychiatrist for the infamous 1959 killers of a wheat farmer and his family who later became the central characters of the book "In Cold Blood".  Dr. Jones interests are golf, woodworking, hiking and archeology.

Stacia Lusby M.D.

Clerkship Director & Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Lusby completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Texas Christian University.  She has a devoted interest in medical school student education as she completed her 3rd and 4th years of her graduate medical schooling at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo.  Dr. Lusby went on to finish a Psychiatry residency at Texas A&M- Scott & White Hospital and was the Chief Resident.  She is a Board Certified Diplomat with the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology- 2007.

Dr. Lusby has been honored to be a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded the Outstanding Service Award by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2008.  She enjoys spending time with her family and exercising.

Murali Veeramachaneni M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Veeramachaneni is a faculty member of the Department of Psychiatry at the Amarillo campus. He has been in private practice in Amarillo since 1998 and has contracts with various agencies for providing psychiatric services. He is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry by The American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.  He graduated from the University of Missouri system at Kansas City and Columbia. He was voted as the Best Fellow in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia.

Mustafa Hussain M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Hussain has been a preceptor in the Department of Psychiatry since 1993.  He completed his undergraduate degree in Karachi-Pakistan at Dow Medical College and then moved to the United States where he did research in Detroit, Michigan.  Dr. Hussain went on to finish a residency at Bergen Pines County Hospital in Paramus, New Jersey.  He went into private practice in 1996 and continues to teach students about Geriatric Psychiatry, Inpatient Hospitalization and General Psychiatry.

Jave Rush M.D.

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Rush is Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and completed his medical degree through Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo.  He went on to complete a residency at Texas A&M- Scott & White Hospital.  Prior to his medical education, Dr. Rush completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and went on to complete a Masters of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University.

Dr. Rush interests include tennis, college football (Oklahoma Sooners) and church activities.

Dayna Schertler L.C.S.W.

Faculty Associate

Mrs. Schertler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the mental health field since 1991.  She received her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and a graduate degree from the University of Texas- Arlington.  Mrs. Schertler has been employed in State Universities since 1996.   Dayna is a Clinical Supervisor through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.  Mrs. Schertler works with a variety of issues in the Department of Psychiatry's Counseling Center including; post-partum depression, mood problems, sexuality, identity development and anxiety.

Mrs. Schertler enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering and exercising.

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