Rodney Villanueva

Rodney Villanueva, M.D., received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.  He completed a residency in psychiatry at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. He also holds a certification in LGBTQ Health from Drexel University.  He had an extensive career as a US Army psychiatrist, spending 16 years in the Army, which included a year-long deployment to Iraq.

He is currently a psychiatrist with Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC where, he serves as the Psychiatry Clerkship Director, the Associate Program Director for the Psychiatry Residency Program, and the Co-Medical Director of the Behavioral Health Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship Program.  He is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in healthcare, with particular interest in LGBTQ mental health. He has spearheaded efforts to raise awareness in LGBTQ health such as establishing an annual LGBT healthcare symposium with the Charlotte Area Health Education Center. He has spoken nationally and internationally on LGBTQ mental health as well as on the topic of minorities in clinical trials.

Dr. Villanueva is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatric at Carolinas Medical Center and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.