Medical Staff

Our team of physicians works with our medical and support staff to provide patients at the Carolina Center for Behavioral Health with quality, comprehensive care in a supportive therapeutic environment.  

Gergana Dimitrova, M.D. - Medical Director

Dr. Dimitrova has nearly 10 years of experience practicing psychiatric medicine and currently serves as the Medical Director at The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health. She previously worked for the Worcester County Health Department Outpatient Community Psychiatric Clinic where she specialized in the treatment of patients with dual diagnosis issues. Prior to this experience, she earned her MD from the Bulgarian Medical Academy and completed a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of British Columbia. She has also completed residency training at the University of Maryland Medical School and the Bulgarian Medical Academy.
 

Bryant Byrne, M.D. 

Dr. Byrne holds a BS in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University and earned her MD from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.  She completed her general psychiatry residency and went on to complete a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at MUSC as well.  Dr. Byrne is board certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  She works with our adolescent inpatient and adolescent partial hospitalization programs in addition to providing care on the adult inpatient units.   

George Jacob, M.D.

Dr. Jacob holds a BS in Biology from the University of South Carolina and earned his MD from the USC School of Medicine.  He completed his residency at the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center.  Dr. Jacob is board certified in General Psychiatry.  He works with our adult inpatient and ECT programs.

Jon Snipes, M.D.

Dr. Snipes holds a BS in Biology from Clemson University and received his MD from the Medical University of South Carolina.  He completed his residency and was chief resident at MUSC, as well as being the first graduate of the United State's first Fellowship in Brain Stimulation program at MUSC.  He is board certified in General Psychiatry and works with our adult inpatient, ECT, chemical dependency and Suboxone outpatient programs. 

Jason A. Flassing, PA-C 

Jason Flassing, Physician Assistant, holds a Master of Medical Science degree from Emory University, as well as a Post-Baccalaureate in Biology from the University of South Carolina -  Upstate and a BS in Business Administration from Appalachian State University.  Prior to joining The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health, he worked as a Physician Assistant at Craig County Community Health Center in New Castle, Virginia and as a volunteer PA at the Roanoke Rescue Mission in Roanoke, Virginia.  He works with our adult psychiatric patients as well as conducting history and physicals in all of our patient groups.      

Keith Plowden, PhD, PMHNP-BC

Keith Plowden, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, holds a BS in Nursing from Pace University New York, and an MS from LaSalle University, Philadephia, PA and Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI, and a PhD from Walden University.  He is Board certified in Adult and Family Psychiatry.  Prior to joining The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health, he was on faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He works with our geriatric patients and also performs medical consults and conducts history and physicals in all of our patient groups.