Ashraf Attalla, M.D. Psychiatry
Dr. Ashraf Attalla is a Board Certified Psychiatrist trained in Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry. He completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and earned his M.D. at Alexandria University School of Medicine. He completed his General Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Dr. Attalla serves as the Program Director of Youth Services at Ridgeview Institute, and is our Director of Clinical Research. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory and Moorehouse Universities. With interests in venues, outside of IFBM Attalla is accomplished clarinetist and pianist, and has been featured as soloist here and abroad.
Andro Giorgadze, M.D. Psychiatry
Dr. Andro Giorgadze is a Co-Investigator at IFBM. He has been involved in over 50 clinical trials with major focus on CNS disorders. He is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He received his medical training at TSMU in Tbilisi, Georgia and Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Giorgadze completed his psychiatry training at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. In addition to clinical research, Dr. Giorgadze has a private practice where he brings his insights from clinical trials to provide cutting edge medical care to his patients. Dr. Giorgadze enjoys working in medical research field because of the great impact that new discoveries have upon treatment practices and outcomes of individual patients. When he is not working, Dr. Giorgadze is an avid landscape and travel photographer.
Diana Strommen, BA, MME, CCRC, CRSM
Diana is our Director of Research Operations. She received her BA in Psychology with a focus in Psychopharmacology from St. Olaf College, and the Masters of Arts in Education from the University of Wisconsin. Her role beyond management and development of our clinical research division includes intake of potential study participants, and the training of our research staff. Her passion for medical science's potential to clarify and treat unwanted symptoms has led to more than a decade of research activities as well as the expansion of our site's facility and treatment modalities. Outside of IFBM, Diana enjoys her roles as wife, mother, grandmother, scuba instructor, and professional chorister.
Patti Prater, Manager of Clinical Operations
Charlene, Newton, M.A., CRC