Carlene MacMillan, MD
Carlene MacMillan, MD is the co-founder and CEO of Brooklyn Minds Psychiatry, a multidisciplinary team-based multi-site practice in the NYC Region. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and completed her adult psychiatry residency and child and adolescent fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital.
Dr. Macmillan has a long-standing interest in helping individuals with severe, persistent and complex mental illness live meaningful lives in their communities. Prior to relocating to NYC, she was an attending on the Trauma and Dissociative Unit at McLean Hospital. In NY, she has held a faculty position at the NYU Langone School of Medicine and was the founding Medical Director of the Ellenhorn NYC Private Assertive Community Treatment Team.
In her work at Brooklyn Minds, she has built a robust deep TMS program over the past 4 years. Brooklyn Minds was one of the first practices in the country to offer deep TMS for OCD upon FDA clearance. As a member of the CTMSS Insurance Committee, she focuses primarily on advocating for appropriate OCD coverage policies as her team at Brooklyn Minds has been at the forefront of obtaining insurance coverage from commercial and Medicaid payers. Brooklyn Minds was also one of the first practices in NYC to offer esketamine for severe depression and suicidal thinking when it received FDA approval and is building a team within the practice devoted to increasing access and awareness of psychedelic medicine and psychedelic-assisted therapy.
Dr. MacMillan also serves as the Co-Chair of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consumer Issues Committee which publishes materials for patients and families on a wide range of mental health topics. She is a former member of the APA Assembly and was very active in the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society throughout residency and fellowship prior to relocating to New York several years ago.
Dr. MacMillan is passionate about increasing adoption and access to groundbreaking interventional psychiatric approaches including TMS and psychedelic medicine. She is frequently quoted in the popular press and maintains an active professional presence on various social media platforms from traditional platforms like Facebook and Twitter to novel platforms like Clubhouse where she goes by the name @psychiatrist. She uses these platforms to champion evidence-based approaches and innovations in psychiatry, in particular TMS. She believes increasing public awareness and acceptance of effective treatment and reducing stigma around mental illness is particularly important as we face a growing mental health crisis across the globe.