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Justin Palanci, MD

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Medical Director, Assertive Community Treatment Program
Grady Health System

Phone: 404-616-3911

Fax: 404-616-4737



Justin Palanci is an Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is a board-certified psychiatrist who focuses on the treatment of psychotic disorders. He serves as medical director for the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program at Grady Memorial Hospital. An interdisciplinary program, each ACT team is comprised of a team lead, psychiatric practitioners, licensed clinician, vocational specialist, certified peer specialist, two substance use disorder counselors, two nurses, and four mental health technicians. As medical director, Dr. Palanci supervises the three psychiatric practitioners, provides direct patient care, and collaborates with administrative leadership on program development initiatives. Dr. Palanci’s clinical and research interests include recovery-oriented care, Open Dialogue, and racial disparities in psychotic disorders.

Dr. Palanci completed his undergraduate studies at Emory University. He attended medical school at George Washington University where he received the Jerry M Weiner Award in Psychiatry. He completed his general psychiatry residency at Emory University where he was a Wellborn fellow and Chief of the Outpatient Program. Dr. Palanci is certified as a dialogic practitioner and trainer through the Institute for Dialogic Practice.