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Justin Palanci, MD

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Medical Director, Assertive Community Treatment Program
Grady Health System

Co-Director, Open Dialogue Atlanta
Grady Behavioral Health Clinic

Phone: 404-616-3911

Fax: 404-616-4737



Justin Palanci, MD, is an Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He serves as Medical Director for the Assertive Community Treatment program at Grady Memorial Hospital. He is Co-Director of Open Dialogue Atlanta, an outpatient program located at the Grady Behavioral Health Clinic. Treatment occurs through network meetings that are held with the person at the center of concern, their support network, and are co-facilitated by two or more clinicians. As part of the program, Dr. Palanci also offers dialogically-informed medication consultations and follow-ups. Dr. Palanci is also the lead psychiatrist for Project ARROW (Achieving Recovery through Resilience, Optimism, and Wellness), a coordinated specialty care program for young adults experiencing a first episode of psychosis. Project ARROW provides comprehensive care to its participants including medication consultations, individual therapy, Open Dialogue network meetings, nursing assessments, case management, supported employment/education services, peer support, and peer family support.

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 through the Institute for Dialogic Practice.