Michael Lang, MD, FACP, DFAPA

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
4E-100 Brody Building
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-744-1406
Fax: 252-744-2419
Email: langmi@ecu.edu

Clinical Associate Professor
Chair Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Chief of Service, Psychiatry- ECU Health Medical Center
Director- Electroconvulsive Therapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Programs
President Elect – Association of Medicine and Psychiatry
Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry




Medical Training

Residency-Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC (June, 2007)

Internship-Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC
(July 2002-September 2003)

Certified in Electroconvulsive Therapy, Duke University (April 2009)



  • MD, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (May 2002)


  • Post-baccalaureate education in Biochemistry and Immunology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (January 1997-May 1998)


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (December 1995)

Licenses and Certifications

  • Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine Certification, August 30, 2007 to December 31, 2017;
    Re-certified October 30, 2017
  • Diplomat, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certification, April 3, 2009 to April 2019; Re-certified September 21, 2019
  • Certification in Evaluation and Administration of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation by Neuronetics
    Corporation, October 29-30, 2013
  • Fellowship in American College of Physicians, November, 2014
  • Distinguished Fellowship in American Psychiatric Association, November 2015

Professional Experience

  • Training Director, combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry program, July 1, 2014-present
  • Section Head, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Service, October 30, 2013 to present
  • Section Head, Electroconvulsive Therapy Service, July 1, 2011 to present

Professional Organizations

  • American Psychiatric Association member since November 2004
  • Association of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry member since July 2002
  • American College of Physicians member since July 2002
  • North Carolina Medical Society member since March 2004
  • American Medical Association member since January 2005
  • Pitt County Medical Society member since January 2005


  • ECU Master Educator Award (January 2018)
  • Association of Medicine & Psychiatry Outstanding Service Award (October 2018)

IRB research projects ongoing

  • Principal Investigator and Academic Mentor for Shelby Powers and Karen Kennamer for Influenza vaccination status of patients admitted to the Vidant Medical Center inpatient behavioral health unit. ECU IRB 19-001189. Study looks to examine infection rates, transmission, and prevention of Influenza, Covid 19 and other infectious diseases within locked Behavioral Health Units.  Ongoing since Fall 2019.
  • Academic Mentor for Schweitzer Fellow Joshua Park addressing the risk of opioid overdoses and the spread bloodborne infections caused by intravenous drug use by partnering with ekiM Syringe Exchange to extend the hours of the exchange and educating clients on abscess infection prevention and proper self-treatment techniques. The project will also partner with the Pitt County Health Department to organize periodic, onsite influenza and hepatitis A and B vaccination clinics during the Saturday exchange.  Start date: January 20, 2020
  • Principal Investigator for Medical and Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2. Study will evaluate both medical and psychiatric sequela of patients who have required care for Covid 19 infection and how best to provide integrated treatment. Start April 2020-ongoing. UMCIRB 20-001048

Recent Presentations

  • Presented Overview of Current Psychiatric Pharmacology at AHEC Center Greenville, NC June 15, 2021
  • Presented Case Studies in Chronic Pain at ECU Department Surgery Grand Rounds June 9, 2021
  • Presented the Evaluation and Management of Acute Pain at ECU ECU PM&R Grand Rounds Greenville, NC April 14, 2021
  • Presented Care of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders in the Inpatient Setting for Grand Rounds at Lenoir Memorial Hospital as part of AHEC program April 8, 2021
  • Presented Burnout, Wellness, and Resiliency in Residency as part of GME New Program Director Education Series March 26, 2021
  • Presented Alternative Therapy for Chronic Pain at the Medical University of South Carolina/Prisma Health Virtual Grand Rounds March 2, 2021
  • Presented Anxiety in the Covid Patient at the Eastern AHEC Rural Hearth Symposium Virtual Meeting February 26, 2021
  • Presented Anxiety in the Covid Patient at the NC ACP State Virtual Meeting February 20, 2021
  • Faculty participant for UC-Davis Train the Trainer Essentials Primary Care Psychiatry Virtual CME Conference. Facilitated “Care of the Anxious Patient” breakout group with Dr David Tsu on January 29, 2021 and “Management of Substance Abuse” breakout group with Dr Martin Beamon on January 30, 2021