DAN MED TMS Staff
All members of our staff are certified in TMS.
Dr. Kalyan Dandala
Dr. Kalyan Dandala is passionate about changing the status quo for psychiatric care. He has been a leader in TMS Treatment in The Nation and is a Clinical Consultant for the most preferred TMS system by physicians: Neurostar. His goal is to make TMS available to as many people as possible and was the first Physician in Washington State to make it available to Medicare and Medicaid patients. He continues to work with the National Clinical TMS Society to expand TMS treatments to pain, addiction, dementia, autism and other diseases on top of depression and anxiety.
Dr. Kalyan Dandala is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has several publications and is a member of the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and the Clinical TMS Society.
Nga Thien Lieu (Suzie) – Nurse Practitioner
Suzie is a caring and compassionate nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience. She goes the extra mile to ensure her patients receive the best care. Suzie has been trained and certified in delivering TMS and has treated hundreds of patients over the years with great success
Michelle Cabrera – TMS Coordinator
Michelle comes with 15 years of experience in the medical field. Prior to joining Dr. Dandala and helping spearhead the largest TMS program in Washington State in 2017, Michelle worked in Chemical Dependency for 13 years in admissions. Michelle knows and understands the challenges patients face with their insurance companies wanting TMS. She works hard to make that process as easy as possible for them and advocates for her patients. She is a dog lover and is passionate on the Organization’s vision to make the World a happier place.
Bradley Palitz – Assistant TMS Coordinator
Brad has been working in the mental health field for many years. He comes with a wide skill set and wears many hats. He is passionate about getting patients the best possible care and shares the vision of DAN MED TMS to elevate the standard of care in mental health. Brad is a foodie, a techy, and loves spending time with his two cats.
AJ Hansen – TMS Tech
AJ is passionate about helping people and making a meaningful connection in the process. His family has experienced significant medical issues and he has witnessed firsthand the positive effects that medical staff can have on a patient, and strives to have that effect on every patient’s life. In his spare time he likes playing baseball and video games, and baking delicious cookies.
Chris Hagenbuch – TMS Tech
Chris has been working as a TMS treater with Dr. Dandala for 2 years now. They share a passion for providing the best treatment and wanting to elevate the standard of care with TMS for depression, anxiety and other illnesses it can help treat. He is very passionate about bringing out the best in people and has a track record of leading by example. He graduated from Highline College in 2011 with a degree in Applied Science, and holds multiple computer science certificates.
Rissa Perkins – TMS Tech
Rissa has been in the medical field for over 5 years. Prior to being a TMS Specialist, she served as Patient Services for a multi-specialty practice for over a year and then she dd a year in front offce at a physical therapy clinic. She cares deeply about providing exceptional care for all of the patients she comes across and is very passionate about helping others in whatever ways she can on their life journeys. Rissa’s charming spirit and bright smile puts her patients at ease as they go through treatment to address depression/anxiety and her ability to connect with patients from all walks of life is refreshingly effortless.
Luiza Usmanova – TMS Tech
Luiza Usmanova comes to DAN MED TMS with years of experience as a nursing assistant, phlebotomist, and dialysis technician. Luiza graduated with Associates of Arts degree from South Seattle College and speaks, Turkish, Russian and of course English. She’s passionate about working with patients and connecting with them which is why she joined DAN MED TMS to help transform people’s lives. She has a beautiful family that she loves to spend time with.