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Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Emergency Department

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
Oct 2013Oct 2014

Medical Director of Behavioral Health / Mental Health Hospitalist

Southwest General Health Center

Medical Director overseeing two inpatient wards, the consultation-liaison service, and multiple outpatient programs. Supervises behavioral health medical providers, including three psychiatrists and two psychiatric nurse practitioners. Clinical roles have included the running the consultation-liaison service for the 358-bed main hospital, and currently as attending psychiatrist for the 18-bed geriatric behavioral health unit.

Sep 2011Aug 2013

Division Psychiatrist

3d Marine Division

Officer-in-charge of Operational Stress Control and Readiness (OSCAR) for 3rd Marine Division. Serves on Commanding General's Special Staff as behavioral health subject matter expert. Supervised team of three clinicians and three neuropsychiatric technicians that provided mental health screening and treatment for the approximately 5,000 servicemembers within 3d Marine Division. Provided call coverage to Naval Hospital Okinawa Emergency Department.

Aug 2010Aug 2011

Regimental Psychiatrist

3d Marine Regiment

Director of Operational Stress Control and Readiness. Served in an Occupational Psychiatry capacity, providing medically-based psychiatric and public health policy guidance to Navy/Marine leaders. Additionally, provided consultation and gatekeeper education to generalists and mid-level practitioners. Persistently worked to integrate fragmented community health resources into a cohesive system. Served as Medical Director to Marine Corps Base Hawaii Substance Abuse Counseling Center.

Mar 2010Aug 2010

Staff Psychiatrist

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Served as Licensed Independent Practitioner and Interim Director for NMC Portsmouth's Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP).

Jul 2009Mar 2010

Brigade Psychiatrist

Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan

Served on Commanding General's Special Staff as mental health subject matter expert, advising on issues including treatment, ethics, legal proceedings, command relationships, and critical administrative issues. Authored policies on topics ranging from combat operational stress control to mTBI. Also served as Officer-in-Charge for the camp's Combat Operational Stress Center, which provided mental health care for a population of over 5,500 service members.


Special Projects Associate

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

Assisted researchers utilizing the following skills: DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction, and gel electrophoresis. Also gained bioinformatics experience; used Vector NTI software to generate vector maps of recombinant plasmids.


Administrative Assistant to CFO

Landstar System, Inc.

Provided administrative assistance to Chief Financial Officer. Responsibilities later expanded to generation of revenue and accrual reporting, assisting with preparation of Executive Committee Reports and Annual Plan. Later, while serving in capacity of data analyst, utilized data mining software to merge subsidiary company sales data to generate parent company regional sales reports.



United States Marine Corps

After completing recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot Parris Island in 1990, I attended Marine Combat Training at Camp Geiger, followed by Combat Engineer School at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune.

Upon graduation, I was assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion (2nd CEB) where I served as an M-60 gunner. During this tour I deployed to the Persian Gulf for the duration of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

In 1992 I received TAD orders to participate in the Competition in Arms Program (CIAP) as a member of 2nd CEB's competitive marksmanship team. After qualifying in the top third of both the Intramural and Division competition, I advanced to the FMF-Atlantic competition where I placed 11th overall in the pistol competition, andearned the secondary MOS of 8530 (Marksmanship Coach) after completing the Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Coaches' Course.

In 1993, I was promoted to Corporal and assigned the billet of Company Training NCO. After completing the L.I.N.E. Instructor Course, I was assigned the additional billet of Battalion Close Combat Instructor. In 1994, I received orders to the 2nd FSSG Group Comptroller's Office where I served as the Assistant to the Comptroller Chief. I was promoted to Sergeant in 1995, shortly before being honorably discharged.

Postdoctoral Training

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA

Department of Psychiatry (homepage)

2008 - 2009     Psychiatry Chief Resident

2006 - 2008     Psychiatry Resident

2005 - 2006     Psychiatry Categorical Intern



Jun 2011Jun 2021

General Psychiatry

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Apr 2013Apr 2014

Medical License

State Medical Board of Ohio


  • Nasky KM, Knittel DR, Manos GH. Psychosis Associated with anti-NMDAR Antibodies. CNS Spectr. 2008;13(8):699-702. html pdf PubMed
  • Nasky KM, Hines NN, Simmer E. The USS Cole Bombing: Analysis of Preexisting Factors as Predictors for Development of Posttraumatic Stress. Military Medicine. 2009. 174, 7:689-694(6). PubMed
  • Nasky KM, Cowan GL, Knittel DR. False-positive urine screening for benzodiazepines: An association with sertraline? A Two-year Retrospective Chart Analysis. Psychiatry (Edgemont) 2009;6(7):36–39. html PubMed


  • Bartholomew Hogan Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence in Navy Psychiatry, 2009
  • Southern Psychiatric Association Resident Award, 2008
  • Bartholomew Hogan Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence in Navy Psychiatry, 2008
  • Intern of the Year, Department of Psychiatry, NMC Portsmouth, VA, 2006 (link)
  • Outstanding Medical Student Award, Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital, 2005 (link)
  • Recipient of The Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program, 2000


The USS Cole Bombing: Analysis of Preexisting Factors as Predictors for Development of Posttraumatic Stress. Presented at the following conferences:

  • American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 20 May 2009
  • 67th Annual Meeting of Southern Psychiatric Association, Charleston, SC, 26 September 2008
  • Braceland Seminar, Washington DC, 3 May 2008 (link)


Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA

  • Resident PRITE Review Developer and Instructor, 2008
    • Developed and taught Psychiatry Resident Inservice Training Exam (PRITE)summer review curriculum
  • Internship Didactics Curriculum Developer and Instructor, 2008
    • Developed syllabus and overall course structure Internship Didactics Curriculum

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FLLaboratory Instructor, 2000

  • Prepared daily lectures, supervised labs, and graded student lab reports and examinations for freshman biology.


  • Combat Casualty Care Course, Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute, Fort Sam Houston, TX, 2005
  • Officer Indoctrination School (OIS), Newport, RI, 2001
    • Appointed Company Commander
  • Close Combat Instructor Course, Camp Lejeune, NC, 1993
  • Summer Mountain Operations Course , Bridgeport, CA, 1992
  • Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Coaches' Course, Camp Lejeune, NC, 1992
  • Basic Combat Engineer Course, Marine Corps Engineer School, Camp Lejeune, NC, 1990
  • Marine Combat Training, Camp Geiger, NC, 1990
  • Marine Corps Recruit Training, Parris Island, SC, 1989


  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with 2 stars)
  • Meritorious Mast
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Presidential Unit Commendation
  • Navy Unit Commendation
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • Global War on Terror Ribbon
  • NATO ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
  • Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
  • National Defense Medal
  • Rifle Expert
  • Pistol Expert

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