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Psychiatry practitioner Lawrence A. Dunn, MD, has been practicing in the medical field for more than 25 years. In his current role as the owner of his own private practice, Dr. Dunn offers psychotherapy and psychopharmacology advice to patients in the Durham, North Carolina, area. In his capacity as a certified psychiatrist, he evaluates patients on an individual basis to diagnose and recommend an informed treatment plan. Lawrence A. Dunn, MD, is available to provide therapy for the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, and difficult life transitions. He can also assist patients in drug management needs. Dr. Dunn founded his private practice in 2005 following nearly two decades of professional affiliations with the Duke University Medical Center and Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center in North Carolina. Over the course of his career, Dr. Dunn has served in a number of roles, including as Director of the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center’s Psychopharmacology Research Unit from 1988 to 2005. He was also the Medical Director of the organization’s Smoking Cessation Program. During his tenure, Lawrence A. Dunn, MD, co-authored studies appearing in such peer-reviewed journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Psychiatry, and Psychopharmacology. Lawrence A. Dunn, MD, has also acted as an Attending Psychiatrist and as a research fellow for Duke’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He contributed his knowledge of the psychiatric profession to future generations of doctors as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Clinical Professor from 1990 to 2001. Dr. Dunn continued to serve as a consultant to the University until 2010. Lawrence A. Dunn, MD’s credentials include a BS from Kalamazoo College in Michigan, from which he graduated cum laude. He completed medical school at the University of Michigan and transitioned shortly after into Duke University’s residency program. Since completing his residency, Dr. Dunn has continued to be an active member of the psychiatric community. For more information or to make an appointment with Lawrence A. Dunn, MD, call his office at (919)-812-2560.

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Jun 2005Present


Lawrence A. Dunn MD


Aug 1980May 1984


University of Michigan Medical School