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J. Sloan Manning

J. Sloan Manning



J. Sloan Manning, MD is a family physician and the founding editor of The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders. He served for 12 years as a full-time faculty member of the University of Tennessee, achieving the rank of associate professor with tenure in the Department of Family Medicine and associate professor in the College of Nursing. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Manning was in private practice for 5 years in northwest Mississippi. Previous academic appointments include assistant professor and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and program director of Baptist/Healthplex Family Medicine Residency at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Manning earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biological engineering from Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS, he completed his residency in family medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Gadsden, AL. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and is a member of both the American Academy of Family Physicians and the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Manning has authored or co-authored more than 50 letters, articles, and editorials in a variety of journals, including The Journal of Family Practice, Archives of Family Medicine, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Comprehensive Psychiatry and Journal of Affective Disorders. He has provided peer review for the Journal of Affective Disorders, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders, and Psychiatric Services journal.

Dr. Manning is the recipient of a variety of research grants, including one from the Health Resources and Services Administration and been principal investigator for several primary care psychiatry studies. He has lectured at research conferences on bipolar disorder in primary care settings for the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. In 1999, he served on an international task force on dysthymia in medical practice for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

His research interests include integrated somatic/mental healthcare systems in primary care, physician education in primary care psychiatry, and disorders of the bipolar spectrum, including their temperamental underpinnings and pharmacologic management.

Dr. Manning is medical director of Novant Health Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine, a multi-site primary care group delivering continuity and urgent care as well as occupational medicine services. Since 2004, he has served as co-director of the Mood Disorders Clinic at the Moses Cone Family Medicine Residency in Greensboro.

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