Kiana M. Fussner received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies and her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has worked a number of years in a variety of fields, including pediatric medicine, reproductive endocrinology, family medicine, surgery as part of a surgical team, and, of course, behavioral health, for which she immensely passionate. She has particular experience diagnosis a spectrum of adult psychiatric disorders such as bipolar and depression. Kiana is also fluent in both English and Spanish. She works at our Neuropsychiatric Clinic in Raleigh, NC, where she treats ages 18 and up for depression, bipolar, PTSD, and schizophrenia.
Why did you choose mental health as a career path?
“I have always been passionate about helping those in need, those who may not be capable of helping themselves. I believe in treating people as individuals. A person’s mental health is the basis on which emotional and physical health lie. I believe it is the most important part of your health that deserves the same attention and level of treatment as all of the other parts.”