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Medical Staff

Our medical staff consists of seven psychiatrists who have a total of nine board certifications. Our psychiatrists are experts in their field who provide compassionate care and design treatment to meet each individual’s specific needs.

Melissa Kannaday, M.D. – Medical Director

Dr. Kannaday received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina where she graduated with high honors. She completed her medical training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Her residency in general psychiatry was completed at Palmetto Health/University of South Carolina where she served as Chief Resident and was recognized as Resident of the Year. Dr. Kannaday serves as the Medical Director of Three Rivers. She is published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, Hot Topics in Neurology and Current Psychiatry Reports.

Dr. Kannaday is board certified in general psychiatry. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, South Carolina Psychiatric Association, and American Medical Association.

James Claytor, M.D.

Dr. Claytor received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina. He completed his medical training the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. His psychiatric residency was completed at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he served as Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry, also at the University of Florida.

Dr. Claytor is currently affiliated with the Columbia Area Mental Health Center and Midlands Psychiatry.

Dr. Claytor is board certified in general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is board eligible in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Claire Hyde, M.D.

Dr. Hyde received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine at Orono in Latin and English. After teaching for ten years, she entered the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine. She completed her residency in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute in Columbia, S.C.

After graduation, Dr. Hyde was employed by the Department of Mental Health at The Columbia Area Mental Health Center Assessment and Emergency Services Center as a staff physician. In this capacity Dr. Hyde also participated in the education of medical students and residents.

Dr. Hyde is board eligible in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association.

Christina Lynn, M.D.

Dr. Lynn received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Wofford College then completed her Master’s degree in Behavioral Neuroscience at Georgia State University. Dr. Lynn’s medical training was completed at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Her internship and residency training in general psychiatry were completed at the Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. Lynn is board eligible in general psychiatry. Her professional affiliations include the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association and the Society for Neuroscience.

Timothy Malone, M.D.

Dr. Malone received his undergraduate degree in Physics from the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., and completed his medical training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He then completed his internship and residency in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute in Columbia, S.C.

Dr. Malone has been a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine for five years and is a regional and national speaker on substance abuse, mood disorders and ADHD. He is the service director of the Intensive Outpatient Program at Three Rivers Behavioral Health.

Dr. Malone is board certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is certified in addiction medicine with ASAM. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and the South Carolina Psychiatric Association.

Aziz Mohiuddin, M.D.

Dr. Mohiuddin received his Medical School Education at Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India. His general psychiatry residency was completed at William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute in Columbia, SC. Dr. Mohiuddin received his permanent license to practice Medicine in the state of South Carolina in 1983.

Dr. Mohiuddin served as Staff Psychiatrist at the Columbia Area Mental Health Center and Attending Psychiatrist at Palmetto Richland Springs from 1985-2011. He has been an Attending Psychiatrist at Three Rivers Behavioral Health since August 2011.

Dr. Mohiuddin is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also a member of The American Psychiatric Association.

Tiona Praylow, M.D.

Dr. Praylow is a native of Columbia, SC. She is a proud graduate of W. J. Keenan High School. She graduated summa cum laude from Duke University where she earned a BA in English. She earned a Master’s in Public Health with honors from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health while completing her training at the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Praylow completed adult residency training and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C. During her fellowship, she was awarded the American Psychiatric Association Minority Fellowship and served on the APA's Council on Children and their Families.

Dr. Praylow is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Psychiatric Association.