A native of Clover, South Carolina, Dr. Elliott received his BS from Davidson College and his MD from Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He completed his psychiatry residency at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. While a resident at the University of North Carolina Dr. Elliott was selected by his faculty and peers as the Diane Eklund Outstanding Resident in Psychiatry. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Subspecialty Board Certified in Consult-Liaison Psychiatry.
Since completing his residency, he has worked in public psychiatry, in private practice, and in academic psychiatry. Dr. Elliott was on faculty at Wake Forest University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine from 1998-2010, and he served there as Consulting Psychiatrist and Residency Site Supervisor at Wake Forest University Student Health, as Director of Inpatient Services, and as Director of Resident Education. He was the recipient of the Loretta Y. Silvia Teaching Award in 2007 and the American Psychiatric Association Irma Bland, MD Certificate of Excellence in Teaching Residents in 2009.
From 2011 to 2015 Dr. Elliott was on the faculty at the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, where he served as Residency Program Director and as Director of Outpatient Services. In 2015 he was elected by the residents to receive the Resident’s Above the Call of Duty award.
From 2015 to 2017 Dr. Elliott served as the Residency Program Director of a new psychiatry residency program affiliated with Michigan State University at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan. He moved back to North Carolina in 2017 to become Chair of Psychiatry at CUSOM.
Clinical interests include Anxiety Disorders, Treatment Resistant Depression, PTSD, College and Graduate School Student Health, Psychiatry in Primary Care and Adult ADHD. He has lectured and published articles and chapters on Adult ADHD, Accommodations for Residents and Students with LD and ADHD, and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (among others).
Dr. Elliott is married (Lisa) and has four children.