Mark Vakkur, MD

Provider type: Physicians & APNs

Serving: Adult, Child and Adolescent

About Mark Vakkur, MD

Dr. Mark Vakkur is a board-certified psychiatrist that has joined the LifeStance Health group in May 2018. Dr. Vakkur has over 20 years of experience treating adults, children and adolescents. He treats a full spectrum of psychiatric conditions from depression and anxiety to schizophrenia. His main area of focus is ADD and ADHD especially in adolescents and adults. He works hard to apply the latest research findings to his practice but also bringing flexibility and a sense of humor to his work.

Dr. Vakkur's personal philosophy is that psychiatry should be more than simply treating symptoms. He tries to help his clients pursue happiness in their lives. Medication management is only a part(although often a critical one) of a holistic approach that should include diet, exercise, sleep, therapy, and the cultivation of gratitude and compassion.
Dr. Vakkur believes that we are never done developing and growing as strong, optismistic individuals.


  • ADD & ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Children & Adolescents
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Tourettes
  • Education & Certifications

    1986-1992 M.D. Duke University School of Medicine Durham, NC Medicine
    1982-1986 B.S. United States Military Academy West Point, NY. Distinguished Graduate (graduated 32nd in a class of 970 (top 5%).
    Board-Certified in Psychiatry American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    #44499 1996, re-certified 2007 and 2017
    Medical License Georgia
    Medical License North Carolina
    -DEA Certificate US Drug Enforcement Agency
    -Psychiatry Residency Training
    -Duke University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science 1992-1996

    May 2000 Emory University School of Medicine Special Recognition Award
    May 1999 Association for Academic Psychiatry Junior Faculty Award
    May 1999 Best Psychiatry Attending
    Spring 1999 Outstanding Lecturer of Human Behavior
    June 1998 Emory Educator of the Year
    Fall 1996 Outstanding Lecturer of Human Behavior
    1994-995 Public Policy Scholar, North Carolina Governor's Institute on Alcohol and Substance Abuse



    160 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 400-445
    Decatur, GA 30030


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