Meet The Team

Meet Dr. Malchow

Dr. Malchow is honored to serve as the Medical Director to provide compassionate and competent care for those suffering from depression, PTSD, OCD, chronic pain, and substance dependence.

He is an acknowledged U.S. expert on ketamine administration, having presented his extensive experience with ketamine in the veteran population at the American Society of Ketamine Physicians in 2018 and has given multiple lectures regarding the use of ketamine to national audiences in 2021. Dr. Malchow has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and serves regularly on worldwide medical missions supporting those in need.

Dr. Malchow served as an anesthesiologist for 25 years in the armed forces before retiring as a colonel in 2008. He then became an associate professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where he was the first Vanderbilt physician to offer intensive ketamine infusion therapy in 2014. In 2015, he established one of the few ketamine infusion centers (KIC) in the Veteran Health Administration and the only KIC in the U.S. specifically targeting opioid cessation/reduction.

Meet Lea Brown RN, MSN, FNP-BC

My name is Lea Brown. I serve as Dr. Malchow’s Nurse Practitioner here at Tennessee Ketamine & Wellness Center. I started my career in healthcare as a high school freshman from volunteer to unit clerk to nurse then finally nurse practitioner. I have seen the struggles, personally and professionally, that PTSD, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, substance abuse, and alcohol abuse can cause. I chose this profession because this population is severely underserved and judged. Working with this team and group of patients has been an honor and incredibly rewarding so far. We step into your life for the briefest of time, but we remember you and your story. Once you choose us as your healthcare provider, you stay in our hearts and on our minds. Serving, teaching, and listening have always been a big driver for me whether it is as a bedside nurse, adjunct faculty member, or clinician.

I look forward to meeting you and hearing your journey.

Meet Carrie Stout-Holder

Hi, I’m Carrie and I serve as the Practice Manager here at Tennessee Ketamine & Wellness Center. I’m typically the first person you’ll talk with and I hope to set the tone for a positive experience as I realize that reaching out for help can be difficult. My goal is to listen to your needs and answer any questions you may have regarding our services. I will ask you a few preliminary questions in order to schedule you with Dr. Malchow for a medical evaluation. I look forward to working with you!

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