Adam Pendleton, MD, MBA, FAPA
A native of Buffalo, NY, Dr. Adam Pendleton started his education at Canisius University where he completed his undergraduate degrees and later a Master’s in Business Administration. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine for his MD, and continued his training at Vanderbilt University where he completed his psychiatry residency and acted as chief resident. He furthered his education at Vanderbilt with fellowship training and a post-doctoral program in the field of biomedical ethics. He is dual-board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Pendleton has worked in all areas of psychiatry, including inpatient acute hospitals, outpatient clinics, and as a hospital medical director and corporate administrator. He is passionate about preventative mental health care, patient advocacy, and especially enjoys working with young adults in transitional periods of their lives. He has been published in two textbooks where he has written on complex psychopharmacology. In addition to an extensive understanding of medicine, Dr. Pendleton is trained in multiple modalities of psychotherapy including CBT, DBT, interpersonal therapy, and trauma-informed care. He is also an advocate of behavioral and lifestyle interventions, including nutrition, healthy social skills, and emotional regulation. He believes strongly in the multidisciplinary team approach to mental healthcare, and includes his patients and their families in decision-making, ensuring his patients are an active part of their healing journey.
In his free time, Dr. Pendleton takes off his doctor’s cap and puts on overalls as he works on his 8-acre organic farm just 3 minutes down the road from Alpine Academy. He raises heirloom chickens, eggs, Berkshire hogs, American Wagyu cattle, dairy goats and tends to his 18 gardens, an orchard, a vineyard, and, of course, beehives! He is an advocate of organic, sustainable farming, and pasture-raised, happy animals and produce as part of both physical and mental health. When not working on the farm, he is probably in the kitchen pretending to be a chef, as cooking is his favorite activity. He enjoys the outdoors, is an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer, and can routinely be found with his wife Kiera, also a psychiatrist, chasing around their very spoiled (and stubborn) French Bulldog, Walter, and their high-energy goldendoodle, Mollie.