About Me

Melissa H. Kannaday, M.D.

Experienced General Psychiatrist specializing in Medication Management and Psychotherapy

Dr. Melissa Kannaday is an experienced Adult Psychiatrist.  She is highly sought after as an expert in psychopharmacological medication management and for her warm and caring nature.  She is relatable.  She has experience in Adult Acute Inpatient Psychiatry, Hospital Administration as a former Medical Director of a 120-bed Free-standing Psychiatric Hospital, as well as experience in Women’s Mental Health and Psychotherapy.

When she is not in the office, you will find Dr. Kannaday enjoying time with her family, cooking, and spending time on the coast of South Carolina.

My Education

Undergraduate Degree

University of South Carolina

The Darla Moore School of Business

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Summa Cum Laude 

Medical School

University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine


University of South Carolina/Palmetto Health Alliance

General Psychiatry


Chief Resident

Assistant Chief Resident

Resident of the Year

Medical Student Educator of the Year


Dr. Kannaday is published in

Current Psychiatry Reports

International Journal of Eating Disorders

Hot Topics in Neurology and Psychiatry

Asian Journal of Psychiatry

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