Dr. Kearnes is a South Carolina native, though he counts himself lucky to have lived in a total of 6 different states, before returning home to Columbia. He received his undergraduate degree in Health Sciences from the Medical University of South Carolina. This was followed by earning an MBA from the Darla Moore School of Business at USC and finally his MD from the USC School of Medicine.
He completed his Psychiatric residency at Prisma Health-Midlands/USC.
Dr. Kearnes is board certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and specializes in patients from late adolescence to the elderly. He provides treatment for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, and psychotic disorders, and is also able to perform Independent Medical Examinations.
When not working with outpatients at Midlands Psychiatry, Dr. Kearnes is also affiliated with Columbia Area Mental Health, Berkeley Community Mental Health, the South Carolina Youth Advocate Program, and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.