I enjoy the challenges of learning and treating the brain and its complexities. The mind-body integration and how it affects our day-to-day lives is fascinating to me.
As a psychiatrist, I understand the importance of keeping up with advances in science and medicine in addition to being practical about what will work best for the patient. I like to combine cutting edge medicine with care and empathy to form a personalized treatment plan for each of my patients to achieve the best results with a safe and compassionate approach.
I graduated from the Southern Illinois University (SIU) after a 4-year residency training in Psychiatry and a 2-year fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training. I completed my 6-year medical school MD degree at one of the top three universities in India and then pursued research training at VCU in Richmond,VA and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. I also trained at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS). I sit on various committees both at the state level and federal level for professional organizations including American Psychiatric Association (APA) and AACAP. I have also worked with Senators’ and Representatives’ offices with regard to healthcare advocacy and policy making.
My clinical interests include various disorders that affect child mental health and the pediatric brain. I’m a double-board certified Physician and specialize in ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual disabilities and neuro-developmental disorders. By staying up to date with the most recent developments in medicine, I’m able to provide effective treatment for my patients. Understanding their challenges and needs allows me to personalize their care and achieve results in reaching their goals. Helping my patients succeed is the most fulfilling part of my work.
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