Expert Qualifications

This highly qualified board certified expert completed residency and fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has given several lectures on prevention of aggression and violence, prevention of elopement, and the root cause analyses of adverse events over the past 20 years to medical students, residents, and fellows. The expert has also lectured on the rapid response team calls, safety protocols, and the unique requirements for addressing administrative issues in the psychiatric unit. She is well known and recognized for her contributions to Community and Global Psychiatry and is actively involved in mentoring, supervising, and teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. Currently, she is, among several leadership positions, a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, the Director for the Inpatient Acute Treatment Service, and the Director of Short Stay at a highly ranked university affiliated medical center. She has won national and international awards for her work and is a leader among women psychiatrists.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: MD
  • BS, National College,Bangalore, India
  • MBBS. St Johns Medical College, India
  • MBA, Johns Hopkins University
  • Internship, Delaware State Hospital/ Thomas Jefferson University
  • Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry
  • Member, American Psychiatric Association
  • Member, Indo-Indian Psychiatric Association
  • Member, American Association of Physicians from India
  • Member, Maryland Psychiatric Society
  • Past President, American Association of Psychiatric Administrators
  • Member, Council Governor's Advisory Council for Mental Health Advocacy
  • Member, Med Chi of Maryland
  • President Elect, Association of Women Psychiatrists
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Rotary Club of Howard West, Rotary International
  • Member, World Association of Cultural Psychiatry
  • Member, National Patient Safety Foundation
  • Publications, 85+original peer reviewed articles, 6 book chapters, 3 books, 40+ invited lectures/ presentations
  • Former, Staff Physician, solo private practice
  • Former, Medical Director, County Directorate of Mental Health, Prince George's County, MD
  • Former, Courtesy Staff, Greater Laurel Beltsville Hospital, Laurel, MD
  • Former, Courtesy Staff, Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, MD
  • Former, Medical Director & Director, university affiliated medical center
  • Former, Physician Advisor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, university affiliated medical center
  • Former, Course Instructor, Psychiatry" Family Practice Residency Program, Prince Georges County Hospital
  • Former, Director, Community Psychiatry Program
  • Current, Director, Inpatient Acute Treatment Service, university affiliated medical center
  • Current, Director-Meyer Short Stay, major university affiliated medical center (in the top 3 in the country)
  • Current, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, university affiliated medical center
  • Current, Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, international university affiliated medical center
  • Current, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, university affiliated medical center/ public health program
  • Current, Associate Professor of Nursing, university affiliated medical center/ nursing program
  • Current, Associate Professor of Patient Safety, university affiliated medical center/ institute
  • Current, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, university affiliated medical center

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