Raj Kalapatapu, MD, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Avenue, #PES
San Francisco CA 94110
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    Purdue University, West Lafayette, INB.S.05/1999Premedicine
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, INM.D.05/2003Medical School
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAPh.D.06/2020Epidemiology & Translational Science
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN07/2007Adult Psychiatry Residency
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN07/2008Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Clinical Fellowship
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY07/2009Geriatric Psychiatry Clinical Fellowship
    Columbia University, New York, NY06/2012Addiction Psychiatry T32 Clinical/Research Fellowship
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA06/2013Neurosciences/Psychiatric Research Fellowship

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    OT-based Cognitive Rehabilitation of Cocaine Abusers
    NIH/NIDA K23DA034883Apr 1, 2013 - Mar 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Managing a Suicidal or Gravely Disabled Patient on an Involuntary Psychiatric Hold and Who Has End-of-Life Orders: Key Factors to Consider in an Emergency Room Setting. Current Research in Psychology and Behavioral Science. 2023; 4:10102. Dinh M, Elkin GD, Kalapatapu RK. View Publication.
    2. Experiences of transgender and gender diverse patients in emergency psychiatric settings: A scoping review. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2023 Aug; 4(4):e13018. O'Brien M, Hirschtritt ME, Tahir P, Kalapatapu RK. PMID: 37547378; PMCID: PMC10399137.
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    3. Addressing the Pediatric Mental Health Crisis in Emergency Departments in the US: Findings of a National Pediatric Boarding Consensus Panel. J Acad Consult Liaison Psychiatry. 2023 Nov-Dec; 64(6):501-511. Feuer V, Mooneyham GC, Malas NM, Pediatric Boarding Consensus Guidelines Panel. PMID: 37301325; PMCID: PMC10709524.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Tips for efficient night shift work in a psychiatric ED. Current Psychiatry. 2023; 22(5):47-48. Kalapatapu RK. View Publication.
    5. Tips for Health Insured Patients When Accessing Care. Current Research in Psychology and Behavioral Science. 2023; 4:1090. Kalapatapu RK. View Publication.
    6. Body-Worn Cameras by Security/Law Enforcement: Tips for Emergency Psychiatry Staff. Current Research in Psychology and Behavioral Science. 2023; 4:1088. Kalapatapu RK. View Publication.
    7. BOARDING psychiatric patients in the ED: Key strategies. Current Psychiatry. 2022; 21(6):52. Kalapatapu RK. View Publication.
    8. The Skill of Administering Medications via Intramuscular Route. Current Psychiatry. 2022; 21(2):10. Kalapatapu RK, Ramos GA. View Publication.
    9. Agreement between Youth Self-Report and Biospecimen-Confirmed Substance Use: A Systematic Review. Subst Use Misuse. 2022; 57(4):531-538. Folk JB, Hirschtritt ME, McCrary QD, Kalapatapu RK. PMID: 35006043; PMCID: PMC8890782.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Which Emergent Medication Should I Give Next? Repeated Use of Emergent Medications to Treat Acute Agitation. Front Psychiatry. 2021; 12:750686. Searles Quick VB, Herbst ED, Kalapatapu RK. PMID: 34950067; PMCID: PMC8688542.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1  
    11. Case Report: Buprenorphine Induction Using Transdermal Buprenorphine in a Veteran With Opioid Use Disorder and Psychosis, Managing Precipitated Withdrawal. Mil Med. 2020 09 18; 185(9-10):e1872-e1875. Kinasz KR, Herbst ED, Kalapatapu RK. PMID: 32314788.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Psychiatric emergency? What to consider before prescribing. Current Psychiatry. 2020; 19(9):52. Kalapatapu RK. View Publication.
    13. Prescribing medications in an emergency situation? Document your rationale. Current Psychiatry. 2019; 18(11):25, 70. Kalapatapu RK. View Publication.
    14. Organizing the P in a SOAP Note. Current Psychiatry. 2019; 18(4):47. Kalapatapu RK. View Publication.
    15. COMPRESS: Key questions to ask during shift changes in a psychiatric ER. Current Psychiatry. 2018; 17(11):8. Kalapatapu RK. View Publication.
    16. Does trauma exposure predict prescription drug problems beyond the contribution of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression? An analysis of the Mind Your Heart cohort study. J Addict Dis. 2017 Jul-Sep; 36(3):183-192. Kalapatapu RK, Dannenbaum TP, Harbison JD, Cohen BE. PMID: 28388283; PMCID: PMC5491360.
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    17. Use of Stimulants and Performance Enhancers During and After Trauma Exposure in a Combat Veteran: A Possible Risk Factor for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms. Am J Psychiatry. 2017 02 01; 174(2):95-99. Herbst E, McCaslin S, Kalapatapu RK. PMID: 28142270; PMCID: PMC5289819.
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    18. "Being with a Buddha": A Case Report of Methoxetamine Use in a United States Veteran with PTSD. Case Rep Psychiatry. 2017; 2017:2319094. Striebel JM, Nelson EE, Kalapatapu RK. PMID: 28251011; PMCID: PMC5303589.
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    19. Lifetime alcohol use and cognitive performance in older adults. J Addict Dis. 2017 Jan-Mar; 36(1):38-47. Kalapatapu RK, Ventura MI, Barnes DE. PMID: 27719514; PMCID: PMC5241216.
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    20. The relational neurobehavioral approach: can a non-aversive program manage adults with brain injury-related aggression without seclusion/restraint? Disabil Rehabil. 2017 11; 39(22):2261-2268. Kalapatapu RK, Giles GM. PMID: 27636708; PMCID: PMC5354988.
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    21. Substance use history in behavioral-variant frontotemporal dementia versus primary progressive aphasia. J Addict Dis. 2016; 35(1):36-41. Kalapatapu RK, Delucchi KL, Wang S, Harbison JD, Nelson EE, Kramer JH. PMID: 26485480; PMCID: PMC4720534.
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    22. Butyrylcholinesterase levels and subjective effects of smoked cocaine in healthy cocaine users. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2015 Mar; 41(2):161-5. Askalsky P, Kalapatapu RK, Foltin RW, Comer SD. PMID: 25321637; PMCID: PMC4336628.
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    23. Cognitive-behavioral therapy in depressed primary care patients with co-occurring problematic alcohol use: effect of telephone-administered vs. face-to-face treatment-a secondary analysis. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2014 Apr-Jun; 46(2):85-92. Kalapatapu RK, Ho J, Cai X, Vinogradov S, Batki SL, Mohr DC. PMID: 25052784; PMCID: PMC4110640.
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    24. Association of alcohol use biomarkers and cognitive performance in veterans with problematic alcohol use and posttraumatic stress disorder: data from the mind your heart study. J Addict Dis. 2014; 33(2):67-76. Kalapatapu RK, Neylan TC, Regan MC, Cohen BE. PMID: 24717141; PMCID: PMC4071132.
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    25. The anti-suicidal potential of buprenorphine: a case report. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2014; 47(2):169-74. Striebel JM, Kalapatapu RK. PMID: 25084802; PMCID: PMC4120471.
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    26. Alcohol use biomarkers predicting cognitive performance: a secondary analysis in veterans with alcohol dependence and posttraumatic stress disorder. Mil Med. 2013 Sep; 178(9):974-80. Kalapatapu RK, Delucchi KL, Lasher BA, Vinogradov S, Batki SL. PMID: 24005546; PMCID: PMC3815580.
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    27. APOE e4 genotype and cigarette smoking in adults with normal cognition and mild cognitive impairment: a retrospective baseline analysis of a national dataset. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2013 Jul; 39(4):219-26. Kalapatapu RK, Delucchi KL. PMID: 23808899; PMCID: PMC3710309.
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    28. Relationship of age to impulsivity and decision making: a baseline secondary analysis of a behavioral treatment study in stimulant use disorders. J Addict Dis. 2013; 32(2):206-16. Kalapatapu RK, Lewis DF, Vinogradov S, Batki SL, Winhusen T. PMID: 23815427; PMCID: PMC3703837.
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    29. Demographic and clinical characteristics of middle-aged versus younger adults enrolled in a clinical trial of a web-delivered psychosocial treatment for substance use disorders. J Addict Med. 2013 Jan-Feb; 7(1):66-72. Kalapatapu RK, Campbell A, Aharonovich E, Hu MC, Levin FR, Nunes EV. PMID: 23340711; PMCID: PMC3634916.
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    30. The subjective effects of cocaine: relationship to years of cocaine use and current age. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2012 Nov; 38(6):530-4. Kalapatapu RK, Bedi G, Haney M, Evans SM, Rubin E, Foltin RW. PMID: 22812932; PMCID: PMC3680103.
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    31. Effects of alcohol availability, access to alcohol, and naltrexone on self-reported craving and patterns of drinking in response to an alcohol-cue availability procedure. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2012 Mar; 73(2):205-15. Kruse MI, Radnovich AJ, Kalapatapu RK, Mehdiyoun N, Chambers RA, Davidson D. PMID: 22333328; PMCID: PMC3281980.
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    32. Substance use after participation in laboratory studies involving smoked cocaine self-administration. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Jan 01; 120(1-3):162-7. Kalapatapu RK, Bedi G, Haney M, Evans SM, Rubin E, Foltin RW. PMID: 21840650; PMCID: PMC3228895.
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    33. A pilot study of neurocognitive function in older and younger cocaine abusers and controls. Am J Addict. 2011 May-Jun; 20(3):228-39. Kalapatapu RK, Vadhan NP, Rubin E, Bedi G, Cheng WY, Sullivan MA, Foltin RW. PMID: 21477051; PMCID: PMC3076107.
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    34. Alcoholism (2/11/2011 version). eMedicine.com. 2011. Thompson W, Lande RG, Kalapatapu RK. View Publication.
    35. Parkinson Disease (1/24/2011 version). eMedicine.com. 2011. Swanberg MM, Kalapatapu RK. View Publication.
    36. Prescription use disorders in older adults. Am J Addict. 2010 Nov-Dec; 19(6):515-22. Kalapatapu RK, Sullivan MA. PMID: 20958847; PMCID: PMC3320720.
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    37. Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia (5/26/2010 version). eMedicine.com. 2010. Kalapatapu RK, Dunn DW. View Publication.
    38. Using the Internet to assess perceptions of patients with borderline personality disorder: what do patients want in the DSM-V? Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2010 Oct; 13(5):483-94. Kalapatapu RK, Patil U, Goodman MS. PMID: 20950172.
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    39. Dementia: A Focused Review. Psychiatric Times. 2010; 27(2). Kalapatapu RK. View Publication.
    40. Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders in Geriatrics. Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association, Summer 2010. 2010; 54-60. Kalapatapu RK.
    41. Informed Opinion: Never Too Old. Together: A Voice for Health and Recovery (November 2010). 2010. Kalapatapu RK.
    42. Alcohol use disorders in geriatrics. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2010; 40(3):321-37. Kalapatapu RK, Paris P, Neugroschl JA. PMID: 21166341.
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    43. Electroconvulsive Therapy (12/2/2009 version). eMedicine.com. 2009. Kalapatapu RK, Popeo DM. View Publication.
    44. Geriatric triple board residency or Post-Geriatrics Portal Project. Acad Psychiatry. 2009 Sep-Oct; 33(5):427. Kalapatapu RK. PMID: 19828866.
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    45. Aripiprazole treatment of psychosis in a child with posterior fossa retrocerebellar arachnoid cyst. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2009 Jun; 19(3):321-5. Kalapatapu RK. PMID: 19519272.
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    46. Escitalopram treatment of stereotypic movement disorder in an adolescent with mitochondrial disorder and mental retardation. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2009 Jun; 19(3):313-6. Kalapatapu RK. PMID: 19519269.
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    47. Assessment of fatigue in adults with disabilities. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2009 May; 20(2):313-24. Kalapatapu RK, Cristian A. PMID: 19389613.
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    48. Update on neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia: antipsychotic use. Geriatrics. 2009 May; 64(5):10-8. Kalapatapu RK, Schimming C. PMID: 19435390.
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    49. Update on neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia: evaluation and management. Geriatrics. 2009 Apr; 64(4):20-6. Kalapatapu RK, Neugroschl JA. PMID: 19400596.
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    50. The angry patient with Asperger’s. Current Psychiatry. 2009; 8(2):49-54. Kalapatapu RK. View Publication.
    51. Novel Objective Biomarkers of Alcohol Use: Potential Diagnostic and Treatment Management Tools in Dual Diagnosis Care. J Dual Diagn. 2009 Jan 01; 5(1):57-82. Kalapatapu RK, Chambers R. PMID: 20582236; PMCID: PMC2891542.
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    52. Psychiatric Comorbidities and ADHD: Understanding the Diagnostic Challenges and Treatment Implications. eMedicine.com, Newsletter (8/27/2008). 2008. Kalapatapu RK.
    53. Bulimia Nervosa (8/12/2008 version). eMedicine.com. 2008. Kalapatapu RK, Walsh KH. View Publication.
    54. A-Z List of Buzz Words for the Boards. American Journal of Psychiatry, Residents’ Journal, 5/2008. 2008; 3-4. Kalapatapu RK.
    55. Pharmacologic Treatment of Anxiety Disorders. eMedicine.com, Newsletter (2/20/2008). 2008. Kalapatapu RK.
    56. Medical Management of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents. Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association, Spring 2008. 2008; 46-47. Kalapatapu RK, Schmetzer AD.
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