Sudha Prathikanti, MD, is Board-certified in Adult Psychiatry, a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and a certified Ayurvedic practitioner. At the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, she founded both the Integrative Psychiatry and the Ayurveda consultation services, and currently directs the Integrative Psychiatry Teaching Clinic at this site. Her research on treating depression with yoga has been featured in local and national media.
In her clinical care at the Osher Center, Dr. Prathikanti is attuned to the many dimensions that may affect distress, healing and wellness, including psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual elements. Dr. Prathikanti has helped individuals discover balance and resilience amidst serious medical illness, chronic pain, and lifecycle transitions related to pregnancy, infertility, or interpersonal loss. Her treatment plans may include health-promoting lifestyle changes, Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, herbs, and Jungian psychotherapy and dreamwork.
At Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG), Dr. Prathikanti serves as the medical director for Primary Care Adult Psychiatry. She consults to primary care physicians on the diagnosis and treatment of outpatient mental health problems, while providing preceptorship to General Medicine and Family Medicine residents and to the Public Psychiatry Fellowship Program. Dr. Prathikanti collaborates closely with ZSFG clinicians to develop, research and implement holistic psychiatry interventions that are accessible to the culturally-diverse and vulnerable populations served by the city’s community health system.