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Sudha Prathikanti, MD

Title(s)HS Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor BS1986Double Major in Anthropology & Biomedical Sciences
    University of Michigan Medical SchoolMD1990Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco Residency1994Psychiatry
    University of California, San FranciscoFellowship1996Psychiatric Consultation to Ob/Gyn Patients

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    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.

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    1. Prathikanti S, Rivera R, Cochran A, Tungol JG, Fayazmanesh N, Weinmann E. Treating major depression with yoga: A prospective, randomized, controlled pilot trial. PLoS One. 2017; 12(3):e0173869. PMID: 28301561.
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    2. Lam, N and Prathikanti, S .Integrative Treatment of Depression. In Women’s Integrative Health (ed. Maizes, V and Low Dog, T). Oxford: Oxford University Press, Inc . 2015.
    3. Gruber VA, Rainey PM, Moody DE, Morse GD, Ma Q, Prathikanti S, Pade PA, Alvanzo AA, McCance-Katz EF. Interactions between buprenorphine and the protease inhibitors darunavir-ritonavir and fosamprenavir-ritonavir. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Feb 01; 54(3):414-23. PMID: 22100576.
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    4. McCance-Katz EF, Moody DE, Prathikanti S, Friedland G, Rainey PM. Rifampin, but not rifabutin, may produce opiate withdrawal in buprenorphine-maintained patients. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Nov 01; 118(2-3):326-34. PMID: 21596492.
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    5. Prathikanti, S.Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Depression. In Evidence-Based Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Ed. Gundling, K and Jacobs, B). American College of Physicians Press. 2009.
    6. Prathikanti, S.Ayurveda and Mental Health. In Clinical Manual of Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health (Ed. Lake, J and Spiegel, D). American Psychiatric Press: Washington, DC. 2007.
    7. Prathikanti, S.Ayurvedic Herbs for Psychotic Disorders. Elements Journal, June 2005 3(2): 6-9. 2005.
    8. Lu, F, Lee, K, Prathikanti, S .Minorities in Academic Psychiatry. In Handbook of Residency Training (ed. Kay, J). American Psychiatric Press: Washington, DC . 1999.
    9. Prathikanti, S.Women's Issues in Mental Health. In Review of Psychiatry for Medical Students (ed. Elkin, D ). Stamford, CT: Appleton and Lange . 1998.
    10. Prathikanti, S.East Indian American Families. In Working with Asian Americans: A Guide for Clinicians (ed. Lee. E). New York: Guilford Press . 1997.