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Rajesh Tampi

MBBS, MS, DFAPA
Professor Adjunct, Psychiatry; Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Biography

Dr. Tampi is the Professor and Chairman, Inaugural Bhatia Family Endowed Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Creighton University School of Medicine and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Health Behavioral Health Services in Omaha, Nebraska.

Prior to moving to Omaha, Dr. Tampi was the Chairman, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Akron, Ohio and the Chief, Section for Geriatric Psychiatry, Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, he was a Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Tampi is also a Professor of Psychiatry at North East Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio and a Professor of Psychiatry (Adjunct) at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

Dr. Tampi is the Past President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP). He was the President of the AAGP for 2019-2020 and the Co-President for 2020-2021. Dr. Tampi was the Secretary and Treasurer of the AAGP for 2017-2018. He was the Program Chair for the 2017 AAGP Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Tampi is the Past President of the International Medical Graduates (IMG) Caucus at the American Psychiatric Association (APA). He is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA and of the AAGP.

Dr. Tampi is a graduate of the University of Kerala, Kerala, India. He trained in Psychiatry at the University of Leeds, Leeds, England and at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont. During his residency training in England, Dr. Tampi also attained a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry from the University of Leeds, Leeds, England, United Kingdom. He completed his Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

Dr. Tampi has received three ‘Outstanding Teaching Attending Awards’ and the ‘Chairman’s Award’ for outstanding teaching, research and clinical work from the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. He received the ‘Teacher of the Year’ Award from the Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University MetroHealth Program, Cleveland, Ohio in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Dr. Tampi is a recipient of the Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA) instituted by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). He was a recipient of the AAGP’s ‘Clinician of the Year Award’ in 2013. Dr. Tampi also received the AAGP’s ‘Recognition and Appreciation’ Certificate in 2018. In 2019, he received the AAGP’s ‘Educator of the Year Award’. Dr. Tampi received the ‘2019 Outstanding Academician of the Year Award’ given by the Indo-American Psychiatric Association (IAPA). He is the recipient of the 2021 ‘Jack Weinberg Award’ for Geriatric Psychiatry given by the APA. Dr. Tampi is the 2022 ‘George Tarjan Award’ given by the APA.

Dr. Tampi has over 180 publications on various topics in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. In addition, he is the Editor of 10 books in psychiatry published by reputed publishers including Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), Oxford University Press (OUP), Springer International Publishing (SIP) and Cambridge University Press (CUP).

Dr. Tampi serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Psychiatry. He is also an Associate Editor for Drugs in Context (Psychiatry), Associate Editor for Aging Psychiatry Section of Frontiers in Psychiatry and the Section Editor of Geriatric Psychiatry for Psychiatric Times. He is on the Editorial Board of ‘Clinical Interventions in Aging’, the ‘Annals of Clinical Psychiatry’ and ‘Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology’. Furthermore, Dr. Tampi serves as an ad-hoc peer reviewer for 54 journals including the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, the American Journal of Psychiatry, JAMA Psychiatry, the Journal of American Geriatrics Society and the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias amongst others.

Dr. Tampi’s clinical and research interests are the management of psychiatric disorders in late life, neurodegenerative disorders, ethical & legal issues in geriatric psychiatry, integrated geriatric -psychiatric care and undergraduate and postgraduate education in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.

Education & Training

  • MS
    Leeds University School of Medicine, Clinical Psychiatry (1999)
  • MBBS
    University of Kerala (1995)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
2022 George Tarjan AwardAmerican Psychiatric Association2021
2021 Jack Weinberg Award for Geriatric PsychiatryAmerican Psychiatric Association2021
Outstanding Academician of the Year AwardIndo-American Psychiatrist Association2019
Educator of the Year AwardAmerican Association for Geriatric Psychiatry2019
Distinguished FellowAmerican Association for Geriatric Psychiatry2019
Teacher of the YearDepartment of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University MetroHealth Program2018
Teacher of the YearDepartment of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University MetroHealth Program2016
Teacher of the Year AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University MetroHealth Program2015
Distinguished FellowAmerican Psychiatric Association2015
Faculty Appreciation AwardUniversity of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio2014
Clinician of the Year AwardAmerican Association For Geriatric Psychiatry2013
All Star PhysicianYale New Haven Hospital2011
Certificate of AppreciationDepartment of Public Health, State of Connecticut2010
FellowAmerican Psychiatric Association2009
Teaching Attending of the Year AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine2006
Chairman’s AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine2004
Teaching Attending of the Year AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine2004
Teaching Attending of the Year AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine2003
Resident of the YearDepartment of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine2001
Chief ResidentDepartment of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine2000

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
American Association For Geriatric PsychiatryPresident2019 - 2021
International Medical Graduates (IMG) Caucus, American Psychiatric AssociationMember2016 - Present
President, International Medical Graduates (IMG) AssociationPresident2016 - Present
Secretary and Treasurer Elect, American Association For Geriatric PsychiatrySecretary-Treasure (combined Role)2016 - 2018
Senior Mentor, International Medical Graduate Fellowship, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency TrainingAd-hoc Member2015 - Present
Annual Meeting Planning Committee, American Association For Geriatric PsychiatryAd-hoc Member2014 - Present
Annual Meeting Self-Assessment Program, American Association For Geriatric PsychiatryMember2013 - Present
Clinical Practice Committee, American Association For Geriatric PsychiatryMember2012 - Present
Health Assistance InterVention Education Network (HAVEN) Program, State of Connecticut, Oversight Committee2011 - Present
Continuing Medical Education Committee, American Association For Geriatric PsychiatryMember2011 - Present