Rajesh Tampi, MBBS, DFAPA, MS

Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.

Biography

Dr. Tampi is a Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital, Akron, Ohio and the Chief, Section for Geriatric Psychiatry, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. He also maintains his appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.     

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. He completed his Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale School of Medicine.

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 has received the ‘Teacher of the Year’ Award at the Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University MetroHealth Program 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 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), ‘Clinician of the Year Award’ in 2013. Dr. Tampi also received the AAGP’s ‘Recognition and Appreciation’ Certificate in 2018.

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

Dr. Tampi has over 100 publications on various topics in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. In addition, he is the editor of 6 books in psychiatry. Dr. Tampi serves as the associate editor for Drugs in Context (Psychiatry) and is on the editorial board of 5 peer-reviewed national and international journals in psychiatry including the World Journal of Psychiatry, Clinical Interventions in Aging and the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. Furthermore, he serves as a reviewer for 34 journals including the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, the American Journal of Psychiatry and the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias.                                      

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

Education & Training

MS Leeds University School of Medicine, Clinical Psychiatry (1997)
MBBS University of Kerala (1995)

Honors & Recognition

  • Teacher of the YearDepartment of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University MetroHealth Program (2016)

  • Teacher of the Year AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University MetroHealth Program (2015)

  • Distinguished FellowAmerican Psychiatric Association (2015)

  • Faculty Appreciation AwardUniversity of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (2014)

  • Clinician of the Year AwardAmerican Association For Geriatric Psychiatry (2013)

  • All Star PhysicianYale New Haven Hospital (2011)

  • Certificate of AppreciationDepartment of Public Health, State of Connecticut (2010)

  • FellowAmerican Psychiatric Association (2009)

  • Teaching Attending of the Year AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine (2006)

  • Chairman’s AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine (2004)

  • Teaching Attending of the Year AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine (2004)

  • Teaching Attending of the Year AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine (2003)

  • Resident of the YearDepartment of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2001)

  • Chief ResidentDepartment of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2000)

Professional Service

  • International Medical Graduates (IMG) Caucus, American Psychiatric Association (2016 - Present)

  • President, International Medical Graduates (IMG) Association (2016 - Present)

  • Secretary and Treasurer Elect, American Association For Geriatric Psychiatry (2016 - Present)

  • Senior Mentor, International Medical Graduate Fellowship, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (2015 - Present)

  • Annual Meeting Planning Committee, American Association For Geriatric Psychiatry (2014 - Present)

  • Annual Meeting Self-Assessment Program, American Association For Geriatric Psychiatry (2013 - Present)

  • Clinical Practice Committee, American Association For Geriatric Psychiatry (2012 - Present)

  • Health Assistance InterVention Education Network (HAVEN) Program, State of Connecticut, Oversight Committee (2011 - Present)

  • Continuing Medical Education Committee, American Association For Geriatric Psychiatry (2011 - Present)

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Rajesh Tampi, MBBS, DFAPA, MS
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Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment CenterYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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