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Sudha Prathikanti, MD, is Board-certified in Adult Psychiatry, a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. At the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, she founded both the Integrative Psychiatry service and the Ayurveda consultation service, 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. She is also interested in studying other holistic mental health interventions that are accessible to vulnerable populations from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

In her clinical practice, she uses a variety of techniques to help patients find emotional balance, including Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, herbs and Jungian dreamwork. She considers many factors that may impact healing and wellness, including psychosocial, cultural and spiritual influences.

Dr. Prathikanti is also the medical director for Primary Care Adult Psychiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG), where she consults to primary care physicians on the diagnosis and treatment of outpatient mental health problems, and where she supervises fellows in the Public Health Psychiatry 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.

At the end of this activity learners will be able to:

  • Define the concept of Ayurvedic constitution and explain its role, according to Ayurveda, in restoring and maintaining an individual's health.
  • Describe at least one genome-wide study that provides some support for the concept of Ayurvedic constitution.
  • Identify at least two Ayurvedic therapies associated with epigenomic changes.

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Accreditation Statement: 

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians and allied health professionals. 

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit maximum reflects all Osher Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds to be offered in Fiscal Year 2021. UCSF designates each live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Acupuncturists: This live activity is approved by the State of California Acupuncture Board for 1 hour of Category 1 CE course credit (provider number 1377).

CME Disclosure Statement:

Planners: Shelley Adler, PhD; Selena Chan, DO; Anand Dhruva, MD; and Sarah Patterson, MD, have no relationships to disclose.

Speaker: Sudha Prathikanti, PhD has no relationships to disclose.

Event Details

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  • Linda Hee, Ph.D.
  • Katherine Fuller

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