Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Residency Training Director
University of California, San Diego
Dr. Sanjai Rao is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Residency Training Director at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and the Site Director for Residency Training at the VA Medical Center in San Diego, CA. A lifelong clinician educator, Dr. Rao’s clinical practice is focused on inpatient and acute care at the VA, with an emphasis on teaching practical psychopharmacology to the many trainees he supervises. Dr. Rao coordinates the UCSD Psychiatry Residency curriculum and has received a number of teaching awards based on his clinical and academic work, including the APA Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Residency Teaching.
Dr. Rao has done research in and published on multiple areas, including treatment resistant depression, suicide prevention, depression and delirium in palliative care, anxious depression, side effects of antipsychotic medications, long acting injectable antipsychotics, and residency training.
Dr. Rao received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, completed his residency at UCSD, and is board certified in general psychiatry and consult-liaison psychiatry. He is also the current President of the San Diego Psychiatric Society and an APA Distinguished Fellow.
Sunday, May 9, 2021
4:15pm – 5:15pm