Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
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Geetha Dhatreecharan, MBBS, is a board-certified psychiatrist with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. She graduated from Madurai Medical College, affiliated with Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, in 1989. She completed a four-year psychiatry residency program at University of Connecticut in 1999. After a short break to raise her children, she worked in Community Mental Health in Michigan and served as Medical Director for several years. She also worked for Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac, Michigan, for almost ten years as an independent contract psychiatrist. She was elected a fellow by the APA in 2015. Recently, she completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry from 2019-2020 at the University of Cincinnati in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience. After completing the fellowship, she worked at the University of Cincinnati as Assistant Professor Clinical-GEO. She moved back to Michigan to be closer to family. She enjoys evaluating and treating adult patients and is especially passionate about working with the elderly. Her clinical, teaching, and research interest includes medical education, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and neurocognitive disorders.
Education and Training
- Fellowship 2020, Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati
- Residency 1999, Psychiatry, Hartford Hospital Institute of Living, University of Connecticut
- Research Internship 1991, Microbiology, Kings College Hospital
- MBBS 1989, Madurai Medical College, Madurai Kamaraj University
- geriatric health and mental health
- Neurocognitive disorders
- Mood disorders
- Medical Education
Dhatreecharan G. Iatrogenic hyponatremia in a patient with bipolar disorder Current Psychiatry. 2021;20(11):E4-E6.