2015 IAPA Outstanding Resident Dr. Rajiv Radhakrishnan
Dr. Rajiv Radhakrishnan is currently a PGY-III Psychiatry resident at Yale School of Medicine. Rajiv graduated from St Johns Medical College, Bangalore, India and went on to complete his postgraduate training in psychiatry at the same institution.
He subsequently came to USA to pursue a postdoctoral research fellowship at Yale under the mentorship of Deepak Cyril D’Souza. During his postdoctoral fellowship he examined the effects of pharmacologically-induced GABA deficit on the psychomimetic effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive ingredient of cannabis. Rajiv has a keen interest in academic psychiatry and research. At the Yale Psychiatry residency program, he serves as a writing tutor for medical students, organizes the resident/fellows journal club and serves as the Co-Chair of the Psychiatry Resident Association-Information Technology committee.
His research is focused on examining the effects of cannabinoids on information processing. He is the recipient of the Seymour Lustman Resident Research Award 2014, the highest award for resident research achievement given by the Yale Department of Psychiatry. He also received the APIRE/ Janssen Pharmaceutical Resident Psychiatric Research Scholar Fellowship 2014-15 and is supported by the NIMH R25 IMPORT training grant. Rajiv holds various leadership roles in academic psychiatry.
He serves as the SeniorDeputy Editor of the American Journal of Psychiatry-Residents’ Journal (2014-2015) and will serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal in 2015-2016. He was awarded the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry Fellowship (2015-2016) and selected to the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency
Traininghttp://www.myiapa.org/PDFs/2015_IAPA_Awardees.pdf International Medical Graduate (IMG) Fellowship Program 2015.