Rajesh R Tampi MBBS, DMedSci

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Biographical Info

Dr. Tampi is the Vice Chairman for Education, Residency Program Director and the Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry at MetroHealth, Cleveland, Ohio. His application is at the final step of review by the Board of Trustees for appointment as Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Tampi maintains his appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. He trained in Psychiatry at the University of Leeds in England and the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. During his residency training in England, Dr. Tampi also attained a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry from the University in Leeds. He completed his Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. He is the President Elect of the International Medical Graduates (IMG) Caucus of the American Psychiatric Association. 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 University School of Medicine. He is a recipient of the Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA) instituted by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Dr. Tampi was a recipient of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 2013-Clinician of the Year Award. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the American Psychiatric Association. He has published over 60 articles in peer reviewed national and international journals on various topics in geriatric psychiatry. In addition, Dr. Tampi is a chief editor for three books in psychiatry. He serves on the editorial board of various peer reviewed national and international journals in psychiatry and is a reviewer for over 20 journals including the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, and the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias. Dr. Tampi’s clinical and research interests are psychiatric disorders in late life, neurodegenerative disorders, ethical & legal issues in geriatric psychiatry and integrated geriatric psychiatric care.


Education & Training

M.B.B.S.
University of Kerala (1995)

Honors & Recognition

  • 1. Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, 07/2000 2. Resident of the Year, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, 06/2001 3. Teaching Attending of the Year Award. Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 06/2003 4. Teaching Attending of the Year Award. Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 06/ 2004 5. Chairman’s Award. Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 06/2004 6. Future Leaders in Psychiatry Designate. Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 10/2004 7. Teaching Attending of the Year Award. Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 06/2006 8. All Star Physician Award. Yale New Haven Hospital, 11/2006 9. Certificate of Appreciation. Department of Public Health, State of Connecticut, 12/2010 10. Clinician of the Year Award. American Association For Geriatric Psychiatry, 03/2013 11. Faculty Appreciation Award. Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 06/2014 12. Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Certificate, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 06/2014 13. Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, 01/2015

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