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Kalpana Prasad, MD

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Adult Staff Psychiatrist - VA Clinic
Atlanta VA Medical Center

Phone: 404-321-6111



Kalpana Prasad, MD is an ABPN board certified adult psychiatrist who takes care of patients at the VA outpatient clinic in Atlanta. She is also an assistant professor at Emory Hospital. Her areas of particular interest are using the recovery model for treatment of severe mental illness and psychopharmacology in challenging cases like the medically complicated, pregnant women and those difficult to engage in treatment. She supervises residents from Emory during their outpatient rotation and gives classroom lectures at Emory school of medicine.

Dr. Prasad got her medical degree from King George Medical College, Lucknow, India. She started psychiatry training in Birmingham, UK where she did community psychiatry and became a registrar. Upon moving to USA, her psychiatry residency was completed in 2000 at MCP-Hahnemann hospital with Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She has worked in various roles including medical director of Women’s unit, inpatient and outpatient clinical director and then as the city appointed psychiatry consultant to several federally qualified health centers in Philadelphia to implement integrative mental health treatment. She has been involved with conducting workshops for OB-GYN and primary care physicians. Her poster using recovery model to improve physical health outcomes in seriously mentally ill was accepted and presented in international schizophrenia conference, Madrid, Spain. She recently held a symposium on Improving Physician Wellness in an International psychiatry conference.

She values teaching residents and medical students and was a mentor for Drexel and University of PA students and has continued the same here at Emory. She is currently the President for Indian American Psychiatrists Association - GA chapter. She is also on the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association.