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K.N. Roy Chengappa, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

K.N. Roy Chengappa MD

Professor of Psychiatry

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Pittsburgh, PA


Dr Chengappa is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine and is Chief of Comprehensive Recovery Services at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

For 25 years, he has conducted clinical trials of antipsychotic, anticonvulsant and smoking cessation agents in persons with schizophrenia, schizoaffective or bipolar disorder. In recent years, he has studied the use of natural substances such as Inositol for bipolar depression, and L-Carnosine and extracts of Withania somnifera as potential cognition enhancing agents in people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, much of this work has been reported in the published literature.  He is Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Bipolar Disorders.

 His worldwide training in psychiatry began at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, and then at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada culminating in an NIMH-sponsored fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. He has direct patient care responsibilities and is involved in the mentoring of medical students, psychiatric residents and junior faculty.

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