Ritu Ghai, M.D.

Ritu Ghai, M.D.

  • Psychiatry
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Community Mental Health

Biography

Ritu Ghai, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Ghai earned her medical degree at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She completed a residency in general psychiatry at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she also received advanced training through a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry, during which time she served as Chief Resident of the section.

Certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

Dr. Ghai has a special interest in in anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, perfectionism, resilience, community mental health, parental coping skills, cultural issues in medicine, and medical education.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (1987-2001)
  • Fellowship - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medicine (2004-2006), Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center (2002-2004), Psychiatry
  • Internship - New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center (2001-2002), Psychiatry
Honors & Awards
  • Travel grant recipient 2005, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Award for Academic Excellence 2001, American Women’s Medical Association of Rhode Island

Clinical Focus

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Community Mental Health
  • Cultural Issues in Psychiatry and Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parental Coping Skills
  • Perfectionism
  • Resilience

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