Psychiatrists

Dr. Umamaheswara Rao Kalapatapu, M.D., F.A.P.A.

Dr. Umamaheswara is a board certified psychiatrist.  He is  a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.  Dr. Umamaheswara is also Board certified in Geriatric Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry.  He is  certified by the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry.   He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Additionally, Dr. Umamahesh is an Instument rated Private Pilot, certified by Federal Aviation Administration of USA.   He is also a CPP, Certified by Professional Photographers of America and has received awards for his work.

 

Biography of Dr. Umamaheswara R. Kalapatapu, MD, FAPA

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

·         1978 – 1979 = One year rotating internship in India.

·         1979 = M.D. from Guntur Medical College, Guntur (A.P.) India.

·         1979 = University Gold Medal in Ophthalmology from Nagarjuna University, India.

·         1981 – 1984 = Residency in Psychiatry at Mental Health Institute, Independence, Iowa.

·         1986 = Board certified by American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in Psychiatry, Certificate No. 28401.

·         1989 = Certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), Certification No. 002803.

·         10/1995 = Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Geriatric Psychiatry, Certificate No. 1438.

·         05/1997 = Certified by the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry,  Certificate No. 438.

·         2005 = Recertified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Geriatric Psychiatry, Certificate No. 1438.

·         2005 = Awarded the Fellowship of American Psychiatric Association (FAPA).

·         2006 = Board certified in Addiction Psychiatry.

·         2009 = Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

·         Special Areas of Expertise:  Geriatric Psychiatry, Substance Abuse Treatment – Alcoholism and Opioid  dependence (with Suboxone), Children, Adolescent, and Adult Services

 

JOB

 

  • 09/1984 – 08/1985 = Served as Medical Director of Substance Abuse Unit at Mental Health Institute, Independence, Iowa.
  • 09/1985 – 05/1986 = Served as Staff Psychiatrist in Logansport State Hospital, Logansport, Indiana.
  • 1986 – 1995 = Served as Medical Director of Four County Counseling Center.
  • 1989 – 1995 = Served as Executive Director of Four County Counseling Center.
  • 1996 – 2000 = Director of Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at Charter Hospital, Lafayette, Indiana.
  • 1995 – Present = In private practice with his wife, Dr. Sitha Gita Kalapatapu MD, DGO, FAPA and established Raj Clinics. 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

·         American Psychiatric Association (APA)

·         Indiana Psychiatric Association (IPA)

·         American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

·         American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry (ASAP) 

 

FAMILY

 

  • Married 33 years to Dr. Sitha Gita Kalapatapu, MD, FAPA, Psychiatrist and Co-founder of Raj Clinics, PSC.
  • Three Children:  1) Dr. Rajkumar Kiran Kalapatapu, MD., Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, who is also Board Certified in Child Psychiatry. He has completed  Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Mount Sinai in New York City & is currently in a 3-year research Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York City.  2) Rajkumar Charan Kalapatapu, is in Medical School in Guntur, A.P., India. 3) Dr. Veena Raj Kalapatapu, MD., is in Residency in Anesthesiology at Burlington, Vermont.

COMMUNITY INTERESTS

 

 

OTHER

 

 

Dr. Sitha Gita Kalapatapu, M.D.,D.G.O., F.A.P.A.

Dr. Sitha Gita is a board certified psychiatrist.  She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  She is certified by the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry.  She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.  She has a Diploma in Gynecology and Obstetrics, which she received in India.   She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr.  Sitha Gita is an accomplished South Indian Classical Carnatic musician.  She is an AIR ( All India Radio ) Artist in in the musical instrument Veena.  She was awarded as the Best Singer of the Festival in the IVth, Vth, and VIth All India Inter Collegiate Competitions. In 1987, she was honored with Life Time Achievement Award by TANA ( Telugu Association of North America ).  She recevied several accolades for her musical accomplishments over the years.

 

Biography of Dr. Sitha Gita Kalapatapu, MD, DGO, FAPA

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

·        Indiana Psychiatric Association (IPA)

·        American Psychiatric Association (APA)

·        American Society of Addictions Medicine (ASAM)

·        American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry (ASAP)

 

JOB

 

 

 FAMILY

 

  • Married 33 years to Dr. Umamaheswara R. Kalapatapu, MD, FAPA, Psychiatrist and Co-founder of Raj Clinics, PSC.
  • Three Children:  1) Dr. Rajkumar Kiran Kalapatapu, MD., Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, who is also Board Certified in Child Psychiatry. He has completed  Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Mount Sinai in New York City & is currently in a 3-year research Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York City.  2) Rajkumar Charan Kalapatapu, is in Medical School in Guntur, A.P., India. 3) Dr. Veena Raj Kalapatapu, MD., is in Residency in Anesthesiology at Burlington, Vermont.

 

 HONORS & AWARDS

 

  • Professional South Indiana Classical musician in vocal and instrument.
  • AIR (All India Radio) Artist in Veena – an honor where her live concerts are broadcasted every two to three months for about an hour.
  • First prize winner in AIR vocal, classical competitions.
  • Winner of the Ever Rolling Trophy for best singer of the festival during the 4th, 5th, and 6th All India Inter-Medical Collegiate Competitions held in New Delhi, Berhampur, and Hyderabad, India.
  • Silver Medal winner in the All India Classical Vocal Music competitions held by Navya Nataka Samiti in Hyderabad, India.
  • Won more than 100 awards in several music competitions.
  • Recognized by presentation of a tambura as the most outgoing student at medical graduation for bringing more than 50 prizes for her medical school.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for her musical accomplishments in the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) in 1987 at St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Was one of the 2005 Salute to Women Finalists, an award sponsored by the YWCA, Lafayette, Indiana, recognizing the outstanding women in the community.
  • Recorded a CD – ‘Raj Trio’ with her three children who are concert pianists and professional musicians.

 

COMMUNITY INTERESTS

 

  • Was a member of Kiwanis Club
  • Secretary of Greater Indianapolis Telugu Association
  • Supporter of several community organizations such as:  March of Dimes, High School Music Associations, Civic Theaters, Veterans Service Foundation, Girl Scouts, Air Safety Foundation, Cancer Fund of America, Childhood Leukemia Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Indianapolis Hindu Temple, etc.

 

OTHERS

 

  • Dr. Sitha Gita gives credit for all her accomplishments to her mother, Mrs. Rajkumari Mukkamala, M.A., M.Sc., who is the driving force behind her and her family’s accomplishments.
  • In the early 1980s, Dr. Sitha Gita used to give lectures to students in the music department of Grinnell College in Iowa, regarding comparative studies in Western and Eastern Classical Music.

 

 

 

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