Rajesh R. Tampi, MD, MS, DFAPA, DFAAGP
Dr. Tampi is a Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Chairman, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Akron, Ohio and the Chief, Section for Geriatric Psychiatry, Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry at North East Ohio Medical University. Dr. Tampi also maintains his appointment as an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
Dr. Tampi is the Co-President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) for 2020-2021. He was the President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) for 2019-2020. Dr. Tampi is the Past President of the International Medical Graduates (IMG) Caucus at the American Psychiatric Association (APA). He is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA and of the AAGP. He was the Program Chair for the 2017 AAGP Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Tampi was the Secretary and Treasurer of the AAGP for 2017-2018.
Dr. Tampi is a graduate of the University of Kerala, Kerala, India. He trained in Psychiatry at the University of Leeds, Leeds, England and at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont. During his residency training in England, Dr. Tampi also attained a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry from the University of Leeds. He completed his Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale School of Medicine.
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 School of Medicine. He received the ‘Teacher of the Year’ Award from the Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University MetroHealth Program in 2015, 2016 and 2018. Dr. Tampi is a recipient of the Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA) instituted by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). He was a recipient of the AAGP’s ‘Clinician of the Year Award’ in 2013. Dr. Tampi also received the AAGP’s ‘Recognition and Appreciation’ Certificate in 2018. In October 2018, Dr. Tampi received the 2019 AAGP’s ‘Educator of the Year Award’. He is also the recipient of the ‘2019 Outstanding Academician of the Year Award’ that is given by the Indo-American Psychiatrist Association (IAPA).
Dr. Tampi has over 125 publications on various topics in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. In addition, he is the Editor of 8 books in psychiatry. Dr. Tampi serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Psychiatry, Associate Editor for Drugs in Context (Psychiatry) and is on the Editorial Board of ‘Clinical Interventions in Aging’ and the ‘Annals of Clinical Psychiatry’. Furthermore, he serves as an ad-hoc peer reviewer for 45 journals including the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, the American Journal of Psychiatry and the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias amongst others.
Dr. Tampi’s clinical and research interests are the management of psychiatric disorders in late life, neurodegenerative disorders, ethical & legal issues in geriatric psychiatry, integrated geriatric -psychiatric care and undergraduate and postgraduate education in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.