Mani Pavuluri, M.D., Ph.D.
Mani Pavuluri, MD, PhD, is the Distinguished Fellow at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and is a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, the Berger-Colbeth Chair in Child Psychiatry, and the Founding Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program. She is the co-founder for MedCircle, a Health Education Network. Dr. Pavuluri completed her psychiatric training in NZ, Australia and USA, board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is named as the Best Doctor, Top Doctor and Top Psychiatrist by her peers and consumers in USA. She received the prestigious National prizes such as Klerman award for the best scientific discovery, AACAP Klingenstein prize for the best paper on mood disorders, and the University Scholar of the Year Award from the University of Illinois. She won the Jay Hirsch Excellence in Teaching Award from UIC Child Psychiatry Fellows. She serves on editorial boards of international scientific journals. She has mentored many clinical and research faculty and their programs across the world and consults patients from 30+ states in USA. Her scientific work is a trailblazer for how we understand brain circuitry function and medication effects on the brain function in mood disorders such as bipolar disorder and ADHD through functional magnetic neuroimaging technology (fMRI). Her research has been funded by federal and leading private foundations. Dr. Pavuluri’s work is foremost among the cohort of studies mapping the brain functional model underscoring the interface of thinking and feeling brain circuits. One of her books is What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents draws on her 30 years of clinical experience. She has special interest in suicide prevention.