AJIT N. JETMALANI, M.D.
SPECIALTIES: PSYCHIATRY, CHILD PSYCHIATRY
SPECIAL INTERESTS: TOURETTE DISORDER, ADHD, OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER, RESIDENCY EDUCATION AND PUBLIC POLICY.
ACCEPTING PATIENTS: YES
"I have practiced Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Oregon since 1988.I feel honored to participate in the lives of children and families who face developmental and mental health challenges.The combined power of human resilience, meaningful relationships and scientific knowledge can join to bring optimism and hope to those who seek support and to those who offer it."
Dr. Jetmalani joined the OHSU faculty in 2007 as Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Education after practicing in the Portland area since 1988. In August of 2009, he was given the Joseph Professorship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Education and in September of 2010 he assumed the position of Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He brings a broad experience in treating children, adolescents and adults in outpatient, day treatment, group home, residential and hospital environments.He has held numerous leadership positions in various health care environments and has served on a number of boards of nonprofit children's mental health programs. Over the years he has supervised many of today's practicing child psychiatrists and has greatly enjoyed his long association with OHSU which is his Alma Mater.Coming back to the University was like returning to the "Mother Ship" in his words. Dr. Jetmalani grew up in Salem where his father, Narain B. Jetmalani, M.D. was Director of Training and Research at the Oregon State Hospital from 1961-1975.Those early experiences shaped his interest in preventing mental illness and improving the lives of people who face the challenges of chronic mental illness.Comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment combined with well integrated high quality psychotherapy and advances in neuroscience form the basis of his work with children and families, education of residents and public policy endeavors.
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Joseph Professorship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Education
Willamette University, BS Biology 1979
Oregon Health & Science University, M.D 1983
University of California, San Francisco, Adult Psychiatry 1986
Yale Child Study Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship 1988
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry 1990
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child Psychiatry 1991
Associate Clinical Professor