Jay S. Kothari, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine


I aim to provide a holistic approach to mental health care, incorporating a philosophy inclusive of the mind-body connection and integrative medical knowledge

Education and training

    • M.D., 2000, Peoples' Friendship University (Patrice Lumumba)
  • Residency

    • Residency in Psychiatry - Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Fellowship

    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Chief Fellow, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (2016)
    • Child PRITE Fellow, American College of Psychiatrists (2016)
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Gen Psychiatry (2014)
    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Child Psychiatry (2016)

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Areas of interest

  • ECT, ketamine, psychopharmacology

Honors and awards

  • Clinical Teaching Award - OHSU C&A Psychiatry (2018)


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • • Ostroff R, Kothari JS; Am J Psychiatry. 2015 Jan 1;172(1):95-6. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14060776 - Reversal of non-suppression of cortisol levels in a patient with refractory depression receiving ketamine
  • • Guo JN, Kothari JS, Leckman JF, Ostroff RB; Biol Psychiatry. 2014 Oct 5. pii: S0006-3223(14)00743-4. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2014.09.020 - Successful Treatment of Tourette Syndrome with Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Case Report.
  • • Zarrinnegar P, Kothari J, Cheng K.J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2019 Jun 4. doi: 10.1089/cap.2019.0028 - Successful Use of Ketamine for the Treatment of Psychotic Depression in a Teenager.
  • • Jay S. Kothari, Arden D. Dingle; "Psychiatric Impacts of Video Games, Internet Addiction on Children" – http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/ (2015)


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