Jovo Vijanderan, M.D., M.S.

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine


Dr. Janahan “Jovo” Vijanderan is an inpatient psychiatrist at Unity Center for Behavioral Health. Dr. Vijanderan joined the faculty after completing his residency at Oregon Health & Science University in 2022 where in his final year of training he served as a chief resident.

Dr. Vijanderan treats both acute and chronic mental illness in the hospital setting where his work is driven by trauma-informed and patient-centered approaches. Dr. Vijanderan relishes working in an interdisciplinary team and is passionate about teaching and mentoring medical students and residents.

Dr. Vijanderan was born and raised in Hong Kong before moving to the United States. He completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio, for Graduate and Medical School.  He is married and has two dogs, and loves exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2011, University of California, Los Angeles
    • M.S., 2014, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    • M.D., 2018, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Residency

    • Adult Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Science University, 2022

Memberships and associations:

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association

Areas of interest

  • Medical Education, Psychotic Disorders, Psychopharmacology, Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

Honors and awards

  • 2022 OHSU Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program Resident Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 2021 OHSU Symposium for Educational Excellence- Top Poster Award Reflection Rounds: Transforming Education to Help Students Thrive
  • 2021 OHSU Department of Psychiatry Resident Quality Improvement Leadership Award
  • 2017 Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee


Selected publications

  • Select publications: Buxton H, Marr MC, Hernandez A, Vijanderan J, Brasel K, Cook M, Moreland-Capuia A. Peer-to-Peer Trauma-Informed Training for Surgical Residents Facilitated by Psychiatry Residents. Acad Psychiatry. 2022 May 17. doi: 10.1007/s40596-022-01648-7. PMID: 35579850.


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