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Y. Pritham Raj M.D.

    • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics School of Medicine

Dr. Raj specializes in the interface between general internal medicine and psychiatry. In addition to the practice of general medicine, he has developed a novel med-psych teaching clinic, working with the internal medicine housestaff to care for patients using a “mind-body” approach.  To date, Dr. Raj has done clinical research in obesity, depression in the critically-ill and mild cognitive impairment/dementia. He relocated to Portland in 2006 after serving on the faculty at Duke University Medical Center.

In his spare time, Dr. Raj enjoys spending time with his family. He is a classical trumpet player who also enjoys writing and traveling. During the fall, you can usually expect to find Dr. Raj at FedEx Field in his hometown of Washington, D.C. rooting for his beloved Redskins.


  • M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore Maryland 1997
  • Residency:

    • Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2002
  • Certifications:

    • Internal medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003

Memberships and associations

  • Fellow: American College of Physicians


  • "Treating thyroid disorders and depression" Current Psychiatry  2013
  • "Autopsy-confirmed Alzheimer's disease versus clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease in the Cache County Study on Memory and Aging" Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology July 2007
  • "A woman who gained weight and became schizophrenic [6] (multiple letters)" The Lancet February 22 2003
  • "Gambling on acamprosate" Journal of Clinical Psychiatry  2010
  • "Lessons from a label maker."  November 1 2005
  • "Use of diuretics is associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease" Neurobiology of Aging November 1 2014
  • "Medicine, myths, and the movies" Postgraduate Medicine June 1 2003
  • "How primary care doctors can screen depression." Medical economics July 18 2008
  • "Atomoxetine-associated hemospermia" Journal of Clinical Psychiatry July 2008
  • "Establish the cause, employ a multifactorial approach" Current Psychiatry  2015
  • "Variations in antipsychotic prescribing in nursing homes" JAMA Internal Medicine May 24 2010
  • "Acute psychotic disorder after gastric bypass surgery" American Journal of Psychiatry January 2006
  • "Psychopharmacology of borderline personality disorder" Current Psychiatry Reports June 2004
  • "'Throw the book at him"!" Medical economics May 2 2008
  • "Point and 5-year period prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia" International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry  2008
  • "Pharmacotherapy of Obesity" Current Diabetes Reports May 1 2017
  • "A shot in the arm" Current Psychiatry  2017

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