Shanthi Gowrinathan, MD
Director of Psycho-oncology, Brain Health Center; Psychiatry, Psycho-oncology
Shanthi Gowrinathan, MD, is an accomplished inpatient and outpatient psychiatry professional who works collaboratively in the care of her patients. Dr. Gowrinathan integrates her recommendations with the patient’s medical teams to ensure a whole person, interdisciplinary and cohesive treatment approach. Gifted with the strong ability to empathetically connect with her patients quickly, Dr. Gowrinathan is proficient at diagnosing and treating psychiatric disease in the context of complex medical issues such as cancer diagnosis. She specializes in psycho-oncology and reproductive psychiatry.
- Successful with treatment of psychiatric conditions in the context of complex
- Extensive knowledge of particular psychiatric issues facing cancer patients in general and the very specific needs of each cancer population (with a focus on the brain tumor, neuroendocrine tumor, breast and gynecological cancer, multiple myeloma, and bone marrow transplantation populations).
- Skilled at brief psychotherapeutic interventions when the patient is in crisis, and also well-versed in cognitive-behavioral therapy/ borderline personality disorder, using these skills to help patients rebuild their lives after the losses of cancer or to find peace and closure before dying.
- Proficient and comfortable with a wide array of psychiatric disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, personality disorders) to the more cancer-specific struggles of cognitive dysfunction, mood fluctuations, hot flashes, fatigue, pain and other sequelae.