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Jayesh R. Kamath, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Immunology,
University of Connecticut Health Center

Jayesh R. Kamath is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Immunology at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He is the medical director of the outpatient psychiatry clinic at the UConn Health center and leads the Cancer Supportive Care program at the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is also a member of the Cancer Supportive Care Editorial Board at the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Kamath's major research interests involve investigation of the interactions between the psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunological systems and basic/clinical aspects of psychopharmacological management of psychiatric disorders. He is currently involved in clinical trials with established and investigational medications for the treatment of mood, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders at the UConn Health Center. He serves on the Pharmacy & Therapeutic (P&T) Committee, Cancer Committee, and Residency Training Committee at the UConn Health Center.

Dr. Kamath is the recipient of several awards including NIMH sponsored New Investigator Award & Career Development Award for Bipolar Disorder, NIH Merit Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and Outpatient Attending of the Year awards (2010, 2011 and 2012) by Psychiatry residents. Dr. Kamath teaches third year medical student courses; supervises medical students and residents in the outpatient clinic.