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Sudha Rani Kailas, M.D., Ph.D.

110 Delgado Street, Suite D * Santa Fe, New Mexico * 87501

(505) 428-9504 * *


1996-1999 The University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois

BA in Biology with specialization in Neuroscience, General Honors

1999-2000 Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, Louisiana

MS in Pharmacology

2000-2006 Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, Louisiana

Medical Doctor

2000-2006 Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, Louisiana

Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience

2006-2011 Mount Sinai Medical Center New York, New York

Residency training in Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry

March 2009 Benares Hindu University Varanasi, India

Four week Pediatric rotation on the interface of Ayurvedic and Western Medicine, while living and serving at Bal Ashram, a spiritual orphanage.

2009-2010 New York Psychoanalytic Institute New York, New York

Psychoanalytic Fellowship for Psychiatric Residents

Spring 2010 Lincoln Hospital Recovery Center New York, New York

Apprenticeship with Michael Smith, MD, in proficiency of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Protocol for the treatment of substance abuse, weight loss, & detoxification.

2012-2013 Institute for Integrative Nutrition New York, New York

Health Coach. The most innovative nutrition curriculum today, taught by Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, Mark Hyman, Dean Ornish, Daniel Amen, and many others.

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2007-present American Institute of Vedic Studies Santa Fe, New Mexico

500+ hours of didactic training and experience with Vamadeva Shastri and Yogini Shambhavi on inner tantric practices of cultivating sacred space and primordial sound.

March 2008 International Holistic Health Energy Institute Nassau, Bahamas

Course with Fadel Behman, PhD on quantum consciousness.

June 2008 Next Generation Yoga Teacher Training New York, new York

Children’s yoga instructor, specializing in ages 2-7. Training held with Jodi Komitor.

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New York State Medical License number 60-258205

New Mexico State Medical License number MD2012-0061

Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine

Board Eligible in Pediatrics

Board Eligible in Psychiatry

Board Eligible in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Certified in the NADA acupuncture protocol

Certified Health Coach

Certified children’s yoga instructor

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1997-1999 University of Chicago Organic Chemistry Tutor

1998-1999 University of Chicago Biochemistry Teaching Assistant to Dr. H. Friedman

2000-2005 Peer Plus Tutoring Service: Tutored math, science, and spanish

2006-12/2011 Mount Sinai Medical Center: Housestaff in the Triple Board Residency

03-08/2012 Child Psychiatrist at Teambuilders/Zia Behavioral Health in Santa Fe, NM

2012-present Integrative Holistic Psychiatrist at Life Transition Therapy in Santa Fe, NM

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1997-1999 Research Assistant. Vernon Leo Towle, PhD, The University of Chicago. Analyzed language and motor function of surgical candidates undergoing epileptic focus or tumor resection with subdural, 64-electrode grid.

1999-2000 Graduate Student. Meredith M. Garcia, PhD, Tulane University. Analyzed how protein kinase C inhibitor, NPC15437, attenuates the morphine-induced expression of the immediate early gene, c-fos in rats.

2000-2006 Graduate Student. Richard E. Harlan, PhD, Tulane University. Mapped a morphine-activated, serotonergic pathway involving the dorsal raphe, peri-aqueductal grey, frontal cortex, and 5HT2A/2C receptors.

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Kailas, SR, Harlan, RE, Garcia, MM. The protein kinase C inhibitor, NPC 15437, attenuates the morphine-induced expression of the immediate early gene C-Fos in the rat. Society for Neuroscience. Abstract, November 2000.

Harlan RE, Kailas SR, Tagoe CE, Garcia MM. Morphine actions in the rat forebrain: role of protein kinase C. Brain Research Bulletin. January 2004, 15;62(4): 285-95.

Kailas SR, Garcia MM, Harlan RE. Involvement of 5HT2A receptors in the morphine-mediated translocation of PKC beta II in the rat parietal cortex. Society for Neuroscience. Abstract, October 2004.

Kailas SR, Garcia MM, Harlan RE. Stereotaxic infusion into the dorsal raphe demonstrates 5HT2A receptors are involved in the morphine-mediated translocation of PKCβII in the rat forebrain. Society for Neuroscience. Abstract, November 2005.

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Nov 2000 Kailas, SR, Harlan, RE, Garcia, MM. The protein kinase C inhibitor, NPC 15437....” Poster, Society for Neuroscience. New Orleans, LA.

July 2002 Kailas, SR. Nutrition: How to tackle weight loss and lead a healthy lifestyle.” Lakeforest Plaza Mall, New Orleans, LA.

Oct 2004 Kailas SR, Garcia MM, Harlan RE. Involvement of 5HT2A receptors....” Poster, Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, CA.

Nov 2005 Kailas SR, Garcia MM, Harlan RE. Stereotaxic infusion into the dorsal raphe....” Poster, Society for Neuroscience. Washington, DC.

2006-2011 Pediatrics Continuity Clinic lecturer. Delivered 10+ presentations on various pediatric topics at Mount Sinai Pediatrics Associates Clinic. New York, NY.

2010-2011 MSSM Psychiatric clerkship lecturer. Delivered Child Psychiatry talks on Development, ADHD, Mood, and Autism to Mount Sinai Medical Students rotating through Psychiatric clerkship. New York, New York.

Spring 2011 Grand Rounds in the Department of Psychiatry, division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai. New York, New York.

Fall 2011 Mood and Anxiety Program Science Meeting Presenter. Dean Dennis Charney, MD, in attendance. New York, NY.

Spring 2012 Ayurveda in Psychiatry. Lecture delivered to medical staff at Teambuilders Counseling/Zia Behavioral Health. Santa Fe, NM.

Fall 2012 “Ayurveda and the Mind.” Guest Lecturer in the Psychopathology Course at Southwestern College. Santa Fe, NM.

June 2013 Bali Yoga Retreat: Co-led a one week yoga and ayurveda retreat.

Fall 2013 “The Development of Consciousness: an integrated perspective.” 20-hour Course Offering, Location TBD, Santa Fe, NM.

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2000-2004 Choking Prevention Program Coordinator and Representative: educated New Orleans restaurant staff on Heimlich Maneuver technique. Tulane, NO, LA.

2000-2006 “Bridging Health Together.” Clinic Coordinator of a student operated medical clinic in Bridgehouse recovery center. Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.

2001-2005 Phoenix Society Representative: promoted and facilitated student mental health and wellbeing by acting as a liaison for mental health support, Tulane, NO, LA.

Sept 2005 Louisiana State University special needs shelter: triaged and counseled evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Baton Rouge, LA.

Fall 2005 American Red Cross: provided medical and mental health support for evacuees of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in various provisional shelters. BR, LA.

2005-2007 Hurricane Katrina aftermath: assisted various public and private organizations in clean up and restoration of hurricane-related damages. New Orleans, LA

2008-2010 Yogasana instruction: Bed and hospital yoga on KidZone Television, Mount Sinai Kravitz Children’s Hospital Production Studio, Manhattan, New York.

Mar 2009 Bal Ashram Spiritual Orphanage: Led community yoga, sessions on body awareness, and evening story time, daily for four weeks. Varanasi, India.

Feb 2013- Center for Contemporary Arts: volunteer. Santa Fe, New Mexico.

June 2013 Yayasan Widya Guna, Bali, Indonesia: Led a class of 20 children, ages 10-15, in ayurvedic principles, organic farming, art, and yoga for three weeks.

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2001-2006 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse for Training and Career Development, Priority Score of 152. Morphine, Serotonin, and Protein kinase C. Grant provided. $156,129.

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2000-2006 Society for Neuroscience, Student Member and Chapter Representative

2003-2006 New Orleans Psychoanalytic Society

2003-2006 Physicians for Social Responsibility, New Orleans Student Chapter

2006-2011 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

2006- National Ayurvedic Medical Association

2009-2010 New York Psychoanalytic Society

2010-2011 National Acupuncture Detoxification Association

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Active practice of yoga and ayurveda,

Conversational and literate in Spanish,

Comprehension in Telegu (South Indian language of Andhra Pradesh),

Music: satisfaction in various percussion, including piano and harmonium,

Dance/Dance Choreography/Costuming/Make-up artistry,

Digital Photography,

Ayurvedic cooking.

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