Biography

Lokesh Shahani, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P. is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. His interests include substance use disorders and HIV psychiatry.

Dr. Shahani has a M.P.H. in Public Health from the School of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He completed a combined residency program in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He also did a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Baylor College of Medicine and a Health Services Research Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Dr. Shahani is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Healthcare Management. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has over 45 publications in peer-reviewed journals and presented his work nationally.

Education

Medical Degree
Grant Medical College, India
Master's Degree
Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Residency
Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Fellowship
Infectious Disease, Baylor College of Medicine
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Addiction
  • Adult General Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry

Research Interests

  • Substance Use
  • HIV Psychiatry