Khyati Brahmbhatt, MD

Pediatric psychiatrist

Dr. Khyati Brahmbhatt is a pediatric psychiatrist who specializes in evaluating and treating children with neurological disorders, particularly epilepsy. She directs UCSF's consultation-liaison service for child and adolescent psychiatry, which structures care for children who have both physical and mental health challenges. Her practice emphasizes collaboration with other specialists to improve patients' access to mental health care as well as their treatment outcomes.

In her research, Brahmbhatt studies systems of care. She is also involved in training the next generation of child and adolescent psychiatrists to provide integrated care.

Brahmbhatt earned her medical degree from Grant Government Medical College in Mumbai, India. She completed a general psychiatry residency at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Before joining UCSF in 2014, she served as the consultation-liaison director for pediatric psychiatry at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.

For the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Brahmbhatt co-chairs a national committee on standardizing and optimizing mental health care for physically ill children in pediatric hospitals.


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-7500
Fax: (415) 502-6361

Pediatric Epilepsy Center of Excellence
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2437
Fax: (415) 353-2400

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Grant Government Medical College 2003


Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, General Psychiatry 2008


Massachusetts General Hospital, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2010

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Malas N, Brahmbhatt K, McDermott C, Smith A, Ortiz-Aguayo R, Turkel S.. Current Psychiatry Reports. Pediatric Delirium: Evaluation, Management, and Special Considerations. 2017; 9(19):epub.
  2. Brahmbhatt K. Implementing Integrated Care Models in Clinical Programs. Presidential Initiative. AACAP News. 2016.
  3. Brahmbhatt K, Hilty DM, Hah M, Han J, Angkustsiri K, Schweitzer JB. Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder During Adolescence in the Primary Care Setting: A Concise Review. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Aug; 59(2):135-43.
  4. Brahmbhatt K, Whitgob E. Diagnosis and Management of Delirium in Critically Ill Infants: Case Report and Review. Pediatrics. 2016 Mar; 137(3):e20151940.
  5. Brahmbhatt K, Thienemann M, Shaw RJ. Eds:Steiner H, Hall R, Treating Adolescents . Schizophrenia, Psychosis and Autism Spectrum Disorder . 2015; 369-402.
  6. Rutledge KJ, Brahmbhatt K, Schweitzer JB . Eds: Hagerman R, Hendren R. Treatment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Targeting Neurobiological Mechanisms. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 2014; 105-128.
  7. Iosif AM, Sciolla AF, Brahmbhatt K, Seritan AL. Caregiver Burden in Fragile X Families. Curr Psychiatry Rev. 2013 Feb 01; 9(1).
  8. Brahmbhatt, K. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Book Review: Psychopathology and the Developing Brain: Integrating Brain and Prevention Science. 2009; 12(48):1204-1207.

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