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Khyati Brahmbhatt


Pediatric psychiatrist
Traveler and avid reader

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.

  • Education

    Grant Government Medical College, 2003

  • Residencies

    Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, General Psychiatry, 2008

  • Fellowships

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2010

  • Board Certifications

    Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

  • Languages




The resilience of children and families dealing with co-occurring physical and mental illness inspires my research and care.

Where I see patients (2)

    Smell the roses

    Wander outside into our Butterfly Garden in Oakland and our healing gardens at Mission Bay.