Dr. Yadalam, Medical Director, PrincipalInvestigator
Personal HistoryDr. Yadalam, Medical Director, Principal Investigator
Dr. Yadalam’s major professional interest has been mental illness. His approach to the care and study of patients is within the context of a broad medical model integrating biological, psychological and social data as they pertain to diagnosis, treatment and etiology.
Dr. Yadalam received his basic medical education in India and after working in Africa for a year, he completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Nebraska College Of Medicine in 1983. Following this, he was a Fellow of Psycho-pharmacology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania for a year and then joined the teaching and research faculty. He became an associate professor of psychiatry in 1989 and was the Director of the Diagnostic Center at the medical college. After working for several years at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, he moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1991. In 2001, he began conducting industry sponsored trials and established Lake Charles Clinical Trials.
Dr. Yadalam has over 30 articles published in various mental health and medical journals.
Dr. Yadalam has been the Principal Investigator on over 300 research studies and is continuing to conduct new studies on a regular basis. His honors have included: recipient of the Young Investigator’s Award; International Congress of Schizophrenia Research in 1987; recipient of the Young Scientist’s Award; University of London, UK in 1990; Southwest Louisiana spokesperson for National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) since 2001; and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
In addition to running the highly successful Lake Charles Clinical Trials, Dr. Yadalam also finds time to serve the area in the following ways: Member of the Board – NAMI, Southwest Louisiana (SWLA) chapter from 2002 to present, Vice-President of NAMI, SWLA chapter in 2003, and Vice President of Maison D’Amis (homeless shelter for the mentally ill), established in 2004.