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My name is Sudhakar K. Shenoy

I am a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Chicago, IL.

I am running for the position of 2024 Early Career Psychiatrist (ECP) Trustee of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Board of Trustees.

Voting Period
Jan 2 to Jan 31



I am honored to receive endorsements from esteemed mentors and colleagues for my campaign.

Warren Y.K. Ng

  • Past-President of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

  • Past-President of the New York Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Professor of Psychiatry Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)

  • Past Member APA Council on Children, Adolescents, and Families

"Dr. Shenoy is an advocate at heart who champions mental healthcare and the practice of Psychiatry. He understands what it takes to face adversity and is a living embodiment of strength and courage for us all."

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Rajesh R. Tampi

  • Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska.

  • Professor of Psychiatry (Adjunct) at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

  • Past-President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP).

  • Past President of the International Medical Graduates (IMG) Caucus at the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

  • Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Psychiatry

"Dr. Shenoy is an outstanding clinician, teacher, scholar and colleague. He is a passionate advocate for his patients and his colleagues. Dr. Shenoy is a champion on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusivity in psychiatry. He would be a phenomenal ECP Representative at the APA, championing the cause of his profession at the highest level of governance at the organization.


Dr. Shenoy has my highest endorsement to run for this important position.  "

Karen Pierce

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

  • Council on Advocacy and Government Relations (CAGR), APA.

  • Past Co-Chair, Advocacy Committee of the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).

  • Chair of Resource Group of Migrant youth, AACAP

  • Chair of Advocacy of Illinois Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

"Dr Shenoy is a highly skilled accomplished early career physician who is knowledgeable, insightful, and resourceful in navigating systems at the federal advocacy level, and the organizational level both locally with the Illinois Psychiatric Society and nationally at the American Psychiatric Association. 


His confidence and concern about organized medicine and his patients makes him the perfect candidate to serve on the APA board. Please endorse his candidacy,   I am. "

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Debra E. Koss

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers-RWJMS

  • Chair, New Jersey Psychiatric Association Council on Advocacy

  • Past President, New Jersey Psychiatric Association

  • Past Member, APA Council on Advocacy and Government Relations

  • Secretary, AACAP

"Dr. Shenoy is a passionate and effective mental health advocate, dedicated to advancing the professional needs of psychiatrists and improving patient access to care.  He has a clear vision for representing and engaging early career psychiatrists. I enthusiastically support Dr. Shenoy for APA ECP Trustee."

Adrienne Adams

  • Medical Director, Rosecrance, Griffin Williamson Campus, Rockford IL.

  • Associate Professor - Adjunct, Rush University and UIC, Rockford.

  • Treasurer, Illinois Psychiatric Society, District Branch, APA.

  • Delegate for American Medical Association (AMA) - House of Delegates.

  • Inaugural Chair of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee(JEDI). at AADPRT (American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training).

  • Past Council Member, AACAP.

  • Past President, ICCAP, AACAP - IL District Branch.

  • Council Member, Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM).

"I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Shenoy since he was a trainee. Even back then, he impressed me with his enthusiasm and diligence to Psychiatry. He has my support and endorsement."


Andrew Lancia

  • President, Illinois Psychiatric Society, APA Illinois District Branch

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UIC College of Medicine, Peoria, IL.

  • Medical Director, C/L Service UnityPoint Health Methodist, Peoria, IL.

  • Medical Director of UnityPoint Behavioral Health Integrated Services.

"Dr. Shenoy has been a tremendous asset to the Illinois Psychiatric Society and specifically advocating for those Early Career Psychiatrists that he represents. His passion is palpable and an inspiration to anyone he meets."

Melvin D. Oatis

  • Private Practice

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York University Langone Child Study Center

  • Board Member, AACAP-PAC

  • Co-Chair, Advocacy Committee, AACAP. 

  • Past President, NY Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

  • Past Chair, Assemble of Regional Organizations, AACAP.


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Felix Torres

  • Chief of Forensic Medicine at the Texas Health and Human Services

  • Past Minority/Underrepresented Representative Trustee APA.

  • Past Co-Chair, APA Board of Trustees Structural Racism Accountability Committee.

  • Former Special Advisor to the APA on the United Nations

  • Former APA Assembly Rep from New York County Psychiatric Society.

  • Former Member, APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities (CMMH/HD)

"A champion of diversity and equitable access to care, Dr. Shenoy’s passion and dedication have brought early career psychiatrists onto the path of advocacy for the betterment of our patients and our profession. It has been a true joy to follow his career trajectory and I enthusiastically endorse Dr. Shenoy's candidacy for ECP Trustee."

Shastri Swaminathan

  • Parliamentarian, APA Assembly

  • Assembly Rep from Illinois, APA.

  • Retired Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois, Chicago

  • Past President Illinois State Medical Society

  • Past President, Illinois Psychiatric Society.

  • Past President, Chicago Medical Society.

  • Retired Chair of Psychiatry at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

  • NAMI Chicago Board of Directors.


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William Arroyo

  • Council on Advocacy and Government Relations (CAGR), APA.

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Keck USC School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Los Angeles, California.

  • Mental Health Policy Consultant.

"His passion and commitment so early in his career in advocating for psychiatrists and their patients has been truly inspiring."

Abhisek Chandan Khandai

  • APA Council on Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

  • Consultation-Liaison (C/L) Psychiatrist, Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas.

  • Co-Chair of the DEI Subcommittee for the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP).

"Dr. Shenoy was instrumental in forming the first-ever ECP Committee for Illinois Psychiatric Society, and has been a huge leader and advocate for ECPs in the Midwest for years now! He will be a fantastic ECP Representative, bringing our priorities- scope of practice, parity, and community building- to the fore for the APA as a whole.


#TeamSudhakar all the way!"

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Ananda K. Pandurangi

  • Distinguished Career Professor of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

  • Adjunct Faculty and Psychiatrist, VCU & BCU Health System

  • (Retd.) Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, VCU

  • DLFAPA and George Tarjan Awardee, APA.

  • Past Chair, Board of  Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Commonwealth of Virginia.

"I have had the opportunity to observe, interact, work with and mentor Sudhakar Shenoy over the last 10-years. His life story is an impressive testament to the hopes of the underprivileged, the resilient human psyche and the unyielding human spirit.

His dedication to his patients, family and our profession is remarkable especially at his relatively young age and budding career. He will make an excellent representative of ECPs on the APA Board. "

Louis Kraus

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Rush University, Chicago, IL.

  • Director, Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment & Services (AARTS) Program and Director, Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 

  • Past Treasurer, APA Foundation.

  • Past Chair, APA Council on Children, Adolescents and their Families.

  • Past Delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA)

  • Past Chair, AACAP Assembly

"I have known Sid for the past number of years, working with him in various avenues.. He has been a strong voice for young physicians at APA as well as AACAP. His strong, ongoing work in advocacy and patient safety is noteworthy.


I strongly support Dr. Shenoy for the APA Board of Trustees and I know he will be a great addition."

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James MacKenzie

  • Psychiatrist, Chicago, IL.

  • Past-President, Illinois Psychiatric Society, APA District Branch

  • Governor-appointed Member of the Illinois State Medical Board

  • Chair, Gov. Affairs Council, Illinois State Medical Society

"Sid is a personable, compassionate physician, liked by everyone that he comes in contact with. Sid has been instrumental in Illinois in engaging younger folks including medical students, residents, fellows, and Early Career Psychiatrists. He strongly advocates for patients and psychiatry.


He is a natural leader. I strongly support his candidacy and he will be amazing in this role on the Board.."

Fí Fonseca

  • Senior Associate Consultant Psychiatrist, Mayo Clinic, MN.

  • Past Chair APA Foundation Diversity Leadership and SAMHSA fellowships.

  • ECP Committee Co-Chair AGLP (The Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists.

"Dr. Shenoy is authentic, down to earth, and hard-working. As a potential ECP Representative, he brings to the table diversity not just in terms of his demographic background but also as someone who represents the everyday psychiatrist outside of academia. I am confident that he would do an excellent job representing ECPs while advocating for positive and progressive change for the organization, for the profession, and most importantly, for our patients.."

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Anish Dube

M.D., M.P.H.
  • Associate Professor, Child, Adolescent and Forensic Psychiatrist, California.

  • Chair, APA Council on Children, Adolescents and their Families.


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I humbly request your support

A smiling picture of Sudhakar Shenoy MD who is a compassionate physician.
"I firmly believe that every patient deserves physician-led care by residency-trained psychiatrists."

Together, we can drive meaningful change.

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