Dr. Priti Kothari
Dr. Priti Kothari is a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with fellowship training at John Hopkins Medical Center.
Dr. Kothari completed her undergraduate studies at Princeton University with a major in Anthropology and a concentration in Women’s Studies. She then went on to perform research in Eating Disorders at Hunter College/CUNY with an affiliation to Cornell Medical Center. She completed Medical School at Ross University and did her Adult Psychiatry Training at University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Hospitals. Subsequently, she completed Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Kothari's professional interests include Anxiety disorders, Mood disorders, ADHD, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Women’s issues as well as the relationship between Mental Health and Weight Loss. She is trained in Cogmed - Working Memory Software and Lindamoodbell - Educational Support as well as many other programs that integrate education and mental health. She has been practicing in Boca Raton since 2005 and offers services of psychiatric evaluation and medication management. She has dedicated her practice to treating individuals with a wide range of psychiatric illness. Her approach is a comprehensive evaluation, which incorporates various perspectives of illness: including biological/personality/cognitive/dimensional traits, behavioral and psychosocial stressors.
In addition, she serves as a consulting psychiatrist for Dr. Kahlil Shillingford’s Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Practice. Her duties include providing clinical support and education to Dr. Shillingford and his practice.
Dr. Kothari believes in being available and having close follow up. She is dedicated, committed and culturally sensitive to the various needs of not only the client but the family as well. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In her free time she enjoys spending time at the beach, yoga, travel and reading. She also participates in various community fairs and volunteer coordination efforts both with international organizations and local services as well.
She is a member of the following organizations and their corresponding regional bodies:
- American Psychiatric Association
- Indo-American Psychiatric Association
- American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
- Tourettes' Syndrome Association
- Alumni Schools Committee - Princeton University
- International OCD Foundation
Samples of Selected Publications/Research
Book Review: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment for Health and Mental Health Professionals: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Dec. 2004, Vol. 14, No. 4: 640-641
Case Report: Delirium in an Adolescent Girl with HIV-Associated Dementia, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry March 2005
Participant, Westlake Science Institute, Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK., June 1988
Involved in study to elucidate postulated link between cystic fibrosis genetic herterozygosity and protection against asthma
Research Coordinator and Participant, Cumbrian Vascular Grou, UK, March 1998 - November 1988. An audit: What happens to patients with Carotid Stenosis found to be greater than 70% on Duplex Scan? An academic paper: Quality of Life Survey (SF-36) conducted on patients with Carotid Endarterectomy Surgery: Evaluation patients' perceptions of the operation
Research Assistant to Chair of Dept. of Biology, Hunter College, NY. October 1993-November 1994. Conducted research on feminist literary influences on the psychobiology of eating disorders
American Psychiatric Association/Aventis Travel Fellowship for Women Resident Leaders in Psychiatry
Various speaking engagements at the Cleveland Clinic Florida, West Boca Hospital, OCD, ADHD and Tourettes's Support Groups
See Dr. Kothari’s article on Women, Hormones and Depression