Dr. Nitin Shendarkar is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior. He obtained his medical degree from India. He completed General Adult Psychiatry residency training at the Georgia Health Sciences University. A winner of the E.J. McCranie award for clinical excellence in Psychiatry, he joined the faculty in 2004. He is board certified in General Adult Psychiatry. Dr. Shendarkar has also completed a research fellowship in Psychopharmacology. He has authored several articles published in peer-reviewed journals of Psychiatry. He leads the MCGHealth Psychiatry clinic initiative in a rural setting in central Georgia. His current work focus includes a team-based approach in acute inpatient care in correctional mental health, with emphasis on treatment of severe self-mutilation. His research interests include psychopharmacology of psychotic and mood disorders and prevention of self-mutilation.