Dr. Yadalam, Medical Director, PrincipalInvestigator
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 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 2001, he began conducting industry sponsored trials and established Lake Charles Clinical Trials, LLC. He was the Medical Director of Adult Services at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, and Medical Director at the Institute for Neuropsychiatry. Currently, he is Medical Director and CEO of Lake Charles Clinical Trials, all in Lake Charles, LA.
Dr. Yadalam’s professional memberships include the Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, American College of Clinical Pharmacology, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and American Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians. Dr. Yadalam has also had over 30 articles published in various mental health and medical journals.
Dr. Yadalam has been the Principal Investigator on over 130 research studies and is continuing to conduct new studies on a regular basis. His honors have included: being nominated by the University of Nebraska College of Medicine to receive the American Psychiatric Association’s Falk Fellowship in 1983; recipient of the Young Investigator’s Award; International Congress of Schizophrenia Research in 1987; nominated to receive the Ole J. Rafaelsen Fellowship in Clinical Psycho-pharmacology in 1988; recipient of the Young Scientist’s Award; Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia, University of London, UK in 1990; Southwest Louisiana spokesperson for National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) since 2001; and DistinguishedFellow for the American Psychiatric Association in 2002.
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.