Konasale M Prasad, MD, MBBS (MD)

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Bioengineering

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Government Medical College
Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Psychiatry, Oxford Deanery & Region, Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom
Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Specialty Certifications

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society of Biological Psychiatry
Member, Organization for Human Brain Mapping

Selected Honors & Awards

Fellowship Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry
Outstanding Resident Award, National Institute of Mental Health

Research Interests

Network neuroscience related to risk for psychoses; Multimodal neuroimaging; Schizophrenia treatment clinical trials
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Nimgaonkar VL, Prasad KM, Chowdari KV, Severance EG and Yolken RH. The complement system: A gateway to gene environment interactions in schizophrenia pathogenesis. Mol Psychiatry advance online publication, August 1, 2017; doi:10.1038/mp.2017.151
  2. Prasad KM, Burgess AM, Keshavan MS, Nimgaonkar VL, Stanley JA. Neuropil pruning in early-course schizophrenia: Immunological, Clinical and Cognitive Correlates, Biol Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging 2016 Nov;1:528-538
  3. DAiuto L, Prasad KM, Upton CH, Viggiano L, Milosevic J, Raimondi G, McClain L, Chowdari KV, Tischfield J, Sheldon M, Moore J, Yolken RH, Kinchington P, Nimgaonkar VL. Persistent infection with HSV-1 associated with changes in working memory, brain activation patterns and functional architecture of iPSC-derived neurons, Schizophr Bull, 2015 Jan;41(1):123-32. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbu032. Epub 2014 Mar 12. PubMed PMID: 24622295; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4266288 (*equally contributed to the manuscript)
  4. Prasad KM, Eack SM, Keshavan MS, Yolken RH, Iyengar S, Nimgaonkar VL. Antiherpes Virus-Specific Treatment and Cognition in Schizophrenia: A Test-of-Concept Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial. Schizophr Bull. 2013 Jul;39(4):857-66. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbs040. Epub 2012 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 22446565; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3686443.
  5. Prasad KM, Eack SM, Goradia D, Pancholi KM, Keshavan MS, Yolken RH, Nimgaonkar VL. Progressive gray matter loss and changes in cognitive functioning associated with exposure to herpes simplex virus 1 in schizophrenia: a longitudinal study. Am J Psychiatry, 2011 Aug;168(8):822-30. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2011.10101423. Epub 2011 Jun 1. PubMed PMID: 21632649; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4209378.

Clinical Interests

Psychosis in early life & during early course; Psychopharmacological management; Psychotherapeutic management of psychosis
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Prasad KM. Course and Prognosis of Schizophrenia and Related Disorders, (In Press) Oxford University Press, United Kingdom.
  2. Prasad KM, Horner MS. Psychiatric Assessment, In Oxford American Handbook of Psychiatry (Eds) Kupfer DJ, Horner MS, Brent DA, Lewis DA, Reynolds CF, Thase ME and Travis MJ, 2008. pp. 37-96. Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  3. Prasad KM, Keshavan MS. Structural cerebral variations as useful endophenotypes in schizophrenia: Do they help construct extended endophenotypes? Schizophr Bull. 2008 Jul;34(4): 774-790. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbn017. Epub 2008 Apr 11 PubMed PMID: 18408230; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2632444.
  4. Prasad KM, Nimgaonkar VL. Gene Mapping Studies for Schizophrenia: How useful are they for the clinician? In Neurogenetics of Psychiatric Disorders, (Ed) Sawa A & McInnis M, 2007. pp. 35-54. Taylor & Francis, New York, USA.

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Resident education; Medical student clinical & research training
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Roffman JL, Simon AB, Prasad KM, Truman CJ, Morrison J, Ernst CL. Neuroscience in Psychiatry Training: How much do residents need to know? Am J Psychiatry. 2006 May;163:5:919-926. PubMed PMID: 16648336.