Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Shenai N, White CD, Azzam P, Gopalan P, Solai LK. Practical and Legal Challenges to Electroconvulsive Therapy in Malignant Catatonia. Harvard Review of Psychiatry. 2016 May-Jun;24(3):238-41.
- Jacobson SL, Travis MJ, Solai L, MacPhee E, Reynolds CF 3rd, Ryan ND, Roth LH, Kupfer DJ. Preparing the next generation of leaders in clinician-education and academic administration. Acad Psychiatry. 2010 May-Jun;34(3):224-8.
- Pittsburgh Pocket Psychiatry Geriatric Psychiatry. Editors Mark D. Miller, MD and LalithKumar K. Solai, MD, Oxford University Press, 2013
- LalithKumar K. Solai. Delirium. Chapter 10.2. Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 9th Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1153-1166, 2009
The Center for Interventional Psychiatry Helps Patients with Difficult-to-Treat Psychiatric Disorders
“There was a time when electroconvulsive therapy—known as ECT—was considered a last resort for difficult-to-treat psychiatric disorders,” says LalithKumar K. Solai, MD, Medical Director, Center for Interventional Psychiatry (CIP) at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH). “But a lot has changed in the last decade with ECT. This treatment is now much safer, and it can be life-saving for some patients when it is...
Pitt Psychiatry Faculty Develop Innovations in Medical Training and Patient Care
Department of Psychiatry clinician-educator faculty devote their time, energy and passion to treating patients and training medical students and residents at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH). To fulfill WPH’s mission of providing the highest quality psychiatric care for our patients, they seek opportunities, on an ongoing basis, to refine and improve our services and treatments, as well as our medical...
Hot Publication - Fertig et al.
Developing a Clinician Educator Faculty Development Program: Lessons LearnedFertig, AM, Tew JD, Douaihy AB, Nash KC, Solai LKK, Travis MJ, Zippay LB, Matthews KA and Lewis DAAcademic Psychiatry, 2017 Jun;41(3):417-422Over the past 25 years, the roles of physicians as clinicians, educators, and administrators in academic medicine have received increasing attention. Awareness of the complex nature of this career path...
Center for Interventional Psychiatry
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC (WPIC) is offering new hope to adults diagnosed with depression who have not responded to prior antidepressant treatments. Dr. Ken Nash, WPIC?s Chief of Clinical Services, recently announced the establishment of the Center for Interventional Psychiatry. This Center will offer Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) services and repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation...