Ravi Ramasamy, MD

I am board certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Washington.  I am an attending physician on the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where I provide acute inpatient treatment to patients with a broad range of diagnoses and presenting concerns.  I have been the Interim Medical Director of the PBMU since October 2022.

I aim to provide high-quality, antiracist, trauma-informed evidence-based care as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, while providing clinical supervision and education to CAP fellows, General Psychiatry Residents, and Medical Students.  I am involved in didactic education for the CAP fellows as the course director for Forensics, Ethics, and Professionalism (FEP), and for the medical students as the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry clerkship director for third year medical students.  In addition, I am the EDI training director for the CAP fellowship program.


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2016-2018
General Psychiatry, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY, 2013-2016
MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2008-2013
BS , Premedicine , University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 2004-2008

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Other Affiliations

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Recent Publications

Inactivation of B. cereus spores in whole milk and almond milk by serpentine path coiled tube UV-C system: Numerical simulation of flow field, lipid peroxidation and volatiles analysis.
(2022 Oct)
Food Res Int 160(): 111652
Pendyala B, Patras A, Vipul Sudhir Gopisetty V, Vashisht P, Ravi R

Responding to Acute Mental Health Crises in Black Youth: Is It Safe to Call 911?
(2023 Jan)
Community Ment Health J 59(1): 1-8
Ramasamy RS, Thompson A, Simmons S

Ethical Considerations in Balancing Use of Seclusion and Restraint With Risk of COVID-19 Exposure: Recommendations for Youth Inpatient Psychiatry Units.
(2022 Nov)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 61(11): 1319-1321
Thompson AD, Berkman ER, Simmons SW, Porter KM, Kroon L, Goldman R, Ramasamy RS

Involuntary Treatment of Minors with Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa.
(2021 Sep)
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 49(3): 361-370
Ramasamy RS

Attachments: Protesting as a BIPOC Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.
(2021 Aug)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 60(8): 940-941
Ramasamy RS

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