Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurosurgery

Kenneth Podell, M.D.

Ranjit Chacko, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Vice Chair of Psychiatry at Houston Methodist Hospital

6560 Fannin, Suite 900
Houston TX 77030

Phone: 713-441-1537
Fax: 713-793-1621


Clinical Interests

Adults, Geriatric patients; Affective Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Dementias, Organic Brain Syndromes, Psychoses, Panic Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Addictive Disorders, Pain Syndromes, and Brain injuries.

Treatment Modalities: Psychopharmacology, ECT, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy.

Academic Background and Distinctions

Medical Education and Postgraduate Training: Faculty of Medicine, University of Ceylon, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1966-1971. Rotating Internship, Wanganui Hospital, New Zealand, 1971-1972. Senior House Physician in Psychiatry, the Wellington Hospital, New Zealand, 1973. Residency in Psychiatry, The Mount Sinai Hospital Services, New York, 1974-1977; Chief Resident in Psychiatry, Mount Sinai, New York, Psychiatry Program, 1976-1977. Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, April 1979; Board Certified in 1991 added qualification examination in Geriatric Psychiatry.