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Department of Psychiatry

Houston, Texas

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Sheila LoboPrabhu, M.D.

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center,
Comprehensive Mental Health Program
2002 Holcombe Blvd., 116 MHCL
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-794-8709
Fax: 713-794-8064


Dr. LoboPrabhu graduated with distinction from medical school at the University of Bombay, 1993. She was awarded the National Merit Scholarship and Open Merit Scholarship of the Government of India. She completed her general psychiatry residency at the University of Michigan, 1998 and her consultation-liaison psychiatry fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine, 1999. She was Chief Resident at the V.A. Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received the Outstanding Resident Achievement Award at graduation from the University of Michigan. She was one of the five recipients nationwide of the American Psychiatric Association/Lilly Resident Paper Award, 1998.

  • Medical School: University of Bombay, India
  • Residency: Psychiatry Residency: University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Fellowship: Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Clinical Interests

Dr. LoboPrabhu has been a staff psychiatrist with expertise in Geriatric Psychiatry at the Comprehensive Mental Health Program at the Houston V.A. Medical Center since 1999. She is the Course Director of the Human Sexuality Elective for medical students, offered annually at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. LoboPrabhu is a certified trainer, through TxPEC (Texas Partnership for End of Life Care, of the Texas Medical Association), to train healthcare professionals about end-of-life issues. She serves as a regional education team member of the Texas Medical Association Committee on Physician Health and Rehabilitation. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, and Indo-American Psychiatric Association.

Her clinical interests are in the area of geriatric psychiatry, consultation liaison psychiatry, end-of-life issues, and cultural psychiatry. Her research interests are in the areas of caregiving, marital psychiatry, end-of-life issues, and the application of psychodynamic research to the psychiatric care of the elderly and patients with dementia. She has co-edited a book titled "Supporting the Caregiver in Dementia: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals" published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

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