Deepak Prabhakar, MD, MPH is the medical director of outpatient services for Sheppard Pratt Health System. He earned his MD at NHL Municipal Medical College, and completed his residency in psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Wayne State University. Dr. Prabhakar is board certified in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. His research interests include depression, suicide, psychiatric education, and physician distress. He also specializes in sports psychiatry. Dr. Prabhakar is certified by the National Football League and the Major League Baseball. Dr. Prabhakar has presented nationally and internationally at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), The American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT), Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP), American Psychiatric Association (APA), and the World Psychiatric Association-Epidemiology (WPA).
NHL Municipal Medical College
Wayne State University
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Wayne State University
- General Psychiatry
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Member, American College of Psychiatrists
- Member, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
Awards and Honors
- Top Doc, Hour Detroit Magazine, 2018
- Mentor of the Year, Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Henry Ford Hospital/ Wayne State University, 2015, 2014
- Laughlin Fellowship Award, The American College of Psychiatrists, 2013
- George Ginsberg, MD Fellowship Award, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, 2012
- Brain Scholar, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, 2011
- PRITE® Fellowship Award, The American College of Psychiatrists, 2010
Ahmedani, B. K., Westphal, J., Autio, K., Elsiss, F., Peterson, E. L., Beck, A., … Simon, G. E. (2019). Variation in patterns of health care before suicide: A population case-control study. Preventive Medicine, 127, 105796. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105796
Yeh, H, Westphal, J, Hu, Y, Peterson, EL, Williams, LK, Prabhakar, D, Frank, C, Autio, K, Elsiss, F, Simon, GE, Beck, A, Lynch, FL, Rossom, RC, Lu, CY, Owen-Smith, AA, Waitzfelder, BE, Ahmedani, BK. Diagnosed Mental Health Conditions and Risk of Suicide Mortality. Psychiatric Services. 2019 Jun 12.
Owen-Smith AA, Ahmedani BK, Peterson E, Simon GE, Rossom RC, Lynch F, Lu CY, Waitzfelder BE, Beck A, DeBar L, Sanon V, Maaz Y, Khan S, Miller-Matero LR, Prabhakar D, Frank C, Drake CL, Braciszewski J. The mediating effect of sleep disturbance on the relationship between non-malignant chronic pain and suicide death. Pain Pract. 2018 Nov 21. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30462885
Dallo F, Prabhakar D, Ruterbusch J, Schwartz K, Peterson E, Liu B, Ahmedani BK. Screening and Follow-Up for Depression among Arab Americans. Depression and Anxiety. 2018 Dec;35(12):1198-1206. PMID: 30099819
Khan, S., Wake, L., Glover, K., Bauza, P., Prabhakar, D., & Akinyemi, E. (2018). Ethical implications of pursuing hemodialysis in a nonassenting incapacitated patient. Hemodialysis International, 23(2). doi: 10.1111/hdi.12688
Seale L, Gaulding J, Porto D, Prabhakar D, Kerr H. Implementation of a psychodermatology clinic at a major health system in Detroit. International Journal of Women's Dermatology 4 (2018) 227–229
Boggs JM, Beck A, Hubley S, Peterson EL, Hu Yong, Williams LK, Prabhakar D, Rossom RC, Lynch F, Lu CY, Waitzfelder BE, Owen-Smith AA, Simon GE, Ahmedani, BK. Critical Suicide Risk Factors: An Examination of Mental Health, Medical and Demographic Factors for Patients Who Die by Firearm Compared to Other Means. Psychiatric Services. 2018 June 1; 69(6):677-684. PMID: 29446332
Prabhakar D, Peterson EL, Hu Y, Rossom RC, Lynch FL, Lu CY, Waitzfelder BE, Owen-Smith AA, Williams LK, Beck A, Simon GE, Ahmedani BK. Dermatologic conditions and risk of suicide: a case-control study. Psychosomatics. 2018:59:58-61. PMID: 28890116.
Ahmedani BK, Peterson EL, Hu Y, Rossom RC, Lynch F, Lu CY, Waitzfelder BE, Owen-Smith AA, Hubley S, Prabhakar D, Williams LK, Zeld N, Mutter E, Beck A, Tolsma D, Simon GE. Major physical health conditions and risk of suicide. Am J Prev Med. 2017;53(3):308-15. PMID: 28619532.
Pheister M, Stagno S, Cotes R, Prabhakar D, Mahr F, Crowell A, Schwartz A. Simulated patients and scenarios to assess and teach psychiatry residents. Acad Psychiatry. 2017;41(1):114-7. PMID: 26763534.
Baker-Genaw K, Kokas MS, Ahsan SF, Darnley-Fisch D, Drake S, Goyal N, Inamdar K, Moutzouros V, Prabhakar D, Rolland L, Sangha R, Shreve M, Woodward A. Mapping direct observations from objective structured clinical examinations to the milestones across specialties. J Grad Med Educ. 2016;8(3):429-34. PMID: 27413450.
Prabhakar D, Balon R, Anzia JM, Gabbard GO, Lomax JW, Bandstra BS, Eisen J, Figueroa S, Theresa G, Ruble M, Seritan AL, Zisook S. Helping psychiatry residents cope with patient suicide. Acad Psychiatry. 2014;38(5):593-7. PMID: 24664605.
Prabhakar D, Anzia JM, Balon R, Gabbard G, Gray E, Hatzis N, Lanouette NM, Lomax JW, Puri P, Zisook S. "Collateral damages": preparing residents for coping with patient suicide. Acad Psychiatry. 2013;37(6):429-30. PMID: 23653109.
Zisook S, Anzia J, Atri A, Baroni A, Clayton P, Haller E, Lomax JW, Mann JJ, Oquendo MA, Pato M, Perez-Rodriguez MM, Prabhakar D, Sen S, Thrall G, Yaseen ZS. Teaching evidence-based approaches to suicide risk assessment and prevention that enhance psychiatric training. Compr Psychiatry. 2013;54(3):201-8. PMID: 22995449.
Prabhakar D, MacLean L, Akinyemi E. Supervising Adverse Outcomes: Suicide and Suicidal Behaviors. Supervision in Psychiatric Practice: Practical Approaches Across Venues and Providers. Eds. DeGolia S and Corcoran K. APA Publishing. 2019: 359-368.
Prabhakar D, Qualls-Hampton RY, Jackson R, Cardarelli KM. Mental health indicator parity: Integrating national, state, and local data. In: Sirgy MJ, Phillips R, Rahtz D, eds. Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases IV. New York: Springer; 2009:81-109.