Deepak Prabhakar, MD, MPH

Chief of Medical Staff; Medical Director, Outpatient Services


  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Concussion
  • Public Health
  • Sports Psychiatry
  • Suicide Prevention

Deepak Prabhakar, MD, MPH is chief of medical staff and medical director of outpatient services at Sheppard Pratt. He earned his medical degree 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 and health disparities. Dr. Prabhakar specializes in sports psychiatry and he works with athletes across the age spectrum and at all levels of competition. Dr. Prabhakar is past president of the Michigan Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He 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).