Behavioral Health

Medical School

N.K.P. Salve Institute of medical sciences and research center

Graduate School

Hislop College, Nagpur, India


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Interests/Additional Certifications

Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Community psychiatry


I enjoy cooking various cuisines with my kids as well as gardening with my husband. My husband and I have 2 daughters and a dog, and we all love to visit new places and travel together. 
While I work as a Section Chief of the Behavioral unit, I enjoy working with students from University of Iowa every month. My passion for teaching has driven me to teach Law students at Drake University about mental health and its interface with legal system/"Psychiatry & the Law ". I am also involved with "Indian physicians of Iowa" group where we focus on mentoring/volunteering as well as serving our local community together. I am also a member of American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry as well as Iowa Psychiatric society. 

Why I chose Broadlawns

"At Broadlawns we have a great opportunity to make most impact to our community as mental health problems are common and poorly understood plus we have great tools and services at Broadlawns to offer to our community. I have a huge interest in teaching; hence I chose to work here as central to the Broadlawns mission is our commitment to training the next generation of healthcare providers and leaders. The reason I chose my field is due to the influence we can have over people's mental health and wellbeing."
-Usha Chhatlani, MD