Dr. Sushma Jani is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and a Pediatrician. She is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical Center and University of Maryland. She is a subject matter expert at The Defense Centers of Excellence, at the Altarum Institute support for the Directorate of Psychological health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the division of Psychological Health.
Dr. Jani born and raised in India; she trained in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry at Indiana University and Johns Hopkins University. She trained in Pediatrics at University of Maryland. She is board Certified General Psychiatrist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Pediatrician, Board Certified by American Society of Addiction Medicine, Certified Medical Review Officer and Diplomat of the American College of Forensic Medicine. Six Board Certifications! She is a Fellow of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics.
She has consulted at Howard County General Hospital, is n affiliate of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Family League of Baltimore, Advisory Board of Family Involved Together, ChADD, and volunteers in community with children. She was Medical Director for Devereaux Foundation in the District of Columbia. She does research, has authored papers, and gives workshops.
Dr. Suni Jani is a Board Certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist, a Consultant Psychiatrist in the United Kingdom, a Medical Review Officer, and a Board Certified Independent Medical Examiner currently practicing in Maryland.
She graduated with her doctorate in Medicine from The George Washington University, completed her General Psychiatry residency training at the Baylor College of Medicine, and did her Child and Adolescent fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital. She currently holds an appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, a Clinical Instructor and at the George Washington University.
Dr. Jani teaches courses to senior level residents and fellows on neurology, telepsychiatry, community mental health, and academic writing and has developed a continuing education program for therapists. She has numerous publications and scientific presentations on cross cultural psychiatry, LGBTQIA+ related mental health, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, refugee mental health, substance use disorders, capacity evaluations, disaster psychiatry, autism spectrum disorder, neuropsychiatry, technology in psychiatry, and psychopharmacology.
She has published book chapters on anxiety disorders, trauma, and an overview of the DSM 5 diagnostic categories. She is the co-editor of the Handbook of Refugee Experience: Trauma, Resilience, and Recovery. She has done community and television presentations on these topics as well. She has acquired and runs grant maintained programs to develop a parenting app, manage an early childhood intervention program, crisis care, addictions treatment in detention centers, and provide trauma informed interventions for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
She has been awarded The Royal College of Psychiatrists Student/Foundation Year Doctor Researcher of the Year - 2nd Place, Student Poster Prize in the Category of Education Training, APA/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Award (SAMHSA), Community Psychiatry Resident Poster Competition Winner for A “Technological Solution to Barriers in Outcome Measures in Rural Psychiatry”, Gold Humanism Honor Society, Diversity Leadership Fellow, 2013 Healthcare Advocacy Award, and Screening Brief Intervention Referral Treatment (SBIRT) Champion in Motivational Interviewing Therapy.