Mallika Lavakumar MD
Dr. Lavakumar is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general adult psychiatry. At MetroHealth Medical Center since 2012, she has served both as a staff psychiatrist and as director of the Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. She also previously was on the psychiatry staff of New York Presbyterian Hospital and Georgia Regional Hospital in Decatur. She earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Florida, where she received Phi Beta Kappa honors. Dr. Lavakumar served her residency at Emory University, where she was chief resident, and her fellowship in psychosomatic medicine at Columbia University. An accomplished author and presenter, she serves as an editor for two psychiatry textbooks. Dr. Lavakumar specializes in general adult psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine and the treatment of comorbid medical and psychiatric illness.