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Dilip Ramchandani

Dilip Ramchandani, MD


Department: Psychiatry

Specialties: Psychiatry


  • MD - University of Delhi, India (1975)
  • University of Delhi, India (1968)

Other Languages Spoken

Hindi, Sindhi

During his time as a clinician, Dilip Ramchandani, MD, was board certified in adult psychiatry with added qualifications in psychosomatic medicine. He was a general psychiatrist and his primary areas of expertise were psychiatric education and the history of psychiatry.

Dr. Ramchandani is no longer in clinical practice.


  • Psychiatry - University of Virginia Hospital (1979)


  • Internal Medicine - D.C. General Hospital (1976)

Dilip Ramchandani, MD, is a professor of psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine. He participates in teaching and administrative activities in the residency and medical student education programs.


Recent Publications

"Anxiolytics (I): The Meprobamate Discovery and the Beginning of the Anxiolytic Era"
Ramchandani D
In History of Psychopharmacology, Volume 2, Lopez-Munoz F, Alamo C, Domino EF (eds.), NPP Books, 221-230, 2014

"Subspecialty exposure in a psychiatry clerkship does not improve student performance in the subject examination"
Retamero C, Ramchandani D
Academic Psychiatry 37:179-181, 2013

"The downside of teaching psychopathology with film"
Ramchandani D
Academic Psychiatry 36: 154-155, 2012

"'Watchful Waiting' not an answer" (Letter to the Editor)
Ramchandani D
Psychiatric News, 47(5):27, 2012

"Grading Medical Students in a Psychiatry Clerkship – Correlation with the NBME Subject Examination Scores and Its Implications"
Ramchandani D
Academic Psychiatry 35: 322-324, 2011

"More about Current Psychiatric Education and Practice" (Letter to the Editor)
Ramchandani D
Academic Medicine, 86:11, p 1330-1331, 2011

"What Really Counts in a Psychiatry Clerkship - Books, Bedside or Behavior?"
Ramchandani D
Teaching and Learning in Medicine 22(2), 156-163, 2010

"Usefulness of Psychiatric Grand Rounds for Medical Student Education"
Ramchandani D
Academic Psychiatry 33: 149 – 151, 2009

"'End-of-Third Year' OSCE: Boon or Bane?"
Ramchandani D
Academic Psychiatry; 32(3):173-176, 2008

Book review: 26/11 Mumbai Attacked, edited by Baweja H.
Ramchandani D
International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 8:2, p 189-190, 2011

Book Review: Uprooted Minds: Surviving the Politics of Terror in the Americas, by Hollander NC
Ramchandani D
International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, published online in Wiley Online Library ( 2012

Contact Information

Academic Office

Department of Psychiatry
4641 Roosevelt Boulevard
Friends Hospital, Scattergood Building
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Phone: 215.831.6927
Fax: 215.831.6382