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November 18, 2008

Dr. Manisha Punwani Dr. Manisha Punwani portrait has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry and associate director for SIU’s adult psychiatry residency training program. 

[Note: Punwani is now board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry. She is director of training, adult psychiatric residency program at SIU.

Her clinical and research interests include diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, family therapy, parent behavioral management training and child forensic issues.  She also provides parental capacity evaluations in SIU’s outpatient family forensic clinic.

Punwani completed a two-year child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at University of Massachusetts Medical School (2005), including serving one year as chief resident.  She completed her psychiatry residency at Brookdale University Hospital in New York (2003) and earned her medical degree (M.B.B.S) at Kasturba Medical College in India (1994).

She is board certified in adult psychiatry and has board certification pending in child and adolescent psychiatry.  A native of India, her memberships include the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), American Psychiatric Association (APA) and American Association of Psychiatric Administrators.  Her honors include the AACAP outstanding child and adolescent psychiatry resident award (2004) and the APA William Sorum Award for advocacy, leadership and community work (2003).  She has served as delegate for the APA’s resident fellow section and the Maine Medical Association’s young physicians section to meetings of the American Medical Association.