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Dr. Rakesh Ranjan

Dr. Rakesh Ranjan is Executive Medical Director and Founder of Charak Clinical Research Center, President of Rakesh Ranjan, MD & Associates, Inc., and President and CEO of Spectrum Home Health Care, LLC. Involved with clinical research for 13 years, Dr. Ranjan has been the clinical investigator for over 100 clinical trials. The clinical trials have included major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), dementia, autism and sexual disorders. Dr. Ranjan has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on psychopharmacology, and has been the recipient of several research grants and awards. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University.

In addition to his other roles, Dr. Ranjan provides clinical care to patients on a daily basis. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is one of the few research physicians certified by the American Council of Research Professionals (ACRP). He has served on the Advisory Board of the local National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chapter and he is involved in educating the public and increasing awareness of mental illness.

Dr. Ranjan completed his residency in psychiatry with the Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine at Akron Medical Center in Akron, Ohio. He then joined a fellowship in psychopharmacology and clinical research under the mentorship of eminent psychiatrist, Dr. Herbert Y. Meltzer, at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and University Hospitals of Cleveland in Ohio. He attended medical school in Rajendra Medical College Hospital, Ranchi, India.