Swapna Deshpande, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 11/19/2021

Dr. Deshpande is board certified in Adult psychiatry as well as board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Deshpande was also awarded the Fellow Status for the American Psychiatry Association (APA) in 2014. She is currently the President of Oklahoma Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, a regional branch for the national organization of AACAP.

Teaching: 

As far as significant contributions in teaching, Dr. Deshpande has given didactics, provided direct clinical supervision in outpatient child psychiatry clinic and consultation liaison service at OU Children’s hospital, and mentored numerous medical students, adult psychiatry residents, child psychiatry fellows since 2009. She has won several awards for outstanding teaching including the prestigious Gordon Deckert award, highest teaching award in the Department of Psychiatry in 2018. Most recently she won the Most Supportive Attending as well as the Best Didactic Teacher award for the academic year 2019-2020.  

Social Policy Leadership: 

As far as social policy leadership, for OU, she has represented department of psychiatry at college of medicine Wellness Committee and for suicide prevention policy in children. She has created a procedural checklist for suicidal assessment called Suicide Risk Assessment Checklist in Children (SRACC) and has been active in increasing awareness and knowledge at local, state and national level. She has created a training module for SRACC that will help improve confidence and competence in suicide risk assessments. She has presented this in multiple formats including to Governors Council for Suicide Prevention in Oklahoma in 2019. Under her direction as president, Oklahoma Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will cosponsor a free 6-hour CME workshop on Suicide at the annual Oklahoma State Psychiatric Association meeting in fall 2020. In addition, she has been part of the state appointed committee to create guidelines for psychotropic medications in children for the state of Oklahoma. The goal of these guidelines is to improve psychotropic medication use esp. in foster care children. 

 

 

 

Patient Care: 

At OU, she had established within the child fellowship a robust child outpatient clinic under her supervision. She has also provided clinical care to numerous patients in the child psychiatry outpatient clinic as well as the provided consultation services at the OU Children’s Hospital from 2009 to 2020.  

AACAP Committee:  

She was a past member of Child Abuse and Maltreatment and Violence Committee 2007 - 2011 and is currently a member for Complimentary and Integrative Medicin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Deshpande is board certified in Adult psychiatry as well as board-certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Deshpande was also awarded the Fellow Status for the American Psychiatry Association  (APA) in 2014. She is currently the President of Oklahoma Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, a regional branch for the national organization of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and has been awarded a distinguished fellowship status in 2020 for AACAP.