Shamala Kanchan, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Kanchan attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and completed her residency and fellowship at Stanford University. She pursued additional residencies in psychiatry at Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, Napa State Hospital, and Bergen Pines County Hospital. She has served as director of the OATS program at El Camino Hospital, as well as at the VA in Palo Alto. Dr. Kanchan speaks both English and Hindi.

She has experience working with patients from many cultures. Languages: various Indian languages including Kannada, Tulu, Hindi, Marathi, and she understands Gujarati and Punjabi. “I have a good understanding of the family dynamics and the common conflicts individuals and couples struggle with as immigrants.”