Mental Health / New Physician

Oaklawn Mental Health Services welcomes new psychiatrist 

      Oaklawn Hospital is happy to announce that Shobhana Joshi, M.D. has joined its active medical staff.  Dr. Joshi has a specialty in psychiatry and has been working as a locum tenens physician (temporary fill-in) at Oaklawn Psychological Services since early April.  Oaklawn was pleased to learn of Dr. Joshi’s interest in the permanent position and has now completed the necessary credentialing process that makes her a member of Oaklawn’s active staff.
      Dr. Joshi received her medical degree from the University of Bombay in India, then did an internship at Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, followed by a residency at Norris Town State Hospital in Norris Town, Pennsylvania.
      Dr. Joshi moved to Michigan to accept a position as psychiatrist at Ypsilanti Psychiatric Hospital, where she served for 10 years treating patients and supervising psychiatry residents. Since leaving that position she has served with a number of highly respected mental health facilities in eastern Michigan, including directorships at the Northville Psychiatric Hospital, Hawthorn Center (for children and adolescents), and Walter P. Reuther Psychiatric Hospital. She has also worked for the Centers for Medicaid/Medicare as a surveyor of Psychiatric Hospitals. More recently Dr. Joshi has returned to patient therapy, working several months as a locums tenens physician for two out-patient facilities.
      “We are very pleased to have someone with Dr. Joshi’s breadth of experience join our staff,” stated Dr. Lisa Leininger, Oaklawn’s Director of Psychological Services. “We were impressed by her resume when interviewing her for an interim position, and have been very pleased with her work over the past four months.”
       Dr. Joshi will see patients in Oaklawn’s Partial Hospitalization program and outpatient clinic at the Marshall Bear Creek Campus. For appointment information call (269) 781-9119.

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