Sleep Medicine/Psychiatry Provider Joins OU Physicians

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -

Vijayabharathi Ekambaram, M.D., a sleep medicine/psychiatry provider, has established her practice with OU Physicians. She has also been named an assistant professor for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Psychiatrists are medical doctors specifically trained in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

Ekambaram is Oklahoma’s first psychiatrist who is fellowship trained in pediatric sleep medicine. She sees pediatric, adolescent and adult patients. She is board certified in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry and is board eligible in sleep medicine.

Ekambaram completed several fellowships, including: sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston; child and adolescent psychiatry at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; and adult psychoanalytic psychiatry at Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, Laurel, Maryland. She completed her psychiatry residency at the OU College of Medicine. She earned her medical degree in India, and a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology from the OU College of Public Health.

Ekambaram is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Ekambaram sees patients on the OU Health Sciences Center campus. For appointments, call (405) 271-5253.

With more than 975 doctors and advanced practice providers, OU Physicians is the state’s largest physician group. The practice encompasses almost every adult and child specialty. Many OU Physicians have expertise in the management of complex conditions that is unavailable anywhere else in the state, region or sometimes even the nation. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts. 

OU Physicians see patients in their offices at the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and at clinics in Edmond, Midwest City, Lawton and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to OU Medical Center. Many also care for their patients in other hospitals around the metro area. OU Physicians serve as faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and train the region’s future physicians.

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