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Purushothaman Muthukanagaraj, MD

Purushothaman Muthukanagaraj

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
905 John Hopkins Drive
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-744-1406
Fax: 252-744-2419
Email: muthukanagarajp@ecu.edu

Faculty Rank: Clinical Assistant Professor
Administrative Role: Associate Medical Director Med-Psych Inpatient Service


Education and Training

07/15-06/16 Chief Resident, Psychiatry
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine-Psychiatry
07/12-09/16 Resident, Internal Medicine/Psychiatry, East Carolina University - Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina
07/11-06/12 Internship PGY1, Psychiatry, East Carolina University - Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina
09/03-03/08 M.B.B.S (Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery)
KAPV Government Medical College
Trichy, Tamilnadu, India

Work Experience

04-08-03/09 Junior Resident Physician - KAPV Government Medical College/MGM Government Hospital, Tiruchirappalli, India

Certifications

  • BLS and ACLS - Certified
  • ECFMG certification - 01/10

Presentations

'NMDA Encephalitis' - Grand Rounds at ECU Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - 11/15

'The Bugs won't go away - Delusional parasitosis due to epidural steroid injection' - Clinical Vignette presentation - National Medicine-Psychiatry Association Meeting, Chicago, IL - 10/14

'Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in a patient with Neurosarcoidosis' - Poster presentation - North Carolina Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting - 09/14

'Delusional parasitosis due to epidural steroid injections' - Poster presentation Annual GME research day, East Carolina University - 05/14

'Opiates - Use and Abuse' - Internal Medicine Chair's report - Department of Internal Medicine, ECU-BSOM - 02/13

'Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in a patient with Neurosarcoidosis - the diagnostic dilemma' - Poster presentation - National Medicine-Psychiatry Association Meeting, Chicago, IL - 10/12

'Recovery month - Pot problem for teens' - Article - Published in 'Daily Reflector' Magazine - 10/11

Professional Organizations

  • American Medicine-Psychiatry Association (07/12-present)
  • American Psychiatric Association (07/11-present)
  • North Carolina Psychiatric Association (07/12-present)

Awards and Accomplishments

Secured fifth place in 2016 and eighth place in 2014 in the National level 'Mind Games' Psychiatry Jeopardy competition conducted by APA

Special award for excellence in clinical documentation - awarded by Graduate medical education department - East Carolina University

Winner of the state level jeopardy competition in Psychiatry conducted by the Indian Psychiatric society, India

Honors and Gold medal in Internal medicine, KAPV Government medical college, India