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Keerthan Somanath, MD

Specialty in Psychiatry

Dr. Somanath graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with honors, completing a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. He subsequently worked as a software engineer at National Instruments in Austin, Texas, where he developed an interest in neuroscience, and eventually medicine after working with one of the company's clients.

Dr. Somanath completed residency at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, where he extensively trained at both UCLA and the West LA Veterans Affairs. He served as Chief Resident of the UCLA Outpatient Clinics during his final year of residency, and afterwards completed the Max Gray Mood Disorders Fellowship at UCLA's Semel Institute. He joined Buoy Health in 2021.

Dr. Somanath currently works in an insurance-based private practice in Los Angeles, offering medication management to treat various psychiatric conditions, as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment-resistant depression.

Practice names

Volunteer Clinical Faculty, UCLA School of Medicine

UCLA Health

Education and training

2020-2021 - Mood Disorders Fellowship, UCLA-Semel, Los Angeles, CA

2017-2020 - Psychiatry Residency, UCLA-Semel, Los Angeles, CA

2015-2017 - Anesthesiology Residency, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

2010-2015 - M.D. with Distinction in Research, UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

2001-2005 - Electrical Engineering (BS), University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology