Ish Bhalla, MD

Ish Bhalla, MD


Ish Bhalla (Cedars Sinai Health System Scholar) is a Forensic Psychiatry Fellow at Yale. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Case Western Reserve University and his medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Prior to medical school, he worked in the management consulting industry at Accenture. At Yale, he has served on the Yale New Haven Hospital Graduate Medical Education Committee and led the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience for first year medical students, for which he received the Yale University Department of Psychiatry Resident Teaching Award.

Career Interests: Dr. Bhalla is interested in psychiatric services, forensic psychiatry, and substance use disorders. He has focused on improving upon the way complex systems work, as well as understanding the framework that guides psychiatric clinical decision-making.

Research Interests: As a scholar, he would like to continue to explore the intricacies of the legal system as they pertain to patients with serious mental illness and to apply his previous experiences in business to healthcare to think broadly about the allocation of resources for patients with psychiatric problems.

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