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Sarat Munjuluri, M.D., M.S.

Sarat Munjuluri, M.D., M.S. is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine. He is board certified in general and child & adolescent psychiatry. Sarat provides outpatient psychiatric care to children and adolescents with a broad range of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, and ADHD. His primary role is conducting medication evaluations, managing pharmacotherapies, and collaborating with the UH Health Family Care Center care team to provide more coordinated support for patients. He also offers educational support to medical students through clinical supervision, teaching courses, and small group learning.

His work focuses on mental health care within the K-12 public school system, with a concentration in reducing socioeconomic barriers to care. He is also interested in the intersection of the arts and mental health.

Sarat started his career as a teacher at Port Houston Elementary in the Houston Independent School system through the Teach For America program. He later worked as a college counselor at a Title 1 school in California and in public health through the Global Health Corps program.

He received his undergraduate degree in genetics and English from Rutgers University before attending the Joint Medical Program through UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco where he earned a master’s in health and medical sciences and a doctorate of medicine. He completed his residency training at the Baylor College of Medicine and fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He was an American Psychiatric Association SAMHSA Minority Fellow. As a fellow, he investigated the use of a case-based narrative experience program to improve the mental health of public-school teachers in Houston and the use of an improvisational based theater program to address the mental health needs of Hurricane Harvey survivors.

Sarat’s work has been published in The International Journal of Psychiatry, he has contributed to various psychiatry books, as well as presented at several conferences across the country. He has received numerous accolades, but his most treasured award was gifted to him by his previous high school students for having made a meaningful impact on their lives as a college counselor.