Karan Padda, MD

Karan Padda, MD

Mental Performance Coach


Dr. Karan Padda is a licensed physician and psychiatrist-in-training with an interest in sports and mental performance. He is a former collegiate tennis athlete who recognizes that athletes face important challenges related to the topics of anxiety, frustration, focus, confidence, motivation, and setbacks. These are challenges that people face in various areas of life. He teaches evidence-based mental skills and techniques to address these challenges and improve performance.

Dr. Padda is completing his psychiatric residency training and plans to pursue advanced fellowship training in consultation-liaison psychiatry, developing expertise in the diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders that co-occur with general medical illness, such as neurological disease (epilepsy, stroke, dementia), heart disease, diabetes, thyroid disease, autoimmune disease, cancer, and HIV. He co-developed a supportive group therapy in his psychiatry residency for people struggling with long COVID and will present research on this topic at the annual meeting of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

Education and Experience:

  • Completing psychiatric residency training at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, recipient of Cum Laude Honors
  • 3-year NCAA Division III Tennis Athlete at Swarthmore College
  • Clinical experience with anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and substance use disorders
  • Advanced training in psychopharmacology, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), supportive psychotherapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy

More about Dr. Padda:

  • Raised in Ohio but a loyal Michigan fan when it comes to The Game between the University of Michigan and Ohio State
  • Has a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Shotokan Karate
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