Sudha Rani Kailas, M.D., Ph.D., is an integrative, holistic psychiatrist specializing in the Mental and emotional health of children and families.It is her mission to improve the health and happiness of our community by supporting children and families in wellness and spirit.
Dr. Kailas was born of spicy temperament in Cajun Country, Lafayette, Louisiana, and spent her early years adjacent to a Navajo reservation in Gallup, New Mexico, witnessing double-arched rainbows span unending skies, before moving back to New Orleans, just in time for puberty. As she grew to observe the ever-evolving technological age around her, Dr. Kailas became fascinated by the connection and interface between the human body and mind.
Her curiosity drew her to study coherence patterns in the human epileptic brain at the University of Chicago, where she earned a BA in Biology with a specialization in Neuroscience. With a newfound interest in research, Dr. Kailas returned to New Orleans to study addiction and the morphine-induced effects of serotonin in rats at Tulane University School of Medicine, where she earned an MS in Pharmacology and a PhD in Neuroscience, in addition to becoming a Medical Doctor.
Enduring the wrath of Hurricane Katrina during her final year of medical school only strengthened Dr. Kailas' passion for understanding the intricate connection between the psychological and physical systems of the human body. After the hurricane, she served with the Red Cross and Louisiana State University in recovering her hometown. She found healing through the rebirth of a strong Yoga community. Curiosity persisted and led Dr. Kailas to a Triple Board Residency in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, NY.
With a growing foundation in Yoga, Ayurveda came to Dr. Kailas during meditation in the cold and snowy winter of her internship; she has been studying, practicing, and teaching these ancient healing arts since. Through the grace of life's lessons, Dr. Kailas recognizes that nourishment of spirit, as the core of our effervescent human nature, IS vitality. She brings an engaging perspective to her practice through the principles of bio-individuality and the healing power of unified love. To learn more about Dr. Kailas, please visit www.sudharanikailas.com. Om.