Rama Dronamraju, MD

Psychiatrist
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About Rama Dronamraju, MD

Dr. Dronamraju is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with over thirty years of extensive experience. She focuses on patients with clinical depression, bipolar depression, treatment-resistant mood and psychotic disorders, and she is particularly interested in helping patients with neuromodulation and brain stimulation therapies, such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

Dr. Dronamraju works with her patients as partners in treatment, helping them understand their symptoms, the nature of their illness, and the treatment itself. She sees them as a whole person with a full life, and compassionately works with them to provide knowledge and insight into their struggles and often bringing their families into the fold. She helps them remain in treatment and avoid relapse, providing them with tools to lead meaningful, functional lives.

She has found that for patients with mood disorders, response to standard medication and therapy is often limited. She has treated with Electroconvulsive Therapy for many years and has witnessed her patients find relief and recovery. She looks forward to treating patients with TMS as a treatment modality as it has the potential to benefit various types of patients and is non-invasive, not requiring anesthesia and having few if any side effects.

She joins TMS Health Solutions in the Fall of 2019.

personal interests

Dr. Dronamraju has a variety of hobbies and interests outside her clinical practice. She is a talented vocalist who has trained in classical Indian music. She picked up the paintbrush a few years back and her walls are adorned with her own creations. Most of all, she likes to spend time with her husband and children, two of whom have pursued medicine as well.

Certifications & Memberships

American Psychiatric Association

Member

Visiting Fellowship in Transcranial Magnetic stimulation from Duke University Medical Center

TMS certification from Berenson-Allen Center at Harvard Medical school

ECT certification

education & experience

Dr. Dronamraju received her medical degree from Kurnool Medical College, Sri Venkateswara University in Kurnool, India. She completed her Psychiatry residency at the West-Ros-Park Mental Health Center, a Harvard University Affiliate in Boston, MA and her fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Gaebler Children’s Center, a Harvard University Affiliate in Waltham, MA.

Dr. Dronamraju’s vast experience includes psychiatric consulting in a variety of environments. She has served as a Psycho-pharmacology consultant in the Family Services of Greater Boston. She also provided psychiatric consultations for disability determination at the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Center in addition to serving as a Psychiatric Consultant at the Waltham Weston Hospital.

Outpatient psychiatric care has included providing assessments and medication management at the Arbour Counseling Center in Jamaica Plain, MA, where she regularly collaborated with therapists and other professionals to ensure consistency of care. She provided comprehensive psychiatric care for a complex patient population with multiple comorbidities in conjunction with community treatment teams and medical colleagues at the Michael Gill Mental Health and Wellness Center.

Dr. Dronamraju also practiced in the inpatient setting at the Arbour Hospital in Boston, MA. As staff psychiatrist, she provided clinical supervision to other disciplinary staff, in addition to managing complex psychiatric patients. Within her ECT Psychiatrist role, she gained invaluable clinical and leadership experience while providing ECT across broad patient populations.