I am a board-certified physician specializing in Integrative Medicine, Palliative Care, and Psychiatry. My approach to healing prioritizes the whole person, rather than a specific system or organ, always honoring the importance of the relationship between you and me. I utilize evidence-based research to guide our clinical decisions, and draw on therapeutic interventions to maximize your overall well-being. In addition to my conventional medical training, I have spent the last ten years studying Integrative and Functional Medicine. I am passionate about helping people live in their most vital state. [ Click here for an explanation of Integrative Medicine ]
I am committed to joining you on your healing journey. Part of my role is to uncover the “root causes” of your illness, going beyond the symptoms. I therefore offer advanced diagnostic testing to inform your journey . For interested participants, I can also integrate mindfulness meditation and yoga practices into my treatment plan based on my extensive experience and study. My practice is not about quick fixes. While I am dedicated to decreasing suffering, I am most interested in liberating you from chronic illness. That is why we describe this path as a journey. But because it is a constant journey, I hope to help you understand how to settle into your most dynamic state of health and create a way of living that keeps you there.
- George Washington University Hospital
Fellowship in Palliative Medicine
Fellowship in Health Policy
Psychiatry Residency Training; Chief Resident
- Baylor College of Medicine: Degree in Medicine
- University of Texas at Austin: BS in Nutrition, Minor in Dance
- Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at George Washington University
- Board Certified by American Board of Physician Specialties, Integrative Medicine
- Board Certified by American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine
- Board Certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Board Eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
- Functional Medicine Training :
Institute for Functional Medicine
- Harvard Medical School: Training in Meditation and Psychotherapy
- Bastyr University: Study of Naturopathic medicine and acupuncture
- Master level training in Reiki
- Completed training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
- Fellowship in Health Policy
- Private Practice: Provide lifestyle optimization and medical management in a holistic manner
- VAMC: Consultant in Palliative Medicine
- NIH: Consultant in Palliative Medicine
- McClendon Center Core Service Agency: Mental Health services to those with chronic mental illness
- George Washington University Hospital: Consultant to medically ill
- Center for Multi-cultural Human services: Rehabilitation of refugee and Asylum patients
- Washington Home: Hospice Medical Services
- Andromeda Mental Health clinic: Mental health services to underserved low-income minorities
- Cross Cultural Solutions: HIV Education and Infant immunizations in outlying villages in Africa
Publications and Featured Work
- Griffith, James and Dsouza, Anjali (2008, in press). Demoralization and hope: Their role in clinical psychiatry and psychotherapy. In Alarcon R.D. & Frank J.B., (Eds). To Persuade and To Heal: A Tribute to Jerome D. Frank. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press. Publication.
- Dsouza, Anjali and Peele, Roger. Defining Mental Illness. Washington Psychiatric Society Newsletter. May 2008. Editorial.
- “Understanding Ethnic and Racial Biases in Psychiatric Diagnosis”, GWU Hospital, Grand Rounds Presentation.
- “Incorporating Mindfulness into Psychotherapy”. Washington School of Psychiatry. Multi-Disciplinary Seminar.
- “Utilizing the Recovery Model in Mental Health”, Presentation at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.
- “Buddhism and Psychiatry” and “Insight and Awakening: Mindfulness and Psychotherapy,” Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Washington School of Psychiatry.
- “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Breast Cancer Outpatients” Research.