Dr. Ashok J Bharucha

Dr. Ashok J. Bharucha was born in India, but raised in the USA for most of his childhood. He graduated with a B.A. in chemistry and German, Cum Laude, with departmental honors in German from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He also completed his M.A. in English from the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College. After completing his residency in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Bharucha has practiced adult and geriatric psychiatry for nearly thirty years in academic and private settings. He has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards and nominations, has been involved in research funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute on Aging, amongst others, and has been listed amongst the Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors in America. He currently operates a private practice, Transformations: Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry, PC.

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“In my line of work, bringing ideas to life translates into a keen understanding of the patient’s problems – biological, psychological, and social – and collaborating with the patient to understand their hopes and dreams and the obstacles they encounter.”

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