Ravi Chandra M.D., D.F.A.P.A.
Ravi Chandra, M.D., D.F.A.P.A, is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He was the medical director of the Adult Outpatient Clinic at RAMS, Inc (www.ramsinc.org), a community mental health center, from 2008-2012, and continues to volunteer there. He has a private practice in San Francisco (www.sfpsychiatry.com). A graduate of Brown University and Stanford University Medical School, he completed a psychiatry residency at University of California, San Francisco. He has interests in film, creative writing, and spirituality. His poetry was recently published in the groundbreaking anthology of contemporary South Asian American poetry, Indivisible (University of Arkansas, 2010), winner of the 2011 Northern California Book Award.
He is also the author of a volume of poetry, a fox peeks out: poems, which won Honorable Mention in Poetry at the 2012 San Francisco Book Festival. More details at www.RaviChandraMD.com.
Dr. Chandra's full-length nonfiction debut, Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks won the 2017 Silver Nautilus Book Award for Religion/Spirituality of Eastern Thought. Description, purchase links and a book trailer at www.facebuddha.co. Buddhist teachers Sylvia Boorstein and Jack Kornfield, as well as former Executive Director of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, have praised Facebuddha as "inspiring!" "magnificent!" and "breathtakingly personal!"
He is also working on a spiritual/travel memoir about Asia, war, peace and Buddhism, called Going to Peace, and has just published a book on gun psychology, culture and identity, Guns Are Not Our God! The NRA Is Not Our Church!
In March, 2016, he was the beneficiary of a Proclamation by the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco, honoring him for his activities in the Asian American community, including with the Center for Asian American Media. At UCSF in 2005, he was honored with an award by the Cultural Diversity Committee for Outstanding Service.
His e-book including essays about Asian American male and female anger, domestic violence and also social media anger is available at his website for free download.