Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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Olga Achildi

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Physician Coverage Coordinator, Pennsylvania Hospital
Medical Director, 6 Spruce Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, Pennsylvania Hospital, UPHS
UBCL Physician Lead for Psychiatry, Pennsylvania Hospital
Associate Director of Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowsip Training Program, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry
Geriatric Psychiatry Service Line Lead, UPHS
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Officer, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry
Director for Geriatric Psychiatry , Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
245 S. 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215-829-5590
Fax: 215-829-8596
B.A. (Biological Basis of Behavior)
University of Pennsylvania , 2002.
Temple University School of Medicine, 2007.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, General Surgery, Temple University Hospital Philadelphia, PA, 2007-2008.
Resident, Psychiatry, Temple University Hospital Philadelphia, PA, 2008-2012.
Fellow, Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA, 2012-2013.
Fellow, Geriatrics, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA, 2013-2014.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Treatment of psychiatric disorders in elderly
Management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia and traumatic brain injury patients
Electroconvulsive therapy
Community mental health

Description of Other Expertise

Medical education
Quality improvement and patient safety

Selected Publications

Hao-Hua Wu, Leo Wang : Gunner Goggles Psychiatry: Honors Shelf Review E-book. Olga Achildi (eds.). Elsevier, March 2018.

Jensen Aaron R, Milner Richard, Achildi Olga, Gaughan John, Wilhite Douglas B, Grewal Harsh: Effective instruction of vascular anastomosis in the surgical skills laboratory. American journal of surgery 195(2): 189-94, Feb 2008.

Achildi Olga, Grewal Harsh: Congenital anomalies of the esophagus. Otolaryngologic clinics of North America 40(1): 219-44, viii, Feb 2007.

Achildi Olga, Betz Randal R, Grewal Harsh: Lapbelt injuries and the seatbelt syndrome in pediatric spinal cord injury. The journal of spinal cord medicine 30 Suppl 1: S21-4, 2007.

Achildi Olga, Smith Brian P, Grewal Harsh: Thoracoscopic ligation of the thoracic duct in a child with spontaneous chylothorax. Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A 16(5): 546-9, Oct 2006.

Zhou Yi, Wang Jing, Wen Hua, Kucherovsky Olga, Levitan Irwin B: Modulation of Drosophila slowpoke calcium-dependent potassium channel activity by bound protein kinase a catalytic subunit. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 22(10): 3855-63, May 2002.

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