Editorial Fellow Interview: “Why Should We Care About the Mental Health of Older Adults?”


Dr Badr Ratnakaran joins Ethics Talk to discuss his curation of the October 2023 issue: “Geriatric Psychiatry.”

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Badr Ratnakaran, MBBS is a geriatric psychiatrist at the Carilion Clinic Center for Healthy Aging in Roanoke, Virginia. He earned his medical degree from Government TD Medical College Alappuzha (previously Alleppey) in India and completed residency training in psychiatry at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. He completed his second residency training in psychiatry and fellowship training in geriatric psychiatry at Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. His other professional interests include consultation-liaison psychiatry, palliative care psychiatry, physician well-being and burnout, and the interface of arts and psychiatry. 

Recorded July 27, 2023.


Background image by Kelly Wang.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Interviewee disclosed no conflicts of interest.

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