Ravi Chandra, M.D. is a psychiatrist and writer in San Francisco, California.  He is a graduate of Brown University and Stanford University Medical School, and completed a psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Francisco.  He works in community mental health and private practice, and writes a regular blog (“Memoirs of a Superfan”) for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, as well as “The Pacific Heart” blog for Psychology Today.  His first book, “a fox peeks out:  poems” won Honorable Mention for Poetry in the 2012 San Francisco Book Festival.  He is currently working on a spiritual/travel memoir about war, peace and Buddhism in Asia, as well as another collection of poetry.

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. Ravi,

    Really enjoyed your epigrammic comments in NY Times Letters

    “…The mind is powerful, fragile and all too alone. We must ground ourselves in relationship to one another. Otherwise, our mind thinks that it knows what reality is, and it never knows the whole story. It can’t. None of us can contain reality on our own; we have only our perspectives and perceptions.

    Thus, relationship is critical, and empathy is not optional or in any way secondary to professional competence….”


    Looking up your blog, I’m also grateful for your poem, “Manga-Bangalore”.



  2. Dear Dr. Ravi Chandra,
    I like your blog and look forward to reading your work.
    I write sometimes, am in the health care field in management cum clinical, and have a rich life of experiences that need someone like you to say in a story.
    Warm regards,
    Ponni aka Pari

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