Madhvi Richards, MD

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NameMadhvi  Richards
TitleAssociate Professor and Associate Chair
DepartmentDepartment of Psychiatry

Staff Profile:
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program
Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section
Department of Psychiatry
East Fee Hall
965 Fee Road, Room A228
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 432-4218, 
  • Child and adolescent psychiatric evaluations and treatment; Special interest in developmental disorders, including autism, Aspergers disorder, and mental retardation
  • Provides outpatient psychiatric evaluations and treatment
  • Teaches residents and medical students

Dr. Madhvi Phadtare-Richards graduated from B. J. Medical College, Pune University, India with an MD in 1996.  She then completed a general psychiatry residency at Michigan State University in 2001 and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Michigan in 2003.  Dr. Richards has clinical experience in working with children and adolescents with developmental disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, and psychotic disorders.  Her main interests include children with pervasive developmental disorders.  She directs the Department's 2-year child and adolescent residency program. 

Recent Scholarly Activity


Magen, J, & Richards, M., (2011) Funding the Educational Mission: Challenges to Departments of Psychiatry, Journal of Academic Psychiatry, 35(2), 106.


Richards, M., Increasing Medical Student Exposure to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. An Example of a CAP Elective Clerkship. Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, June 2011, Savannah, GA


June 2011.  Poster Presentation: Increasing Medical Student Exposure to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; An Example of a CAP Elective Clerkship. Annual Meeting, Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Savannah, GA