Dr. Charlu is a graduate of the Yale School of Medicine, with residency training at Harvard Medical School, and child psychiatry specialization at NYU. She is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist, with expertise in problems of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, child behavior, ADHD, autism spectrum, and psychosis. Dr. Charlu believes strongly in the importance of therapy, as well as the balanced, evidence-based use of medications if necessary. Dr. Charlu feels every session is a therapeutic one, and takes the time to understand a client's difficulties in the context of their relationships, jobs, school, and daily lives. All new clients receive a comprehensive initial evaluation- 90 minutes for adults and 3 hours for children. Future appointments last 30-45 minutes, and the doctor is always available between appointments via phone and email.
Dr. Charlu received her M.D. cum laude from Yale University, graduating in the top 5% of the class and inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed a pediatric internship and adult psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was administrative chief resident. She also trained in group analytic therapy at the MGH Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. Dr. Charlu later specialized in child/adolescent psychiatry at NYU.
Dr. Charlu has over 10 years experience working in academic and private settings. She was Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical School, where she served as Medical Director of the Day Treatment Program. She was also Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical School, where she was Attending Psychiatrist. She has received many awards for her dedication to patient care.
Medical School - Yale University
Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Internship in Pediatrics
Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Residency in Adult Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, Fellowship in Group Analytic Therapy
New York University, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)
Awards and Publications
SELECTED AWARDS: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Cum Laude, Yale Medical School
Laughlin Fellowship for outstanding Scholarship and Leadership, American College of Psychiatrists
Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation for Academic Excellence, Yale Medical School
Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Outstanding Service, Yale Medical School
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS: Charlu S, Taskiran S. Pediatric OCD: Novel Approaches and Future Directions. Presented at the New York University Child Study Center Grand Rounds, New York, NY. February 5, 2010.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: Leventhal JM, Larson IA, Abdoo D, Singaracharlu S, Takizawa C, Miller C, Goodman TR, Schwartz D, Grasso S, Ellingson K. Are Abusive Fractures in Young Children Becoming Less Common? Changes over 24 Years. Child Abuse and Neglect 2007; 31: 311-322.
Singaracharlu S. Psychosocial Interventions. IN: Ferrando SJ ed. Psychiatry In-Review. New York, NY: Educational Testing and Assessment Systems, Inc.; 2007; Module 2: 85-90.
Nicolson R, Lenane M, Singaracharlu S, Malaspina D, Giedd JN, Hamburger SD, Gochman P, Bedwell J, Thaker GK, Fernandez T, Wudarsky M, Hommer DW, and Rapoport JL. Premorbid Speech and Language Impairments in Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia: Association with Risk Factors. American Journal of Psychiatry 2000; 157:794-800.
Nicolson R, Giedd JN, Lenane M, Hamburger S, Singaracharlu S, Bedwell J, Fernandez T, Thaker GK, Malaspina D, Rapoport JL. Clinical and Neurobiological Correlates of Cytogenetic Abnormalities in Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry 1999; 156: 1575- 1579.
New York Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry