Dr.Joshi was graduated from Norwalk High School in Norwalk, California. He has received his Bachelor’s in Biological Science from University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). During his undergraduate studies; for two years; Dr. Joshi worked as a teacher’s assistant in 5 th grade; which was a part of his work study program. This is where his interest to pursue medicine sparked. After his graduation; he worked as an AP chemistry teacher; where his passion and goal to understand human body, mind and brain became stronger and decided to pursue medicine to become psychiatrist. He acquired his medical degree from Ross School of Medicine and joined general psychiatry residency at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Then after, he joined University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC), Toledo, OH for fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
As a child psychiatry fellow, Dr. Joshi had one of the lowest “no show rates” and received an award for best patient care by ICARE standard. He was known for his empathetic and thorough approach. He firmly believes in providing his patients & their families sufficient time; and when necessary urgent appointments; as well as addressing their concerns via emails or phone call especially if they live faraway. He often welcomes involvement of family members. He strongly believes in taking collateral information (from parents, family, and schools) when necessary to treat his patients thoroughly.
Dr. Joshi understands that treating mental illness is not just about giving medication, but also one must understand each patient’s unique psychological, biological, social and spiritual background. Aside from his training in child and adolescent psychiatry; he worked as a teacher prior to joining medical school. This gave him an inspiration to become child psychiatrist, and continues to give him a unique point of view on struggles children; adolescents and their parents goes thru.
Dr. Joshi's areas of expertise are listed on his Facebook page and psychology today page. He treats various psychiatric conditions. He is specially known to treat ADHD, Bipolar and unipolar depression, ASD (autism), PTSD, and Anxiety disorders. He has an excellent grasp on psychopharmacology, and can help patients who are on complex psychotropic medication regimen. Despite his expertise with psychopharmacology; he is not someone who likes to push on his patients with “quick medication fixes”; but often recommend several helpful non-pharmacological treatments that are affordable and practical for patients and family. He firmly believes that successful psychiatrist is the one that prevents inpatient hospitalization & ER visits; and he/she provides treatment plan that prevents crisis at first place. This requires responding to patient’s need by providing urgent appointments, and often responding to their concerns via email or phone call in timely manner.