Lalith K Solai, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Mary Anne Hall

Education & Training

Kilpauk Medical College Medicine
Henry Ford HospitalPsychiatry
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCGeriatric Psychiatry

Current Appointments

Service Chief and Medical Director, Geriatric Psychiatry
Medical Director, Center for Interventional Psychiatry
Director, Patient Safety

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Member, International Society for Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neuromodulation

Selected Honors & Awards

Award for Clinical Excellence in Services, UPMC
Physician of the Year Award, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Geriatric Academic Career Award, Health Resources and Services Administration
Psychiatrist of the Year Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Pennsylvania Chapter
New Investigators Award, New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit, National Institute of Mental Health

Research Interests

Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Shenai N, White CD, Azzam P, Gopalan P, Solai LK. Practical and Legal Challenges to Electroconvulsive Therapy in Malignant Catatonia. Harvard Review of Psychiatry. 2016 May-Jun;24(3):238-41.
  2. Jacobson SL, Travis MJ, Solai L, MacPhee E, Reynolds CF 3rd, Ryan ND, Roth LH, Kupfer DJ. Preparing the next generation of leaders in clinician-education and academic administration. Acad Psychiatry. 2010 May-Jun;34(3):224-8.

Clinical Interests

Interventional psychiatry; Geriatric psychiatry; long term care; Patient safety
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Pittsburgh Pocket Psychiatry Geriatric Psychiatry. Editors Mark D. Miller, MD and LalithKumar K. Solai, MD, Oxford University Press, 2013
  2. LalithKumar K. Solai. Delirium. Chapter 10.2. Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 9th Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1153-1166, 2009

Education Interests

Geriatric psychiatry fellow training; Resident training and education; ECT fellow training