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About Me

Since 2006, Dr. Sridhar Yaratha has worked as a forensic psychiatrist for Central State Hospital in Petersburg, Virginia. He also currently holds hospital affiliations there, working as a staff psychiatrist and routinely testifying for civil and forensic commitment court proceedings. Concurrently, he works as an attending psychiatrist at Gateway Homes in Chesterfield, Virginia. Prior to taking on these positions, Dr. Sridhar Yaratha was a psychiatrist for the geriatrics unit at the Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute in Marion, Virginia, and performed psychiatric work at QTC Medical Management in Virginia Beach.

Throughout his career, Dr. Sridhar Yaratha has published numerous publications and performed research on a variety of syndromes and treatment side effects. In addition, he has directed several lectures and seminars on medical topics. Among these topics are mental health care, schizophrenia, elderly depression, bipolar disorder, and sleep disorders.

Dr. Yaratha held membership with the India Association of Virginia for three years. He also holds a state membership to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Forensic Review Panel. He also is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.


Forensic Psychiatrist

Central State Hospital
Since 2006

Internal Medicine

Charleston Area Medical Center Health System
1996 to 2001


Gateway Homes
Since 2009



Austin College
1987 to 1991


Spartan Health Sciences University
1991 to 1995


West Virginia University School of Medicine
1996 to 2001