Gaurava Agarwal

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Research Interests

Dr. Gaurava Agarwal is a board-certified psychiatrist with a special interest in mood disorders, ADHD, schizophrenia, addiction, positive psychiatry, and healthcare professional wellness. Currently, he is an instructor in both the Departments of Medical Education and Psychiatry at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He serves as the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Psychiatry for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He also serves as an inpatient unit director for Stone Institute of Psychiatry at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is the course director for a professionalism and wellness course for medical students called “Personal Transition to the Profession.” Dr. Agarwal is a nationally recognized educator who has won the prestigious Association for Academic Psychiatry Junior Faculty Award and is the first psychiatrist to win the George H. Joost Award for outstanding clinical teacher from Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He has served as a co-investigator on multiple clinical trials for cutting edge pharmaceuticals studying the treatment of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Dr. Agarwal has been published in peer reviewed journals and presented national workshops on issues of physician and medical student burnout, resilience, engagement, and professionalism.

Certifications and Licenses


Training Experience

2011Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Baylor Coll of Med

… → 2007

Research interests

  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Depression
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Schizophrenia

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Research Output 2009 2018

  • 40 Citations
  • 7 Article
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article
5 Citations (Scopus)

Mental Health During Residency Training: Assessing the Barriers to Seeking Care

Aaronson, A. L., Backes, K., Agarwal, G., Goldstein, J. L. & Anzia, J. M., Aug 1 2018, In : Academic Psychiatry. 42, 4, p. 469-472 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Health Services
Internship and Residency
Mental Health
mental health
1 Citation (Scopus)

Turner mosaicism and schizoaffective disorder: The first reported case

Backes, K., Christian, T. & Agarwal, G., Mar 1 2017, In : Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses. 11, 1, p. 58-60 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Turner Syndrome
Psychotic Disorders
3 Citations (Scopus)

An Exploratory Analysis of Work Engagement, Satisfaction, and Depression in Psychiatry Residents

Agarwal, G. & Karpouzian, T., Feb 1 2016, In : Academic Psychiatry. 40, 1, p. 85-88 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Job Satisfaction
Internship and Residency
6 Citations (Scopus)

A qualitative analysis of medical students' reflection on attending an alcoholics anonymous meeting: Insights for future addiction curricula

Kastenholz, K. J. & Agarwal, G., Jun 1 2016, In : Academic Psychiatry. 40, 3, p. 468-474 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alcoholics Anonymous
Medical Students
Undergraduate Medical Education
Health Promotion
Medical Students
health promotion