Dr. Chaitanya Pabbati, MD

Medical Director for Achieve Medical Center (California)
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

Dr. Chaitanya Pabbati, MD

Dr. Chaitanya Pabbati is a licensed and board-certified adult psychiatrist. Born in India, he spent most of his life growing up in the Pacific Northwest, and enjoys outdoor activities with his family. He previously served as the medical director of the Veteran Affairs San Diego Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) program, and currently serves as the communications director for the San Diego Psychiatric Society. He is also the medical director for Achieve Medical Center’s San Diego clinic.


  • Bachelors of Science, Biochemistry - University of Washington
  • Doctorate of Medicine - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  • Psychiatry residency - University of California, San Diego

Awards & Certificates

Clinical Interests

Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Emphasis on Understanding Life Fulfillment



What can patients expect from you as a provider? I like to take a multimodal approach to mental health that includes psychotherapy, medication management, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and an emphasis on understanding life fulfillment. With training in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and hypnotherapies, my goal is to understand the developmental background and current psychosocial factors impacting his patients.

What do you specialize in? In regards to my specialties, I am more of a general psychiatrist and is therefore experienced in the treatment of all mental health conditions. With that in mind, I do focus on mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, and PTSD.

What makes you different? I pride myself on collaborating with patients and their loved ones in order to best understand their goals for mental health and well-being. The primary outcome for patient treatment is achieving greater satisfaction with their lives, and providing them a platform upon which to grow.

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