Shanthi Mogali, MD


Shanthi Mogali, MD is an Instructor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and is also a Research Psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She is a board-certified psychiatrist in General and Addiction psychiatry. She obtained her medical degree from Meharry Medical College (2002) and completed residency training at Emory University School of Medicine (2009). Following residency, she completed a clinical research fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Columbia University (2011). As a fellow, Dr. Mogali received pilot funding for her study examining microglial inhibitors in opioid abusers (manuscript in preparation for publication) and completed a secondary analysis of data collected to determine demographic factors of patients that may predict completion of a rapid naltrexone detoxification. As an Instructor, Dr. Mogali also co-authored a chapter on Treatment of Pain and Opioid Use in the textbook, "Research and Development of Opioid-Related Ligands" and co-authored a review article on comination drug use of opioids, benzodiazepine and alcohol. She received mentorship in opioid research in the human laboratory setting under Dr. Sandra Comer, Ph.D. Dr. Mogali currently serves as the research psychiatrist for the opioid laboratory. Her research interests include medication development and opioid self-administration studies that may influence treatment of opioid use disorders.

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor in Clinical Psychiatry


  • Female

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 2005 Meharry Medical College School of Medicine Nashville TN
  • Residency: 2009 Emory University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: 2011 Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

Honors & Awards

1998-2001, Howard Hughes Research Scholar for Undergraduate Microbiology, Fisk University
2002-2005, Merit Based General Endowed Scholarship
2008, Indo-American Psychiatric Association Outstanding Resident Award Nominee
2011, Columbia University, Substance Abuse Division Pilot Study Grant: Funding Recipient
2011, NIDA Director’s Travel Award, College on Problems of Drug Dependence