Tessy Korah

Tessy Korah, M.D, DFAPA

Associate Professor

Department: MD-PSYCHIATRY
Business Phone: (352) 265-4357
Business Email: korah@ufl.edu

About Tessy Korah

Tessy Korah, MD, is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Florida. Board certified in general psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry, she also is the medical director of the geriatric psychiatry unit at UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital. 

Dr. Korah received a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Kerala in India. She went on to earn her medical degree from the University of Bangalore in Karnataka State, India. Dr. Korah completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of Connecticut, where she also held the position of chief resident. She completed her fellowship training in geriatric psychiatry at The Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. 

Dr. Korah is a member of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. 

In addition to her teaching responsibilities to medical students and residents, Dr. Korah has been working with adult and geriatric patients at UF Health since 2005. 

Accomplishments

Chief Resident
2000 · Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut
Honor Student
1987 · University of Bangalore
1st Class in B.Sc. Examination
1981 · University of Kerala

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry and Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychiatry
Subspecialties
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
Areas of Interest
  • Depression
  • Depression in older adults
  • Major depression
  • Major depression with psychotic features
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizoid personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizotypal personality disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder

Publications

2021
Attempted Suicides in the Elderly With Existing DNRs: An Emerging Geriatric Ethical Dilemma.
Cureus. 13(1) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.12658. [PMID] 33489630.
2021
Diagnosing Urothelial Carcinoma from Delirium: A Near Miss.
Gerontology & geriatric medicine. 7 [DOI] 10.1177/23337214211012528. [PMID] 34026927.
2021
Electroconvulsive Therapy for Trauma-Related Nightmares: A Case Report and Commentary.
Cureus. 13(7) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.16546. [PMID] 34430153.
2021
Mania Induced by Epidural Steroid Injection in an Elderly Female With No Psychiatric History.
Cureus. 13(1) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.12594. [PMID] 33457147.
2021
Therapeutic Horticulture as a Therapeutic Intervention in Patients Receiving Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder.
Cureus. 13(8) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.17363. [PMID] 34434684.
2018
Polypharmacy Induced Psychosis and Cognitive Impairment in an Older Adult with Essential Tremor
. 1
2018
Topiramate-Induced Psychosis in Older Adults
. 1
2016
No evidence of pregnancy, but she is suicidal and depressed after ‘my baby died’
. 15(7):67-68
2013
Efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy for comorbid frontotemporal dementia with bipolar disorder.
Case reports in psychiatry. 2013 [DOI] 10.1155/2013/124719. [PMID] 23762719.

Education

Fellowship – Geriatric Psychiatry
2001 · Cornell University
Residency – Psychiatry
2000 · University of Connecticut
Residency – Pediatrics
1994 · Children's Hospital of New Jersey
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
1988 · Bangalore University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
PAS5125 Psychiatry
2018
MDC7830 Psychiatry Clerkship
2016-2018
MDT7840 Elect Top/Psychiatry

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-4357
Emails:
Business:
korah@ufl.edu