Shamala Kanchan, M.D.

Senior Geriatric Psychiatrist


Shamala Kanchan, MD is a VA Palo Alto Health Care System senior geriatric psychiatrist.  She is involved in diagnostic assessments and ongoing consultation with patients and families.  Dr. Kanchan is focused on neurological disorders, managing behavioral problems, and appropriate pharmacological interventions.  She is also involved in providing follow-up services including patient groups which help caregivers with transitional care and efficient planning for their loved ones, facilitating quarterly educational seminars in the clinic, in-service trainings for staff, training Geriatric Psychiatry fellows, and outreach to minority populations.

Additionally, Dr. Kanchan has been in private practice since 1998.  She is currently practicing in Cupertino, where she specializes in adult and geriatric psychiatry.

In her leisure time, Dr. Kanchan enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, music, traveling, and exploring different techniques for mind-body practices.