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Dr. Dandekar is the Associate Director of Sports Psychiatry and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, he earned a Regent's Scholarship to complete his M.D. at UC San Diego, where he received the American Academy of Neurology’s Prize for Excellence. During his residency and fellowship at Stanford, Dr. Dandekar focused on providing care to elite athletes and students utilizing a combination of lifestyle changes (sleep, nutrition, recovery), medication management, and psychotherapy. Teamed with Dr. Noordsy, he helped to incorporate psychiatric services into Stanford's sports psychology program, and continues to see elite athletes as part of the Sports Psychiatry clinic. He is an avid tennis fan and enjoys training and competing in leagues and tournaments.