Smitha Patibandla, MD
Smitha Patibandla, MD, joined Lutheran Health Physicians in April 2016. Dr. Patibandla is the medical director of adult behavioral health at St. Joseph Hospital. Prior to arriving in Fort Wayne, she was a staff psychiatrist on the inpatient psychiatric unit at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis, and she was chief staff psychiatrist of the acute care unit at Ford County Counseling Center in Logansport, Ind.
Dr. Patibandla graduated from Sharada Educational Society Junior College in Khammam, India, in 1985. She earned a medical degree from Kakatiya Medical College in Warangal, India, in 1991, and she completed a psychiatry residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis in 2009.
Dr. Patibandla is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association.