Psychiatry Clerkship Director
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Office: (916) 789-8811
Fax: (908) 282-3681
After receiving his undergraduate degree in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience at UC San Diego, Dr. Kelada completed medical school at Saint George's University and residency at Albany Medical Center. After residency, Dr. Kelada traveled abroad and did mission trips to Bolivia and Namibia to spread the word about preventive medicine and the life of Christ. He also studied for and passed his board exam during this time. He currently practices psychiatry in a private clinic in an office that is shared with his mother, Dr. Nadine Yassa, who works as a neurologist. His brother, sister, and father are also physicians and work in a medical clinic nearby called Roseville Family Healthcare. Dr. Kelada used to work in the behavioral crisis stabilization unit at Mercy San Juan hospital, but more recently has been doing psychiatry consult-liaison work with a group called Vituity that has contracts with the Dignity Health hospital system. Much of Dr. Kelada's free time at the moment is spent helping with his Coptic Orthodox church community or something sports related. You may be able to find him playing on the basketball courts adjacent to the campus.
Dr. Kelada has research experience as a medical student, doing a literature review on the Prefrontal Cortex and how it relates to schizophrenia. He presented his findings as a poster presentation at a national psychiatry conference. During residency, Dr. Kelada helped to start a therapy group educating patients about depression in the inpatient psychiatric unit at Albany Medical Center that was run by the Albany Medical Center psychiatry residents. The formation of this group and the content that is talked about was also presented at multiple national psychiatry conferences.