Psychiatrists Gokarakonda, Reeves Join UAMS Child Study Center

By Linda Haymes

Srinivasa Gokarakonda, M.D.

Srinivasa Gokarakonda, M.D.

Molly Reeves, M.D.

Molly Reeves, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Psychiatrists Srinivasa Gokarakonda, M.D., and Molly Reeves, M.D., have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and see patients in the outpatient Child Study Center.

The Child Study Center provides consultation, assessment and management for children with psychiatric conditions such as trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavior problems and psychosis.

Gokarakonda also sees patients in the Center for Addiction Services and Treatment in the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute.

Gokarakonda is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the UAMS College of Medicine. He earned a bachelor’s from Andhra University in Visakhapatnam in India and a master’s in public health from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He completed a residency in psychiatry at UAMS in 2017 and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry in 2019.

Reeves, also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a bachelor’s in microbiology. She graduated from the UAMS College of Medicine in 2013 and completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Texas for Health Sciences in San Antonio, Texas. She completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 2018.


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