Henry Ford Medical Group Names Dr. Deepak Prabhakar Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Henry Ford Medical Group has appointed Dr. Deepak Prabhakar as chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. Prabhakar takes the helm from Dr. Cathy Frank, who has led the department for more than seven years.
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Dr. Deepak Prabhakar // Photo courtesy of Henry Ford Medical Group

Henry Ford Medical Group has appointed Dr. Deepak Prabhakar as chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. Prabhakar takes the helm from Dr. Cathy Frank, who has led the department for more than seven years.

Prabhakar brings to the role a wealth of experience and a comprehensive background in mental health care, education, and administration. Previously, he served as the chief of medical staff at Sheppard Pratt, the nation’s largest private, nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, special education, developmental disability, and social services.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Prabhakar back to Henry Ford in this new capacity,” says Dr. Steven Kalkanis, CEO of Henry Ford Medical Group. “His innovative approach to mental health care, combined with his dedication to teaching and patient advocacy, aligns perfectly with our mission and values. We are also profoundly grateful to Dr. Frank for her years of service, during which she spearheaded numerous initiatives to improve patient care and fostered an environment of learning and innovation.”

In his new position, Prabhakar says he plans to introduce innovative treatment programs, emphasize continuous improvement, expand access to mental health services, and continue the department’s tradition of excellence in education and research.