Gaurava Agarwal, MD
Gaurava Agarwal, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Medical Education and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He serves as the director of Physician Well-Being for Northwestern Medical Group and director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Agarwal earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed his residency in psychiatry at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also a nationally recognized educator who has won the prestigious Association for Academic Psychiatry Junior Faculty Award, Devneil Vaidya Junior Faculty Teaching Award, White Coat Investor Financial Educator of the Year Award, and Illinois Psychiatric Society Educator of the Year and is the first psychiatrist to win the George H. Joost Teaching Award for outstanding clinical teacher from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Agarwal specializes in occupational and organizational psychiatry with an emphasis on workplace mental health. He currently serves as the chair of the Behavioral Health Section of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and vice president of the Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry and is on the Center Advisory Council of the Center for Workplace Mental Health. He also created the Scholars of Wellness (SOW), a 2019 Illinois Psychiatric Society Innovation for Physician Wellness Award – winning program designed to help address the organizational drivers of physician burnout. He serves on the American Hospital Association Committee on Clinical Leadership.