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Sanjay K Nigam, M.D

Dr. Sanjay K Nigam, is a highly experienced psychiatrist who has been practicing since 2002. Dr. Nigam has dedicated his career to providing compassionate care and effective treatment for individuals facing mental health challenges. With a strong background in psychiatry and a wealth of expertise, he offers a comprehensive range of services to patients in the Southern Illinois region.


Education and Training:

Dr. Sanjay Nigam completed his Psychiatry Residency at the esteemed University of Missouri in Columbia, where he gained valuable knowledge and skills in the field. He then furthered his training at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he completed his final year of residency.


Professional Experience:

Dr. Nigam’s career has been marked by a commitment to serving his community and improving mental health care. He joined the Community Counseling Center of Alton as the Psychiatric Director and later founded Southern Illinois Associates, LLC in 2004, where he currently serves as the Psychiatric Director.


Additionally, Dr. Nigam has held positions as the Psychiatric Director of the Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit at Greenville Regional Hospital. He has also provided care to several local nursing homes and assisted living facilities, ensuring that individuals in need receive the specialized attention they deserve.


Publications and Research:

Dr. Sanjay Nigam has contributed significantly to psychiatry through his research endeavors. He has co-authored publications such as “Effects of Smoking on Affect, Cognition, and Symptoms in Schizophrenia” and “Neurological Soft Signs and Response to Olanzapine in Schizophrenia.” These publications demonstrate his dedication to advancing knowledge and improving patient outcomes.


Research Studies:

Dr. Nigam has actively participated in various research studies to enhance treatment options and understand the effectiveness of different psychiatric interventions. Notable studies he has been involved in include the “Management of Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis in Actual Practice” and the evaluation of the safety of ADASUVE® (STACCATO® Loxapine for Inhalation) in patients with agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar I disorder.


Specializations and Certifications:

Dr. Sanjay Nigam specializes in providing Transcranial Stimulation Therapy, a cutting-edge treatment modality for certain mental health conditions. Additionally, he is a REMS-certified provider for Esketamine/Spravato treatment, which offers an innovative approach for patients with treatment-resistant depression.


Continued Commitment:

With an extensive background in psychiatry, Dr. Nigam remains dedicated to delivering the highest standard of care to his patients. His vast experience, ongoing research, and commitment to professional development ensure that he provides evidence-based and individualized treatment options to help patients achieve optimal mental well-being.


If you seek compassionate and comprehensive psychiatric care, we invite you to explore the website further and schedule an appointment with Dr. Sanjay K Nigam. He is committed to partnering with you on your journey to better mental health.