Our Doctors

Athi P. Venkatesh - MD

Dr. Venkatesh graduated from one of the most prestigious medical schools in India. His passion for medicine started at a very young age. Soon, he was interested in Psychiatry, the branch of medicine that deals with the most important organ of our body - BRAIN. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at Scott & White Hospital - Texas A&M university in 2004. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and he is a Diplomate in American Board Of Psychiatry & Neurology. He has been in private practice since 2004. Dr. Venkatesh also serves adult and adolescents in need of acute care at Cypress Creek Hospital and Kingwood Pines Hospital. He does ECT at Cypress Creek Hospital.

Aruna Perumal - MD

Dr. Aruna Perumal graduated from Medical School at Coimbatore in India. She specializes in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry. Dr. Perumal completed Residency and Fellowship from the Brookdale Medical University center in Brooklyn, New York in 2013. She is Board certified in Adult and Child Psychiatry. She has been serving the Houston area since her graduation and specializes in the psychopharmacological treatment of attention deficit disorder, mood disorders, anxiety spectrum disorders and developmental disorders.

Kristi Sikes - MD

Dr. Sikes is a graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas - Houston Medical School. She completed her psychiatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine, where she trained at the Menninger Clinic, Methodist Hospital, and Texas Children's Hospital, among others. She earned several awards for her interests and work in Forensic Psychiatry, including the prestigious Rappeport Fellowship. She also earned the VA Excellence Award for outstanding care of our U.S. Veterans.

Dr. Sikes is Board Certified in Psychiatry and serves adults and adolescents in need of acute psychiatric care at Cypress Creek Hospital. She also treats adults and adolescents in the outpatient clinic.