Nik Raju, MD

Staff Psychiatrist
Lindner Center of HOPE

Nik Raju, MD is a staff psychiatrist at Lindner Center of HOPE. Born and raised in the Greater Cincinnati region, Dr. Raju completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University and his medical education as well as psychiatry residency training at Chicago Medical School. While in residency, he trained at a variety of healthcare facilities throughout the Chicago area, including the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center/North Chicago VA, Ascension Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, State of Illinois Elgin Mental Health Center, Lake County Health Department & Community Health Center, and the Horizons Behavioral Health outpatient clinic. He was recognized by the residency program’s faculty members and residents with the Mark Fahami Award for Passion in Psychiatry and Clinical Care in 2021, and he served as Chief Resident of Medical Student Education from July 2022 until his graduation in June 2023. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association, and the Ohio State Medical Association as well as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Dr. Raju treats adults in the outpatient and neuromodulation (ECT/TMS) clinics. He believes in providing individualized, holistic, and evidence-based care, with the goal of helping patients optimize physical and mental wellbeing. He has experience treating patients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, and psychotic disorders. He has specialized interests in nutritional psychiatry, neuromodulation (ECT/TMS), and the connections between climate change and mental health.

This provider offers telehealth visits for those residing in Ohio or Illinois.


  • 2010-2013 B.S. Environmental Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • 2015-2019 M.D., Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

Internship and Residencies:

  • 2019-2023 Residency in Psychiatry, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

Licensure and Certification:

  • 2021 Medical License, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation – Medical Board
  • 2023 Medical License, State Medical Board of Ohio
  • 2023 Board Certification in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology