Dr. Rascha Dughly is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology as well as Sleep Medicine. She obtained her BA degree in the Biological Basis of Behavior at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was distinguished as a Benjamin Franklin scholar and awarded the Edward N. Pugh award for being the graduating senior with the highest cumulative GPA. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2002, after which she enrolled in the doctoral program of Human Development at the University of Maryland. She went on to complete her medical residency in psychiatry and neurology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she was awarded the APA National Minority Fellowship and served on the APA Council of Global Psychiatry for two years.
Dr. Dughly has practiced psychiatry and sleep medicine for the past ten years. Her clinical practice of psychiatry has included patients with Mood Disorders such as Depression, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, psychotic disorders, and ADHD. Dr. Dughly strives to work in partnership with her patients to improve their quality of life through a variety of psychological and biological approaches. Her special interests include preventive psychiatry, coping skills training, and psychoeducation.
Dr Dughly is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Maryland Psychiatric Society, as well as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Maryland Sleep Society. She is passionate about serving the community in which she lives, and in addition to her clinical work, she frequently gives community lectures and workshops on both medical and social issues. Among many community involvements, she currently serves on an anti-bullying task force of mental health professionals and is active in organizations focusing on refugee resettlement and pre-medical mentorship for women.