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Vivek Anand

Vivek Anand, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatry

"The best part is finding evidence-based solutions to complicated health issues, and then collaborating with the patient (and their families) to help them confidently make informed decisions."

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About Me

If your child or teenager is depressed, sleeping restlessly or struggles with any other mental health condition, Vivek Anand, MD, provides behavioral health care through prescription medication. He joins the robust team of psychiatrists at Avera Medical Group University Psychiatry Associates Sioux Falls, located in the Avera Behavioral Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

Psychiatrists often work alongside behavioral health therapists in order to provide the most complete care possible for the patient.

Complementary and Complete Care

Dr. Anand decided to become a physician in high school. His interest in the intricate anatomy of the brain progressed into a study of brain development, function and treatment in children and adolescents.

Today, the younger population is more exposed to unhealthy chemicals, habits and influences that can have a profound effect on brain development and personal mental health. Without proper treatment, the effects may last a lifetime or even shorten a lifetime. Overall, the consequences may hinder a young adult from reaching his or her full potential.

Some of Dr. Anand’s areas of special interest include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disorders
  • Substance abuse, including nicotine, alcohol, opioids or other drugs
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Autism

Research Interests

Before coming to Avera, Dr. Anand was involved with substance abuse/addiction at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. As a principal investigator, with his team, he studied how smokers’ brains perceive cigarettes by analyzing brainwaves; and if smoker’s nicotine metabolism affects their nicotine dependence; along with e-cigarette use/ vaping and subsequent effects on adolescents and youth. He has presented his research at national and international platforms.

He hopes the conclusions from his ongoing studies will be a positive addition to his practice at Avera, and looks forward to any opportunity to study these subjects further.

Active Lifestyle

Dr. Anand is married with one child. He enjoys spending time with them doing school and family projects. He also likes being outdoors and has a newfound joy of running.



All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, Medical School


Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, General Psychiatry


Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Hospital Appointment: Attending Psychiatrist, Vidant Medical Center
  • Chief Fellow, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society
  • North Carolina Psychiatric Association
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Honors, Awards, etc.

NIDA-AACAP Resident Research Award in Substance Abuse and Addiction (2013)


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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