Dr. V. Chowdary Jampala lives in Mundelein, IL (USA) with his wife, Aruna and two sons: Vemana and Nannaya, both physicians.
Dr. Jampala was born in Chataparru (West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India). He received his elementary school education in Kolachanakota (Prakasam Dist) and Eepooru (Guntur Dist) and went on to high school at Chataparru, from where he was admitted to the Andhra Loyola College (Vijayawada) and VSR College (Tenali).
He studied medicine at the Guntur Medical College, and continued to specialize in Psychiatry and Neuropsychology at the Chicago Medical School.
Dr. Jampala, who received the rare honor of being a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, was certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. He is a clinician, teacher, administrator and behavioral scientist. He currently works as a Professor and Vice-Chairman of Psychiatry at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/ The Chicago Medical School and Head of the Department of Mental Health at Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, IL. He supervises a staff of 255 mental health professionals and oversees a budget of $35 million. He also has a private practice in Crystal Lake, IL.
Dr. Jampala is an avid reader, keenly interested in the growth of arts, films and politics, particularly when they relate to Telugu culture, community, and fabric. He has a specific interest in the use of Telugu on computers and Internet; and has been a vocal sponsor for teaching Telugu language to children.
Dr. Jampala volunteers for several organizations. Chief among them are:
- Telugu Association of North America (TANA): Dr. Jampala is the immediate Past-President of TANA, the biggest and oldest ethnic Indian organization in USA. He held many positions in the organization previously including serving as the Chairman of Board of Directors.
- Foundation for Democratic Reforms in India (FDRI), an organization Dr. Jampala founded to help support governance reforms in India. He serves as the Secretary for this organization.
- Guntur Medical College Alumni of North America (GMCANA). Dr. Jampala served in various capacities including as President (1996-98) and Trustee (2008-2012). The strategic plan he developed during his tenure as the President of GMCANA, has helped make it one of the most successful and effective alumni organizations.
- Indo American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Jampala is a Life Member of this organization of American psychiatrists,of Indian origin and served as the Editor of Forum, the newsletter and served on the Executive Council. He also helped set up their electronic communications groups.