Dr. Anandappa was born in Chicago and raised in River Forest, Illinois. He attended St. Ignatius College Prep and Northwestern University before careers in the legal and technical fields. He then attended University of Illinois College of Medicine. He subsequently completed adult psychiatry residency at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and then a Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Saline, Michigan. He also received a Certificate in Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan, School of Social Work. Afterwards, he completed the University Student Mental Heath Fellowship at the University of Chicago, Student Health and Counseling Services. Prior to joining Compass, Dr. Anandappa was the first full-time Staff Psychiatrist at the Loyola University Wellness Center in Chicago before joining Compass in January 2018. Dr. Anandappa is ABPN Board Certified in Adult and Forensic Psychiatry and recently obtained Board Certification from the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry in March 2018.