About Us

Innovative Psychedelics (formerly Innovative Ketamine) treats patients with severe depression, pain and mood disorders using IV ketamine. Dr. Rahul Khare, founder and CEO is a board certified emergency physician who spent more than a decade at Northwestern Medicine before opening his own group of medical practices. It was during his time at Northwestern that Khare realized the challenges associated with treating mental illness. He began exploring ketamine as a possible solution and was among the first physicians in Chicago to offer ketamine infusions. Khare opened a dedicated IV ketamine clinic in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood in 2019. A second location will open in Downers Grove in the spring of 2023. 

Our Team


Rahul Khare, MD is the founder of Innovative Psychedelics. Khare is an emergency physician who spent over a decade at Northwestern Medicine before embarking on an entrepreneurial journey to open his own group of medical practices. During his time at Northwestern, Khare did grant-funded research looking at how to improve quality of care in healthcare. He opened his first medical practice, Innovative Express Care, in 2015. Soon thereafter, Innovative Care was born. Khare’s medical practices span primary care, urgent care, therapy and specialty medical services like Ketamine. He is committed to improving healthcare and is a hands-on leader who oversees all of the practices.


Brian has over 25 years of experience in emergency medicine and psychiatric care.

Matt Vasey, APN, FNP

Matt Vasey, APN joined us in late September and is excited to be a part of the team. He has over eight years experience in Emergency Medicine.

What to Expect



3221 N Sheffield Avenue, C-1S, Chicago, Illinois 60657

Lincoln Park Location

Downers Grove *COMING SOON*

136 W Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

Downers Grove Location