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  • Debra Safer

    Debra Safer

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult)) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Primary research interests include the nature and treatment of eating disorders
    (particularly bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder), the development and treatment of obesity, and the development and treatment of problematic eating patterns in patients following bariatric surgery.

  • Katherine Sanborn

    Katherine Sanborn

    Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Dr Katherine Sanborn specializes in the treatment of psychiatric inpatients. She has practiced Psychiatry for more than 15 years. Dr. Sanborn has a special interests in residency education, psychotherapy training, administration and developmental psychopathology.

  • Vidushi Savant

    Vidushi Savant

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Neural networks and AI for behavioral health applications

  • Alan F. Schatzberg

    Alan F. Schatzberg

    Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Biological bases of depressive disorders;, glucocorticoid/dopamine interactions in delusional depression;, pharmacologic treatment of depressive disorders.

  • Mariana Schmajuk

    Mariana Schmajuk

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Mariana Schmajuk received her medical school education at Boston University School of Medicine in 2012. She completed her General Adult Psychiatry Residency program Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in 2016, serving as Chief Resident with a focus on the early transition from medical school to residency. She went on to complete her Consult-Liaison fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center in 2017.

    Dr. Schmajuk joined Stanford University CLP team in 2017. She is a primary member of the emergency medicine consultations, working collaboratively with a nurse practioner, social worker and residents. Clinically, Dr. Schmajuk focuses on treating patients with terminal neurological disorders and oncological processes. Dr. Schmajuk is the director of the Psychosomatic Continuity clinic where residents and fellows are able to assess and longitudinally treat patients with psychiatric sequela in the context of complex medical illness. She has a particular interest in brief psychotherapeutic interventions. She enjoys teaching medical students about CL psychiatry and interviewing skills. At present, Dr. Schmajuk is using techniques of applied improvisation to educate psychiatry residents and others about the building blocks of communication. She also is an active member of the bioethics committee.

  • Katharine Edwards

    Katharine Edwards

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Potential impact of brief behavioral interventions to improve adjustment, coping, medical adherence, and cardiovascular health among cardiac patients.

    Psychosocial challenges of patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD).

    Assessment and training in evidence-based psychological therapies.

  • Shebani Sethi Dalai MD

    Shebani Sethi Dalai MD

    Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical and academic interests are in the management of psychiatric disorders with co-morbid obesity and treatment of eating disorders, particularly binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa. Improving metabolic and mental health through dietary interventions, pharmacological optimization, and other lifestyle means in those with severe mental illness is another major focus of her research.

  • Ripal Shah

    Ripal Shah

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Ripal Shah, M.D., M.P.H. is the Chief Resident of Diversity Initiatives and Community Partnerships for the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her clinical area of interest is in psychotherapy for LGBTQ and minority populations, particularly those struggling with issues related to identity (religious identification, racial/ethnic minority stress, professional transitions, changes in family structure), as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy for ADHD and anxiety disorders. She serves as a Disaster Mental Health Responder both domestically and internationally, most recently in California after the wildfires, in Florida after Hurricane Irma and Maria, and in Kathmandu following the Nepal earthquake. She founded and leads the Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council (DIAC) for psychiatry faculty and residents, built a Diversity & Health Equity track in the residency training program, and created a monthly Diversity & Health Equity Grand Rounds series at Stanford. She also serves as Chair of the Chief Residents? Council at Stanford, representing over a thousand physicians to the hospital leadership. Before her time at Stanford, she completed an M.P.H. at the Harvard School of Public Health in Health Care Management and Policy, an M.D. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and a B.S. from Duke University in Economics and Biochemistry.

  • Yelizaveta Sher

    Yelizaveta Sher

    Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Dr. Sher received her BA from UC Berkeley and MD from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed Residency in Psychiatry and Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. She has been a part of Psychosomatic Medicine Faculty at Stanford since 2013. Her areas of clinical and research interests include psychiatric comorbidities in patients with pulmonary disorders. In particular, she specializes in mental health of patients with cystic fibrosis as well as lung and heart transplant patients. She consults on patients hospitalized on medical and surgical units as well as sees patients in outpatient clinics. She serves as a Mental Health Coordinator for the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic.

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