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.

Clinical Focus

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • LGBTQ Mental Health
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • ADHD and Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychiatry

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Honors & Awards

  • Chief Resident, Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • International Clinical Fellowship, Stanford Center for Global Health Innovation

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Chair, Chief Residents' Council (2017 - Present)
  • Executive Board, Graduate Medical Education Diversity Committee (2017 - Present)
  • Diversity Leadership Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (2017 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Medical Education: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Registrar (2013) NY
  • Residency: Stanford University Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (2018) CA
  • M.P.H., Harvard University, Healthcare Management and Policy
  • M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Medicine
  • B.S., Duke University, Economics and Biochemistry

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