My affiliation with NCPS started in 2014, during my psychiatry residency when I joined the society as a resident councilor. I have since been an active member of NCPS and have served, led, and learned from the NCPS community in my various roles. Each of these roles have increased my understanding of critical issues and challenges faced by our profession, community of psychiatrists, our patients and their families. My work with NCPS has also taught me the importance of involvement in organized psychiatry, crucial role of psychiatrists (including psychiatrists in training as well as early, mid and advance career psychiatrists) and the power of our collective work and wisdom.
In my professional role, I am a Community Psychiatrist and Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I am also trained and certified in psychodynamic psychotherapy from SFCP. In addition to enjoying my work with patients, I cherish opportunities for supervising residents/fellows and our bidirectional learning.
Moving forward, I envision to continue and further the mission of NCPS by generating opportunities for advancement of quality of psychiatric care, advocacy, professional education, and camaraderie, in collaboration with NCPS diverse community.
Some of the interconnected matters I am passionate about include:
• Furthering opportunities for safe and low barrier access to care and protecting scope of practice.
• Implementation of Parity Laws for Mental Illness and SUD.
• Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in psychiatric leadership.
• Promoting wellbeing and preventing burnout in psychiatrists in practice and in training.
• Cost effective membership benefits.
• Mentorship opportunities for interested RFMs and ECPs from diverse backgrounds, and for them to get involved in local, state, and national advocacy efforts.