Dr. Yalda Safai, MD, MPH


ALUMNI OF: St. George’s University School of Medicine
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  • High Functioning Depression
  • Amnesia
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)
  • Anxiety
  • Aphasia
  • Asperger Syndrome (AS)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Dementia
  • Dissociative Fugue
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorder
  • Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)
  • Hypersomnia
  • Insomnia
  • Learning Disability
  • Mood Disorders
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)
  • Phobias
  • Postpartum Depression (PPD)
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Sleepwalking
  • Speech Disorders
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Tics
  • Wilson-Turner Syndrome


  • Degree: Medical Degree – St. George’s University School of Medicine.

  • Degree: Masters in Public Health – St. George’s University School of Public Health.

  • Degree: Bachelors of Science Major: Psycho-Biology, Minor: Near Eastern Studies – University of California Los Angeles

  • Irvine Valley College, Saddleback College, Orange Coast College


  • NY State Medical License
  • FL State Medical License
  • CT State Medical License<
  • CA State Medical License

In-Network Insurance

Anthem Blue Cross of California Inc
Blue Shield of CA Inc
Cigna Inc
Optum Behavioral Health
United Health Care Inc.
MHN Inc.
Healthnet Inc
Aetna Inc.
Aetna-Meritain Inc.

Dr. Yalda Safai, MD, MPH, is a psychiatrist in New York City. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology from the University of California Los Angeles. She went on to do a dual MD and MPH program at St. George’s School of Medicine. She has worked at New York Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital Center, ABC News Medical Unit, New York City, NY, Waterbury Hospital, and Eastern CT Health Network-Manchester Memorial Hospital.

She resides in New York City and contributes to ABC News Medical Unit, focusing on delivering accurate medical information to the general public. She has contributed to numerous news agencies, such as ABC News, Good Morning America, Fox News, NewsNation, and Dr. Phill. She also reviews medical articles for Medical News Today and HealthLine.

Dr. Yalda Safai describes herself as durable, adaptable, and easy to work with. She has numerous years of volunteer experience setting up medical clinics in rural areas, providing medical attention, and teaching healthcare to school-aged children in the United States, Central America, Indonesia, and Thailand.