Yalda Safai MD, MPH

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Yalda Safai MD, MPH is a psychiatrist in New York City. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology from University of California Los Angeles and went on to do a dual MD, MPH program at St. George’s School of Medicine. She completed a Master’s in Public Health along with her medical degree in order to pursue a career in global mental health. She did her residency training at New York Medical College. She currently resides in New York City and is a contributor to ABC News Medical Unit focusing on delivering accurate medical information to the general public.

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    17 January 2022