Sheenie Ambardar, M.D. is a Physician specializing in Adult Psychiatry, with expertise in psychopharmacologic medication management as well as psychotherapy. Dr. Ambardar graduated with Honors in Biological Sciences from Stanford University where she served as Managing Editor of The Stanford Biologist, the university’s premier undergraduate journal of biomedical research. She completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, a top-ranked institution for Psychiatry training, and home of the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex. Dr. Ambardar then did a clinical postdoctoral research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY and completed her Adult Psychiatry residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan/New York Medical College where she was nominated for both the IAPA Outstanding Psychiatry Resident Award and the PRITE Fellowship.
Dr. Ambardar has worked for Kaiser Permanente Southern California as a full-time Attending Physician (where she consistently received near perfect MAPPS scores on Patient Satisfaction Surveys), is an active member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and has several publications to her credit. Dr. Ambardar is also a lifetime member of the Stanford Alumni Association.
In 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010, Dr. Ambardar was awarded the Compassionate Doctor Award, based on patient ratings and reviews and was identified as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors. In 2011, she was also awarded the prestigious Patients’ Choice Award. Of the nation’s 830,000 active physicians, only 5% are accorded these honors by their patients each year.
Dr. Ambardar is also a writer and contributor to The Huffington Post, where she writes about a variety of topics related to happiness, mental health, psychology, and psychiatry. You can read Dr. Ambardar’s article on The Huffington Post entitled “10 Ways to Improve Depression and Anxiety without Meds” here!
In addition, Dr. Ambardar is a practitioner of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation and blends Eastern and Western treatment philosophies in her psychiatry practice. She has traveled to India on many occasions; during her last trip in 2011, she spent almost 3 months exploring the country, learning about Eastern spirituality and holistic medicine. One of Dr. Ambardar’s most memorable experiences in India was spending time in the northern Indian city of Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama, where she studied Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism.
Dr. Ambardar is also a donor and active supporter of Akshaya, a charitable organization founded by Narayanan Krishnan based in Madurai, India which feeds helpless, mentally-ill street people. Akshaya was featured in CNN Heroes in 2010 and more information about this award-winning charity can be found here.
Dr. Ambardar is also a donor and active supporter of Sandy Hook Promise, a national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing the gun-related deaths of innocent children. Sandy Hook Promise strives to stop senseless gun violence and promote peace for all.
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