Soudabeh Givrad, MD
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Soudabeh Givrad, MD


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Gender: Female
Language: Farsi


Personal Statement

Soudabeh Givrad, MD is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, and an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She is the director of the Maternal-Infant Psychiatry Program at Weill Cornell Medicine. Her faculty practice in perinatal, infant, child, and adult psychiatry, is open for consultations, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology treatment.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy


  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Parent-Infant Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Infant Psychiatry
  • Perinatal Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Pregnancy Losses Counseling
  • Planning for Pregnancy
  • Parent-Child Relational Problem
  • Grief
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anxiety During Pregnancy
  • ADHD In Children, Adolescents and College Students
  • Supportive Psychotherapy


Dr. Soudabeh Givrad is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. She did her adult psychiatry residency training at Yale University, and then completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Columbia and Cornell Universities.

She has expertise in treating psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and works with families of infants and young children inparent-infant psychotherapy when families face issues with attachment, bonding, medical traumas, or other regulatory disorders of infancy and early childhood. In psychotherapy, Dr. Givrad primarily has a psychodynamic approach, however, she draws on her knowledge of other modalities of psychotherapy such as CBT, DBT, and IPT. She believes in the importance of working collaboratively with patients, and coming up with a treatment plan that meets the patient’s goals.      

Before joining Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Givrad was on the faculty at Stanford University where she developed perinatal and infant psychiatry programs at Stanford Children’s Health/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Academically, she has been working on bringing increased attention to psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and to increase awareness of the critical importance of supporting families of young infants to optimize their development, and to bring a continuum of care from pre-conception to age 3 for families. She has also been working on increasing training opportunities in perinatal and infant mental health for mental health clinicians. To achieve these goals she works closely with colleagues in obstetrics, neonatology, and pediatrics departments.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards
   Ira Levine Award for Clinical Excellence (2011)


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Psychiatrist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (Iran), 2005


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark

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External Relationships

External Relationships

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