I am a double board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist practicing in Los Angeles. I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. I did my psychiatry residency training at Duke Medical Center in Durham, NC and my child psychiatry fellowship at UCLA Medical Center. I currently work for two non-profit agencies, Aviva Children and Family Services, Masada Homes, and have a private practice in Los Angeles. I also am involved in quite a bit of medical journalism to help educate people about issues related to my field.
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
Do you have a website?
What are your top 3 achievements?
1) Becoming a doctor 2) Making children smile here and there, 3) Medical Journalism
Educational background: M.D.
I come from a family of highly educated professionals. My father, Krishna Narasimhan recieved a PhD in biotechnology with numerous publications and my mother, Seethalakshmi Narasimhan is an M.D. My brother, Krishnan Narasimhan, M.D. is a family practice physician and married to Dr. Nisha Vyas, an Ob/gyn. My uncle Dr. Krishna Narayanan is a plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA.
Anything related to children and women, CARE, National Alliance for Mentally Ill
Ten years from now where do you see yourself?
Surrounded by family, passionate about the work that I do, more publications, and more public speaking
How do you maintain work and life balance?
Exercise is my release, I workout and do yoga several times. I also make time to travel to visit family and friends. I appreciate music and find time to meditate daily.
If you are asked to be a contributing author for Inspirational Ladies, which topics you can write about?
Mental health, issues around self-esteem, women in the workplace, parenting
I love dancing, international travel, painting, cooking, great reads, the ocean, cruises, hole in the wall restaurants with great food and service, languages, writing, music, concerts, fashion, movies.
Favorite Book (s):
An Equal Music by Vikram Seth, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Loveability by Robert Holden
Favorite Musician (s):
Sade, Britney Spears (!), Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder
Favorite Movie (s):
Beaches, Avatar, Apocalypto, Carnage Favorite Actor (s): Christoph Waltz, Cate Blanchett, Gabourey Sidibe
Favorite Sport (s):
Basketball, gymnastics, figure skating
Favorite Athlete (s):
Sanya Richards-Ross, Oksana Baiul
Favorite TV Show (s):
The Mindy Project, Shark Tank
Favorite Place (s):
Costa Rica, Kerala, India, Paris, Rome
Favorite Website (s):
the onion, huffington post, cnn.com, audible.com
Favorite Restaurant (s):
Tara’s in Los Angeles, Hugo’s In Los Angeles, Cafe Blossom in NYC, The Olive Garden
Do you have any pets?
I had a dog for some years. I also had a cat in the past who acted like a dog, I would call her name out, she would turn around, meow, and come running over in addition to needing a ton of attention.
Any suggestions for the Empowerment of Women website?
Personal stories of things people have gone through can be very empowering and linking people with mentorship opportunities.