Yalda Safai, MD, MPH is a bi-coastal psychiatrist and medical expert based in New York City and Los Angeles. A sought-after seasoned guest on news and talk shows, she’s appeared on live TV over 60 times in the past year.
Dr. Safai started her medical journalism career in ABC’s News Medical Unit Resident Program. She worked alongside producers and chief medical correspondent and co-host of GMA3 Dr. Jennifer Ashton. Yalda was responsible for editing and writing medical scripts, and authored articles on the latest health topics on ABC News and Good Morning America.
MEDICAL MEDIA HEALTH EXPERT & NATIONAL ON-CAMERA PSYCHIATRIST
Today, Yalda is part of a solid regular lineup of medical guests delivering health information for a variety of networks – ABC News, Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Mark, Fox News, NewsNation, Court TV and Dr. Phil.
Excellent at adhering to time sensitive newsroom deadlines, producers and bookers know they can depend on Safai to quickly discuss a variety of medical news as stories break; from Alex Murdaugh’s body language during his infamous murder trial, Victoria Secret’s photoshopping secrets, social media’s damaging effects on young girls, the health risks of cold plunges and poor air quality, transgender rights in the school system and the dangers of unregulated supplements.
MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
Dr. Safai is also commitment to ending the drug epidemic in America and is involved in the mental health treatment of prisoners. To help support recovery and a successful reentry into the community, she counsels inmates suffering with schizophrenia and bipolar disorders at a California prison.
MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL LOCATED IN NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES
The daughter of a psychiatrist, Yalda followed in her father’s career path and moved from Iran when she was 18 to attend the University of California. She then went on to pursue both a medical degree and master’s degree in public health (MPH), completing her psychiatry training at New York Medical College.
Dr. Yalda Safai is licensed to practice psychiatry in New York, California, Connecticut, and Florida.