Dr. Alpa Shah is a psychiatrist who
specializes in Women’s Mental Health.
Her practice focusses on reproductive
and gender specific factors influencing
She directs the Perinatal Mood Disorders
Program. This is a specialized service which
provides psychiatric consultation and
treatment for women who are pregnant,
postpartum, or planning a pregnancy and
suffer from mood and anxiety disorders.
“Management of women with psychiatric
illness during pregnancy and postpartum is more complex, as you have to think about the effects of the illness and the treatment on the patient as well as her baby,” she said.
Dr. Shah earned her medical degree and completed an OB/GYN residency in her native India. She completed a residency in psychiatry at Cleveland Clinic and a fellowship in women’s mental health at the University of Illinois, Chicago.