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About Kalya Vardi, MD
Kalya Vardi, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in treating mental health problems in older adults, including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and the psychiatric or behavioral complications of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease.
She is the medical director of the Senior Behavioral Health Intensive Outpatient Program, which treats sub-acute psychiatric problems in older adults and provides transitional care for those who have been hospitalized for psychiatric reasons.
Her research interests include medical education and bipolar disorder.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health in 2016, she was a postgraduate fellow in geriatric psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She completed a residency in psychiatry at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where she served as chief resident. Dr. Vardi earned her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and is board-certified in psychiatry.
She is a member of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, and the San Diego Psychiatric Society.
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- Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
- Brown University, School of Medicine, Providence, RI
- UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
Date Joined Staff
Conditions and Treatments
- Bipolar Disorder
- Mental Health in Older Adults
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Senior Behavioral Health
- Geriatric Psychiatry