Esther Samadi, M.D.
Dr. Samadi is double Board-certified in general and child/adolescent psychiatry. She specializes in diagnosing and treating a broad range of psychiatric disorders from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to depression/anxiety to autism spectrum disorder.
After receiving her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), she completed her general psychiatry residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where she was chief resident. She continued her fellowship training at UCLA in child and adolescent psychiatry, serving as the program’s chief fellow.
During her training, Dr. Samadi was selected by the American Psychiatric Association/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as a minority fellow. She focused on reducing stigma and improving access to mental health services for Asian-Americans by providing educational tools and identifying barriers to care within the community. She has presented at various national conferences and authored a monthly mental health column in KoreAm magazine.
Prior to starting her private practice, Dr. Samadi worked at Family Health Centers of San Diego, providing mental health services to underserved children, adolescents and adults. She has a diverse training background and is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate, personalized care to her patients.
Dr. Samadi lives in San Diego with her husband, daughter and son.