- ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR Psychiatry
Swapna Vaidya, MD is the Director of Transplant Psychiatry as well as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. She completed her medical training in Mumbai, India and did her psychiatry residency at St Lukes –Roosevelt Hospital in NYC. She went on to do a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at NYU-Bellevue Hospital and then worked in the area of medical psychiatry for two years prior to coming to Mount Sinai. She is board certified in General Adult Psychiatry and Psychiatry of the Medically Ill. While at NYU, she served as the Vice Chair of the hospital wide smoking cessation committee.. In addition to working on the general psychiatric consultation liaison service treating psychiatric conditions in the medically ill, she is currently the Director of Transplant Psychiatry at the Recanati/Miller Transplantion Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital. Her areas of interest include: organ transplant, smoking cessation, chronic medical illness, psychopharmacology and psychotherapy of the medically ill. She is fluent in English, Hindi, and Marathi.
Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.
Dr. Vaidya did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.
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