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Lindsay Kiriakos

Psychiatrist

Lindsay Kiriakos

Lindsay Kiriakos was born in Montreal, Canada, but moved to Los Angeles, California when he was five years old. Following his four years at Stanford University, where he earned not one but two degrees, he went on to medical school at the illustrious University of Pennsylvania, which dates back to 1740. Kiriakos has always wanted to be a psychiatrist since he was a child. This was influenced in significant measure by his father and elder sister, both of whom work in the area. That’s why, following graduation, he did his Psychiatry Residency at the similarly excellent Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Lindsay Kiriakos graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School with a doctorate in medicine. During that time, he also received the graduate prize for “Excellence in Psychiatry,” which would serve as a foreshadowing of what was to come. At the UCLA Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute, he finished his residency in “Adult Psychiatry.” He was the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Clinic’s Chief Resident at the time. He advanced fast through the ranks to build a reputation for himself, a motif that would reoccur throughout his life. Another similar thread running through his biography is his desire to give back to individuals in his community. For example, he was a clinical teacher at the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Clinic, which enabled him to interact directly with individuals he cared about to help them address some of their problems. Throughout his study, he worked hard to get certification in “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” from Aaron Beck, MD, the inventor of the concept. This enabled him to provide greater service to people in need, enabling him to continue working hard and improving the lives of others around him. He is most pleased of his professional accomplishments, which include treating over 2,000 patients with different anxiety problems and providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to an additional 1,000 individuals. He’s also committed himself to being a source of useful knowledge, having created psycho educational websites like AnxietyMD.com for that purpose. Throughout it all, one of Kiriakos’ main beliefs is that we are never “done” learning. Regardless matter what we do for a living, we are continually learning. His, though, need a more aggressive strategy than most.

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