Veena Luthra, MD, ABPN
About The Author:
Dr. Veena Luthra completed medical school in Mumbai, India in 1981. She moved to America in 1995, and received her residency training in psychiatry from Allegheny University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and is American Board Certified in both adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.
She has more than 25 years of experience in the field of psychiatry. She worked as an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA until 2002. She has worked as a psychiatrist in many countries including USA, Germany, UK, India and Kuwait and is experienced in working with patients from diverse cultures.
Dr. Luthra sees patients of all ages. Her special interests include psychopharmacology and she has been the Principal Investigator in over 50 medication clinical trials in America. She has also served as examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Luthra recently moved to UAE and has established an Obesity and Eating Disorder Unit at American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology. She has extensive experience in eating disorders and is the Chief of the Obesity and Eating Disorders Unit that has a multidisciplinary team. She has special interest in treatment resistant depression and is certified in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment for neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Luthra’s expertise includes diagnosis and treatment of adult and child ADHD, postpartum depression, mood and anxiety disorders in children and adults including major depression and bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, easting disorders, OCD, PTSD and separation anxiety disorder.
Carla Nasca, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral fellow of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller University, New York. Dr. Nasca received her B.A. in Molecular Biology and her M.S. in Electrophysiology from the University of Palermo in Italy. She earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Pharmacology from the University Sapienza in Rome, Italy, before moving to The Rockefeller University under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce McEwen.