Thalia Robakis

Thalia Robakis, MD, PhD

  • SENIOR FACULTY | Psychiatry



Research Topics:

Developmental Neurobiology, Epigenetics, Epigenomics, Neurobiology, Psychiatry

Dr. Robakis is a psychiatrist with clinical and research interests in perinatal mood disorders and in the contribution of early life experiences to adult mental health and illness.  She completed her M.D. as well as a Ph.D. in developmental neurobiology at Columbia University’s Medical Scientist Training Program, residency training in psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, and a research fellowship in perinatal mood disorders also at Stanford. She is an expert in the management of psychiatric disorders in pregnancy and the postpartum period. She takes a holistic approach to patient care including providing or recommending behavioral, psychosocial, psychotherapeutic, pharmacological, and neurostimulatory interventions as necessary and appropriate for each mother/infant dyad. She wants all new moms to remember that the best gift they can give their babies is a calm, happy, and well-rested mother.


Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Focus


MD,PHD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

n/a, Stanford University Department of Psychiatry

Residency, Clinical Psychiatry, Stanford University Medical Center

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