11161 New Hampshire Ave STE 420
Silver Spring, MD 20904

730 24th St, NW
Suite 10
Washington DC 20037

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Psychiatrist Silver Spring MD, Dr. Smita Patel

Dr. Patel's Experience and Compassion Can Help You or Your Loved One


Residency: General Psychiatry Residency St. Elizabeth Hospital, Washington, D.C. 1988
Specialty Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1990

Academic Position

Residency: General Psychiatry Residency St. Elizabeth Hospital, Washington, D.C. 1988 
Assistant Clinical Professor, George Washington University

Although born in Detroit, MI, Dr. Patel was raised in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. She successfully completed her General Psychiatry Residency from St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington, DC in 1988. She completed her training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD in 1990. She then went on to receive her board certification from the “American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology” in 1992. Her areas of expertise are Psychopharmacology, bipolar disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorder, eating disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, learning disorders and autistic spectrum disorders.

After completing her training, she joined Taylor Manor Hospital (now Shepherd-Pratt) in Ellicott City, Maryland as a staff psychiatrist. Her 20 years of professional tenure as a Board Certified Psychiatrist, serving Montgomery County, comprise of a full time clinician as well as an educator and speaker. As an educator, she has given numerous CME lectures, grand rounds and teaching seminars to educate and mentor fellow psychiatrists, medical students and non-psychiatrists (social workers, psychologist and nurses) alike.

Since 1999, Dr. Patel has been serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. In the past she has served as a Director of Adolescent Services in area hospitals. She was a Physician adviser as well as a consultant to Healthcare Management Organization (HMO) such as Value Behavioral Health Services and Magellan Health. She is an active member of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science Dean's Council. She is a member and fellow of American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), American Medical Association (AMA), Montgomery County Medical Association, and American Association of Physicians from India (AAPI), Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society of Greater Washington (CAPS-GW).