Robert J. Hedaya M.D., D.F.A.P.A., is a board certified psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist. The founder of The National Center for Whole Psychiatry, he is also Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Georgetown University Hospital.
Dr. Hedaya's Whole Psychiatry approach looks at the whole person when diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders. That entails assessing seven metabolic systems (hormones, immune function, digestion, nutrition, energy production, detoxification, methylation) plus the influence of genetics, age, life situation, and psychology. Patients say it’s like getting five doctors in one.
Dr. Hedaya acquired specialized training in psychiatry at Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, with additional training in biological psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health. He has advanced training in endocrinology, functional medicine, and orthomolecular psychiatry.
He has been recognized as a Master Clinician in functional medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine. Since 1983, Dr. Hedaya has combined an active clinical practice with teaching as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Georgetown University Hospital. In 2001, Dr. Hedaya was selected to teach the first psychoendocrinology course at Georgetown University Hospital Department of Psychiatry.