Gita Vaid MD

Board Certified Psychiatrist

Gita Vaid, MD is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing in New York City. Dr. Vaid completed her residency training at NYU Medical Center and psychoanalytic training at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with NYU. She has a rich research and biological background, completing a fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology and neurophysiology at New York Medical College and a research fellowship at NYU Medical Center.
Dr. Vaid is currently on faculty and teaches at both IPE and the NYU Department of Psychiatry. She has a special interest in teaching interview technique, psychoanalytic theory and British object relations.


Dr. Vaid’s current focus and interest is in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. She is a MAPS training therapist and part of the NY site Phase 3 MDMA psychotherapy study for PTSD. She trained with Phil Wolfson MD with KAP and has been using it in clinical practice while developing psychotherapy models to reimagine how psychotherapy is practiced and might be blended with various complementary modalities.