Nikhil Majumdar, MD

Psychiatrist
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About Nikhil Majumdar, MD

Dr. Majumdar is a psychiatrist, Board-Certified in Psychiatry as well as in Addiction Medicine, who believes in holistic treatment. He creates personalized treatment plans with each patient, drawing on his expertise and their life experience to help them improve their mental, physical, and social health.

He realized the importance of mental health at a very early age. As a child, his father required a heart bypass and due to complications, there was a concern his father might not wake with his brain fully functioning. In that moment, it was clear to him that as important as overall health is, the health and sharpness of your mind really defines your life. He found this to be even more evident in medical school, where he witnessed people with grave physical struggles continue to do well by finding and maintaining overall contentment with their lives.

Dr. Majumdar works with patients who may be experiencing clinical depression or other psychiatric disorders. He loves hearing people’s life stories and helping them untangle their past and present. He appreciates patients that embrace a shared responsibility with him to improve their lives. With his experience in diagnosis and treatment, he can help them learn more about themselves and how to assist in their own recovery.

He considers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to be at the forefront of neurological and psychiatric treatment, which he uses to stimulate the brain in a specific area to improve symptoms of depression. He looks forward to watching TMS grow in its ability to treat other conditions as other areas of the brain are carefully mapped.

He joined TMS Health Solutions in the Summer of 2018.

personal interests

Dr. Majumdar stays healthy with martial arts and qigong, which he thoroughly enjoys. He appreciates good music and delights in all the different entertainment options available in the Bay Area. He relishes the great weather the Bay Area delivers and how he can reach almost any climate he wants within a few hours. He has a passion for travel and visiting places where he can scuba dive and experience the beauty of the underwater world.

Certifications & Memberships

American Psychiatric Association

Member

American Society of Addiction Medicine

Member

American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Member

Clinical TMS Society

Member

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Member

Postpartum Support International

Member

education & experience

Dr. Majumdar received his bachelor’s degree in Biology, Neuroscience, and Religious Studies from Oberlin College, with minors in Chemistry, East Asian Studies, History, and Psychology. Medical school had been a part of his plan from a young age and he attended Ross University School of Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Medicine.

Following that, he completed his general psychiatry residency at the University of Nevada, where he provided psychiatry and dual-diagnosis treatment in a range of medical settings, including adult inpatient care in a regional VA hospital, a state psychiatric facility, and a private psychiatric facility. Subsequently, he completed a senior residency at Michigan State University- Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. Here he provided both outpatient and inpatient care through medication management and therapy. His elective work included directing an ECT service, teaching neurology, and attending an observership in neuroradiology and neurosurgery.

He spent five years at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, where he began as an attending psychiatrist and eventually became the section chief for inpatient and emergency psychiatry, with medical directorship of the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit and Psychiatric Evaluation Services.

Most recently, he was an attending psychiatrist at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital/University of California San Francisco. In addition to practicing psychiatry, he supervised and taught medical students as well as psychiatric residents who were rotating in the Psychiatric Emergency Services unit, treating patients in an emergency room setting.

Publications

Co-authored “Chapter 3: Effects of Experience on Brain Development,” “Chapter 11: Stress and Health,” and “Chapter 28: Sexual Disorders,” Problem-Based Behavioral Science and Psychiatry, editors A. Guerrero and M. Piasecki, Springer Publishing, New York, NY, 2008

Co-authored “Mood Stabilizers,”Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery,
editors G. Fisher and N. Roget, Sage Publishing, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2008

Project Researcher “Impact of Psychiatric Care on Perinatal Mood Disorder,” associated article pending submission to the American Journal of Public Health image-based review Philadelphia, 2011, Elsevier Inc. Dec. 2010