Shama Saqi, MD

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry


Dr. Shama Saqi is the clinical medical director at St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Center.  She spent the early part of her life in many different countries. She considers herself an open-minded psychiatrist, who has been exposed to many different cultures, languages, and clinical scenarios. She uses a person-centered approach in her work with patients.  She trained in a city hospital for her child fellowship at SUNY Downstate, where she was exposed to diagnostically diverse children. These experiences enabled her to develop skills that are proving to be invaluable in her current role at the behavioral health center. Realizing that patients with mental illness often have difficulty managing their medical problems, she also completed a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Long Island Jewish Hospital. Dr. Saqi’s special interests include: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; depression; anxiety; co-occurring medical and mental health issues; and cross cultural psychiatry. She works with patients from age 6 through adulthood. She is also on staff at White Plains Hospital. She is dedicated to her patient's and strives to accomplish positive long term, interpersonal relationships with them and their families in order to achieve positive clinical outcomes.

Education & Training

Charles University Faculty of Medicine
Residency: Psychiatry, Hennepin County Medical Center
Fellowships: SUNY Health Sciences Center, Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent; Psychosomatic Medicine, North Shore Hospital, Manhasset



  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Certifications & Recognition

Board Certified: Psychiatry