Samar Jasser, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are...In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.” ― Carl Gustav Jung

Specialty
Medication Management
Years of Experience
12
Locations
New York, NY
Pennsylvania
Education

• Pennsylvania State University

• Jefferson Medical College, now Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Doctor of Medicine

• University of Pennsylvania, Residency

Languages
English
Arabic

Dr. Jasser is an ABPN board certified psychiatrist with extensive research experience and publications in field of circadian rhythms light research, which highly informs her treatment of sleep-wake disorders. She was accepted into and completed a competitive 6-year Combined Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine Program, situated between The Pennsylvania State University’s main campus in State College, PA and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. She went on to complete her Internship and Psychiatry Residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, where she was well trained in the mutually reinforcing value of eclectic psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic treatments.

She has since been in psychiatric practice for over 12 years post-residency, with extensive experience across the spectrum of adult patient populations, including academic practice in pain medicine and consultation-liaison psychiatry, community level care, inpatient treatment, US Veteran care, private practice, and in administration of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). She had cared for populations that include young adult to geriatric patients.

Dr. Jasser emphasizes the importance of balancing psychotherapeutic, integrative health, and psychopharmacological approaches. She has had extensive training experience in treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and mood disorders. During her career, she has been appointed at various times to roles in teaching resident physicians and medical students, including didactic course directorship teaching general psychiatric principles to clerkship medical students, and teaching basic neurosciences to undergraduate medical students.

Dr. Jasser reflects, “I pursued a career in psychiatry as an opportunity to get to know patients for who they are, beyond what ails them, to offer an understanding of medical viewpoints on their experiences, while attending to the central role of mental life in their suffering.”

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