Dana Wang, MD
graduated on the Dean’s Honors List from the University of California, Berkeley, earning her B.A. Degree with a double major in Molecular Cell Biology and Fine Art. She then pursued an M.D. at Ben Gurion University, affiliated with Columbia Medical Center, where she was elected class representative and received the Dean’s List Honor-Distinguished Service Award for her contribution to the community and to her medical class.
Afterwards, Dr. Wang completed her psychiatry residency training at Harvard Medical School, during which she also completed a fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dr. Wang is passionate about delivering the best care for her patients and advocating for emotional wellness as preventative care.
Raymond Raad MD, MPH
graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT, earning a bachelor's degree in mathematics. He then received a Medical Degree as well as a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University. He did his residency training in psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical Center / New York Presbyterian Hospital. Afterwards he completed both research and clinical fellowships in Forensic Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is currently undergoing further training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis at Columbia University.
Dr. Raad has extensive experiences in psychotherapy and medical management of patients with depression, anxiety, ADHD, personality disorders, as well as troubles with work and relationships.
Hannah Kinisky, LMSW
received a Master in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania where she focused her studies on human development and clinical practice. She completed her clinical internship in psychotherapy at Penn Medicine’s Outpatient Psychiatry Center and also worked with young and adolescent children in Philadelphia’s public school system.
Hannah has experience in psychotherapy and crisis counseling of patients with depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and personality disorders, as well as with patients who seek help with functioning in relationships, work, and school. Hannah seeks to help all of her patients live more self-actualized lives through deepened self-understanding, and works to tailor therapy to the unique needs and experiences of each individual.
Joe DePaola MSN, PNP-BC
earned his Master of Science in Nursing from New York University where he focused on psychopharmacology and various psychotherapy treatment modalities. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Joe spent several years conducting clinical research at Harvard University’s McLean Hospital and worked as a registered nurse on acute inpatient psychiatric units at both McLean Hospital and New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center. Before joining Rivia Medical, Joe spent four years providing psychiatric care to under-served and at-risk patients at a community health center in Brooklyn, NY.
Joe is an ANCC Board Certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, with experience in providing treatment for a wide variety of mental health concerns including mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD, and personality difficulties. He believes in providing a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for every client, and understands the importance of empathy, trust, and compassion. He incorporates his diverse psychiatric background and knowledge into a holistic approach that is tailored to each client’s individual needs.
Ermal Bojdani, MD
Dr. Ermal Bojdani, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where he served as Chair of medical school course evaluation committees. His interest in hormones and how they affect mental health drove him to pursue a clinical endocrinology elective at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 2016, Dr. Bojdani joined the residency and was appointed to the faculty at Harvard Medical School as a Clinical Fellow, completing training in internal medicine and neurology, followed by specialization in psychiatry treating adolescents, adults, and veterans, including at McLean Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Bojdani’s treatment philosophy is to treat each patient as he would treat his own family. He takes as much time as necessary to get to know the patient’s life story, build a therapeutic relationship, and establish trust. He provides compassionate, quality, comprehensive psychiatric care and gives patients the knowledge to make empowered decisions about their treatment options.”
Dr. Bojdani teaches medical students and residents at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals. He is part of the recruitment and selection committee for residents, is on the Editorial Board of Psychiatry Research, and is a book reviewer for the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. He diagnoses and treats all mental health disorders, with special expertise in post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and opioid and alcohol use disorders. He enjoys helping patients with various personality disorders, including borderline and narcissistic, on how to change behavior in order to improve relationships and best fulfill their needs. He has received special training in providing trauma-informed and affirmative care for transgender and gender non-conforming people.