Uma Naidoo, MD

Uma Naidoo, MD's profile

Uma Naidoo, MD, is a board-certified Harvard nutritional psychiatrist, professional chef, and nutrition biologist. She is the founder and director of the first and only hospital-based nutritional and metabolic psychiatry service in the United States, which is housed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Naidoo also serves as the director of nutritional psychiatry at MGH Academy, the world-renowned educational organization, for which she designed and released the only CME-based nutritional psychiatry educational program for clinicians. Additionally, Dr. Naidoo serves on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard Department of Nutrition, and is an instructor at The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. Dr. Naidoo frequently speaks at conferences around the world and is a regular contributor at CNBC, Harvard Health, mindbodygreen, and Psychology Today, among others. She has appeared as a nutritional psychiatry expert on ABC, Live with Kelly & Ryan, Today, and has been featured in AARP, New York Times, Thrive Global, Wall Street Journal, and more. Dr. Naidoo’s first book, the international bestseller This is Your Brain on Food has been published in 22 countries and 18 languages.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Umadevi Naidoo has employment relationships with Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and MGH Psychiatry Academy. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Umadevi Naidoo is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, the Massachusetts Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, the International Association of Culinary Professionals.