Afifa Adiba, MD

Service Chief, Adolescent Mood Disorders Unit


  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Mood Disorders
  • Pediatric Anxiety Disorders
  • Pediatric Trauma-related Disorders

Dr. Afifa Adiba is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and is service chief of the adolescent mood disorders unit at Sheppard Pratt. She completed her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine. During fellowship, she was the Vice President of Connecticut State Medical Society Resident Fellow Section and co-chair of Diversity and Inclusion Council for Yale Resident Fellow Senate. She completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and served as a chief resident of the UMMC Adult Psychiatry Program. She was awarded Doctor of Distinction from Mississippi State Medical Association for outstanding leadership and clinical excellence. 

Dr. Adiba is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and American Psychiatric Association (APA). She is currently serving on the AMA International Medical Graducates (IMG) Governing Council. Previously, Dr. Adiba was awarded the APA Resident Recognition Award, and received AACAP’s Stubblefied Award and served as AACAP representative to AMA Residents & Fellow Section. Dr. Adiba also served as the SAMSHA-AACAP fellow, focusing on increased accessibility of care in the post pandemic era. She is the current Chair of Early Career Psychiatrists at the Maryland Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.