Farha Motiwala, MD, is an attending psychiatrist serving adult inpatient unit. She is board certified in both psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. She received her medical degree from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. She earned a certificate of distinction in physiology and pathology. As an observer/extern, she gained diverse clinical and research experience from esteemed clinical institutes such as Neurobiology Program at Children’s Memorial Hospital/ Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Dept. of Psychiatry at University of Louisville. Dr. Motiwala completed her residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, during which time she was also elected Vice President of the New Jersey Psychiatry Association Residents’ Chapter. She completed a fellowship in addiction psychiatry at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center as well as a fellowship in consultation-liaison psychiatry at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Before coming to Sheppard Pratt, she was an attending psychiatrist and unit chief at North Central Bronx Hospital. She also served as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
Dr. Motiwala is widely published in the field of mental health. Her research interests include pharmacotherapy, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, diagnostic challenges, self-harming behaviors, and more. She is fluent in both English and Urdu.
Contributor, Mastering the New Psychiatric Diagnoses: Three Practice Exams for Novices and Experts. Published in 2014.
Motiwala FB, Siscoe KS, El- Mallakh RS. Review of depot aripiprazole for schizophrenia. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2013 Nov 13;7:1181-7. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S32972. eCollection 2013.
Motiwala F, Morais M, Bhardwaj S, Lippmann S. Do glucocorticoids hold promise as a treatment for PTSD? Current Psychiatry. 2013 September; 12(9):59-60.
Motiwala F, Ojike N, Lippmann S. Dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers in dementia and hypertension. Current Psychiatry. 2013 August; 12(8):41.
Bhardwaj SB, Motiwala FB, Morais M, Lippmann SB. Vaptans for hyponatremia induced by psychogenic polydipsia. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2013; 15(1): PCC.12l01444. Published online 2013 Jan 31. doi: 10.4088/PCC.12l01444.
Morais M, Motiwala F, Bhardwaj S, Ojike N, Lippmann S. Will finding the depression- inflammation link lead to tailored treatments for MDD? Current Psychiatry. 2014 October; 13(10):53-54.
Motiwala F, Morais M, Bhardwaj S, Ojike N, Lippmann S. Can You Stop PTSD before It Starts? www.kypsych.org. Posted on October 1, 2013.
Morais M, Motiwala F, Bhardwaj S, Lippmann S. A Guide for International Medical Graduates to Gaining an American Residency. https://readytohealdotnet.wordpress.com. Posted on August 28, 2013