Lara Shirikjian DO - Licensed Member

Lara Shirikjian

Specialty: Psychiatry

Board Certified: Psychiatry & Neurology

Lara Shirikjian, DO

2158 W. 190th Street
Torrance, CA 90504

Phone Number: 310-598-1236

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Dr. Lara Shirikjian is a board-certified psychiatrist in Los Angeles County. She received her undergraduate training at the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in International Development Studies. A course in world health at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine confirmed her initial interest in attending medical school. She completed a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Scripps College, through the joint W.M. Keck Science Program at Claremont McKenna College. She attended medical school at Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona, California. She proceeded to an allopathic internship and residency program at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. She completed her residency in psychiatry at Harbor UCLA as Chief Resident. Currently, she is Principal Investigator and Medical Director at Cenexel CNS, conducting research on new medication for various neurological and psychiatric indications. She has been an investigator for hundreds of phase I-IV studies.

Dr. Shirikjian also has a private practice and supervises residents in the psychiatry department at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center. She is a member of various psychiatric organizations including the Schizophrenia International Research Society, American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology and American Psychiatric Association. She has volunteered her time with the Physician Support Line since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Armenian Mental Health Initiative, of which she is a founding member.