Lara Shirikjian DO - Licensed Member
Board Certified: Psychiatry & Neurology
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 the UCLA 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 sciences program at Claremont McKenna College. She attended medical school at Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona, California. She went on to an allopathic internship and residency program at Harbor UCLA. She completed her residency in psychiatry at Harbor UCLA as Chief Resident. Currently, she is an adult psychiatrist, with an outpatient clinic in Torrance and inpatient practice in Long Beach. She is also Principal Investigator at CNS Network, conducting research on new medication for various neurological and psychiatric indications. In the ever-evolving climate of COVID-19, Dr. Shirikjian has shifted some of her practice to telemedicine, and recently launched telecarepsychiatry.com to treat patients virtually through a safe, telecare portal. She is also a volunteer for the Physician Support Line, providing mental health services via telemedicine to peer physicians working on the frontlines across the U.S.