Meet Sarbani Maitra, MD

Psychiatrist in San Jose & Los Gatos, CA

Dr. Sarbani Maitra, MD, Psychiatrist

Psychiatrist in San Jose, CA & Los Gatos, CA

Sarbani Maitra, MD is a board certified psychiatrist in San Jose and Los Gatos, CA. She has a Bachelors in Science from Tennessee Technological University in Chemistry leading up to her doctorate of medicine from the American University of the Caribbean Medical School. She then went on to gain clinical experience at Queen’s Hospital (erstwhile Old Church Hospital), London U.K. for a period of three years. She pursued her residency in Psychiatry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee after working in research on women’s health issues at the Center of Women’s Health and Research. Dr Maitra has extensive experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings managing patients across the spectrum with psychotic disorders, mood disorders, trauma-related disorders and patients struggling with substance use disorders. She believes in an integrated approach to mental health which includes the biopsychosocial approach.


  • Residency in Psychiatry: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN. 07/2013—06/2017
  • Interim Work: Senior Clinical Researcher- Center for Women’s Health Research, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 07/2011—06/2013
  • Medical School: American University of the Caribbean, Netherlands Antilles- M.D. 09/2001 – 04/2006
  • Undergraduate: Tennessee Technological University (TTU), Cookeville, TN B.S. in Chemistry 08/1997 – 05/2001

Work Experience

  • Caminar, Outpatient Staff Psychiatrist from 9/2019- 4/2020; now Part-time from 5/2020-Present
  • Vituity/Dignity Health- Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, Inpatient Staff Psychiatrist (Part-time) from 10/2019 to Present
    DHMF/Dignity Health- Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, Inpatient Staff Psychiatrist from 8/2018 to 8/2019
  • Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Oregon, Inpatient Psychiatrist (Locum) from 10/2017 to 6/2018
  • A.M.C Clinic of Nashville, Suboxone Outpatient Clinic, Staff Psychiatrist from 8/2017 to 9/2017
  • Associate Chief Resident from 1/2016 to 6/2016
  • Senior Resident Mentor for Junior Resident from 06/2015-06/2017
  • GME Representative for Psychiatry Residents from 07/2014-07/2015

Awards and Honors

  • James P. and Willie R. Jewell Scholarship – Chemistry from 2000 to 2001.
  • Dean’s List (Top 10th Percentile at TTU) – Chemistry 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001
  • Mortar Board – Honors Society
  • Alpha Mu Gamma – Language Honors Society
  • Beta Beta Beta – Biological Honors Society
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon – Math Honors Society

Publications / Manuscripts

  • 02/2016

    A. Ekwo, K. Osiezagha and S. Maitra. Abstract. Update on the Management of Antipsychotic Induced Obesity/Metabolic Syndrome. Presented at the 7th Annual Lloyd C. Elam Symposium – From Cradle to Rocking Chair: Continuing and Emerging Issues in African-American Male Health Nashville, TN, April 28, 2016.

  • 04/2015

    K. Osiezagha, S. Maitra, A. Ekwo, S. Avula, and W. Richie. Abstract. The impact of socio-demographic variables on opioid dependence, a retrospective study. Presented at the 6th Annual Lloyd C. Elam Symposium ͞Black Male Health Disparities: Current Issues͟, Nashville, TN, April 30, 2015.

  • 04/2015

    F. Adam, S. Maitra; F. Mncube-Barnes, A. Whitehead, W. Richie, R. Bailey. Abstract. Presented at the 6th Annual Lloyd C. Elam Symposium ͞Black Male Health Disparities: Current Issues͟, Nashville, TN, April 30, 2015.

  • 03/2014

    Osiezagha K, Maitra S, Avula S, Olagbemiro Y. Overdiagnosis of Schizophrenia in African Americans. The American Journal of Psychiatry: The Resident’s Journal. 2014. Mar; 9 (3), 5-7.

  • 08/2013

    Roshdy E, Rajaratnam V, Maitra S, Sabry M, Allah AS, Al-Hendy A. Article. Treatment of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids with Green Tea Extract: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Clinical Study. International Journal of Women’s Health. 2013. Aug 7; 5, 477-86.

  • 04/2013

    Osiezagha K, Ali S, Freeman C, Barker NC, Jabeen S, Maitra S, Olagbemiro, Richie W, Bailey RK. Thiamine Deficiency and Delirium. Innovations in Clinical Neurosciences. 2013 Apr; 10(4): 26-32.

  • 10/2012

    S. Nair, C. Sharan, J. Thota, A. Chaudhry, S. Maitra, A. Al-Hendy. Abstract. Differential Expression of Steroid Receptors (ER, PR, VDR) In Stem Cells from Myometrium In Women With (Abstracts/Poster Presentations: yoF) Versus Without (MyoN) Uterine Fibroids; MyoF As a Pre-Tumor State. Presented at the 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Orlando, FL, March 20-23rd, 2013.

  • 10/2012

    S. Nair, C. Sharan, W. Khoder, S. Maitra, A. Al-Hendy. Abstract. Epigenome and Risk of Uterine Fibroids (UF): Altered Phosphorylation of Histone Methyltransferase EZH2 in Stem Cells from UF [amp] Adjacent Myometrium. Presented at the 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Orlando, FL, March 20-23rd, 2013.

  • 10/2012

    C. Sharan, S. Nair, S. Halder, S. Maitra, A. Al-Hendy. Abstract. Differential Expression of Chromatin Modifying Proteins between Normal Myometrium versus Myometrium from Fibroid Uteri Suggests Involvement of the Epigenome in Fibroid Biology. Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in San Diego, CA, October 20-24th, 2012.

  • 10/2012

    C. Sharan, S. Nair, S. Halder, S. Maitra, A. Al-Hendy. Abstract. Differential Expression of Chromatin Modifying Proteins between Fibroid Tumor Lesions versus Adjacent Myometrium Suggests Involvement of the Epigenome in Fibroid Biology. Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in San Diego, CA, October 20-24th, 2012.

  • 10/2012

    S. Nair, C. Sharan, S. Halder, S. Maitra, W. Khoder, A. Al-Hendy. Abstract. Epigenome & Uterine Fibroids: Distinct Patterns of Chromatin Modifying Genes in Human Myometrial Stem Cells from Normal versus Fibroid Uteri. Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in San Diego, CA, October 20-24th, 2012.

Dr. Maitra is a rare type of doctor. She takes extra time with each of her patients. Although this sometimes means waiting a bit more for your appointment, it ensures adequate time is given to address your issues. Dr. Maitra along with her staff are very friendly and accommodating. They provide snacks and water for while waiting in the lobby. The overall atmosphere in her clinic is that of a "mom and pop shop". The staff are respectful and yet very personable. I cannot recommend her services enough.
I highly recommend this psychiatric service to anyone looking for an educated MD who actually cares about her clients and makes sure they are taken care of. Dr Maitra is truly one of a kind and my family is very thankful that we found her after wasting thousands of dollars with other psychiatric firms who only take your money and don’t actually care about their patients. I searched high and low throughout the bay area and Lumos and Dr Maitra are by far the best service I have found. You will not be disappointed if you are generally looking for help and a Doctor who actually cares about your health and wellbeing! The staff here are also extremely responsive and helpful and will never leave you out in the cold in a time of need. So glad I found Lumos and Dr Maitra!
Dr Maitra is a genuine docter I have seenUntil now. She is giving me treatment forDepression. She is so Flexible and had been there for me every time I had a problem. She gives good medicine for depression.She is an amazing docter.
I found Dr Maitra and her wonderful staff during the pandemic. She was one of the very few doctors who responded to my many emails. Dr. Maitra is one of a kind! She is compassionate, genuinely cares about her patients, and willing to meet them where they are to help them get well.
I love Lumos. Not only is Dr. Maitra a caring, warm, smart and experienced Psychiatrist, her staff is also caring and efficient. Can't ask for a better team.
Dr. Maitra is very caring, compassionate and concerned about patient health. My wife is her patient. Dr. Maitra is so sweet that my wife sees her niece in her.She understands the patient current and past situation and tries to accommodate and help and work around that.She doesn’t enforce her opinions and listens patiently about patient situations and prescribes medication that a patient can tolerate.She works with patient and not against. I am fortunate to have her treat my wife.I would highly recommend Dr. Maitra.
Dr. Maitra is awesome! I can't say enough about her. She cares about her patients and has a great team of co-workers. Swati goes above and beyond and handles extra tasks for me. More than recommended for anyone who wants a great professional at an accommodating clinic with a lovely team of staff members. Thanks for everything, guys!
I would highly recommend Dr. Maitra. She is the best psychiatrist i have come across. She listens so patiently, and her approach is so honest and remarkable.
Lumos Clinical has been a God send for my Wife and I. Dr Maitra is someone who is extremely intelligent and qualified in her field and she is also very compassionate and understanding.She has a way of getting through to people, empathizing with them and really helping them. Then there is Riya, and if you are lucky enough to speak to her, you already know she exhibits the upmost compassion, empathy and care. She was a large reason I chose to take my Wife to Lumos and it led us to an amazing Dr and rest of staff.
I cannot express how great my appreciation is for the staff and Doctors at Lumos Clinic. Dr Maitra and Swati have changed my view of psychiatric help because of their unending kindness and accommodation- I can schedule appointments over text increasing the likelihood I will get help. If you’re looking for help then I can’t recommend this clinic more. Dr Maitra has a diverse background working with a wide variety of patients, she’s incredibly smart, non-judgemental and has made the difference for me when other doctors in San Jose couldn’t.
Dr Maitra has been treating our son who has an eating disorder. She is the first doctor that my son has liked and she has had a lot of successes with our son. She is flexible and hard working and her staff is very professional. She has good instincts and incites. Strongly recommended.
Dr. Maitra is the most caring and compassionate doctor I have ever worked with. She takes her time to understand her patient's needs and is genuinely interested in helping her patients. She won't suggest a course of action that isn't in the patient's best interest. Her team is also amazing. Swati is on top of everything. She's literally the best administrator I've ever worked with. This clinic is the best, and I highly recommend them.
Dr. Maitra And Her Staff Are The Most Effective Team. Dr. Maitra Takes Out Time To Personally Ensure The Well Being of Her Clients. Dr. Maitra Is Profesional And Compassionate. The Team Also Works Together With Care When Speaking With The Client And Scheduling Accurate Calendar Invitations!Thank You And Your Team For All You Do!Blessings!💙🔥🙏🏼💥✝️🦋💜
Highly recommended! Dr Maitra is a great doctor and also she is very human and sensible to the patient concerns. 5 out of 5 stars definitely!
Dr. Is the best in the world
I was quite reluctant to find a psychiatrist becuase I just didn’t want to fathom That I needed mental health assistance in the way I lived my life. I thought I could do it all, cope with it all- be the super woman that others thought me to be and my family expected out of me…anxiety and at depression took over my life and I tried everything to rise above it all…. I was diagnosed with ADDHD in my twenties but had stopped taking medication because I didn’t want to jeopardize the health of my unborn babies as some of the ADDHD medication posed pre-natal issues as well as birth defects. ( I had 4 children during the course of this time period of my life ) but unresolved anxiety and symptoms of ADDHD kept haunting not just my life but negatively impacted those I loved the most. I knew I had to face the demons and bring resolve to live a more fruitful life and become the best version of myself!I conducted a ton of due diligence and my research lead me to dr Maitra. Dr Maitra diagnosed me quickly and came up with a treatment plan that worked. She is caring, kind and frankly the best psychiatrist anyone could find. She didn’t make me feel like I had a mental illness but that I had a chemical imbalance that needed to be dealt with . For ex diabetics need insulin due to an imbalance and I required medication due to the chemical imbalance I had in my genetic makeup.Because of her I have the courage to share my journey - I’m not afraid or ashamed to share. Dr maitra has been helping me with some other private issues and I have the confidence and hope that I will be able to over come these issues as well. Her office is beautiful and she has a staff that’s on top of the details that matter ! I highly recommend her to anyone that needs a second chance or third chance, for anyone that is unsure about a diagnosis, for anyone that feels the fear of being judged, for anyone that has lost hope!She’s down to earth and has a heart of Gold she changed my life and I’m sure she has the ability to change yours if you just take the leap of faith and trust her like I did!:)
If you’re looking for a psychiatrist you have found one. Have been seeing her for 8 months and I highly recommend her. Despite a gap of several months she has been a rock to lean on. Throughout our sessions I continue to be surprised and impressed by her kindness, flexibility, manner and her ability to simplify seemingly complicated situations or emotional reactions. She is new to the area but her office is already growing and her awesome staff(Swati) are able to text to schedule or change appointments. We’ve only met via Microsoft teams but I feel closer to her than doctors I’ve met in person. Schedule with her she is non-judgemental and an extremely smart well-rounded person. You will love her!
Wonderful Doctor. She listens carefully, never hurries and make you feel comfortable talking about your symptoms. Her support and medication helped me a lot. She patiently analyzed and treated my issue. Followup emails and scheduling is great. The staff are friendly and thorough about details.
Dr. Maitra has remarkable listening skills. She understands her patients needs and partners with them to ensure good heath. I strongly recommend her and her conscientious team.
I came to get my blood drawn and Kosar and Lina were really kind and professional. They explained every step and made sure I was comfortable and understood what was going on. Great staff👍🏼
The best Doctor I’ve seen! She’s kind, she listened well , she works with you for your goals. She also went out of her way to help with treatment. I recommend her highly. Very practical and down to earth.
Dr.maitra is very compassionate and caring towards her patients.I highly recommend her.
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