Dr. Shao is a Maryland Licensed, Board Certified Psychiatrist with 10 years of experience providing Medication Evaluation and Management for Adults and Adolescents with a variety of psychiatric disorders. Areas of specialty include treating patients presenting with the following: Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, ADHD, Adjustment Disorders, Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorders.
Dr. Shao obtained her MD degree from Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (formerly known as Shanghai Second Medical University) in 1983. Dr. Shao was awarded an Intramural Research Training Award and Fellowship in Molecular Biology and Neuronal Development at National Institute of Health with 8 years of experience. Dr. Shao completed her Psychiatry Residency Training at Harvard University, School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts in 2005.
Prior to joining the Columbia Counseling Center, Dr. Shao worked as an Attending Psychiatrist for Sheppard Pratt Health Care System and the state of Virginia affiliated with George Washington University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Shao served as an Attending Psychiatrist at the VA Medical Center affiliated with Georgetown University, School of Medicine. She has experience working in a private group practice. In addition, Dr Shao is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and a member of the American Psychiatric Association.