Clinical Faculty at Tulane Psychiatry
New Orleans, Louisiana
Arwen Podesta, MD is a board certified adult psychiatrist with sub-specializations in addiction medicine, forensic psychiatry, and integrative & holistic medicine. She has a background in biochemistry, complementary medicine and massage therapy. She graduated from University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, and then moved to New Orleans for a psychiatry residency at Louisiana State University. She then pursued a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at Tulane University.
She has been actively working in the public sector as Medical Director of ACER. She was also chair and co-creator of the New Orleans Forensic Mental Health Coalition, which is now run by the New Orleans City Health Department. At all of these venues and programs, her main focus is access to holistic mental health and addiction treatment, and rational prescribing practices.
Dr. Podesta continues to teach and pursue academics, is Tulane Clinical Faculty, teaches at the NOPD Academy, and consults with several other organizations and institutions. She became the current President of the Louisiana Chapter of the Society of Addiction Medicine in 2017. She is a well renowned speaker, and travels to teach and speak on the subjects of Addiction Medicine, Forensic Psychiatry and Integrative Psychiatry.
After opening Podesta Psychiatry LLC in 2012, Dr. Podesta has been voted into New Orleans Magazine Best Doctors every year. The team at Podesta Psychiatry include some of the best treatment providers in the Gulf Coast. Podesta Psychiatry has grown toward the multi-disciplinary collaborative model that embodies Dr. Podesta’s wellness model for whole health.
Thursday, October 3
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Saturday, October 5
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM