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Shalini Darshana Dave, DO Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Dr. Dave is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Psychiatry

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Cyclothymic Disorder
  • Delirium
  • Depression
  • Dysthymia
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Medical and Surgical Psychiatry
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  • Panic Disorders
  • Perinatal Depression
  • Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Psychiatric Oncology
  • Psycho-Oncology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosomatic Disorders
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Shock
  • Women's Mental Health
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • eLAP Services
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • NJ Medicaid
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, National American Medical Association, National American Psychiatric Association, National Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, Local Philadelphia Psychiatric Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dave is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Hamel S, Sawinski D, Weinrieb R, Dave S, Trofe-Clark J.: Outcomes in Kidney Transplant Recipients with Bipolar Disorder: A Large Retrospective Cohort. American Transplant Congress; Seattle, Washington : 2018.

Dave S and Retamero C: Prevalence of Suicide in Cancer Patients American Psychiatric Association 170th Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA : 2017.

Dave S and Retamero C.: Management of Severe Pain and Depression in a Patient with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine 63rd Annual Meeting; Austin, TX : 2016.

Dave S and Noble S.: “Scary Thoughts” and Pregnancy: A Case Series and Literature Review. American Psychiatric Association 169th Annual Meeting; Atlanta, GA : 2016.

Dave S, Weiss S, Retamero C: Psychotropic-induced SIADH: A Case Series and Literature Review. Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine 61st Annual Meeting; Fort Lauderdale, FL : 2014.

Leung A.M., Dave S., Lee S.L., Campion F.X., Garber J.R., Pearce F.N.: Factors determining the persistence or recurrence of thyroid cancer treated by thyroidectomy and/or radioiodine in the Boston Massachusetts area: A retrospective chart review. Thyroid Research 4 (1): 9,2011.

Leung AM, Dave S, Lee S, Campion FX, Garber JR, Pearce EN.: Factors determining the persistence or recurrence of well-differentiated thyroid cancer in the Boston area. American Thyroid Association 80th Annual Meeting; Palm Beach, FL : 2009.

Dave S and Paredes L.: Developing a Diabetes Prevention Program for the Durham Hispanic Community. Visible Thinking: Duke University Undergraduate Research Symposium; Durham, NC : 2007.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Department of Psychiatry
245 South 8th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Patient appointments: 866-301-4PBH (4724)