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Lindner Center of HOPE Psychiatrist, Margot Brandi, MD, Honored as Rising Star

Margot Brandi, MD, was honored recently as a Rising Star Medical Leader by Venue Magazine and Wealth Management.

Dr. Brandi, Medical Director of Sibcy House at Lindner Center of HOPE, is a staff psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. She works both at Sibcy House diagnostic assessment-treatment readiness program for adults and outpatient services for adolescents and adults.

Dr. Brandi earned her medical degree from the Central University of Venezuela where she also completed her Categorical Psychiatry Residency. She then completed psychoanalytic training at the Caracas Psychoanalytic Institute where she remained an active member until 2005. As a psychoanalytic candidate she was elected president of OCAL (Latin America Candidate Organization) and then Vice President for Latin America for the International Psychoanalytic Studies Organization (IPSO). During the first years of her career she developed a Consultation-Liaison program in the Cardiology department at the Caracas University Hospital and was involved in individual and group supervision of Psychiatry residents. She built a solid and respected private practice in Caracas, Venezuela and collaborated as a volunteer professor of clinical psychology at the Catholic University Andres Bello.

Dr. Brandi migrated to Cincinnati in 2005 and became involved with the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute where she co-led a clinical seminar. She worked as a Psychiatry Research Fellow at the Cincinnati’s Children Hospital from 2006 to 2008. In 2013 she started her second Psychiatry residency at University of Cincinnati, College of medicine. During her last year of residency she became outpatient Psychiatry Chief Resident and got an award for outstanding Outpatient Practice.

A passion for teaching and for healing has been a constant throughout her career. Her additional Psychoanalytical expertise allows Dr. Brandi to approach patient care with an integrated approach that includes psychodynamic psychotherapy and evidence based psychopharmacologic management. She has a particular interest in working with a diverse patient population. Her Latin-American background also gives Dr. Brandi, the possibility to engage the growing Latino population in their native language and in a manner that is sympathetic to the idiosyncrasy of this population.

Dr. Brandi, along with other honorees, were recognized at a reception on October 24.

Lindner Center of HOPE  provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science mental-health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals 12 years and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic offerings for ages 6 and up and residential services for adults, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.