Sheila Xi Cai, M.D. - Community Psychiatry

Sheila Xi Cai, M.D.

Dr. Sheila Cai graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. She practiced as a pediatrician for a few years in Shanghai, China before moving to the US to attend graduate school at Arizona State University for a Master of Science in Nutrition. After graduate school, Dr. Cai completed a general psychiatry residency at Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS), and then a two-year fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the same institution. She is board certified in both general psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Cai has worked in various clinical settings throughout her career. She served as the medical director for a residential treatment center and worked in an adult inpatient psychiatric hospital as well as psychiatric consultation services for a medical facility. She was a faculty member of MIHS Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program, where she taught psychopharmacology and supervised fellows for over 12 years. Dr. Cai is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus, and Clerkship Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Before Dr. Cai relocated to San Diego, she was the Medical Director for Behavioral Health at the Children’s Rehabilitation Services in Phoenix, an integrated pediatric multi-specialty clinic. She has extensive and diverse experience in treating patients with complex medical and psychiatric conditions.

It is her belief that the essence of psychiatric treatment should focus on therapeutic alliance, integrated biological, psychosocial, and wellness approach to achieve optimal function for her patients.


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