Arya Soman, MD
Assistant Professor and Director of Medical Student Education
Department of Psychiatry, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Associate Program Director, Residency Training in General Adult Psychiatry
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
As an Associate Program Director in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Dr. Soman oversees the ambulatory clinical curriculum, including training in psychotherapies and pharmacotherapy and training in ambulatory geriatric, child and adolescent, and addiction psychiatry. She also oversees medical student education in psychiatry at the Zucker School of Medicine, including the initial clinical experience for second year students, the third year psychiatry clerkship, the fourth year acting internships, and psychiatry related advising. In addition, she serves as a member of the Northwell/GME Diversity Council.
Dr. Soman has long held an interest in medical education, and she fostered this during fellowship by serving for 2 years as the Resident member of the Training and Education Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is now an Early Career Psychiatrist member of the AACAP Training and Education Committee and serves as a co-leader of one of the committee’s growing initiatives known as the Alliance for Learning & Innovation. She has presented on topics related to training and medical education at AACAP as well as at AADPRT.
She received her A.B. (Magna Cum Laude) from Harvard University with a concentration in Biology. After graduating from college, she spent 2 years working at The Jerome L. and Dawn Greene Infectious Disease Laboratory (now the Center for Infection and Immunity) at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Dr. Soman went on to obtain her MD with Recognition in Humanities from Stony Brook School of Medicine, after which she completed residency training in general adult psychiatry training at the Zucker Hillside Hospital. She then completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School training program. She served as a chief resident and as a chief fellow in these respective training programs.