Dr Alexandru Serghi, MD, FAPA, was conferred his medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, in Bucharest, Romania, in 2003. He completed his medical residency in psychiatry at the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City in 2008. Dr Serghi served as chief resident in psychiatry prior to continuing training for a fifth post-graduate year as a fellow in psychosomatic medicine or consultation-liaison psychiatry - the sub-specialty focusing on the interface between mental and physical health. Dr Serghi is a board-certified diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with specialty in adult psychiatry since 2009 and in consultation-liaison psychiatry since 2011. Dr Serghi has been a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) with membership in local APA chapters throughout his career - the Society for Liaison Psychiatry while training in New York City, the Hawaii Psychiatric Medical Association where he served as secretary between 2014 and 2015, and currently with the Washington Psychiatric Society, Northern Virginia chapter.
Starting in 2009 he accepted an academic appointment as an assistant professor in psychiatry from the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, in Honolulu, which he maintained for the following six academic years. Dr Serghi held several clinical appointments in Honolulu from 2010 to 2014 including: house staff at The Queen’s Medical Center where he also served as director of medical education and patient care (aka medical director) for the consultation-liaison psychiatry between 2011 and 2013; adult and geriatric psychiatry consultant with the Kuakini Medical Center and with the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation at its Maluhia long-term care facility (intensive care and skilled nursing), both between 2010 and 2014. During the same interval Dr Serghi was a supervising attending for the outpatient behavioral health adult and geriatric clinics of The Queen’s Medical Center and was the first consulting psychiatrist with the only organ transplant center in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim, which opened at the start of 2012. He was also the first consulting psychiatrist with The Queen’s Medical Center then newly established liver clinic. Between 2013 and 2014, Dr Serghi was employed as a psychiatric specialist by the Adult Mental Health Division of the Department of Health of the State of Hawaii, serving as house staff at the Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe, the Aloha State’s only inpatient forensic psychiatric hospital. Part of his forensic psychiatric work, Dr Serghi routinely provided an expert opinion in Family, District and Circuit Courts in the State of Hawaii.
Dr Serghi’s work in medical education was recognized in 2012 with the excellence in teaching award (aka attending of the year) from the University of Hawaii JABSOM Department of Psychiatry, at the end of the academic year when Dr Serghi had also served as the associate program director for the general psychiatry residency program. Dr Serghi’s work in medical education included publishing in the peer-reviewed journal Teaching and Learning in Medicine in 2015 the article “One Model of Residency Journal Clubs with Multi-Method Support”. Additional scholarly activities included medical panels and presentations at various medical conferences. In addition to his employed and contracted work in Hawaii, Dr Serghi maintained a private practice, Science Praxis, LLC, providing consultations in medically hospitalized patients, home visits to severely chronically ill, and telepsychiatry.
In 2015 Dr Serghi decided to relocate back to the East Coast for family considerations and joined the Inova Medical Group in NoVA region, holding hospital appointments at the Inova Fairfax Medical Center (IFMC) in Falls Church, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria and Inova Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg. During the past three years Dr. Serghi has worked with the acute and severely mentally ill requiring hospitalization, while also providing consultation on the medical and surgical inpatient services at IFMC. Since 2015 Dr Serghi has held non-compensated clinical faculty appointments with George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, as a clinical instructor, and with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, as a clinical assistant professor. Starting August 2018, Dr Serghi decided to start NOVA Neuropsychiatry, PLLC as his private practice serving the Northern Virginia and greater Washington, DC metro area.