Sinmi Bamgbose, MD

Director of Reproductive Psychiatry

Dr. Bamgbose is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist who is focused on treating Mood disorders, depression, and Anxiety disorders. She also specializes in reproductive psychiatry, which is the intersection between reproductive health and psychiatry. This includes the various interactions between sex hormones and mental health, especially related to fertility, perinatal/postpartum, and menopause. She has a special interest in providing high quality and affordable psychiatric care to people of color.

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More about Sinmi Bamgbose, MD

When she was young, Dr. Bamgbose was enthralled with the stories her father told her about his work as a clinical psychologist. She appreciated how he was able to talk to people and learn their thoughts, hopes, and fears, and help them integrate all of these elements into a more satisfying life. That, combined with a plethora of physicians in her family who always encouraged her to pursue medicine, led her down the path to psychiatry.

Dr. Bamgbose has an easy-going, laid back style. She loves connecting with her patients and making them feel comfortable sharing anything with her. She is very thoughtful and values collaborating with her patient on a treatment plan. She thinks humor is important and enjoys laughing with her patients as well!

She looks forward to integrating both Esketamine nasal spray and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) into her practice. TMS offers a non-medication intervention that may be better tolerated for some patients and thus allows greater flexibility in treatment planning. This is especially important for pregnant patients and others who want to explore other nonpharmacological treatment methods.

Personal Interests

Dr. Bamgbose grew up in LA, and after returning home she regained her love for spending time with friends and family from all the different times in her life. She enjoys activities like Boxing, Pilates, and Running. She can be somewhat of a night owl, often staying up late reading. And she always finds time to catch up on her favorite podcasts!

Education & Experience

Dr. Bamgbose received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Natural Sciences, graduating Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

She received her medical degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She was awarded the Soledad O’Brien MSM Honors Scholarship in recognition of a commitment to community and correctional medicine. She also received the Morehouse School of Medicine Awards for Laudable Academic Achievement in Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, and Psychopathology.

She completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). During her residency, Dr. Bamgbose treated patients at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (SF General), the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center, and Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics. She was awarded the Women’s Mental Health Area of Distinction, which recognizes clinical experiences, mentorship, teaching, and scholarly activities in a specific area of interest in women’s mental health. Specialized training included performing psychological evaluations for individuals with PCOS and families pursuing gamete donation, IVF, and gestational surrogacy at the Center for Reproductive Health, UCSF, evaluating and treating women with mental health disorders in the peripartum period at SF General, and Infant Parent Psychotherapy at SF General.

Following residency, she spent two and a half years at Marin Health Medical Center, where she held a variety of clinical and leadership positions. As Medical Director of the Older Adult Hospitalization Program, she treated geriatric patients experiencing an acute mental health crisis such as extreme anxiety, depression, mania, delusions, or altered thought processes. She was the Director of the Consultation/Liaison Service and a staff psychiatrist on the Inpatient Psychiatry unit, leading integrated treatment teams to collaborate and integrate each patient’s personal goals into a treatment process that focuses on skills-building, recovery, and wellness. She also served as a Consulting Psychiatrist at Prima Medical Group OB/Gyn Clinic, where she treated women experiencing postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, postpartum depression (PPD), bipolar disorder during pregnancy, perinatal depression, and other reproductive psychiatric disorders.

She completed a Fellowship at the Integrative Psychiatry Institute in Boulder, CO, where she received her Integrative Psychiatric Provider certification. The fellowship focused on training in evidence-based therapies, both natural and pharmaceutical interventions, to assist patient recovery, restore balance in their lives, and achieve the highest standard of living, especially for treatment-resistant patients.

Most recently, she served as Staff Physician, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Division of Psychiatry and Medicine Liaison at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, treating a wide variety of patients suffering from depression, severe stress, anxiety, chemical dependency, and other mental health needs, and collaborating in clinical trials and research endeavors.

Community involvement has always been important to Dr. Bamgbose. From founding the Correctional Medicine Interest Group that raised awareness of the unique health issues experienced by incarcerated individuals to currently serving on the NATAL Advisory Board in addition to volunteering as a Clinical Advisor for Candlelit Therapy, she has always volunteered and given back to her community.

She joined Mindful Health Solutions in the Spring of 2021.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Certified, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • Certified, Integrative Psychiatry Provider
  • Member, American Psychiatric Association
  • Member, Southern California Psychiatric Society

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