Vania Manipod, DO

Vania Manipod, DO is a board-certified psychiatrist working in private practice in southern California. She graduated from Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific followed by psychiatry residency at Samaritan Mental Health in Corvallis, Oregon, where she served as chief resident and helped shape the new program as the first to graduate in its inaugural class. Dr. Manipod is a natural leader and a positive role model whose goal is to advocate for a more holistic approach to patient care and destigmatize mental illness by bridging the gap between patients and clinicians.

As a modern psychiatrist, Dr. Manipod embodies the philosophy of conveying appearance, confidence, and poise in her practice and endeavors as a physician. She utilizes her leadership role to connect with current and future doctors to promote the importance of prioritizing their own well-being/mental health, which she accomplishes through her internationally-followed blog, social media accounts, and by hosting presentations/workshops at conferences. 

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