Dr Serena Lai is as a Consultant Psychiatrist in London. She works at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and privately in her own practice in central London.
Dr Lai has extensive knowledge and experience in psychopharmacology as well as in working with a range of psychiatric disorders. These include mood disorders, also known as Depression and Bipolar Disorder. She has extensive knowledge of Anxiety and Adjustment Disorders as well as Psychosis, especially First Episode Psychosis. Dr Lai also has considerable experience in managing acute presentations, complex cases, including forensic cases, and psychiatric emergencies.
Training and Experience
Dr Lai qualified in 2007 in Italy as a medical doctor achieving the highest grade, 110 summa cum laude. In 2012, she completed her training in Psychiatry in Italy, again gaining the highest grade of 50 summa cum laude.
During her training, Dr Lai also worked as a locum GP and as a physician at local Accident & Emergency Services. This allowed her to develop herself as a doctor and get clinical experience in treating medical emergencies. She also became more knowledgeable of common physical health conditions so she uses these skills in other areas. In November 2011, while still in training, Dr Lai started practicing Psychiatry privately in Italy, which she continued until October 2017.
After completing her training, Dr Lai worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Italy for 2 years. This allowed her to get considerable experience in the community, hospital and forensic settings, including maximum-security prisons. During those years, she also worked as an expert witness for the Court as well as for private clients.
In 2014 Dr Lai moved to the UK. She initially worked as a psychiatrist in a forensic low secure unit in Cambridge and in a Community Mental Health Team in Saffron Walden. She later worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service and in an Acute Assessment ward in Peterborough.
Since 2015, Dr Lai has been a Specialist Associate of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She has been registered since 2014 in the Registry of Medical Practitioner and Specialist of the General Medical Council. In addition, Dr Lai has been registered since 2008 with the Registry of Medical Practitioners of Cagliari, Italy.
Contact Consultant Psychiatrist in London
Dr Lai moved to London in December 2017. In her current role as a Consultant Psychiatrist in London, she works with patients displaying a number of symptoms. She offers various services including assessment and treatment of psychiatric conditions, psychoeducation and consultations. For more information or to book an appointment with Dr Lai, Consultant Psychiatrist in London, please call +44 (0)7961 250 993.