Aryandokht Fotros, MD


Aryan Fotros, MD, MSc, is a board-certified psychiatrist with the Lifespan Physician Group, and specializes in neuropsychiatry. She completed her graduate studies in neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal and a postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard University. She earned her medical degree from Azad University Tehran Medical School in Iran. Dr. Fotros completed her psychiatry residency at the University of California Medical Center in San Diego (UCSD). In her final year of residency training, she served as the chief resident of the drug and alcohol unit at the VA hospital in San Diego. She completed her fellowship in neuropsychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she received training in complex neuro-psychopharmacology, interventional neuropsychiatry and a variety of psychotherapy orientations, including cognitive and behavioral therapy, virtual reality therapy, and hypnosis and prolonged exposure. 

Dr. Fotros has authored numerous publications and delivered presentations at both national and international levels. She has also received several awards and scholarships, including the UCSD Lewis Judd Resident Research Award for her investigation into the impact of marijuana on the adolescent brain.

Dr. Fotros is committed to working with a diverse patient population and providing integrated care that combines various talk therapy techniques with comprehensive medication management tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient.



Adult Partial Hospital Program, Rhode Island Hospital
Potter Building (directions)
110 Lockwood St
Providence, RI 02903


  • Medical School:  Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • Residency:  University of California Medical Center, San Diego
  • Fellowship:  Stanford University School of Medicine