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American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Addiction Medicine

Adham Malaty, MD

Founder, Owner & CEO | Psychiatrist

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Addiction Medicine

Dr. Adham Malaty, an esteemed Psychiatrist, provides compassionate care to adults and seniors, catering to a wide range of mental health concerns. His expertise spans various areas, including, but not limited to, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), PTSD, schizophrenia, ADHD, insomnias, and addiction medicine.

Dr. Malaty completed his medical degree at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, and went on to pursue his residency in psychiatry at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He holds dual board certifications in Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and Addiction Medicine (ABPM). He is licensed to prescribe Buprenorphine (Suboxone).

As a testament to his commitment to excellence, Dr. Malaty actively serves on hospital committees and he is a valued member of the medical staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. With his extensive training at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Malaty is well-equipped to manage mental health disorders associated with Women’s health including antepartum and postpartum depression, Neurological conditions such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis and cancers.

What sets Dr. Malaty apart, is his holistic approach to patient care along with his multidisciplinary collaboration with different specialties in medicine. In addition to
medication management, he places great emphasis on counseling, recognizing the value of integrating therapy into his treatment plans.

Fluent in both English and Arabic, Dr. Malaty ensures effective communication and understanding of patients from diverse backgrounds. Beyond his professional achievements, Dr. Malaty has a passion for water polo, having played at a competitive level for 12 years. This dedication and discipline translate into his work, where he brings the same level of commitment to helping his patients achieve their mental health goals.

Dr. Malaty takes great pride in his practice and with every opportunity to make a positive difference in people’s lives and the community of Santa Barbara.

Every life deserves world class care.

Our Values


We are committed to providing the highest standard of psychiatric care, continually advancing our knowledge and skills through ongoing education and professional development.


We prioritize the individual needs, preferences, and goals of each patient, tailoring treatment plans and therapies to address their unique circumstances and promote their overall well-being.

Patient-Centered Care

We approach every patient with empathy, understanding, and kindness, creating a nurturing and non-judgmental environment where individuals feel safe and supported.


We believe in the power of collaboration and work closely with our patients, their families, and other healthcare professionals to ensure a comprehensive and integrated approach to mental health treatment.

Lifelong Learning

We believe in the importance of ongoing learning and growth, remaining open to new knowledge, ideas, and perspectives in order to provide the best possible care to our patients.


We uphold the highest ethical standards, maintaining confidentiality, respecting autonomy, and fostering trust in all our interactions with patients and the community.


We emphasize the holistic well-being of our patients, focusing not only on symptom management but also on fostering resilience, promoting self-care, and empowering individuals to lead fulfilling lives.

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