Dr. Sofia Matta received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY. She completed her residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Payne Whitney Clinic. Dr. Matta is a Diplomate in Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She became a medical acupuncturist prior to working for the Department of Defense/Defense Health Agency with the US Army and US Navy. Dr. Matta received the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service from the Department of the Army. She obtained her board certification in Brain Injury Medicine while working at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Intrepid Spirit Center at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. She then served as the Consult Chief of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. While there, she was awarded the Spark-Seed-Spread Innovation Investment and Accelerator Program Innovation from the VHA Innovators Network for the VA Mental Health Mobilization, Engagement, Navigation and Delivery (VA MEND) Proactive Consult Model. She has presented research from the VA on the social determinants of mental health in Veterans including age, race and ethnicity, income, and homelessness.
Dr. Matta has held academic appointments at New York Medical College, Tulane University School of Medicine, Hofstra-North Shore LIJ Medical School, and Tufts University School of Medicine. She has presented at National and International Conferences in Brain Injury Medicine, PTSD, and Proactive Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Her areas of interest are Military and Veteran healthcare, PTSD, brain injury, pain, and the interface between medicine, psychiatry and neurology, as well as social determinants of mental health, multi-morbidity, and co-occurring substance use disorders.