About me

About Dr Ivantu

Dr Stefan Ivantu M.D is a Consultant Psychiatrist CCT, offering private teleconsultations in London, UK, and International second opinions. He completed his specialty training in Oxford UK, having clinical and leadership experience in developing ADHD services. Dr Stefan Ivantu is passionate about the positive use of technology in mental health and AI.

Dr Ivantu expertise is in ADHD, complex cases, self-harm, and personal development. With his knowledge and support from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, he was responsible for leading the development of a new service tailoring for neurodevelopmental conditions.
Dr Stefan Ivantu is a Consultant Psychiatrist CCT, offering teleconsultations in London, UK, and international second opinions. He completed his specialty training in Oxford UK, having clinical and leadership experience in developing ADHD services. Dr Stefan Ivantu is passionate about the positive use of technology in mental health and AI.
Dr Ivantu expertise is in ADHD, complex cases, self-harm, personal development and recently developing an interest in nutritional psychiatry approaches. With his knowledge and support from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, he was responsible for leading the development of a new service tailoring for neurodevelopmental conditions.

My approach to Mental Health & Medication

My approach as a Psychiatrist is for everyone to feel understood and cared for as a whole person, rather than a list of diagnoses. Before treatment starts, I will carefully assess your situation and ask for your perspective, so that I can suggest the most appropriate interventions and tailor treatment according to your needs and way of life. I believe in working collaboratively with my patients so that we can make decisions together as a team.  

I am an advocate of using the biopsychosocial approach to support you in achieving your maximum potential and a sustainable recovery. This means besides medication, we will explore psychological factors and lifestyle changes including your hobbies and way of life.

I believe the constructive use of technology has massive potential to further improve mental health. This applies mostly to neurodevelopmental conditions ADHD, and ASD, but may also extend to other conditions such as depression and anxiety.

A promising field for the future is Pharmacogenetics - simply the study of how your own personal genetic makeup affects your response to the medicine. This test, where appropriate, can support finding the suitable medication.

I encourage my patients to be part of the decision-making process regarding the best medication and treatment plan, by discussing the various options including any potential side effects of the medication.
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Training & Education

I graduated with a Doctor of Medicine M.D from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, in 2006 -2012. I had an interest in the International and U.S. Healthcare, passed USMLE examinations, becoming ECFMG certified.

My post-graduate medical experience was in the NHS. I was privileged to undertake subsequent training in psychiatry with the Thames Valley Deanery (Oxford School of Psychiatry).

My clinical experience and higher specialist training took place in Oxford UK, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Consultant Psychiatrist CCT. For the entire duration, Adult ADHD was my special interest, working with the Buckinghamshire Adult ADHD service.

With my expertise and support from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, I was responsible for leading the development of a new NHS service tailored for Adult ADHD in Oxford, UK.

As a General Adult Psychiatrist, I had training in Psychological Services (Oxfordshire). My approach is psychodynamic psychotherapy, mentalization-based therapy (MBT), and cognitive analytic therapy (CAT). This allows me to understand the needs and deliver therapy in Adults suffering from ADHD.

I passed all the required examinations, and was awarded Membership in The Royal College of Psychiatrists, MRCPsych
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My personal interests

I’m passionate about developing and improving technologies such as telepsychiatry, virtual reality, and A.I. I am an advocate for promoting sustainability in healthcare, and with the ethical use of technology, we can make a change.

For many years, I've been passionate about photography and videography, having my own set of cameras and cinema lenses. Occasionally, I continue playing basketball and aim to maintain sustainable levels of fitness.

Another hobby of mine is playing the tenor saxophone, which has become a spiritual journey and a philosophical exercise. I believe playing music is a fascinating way of expressing both conscious and unconscious.
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Registration

Registration The General Medical Council (GMC) is the organisation that sets the standards that doctors need to follow in the UK.  

I am registered on the Specialist Register as General Adult Psychiatrist with the license to practise as a General Adult Psychiatrist. You can check my registration – and that of any registered UK doctor – on the GMC website.  

I am a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I am Section 12 approved and have an Approved Clinician Status.

I'm also a member of TopDoctors UK

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