About me

About Dr Ivantu

Dr Stefan Ivantu M.D is a Consultant Psychiatrist CCT offers appointments in London and video link consultations in the U.K. He completed his specialty training in Oxford, having clinical and leadership experience in developing ADHD services. Dr Stefan Ivantu is passionate about technology and its potential use in mental health.

Dr Ivantu expertise is in ADHD diagnosis, treatment, complex cases, therapy and personal development.  

With his knowledge and support from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, he was responsible for leading the development of a new Adult ADHD service for the NHS, and later his private ADHD Specialist practice.
Dr Stefan Ivantu is a Consultant Psychiatrist CCT, offering appointments in London and video link consultations in the U.K. He completed his specialty training in Oxford UK, having clinical and leadership experience in developing ADHD services. Dr Stefan Ivantu is passionate about technology and its potential use in mental health.
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 role as a full-time private Psychiatrist, is for my patients to be understood and cared for as a unique 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 great 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 genetic makeup affects your response to medicine. This test, where appropriate, can further support finding optimal 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.
Mental Health & Medication London Journey indicated by a beautiful road in the mountains

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 to Adults suffering from ADHD.

I passed all the required examinations, and was awarded Membership in The Royal College of Psychiatrists, MRCPsych.
Dr Stefan Ivantu Private Psychiatrist Training and Education

My personal interests

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

For many years, I've been passionate about filmmaking, having my own set of cameras and cinema lenses. I very much enjoy playing basketball, and PC gaming, and when time is available, I watch U.S basketball games.

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.
Dr Stefan Ivantu ADHD Specialist personal interests and hobbies

Registration

The General Medical Council (GMC) is the organisation that sets the standards that doctors need to follow in the UK. My GMC Registration: 7428043

I am registered on the Specialist Register as a 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. My Royal College of Psychiatrists Registration, Dr Stefan Valentin Ivantu. You can search my registration and of any registered psychiatrist on the RCPsych public members list.

Our practice is registered with the Independent Regulator of Health and Social Care in England, the Care Quality Commission.
Provider name: ADHD Specialist ID 1-15004049232; Location ID 1-16429562227