Our Doctors Set the Standard for Mental Wellbeing

Hudson Psychiatric Associates

Our doctors at Hudson Psychiatric Associates Integrate diverse clinical interests, with specialists in ADHD, Post Partum, and Child Psychiatry.

Linda Chuang, M.D.

General Adult Psychiatrist Specializing in Reproductive Psychiatry and Women’s Mental Health

Dr. Chuang’s Experience

Dr. Chuang has significant experience in general adult psychiatry and psychotherapy with expertise in women’s mental health and in treating emotional stress in those with medical conditions. She provides consultations and evaluations in addition to treatment through individualized psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, or a combination of both. She is specialized in the treatment of women at all stages of the reproductive cycle experiencing mood and anxiety symptoms, including premenstrual dysphoria (PMDD), pregnancy and postpartum symptomatology, as well as menopause-related illness. She aims to provide the highest level of evidence based care while helping patients achieve a greater satisfaction in their lives.

Education and Certification

Dr. Linda Chuang received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York City. She completed her internal medicine and psychiatry residency at the New York University Medical Center where she was Chief Resident.

Professional Memberships

She is both a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is also board certified in the subspecialty of Psychosomatic Medicine. As a result of her training, she approaches patients from a holistic and comprehensive perspective that includes consideration of both biological and environmental contributions to patient’s symptoms.

View Dr. Chuang’s Frequently Asked Questions here.

Bhavin Gajera, M.D., M.P.H.

General Adult Psychiatrist Specializing in Adult Attention Deficit Disorders and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Gajera’s Approach

Dr. Gajera provides diagnostic evaluations, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. He uses medications only when needed and believes in a positive view of psychiatry where a person is much more than a diagnosis. His primary aim is to help school aged children achieve their highest potential as a student and a child and to help adults reach their optimal personal and professional goals. He helps his patients strive for happiness, joy, and fulfillment in their lives.

Education and Certification

Dr. Bhavin Gajera, M.D., M.P.H. is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. After completing his medical school, Dr Gajera achieved a Master of Public Health degree from Arcadia University. He completed his adult psychiatry residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia in which he served as Chief Resident and was also awarded the prestigious national Distinguished Laughlin Fellow Merit Award for professional achievement and scholarship. He completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the Mount Sinai Health system – St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan where he also served as Chief Fellow.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Gajera is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.  He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the New Jersey Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

View Dr. Gajera’s Frequently Asked Questions here.

Michael J. Magera, M.D.

General Adult Psychiatrist with Special Interest in Men’s Health

Dr. Magera’s Approach

Dr. Magera’s interdisciplinary background in the social and biological sciences complements his holistic approach to patient care. He has extensive experience in individual psychotherapy (including dynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal therapy modalities), the treatment of issues related to loss and bereavement, and therapy for individuals contemplating career changes or seeking a greater degree of professional satisfaction in their work lives. Dr. Magera prescribes medication when symptoms are of sufficient duration and severity to significantly affect a person’s overall functioning, however only after comprehensive assessment and exploration of all relevant treatment options. Areas of special interest include men’s health, treatment of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, OCD, specific phobias and mood disorders.

Education and Certification

Dr. Magera graduated Rutgers College with a B.A. in History and Political Science and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year.  He attended Georgetown University Medical School and completed his psychiatry residency at New York University Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Magera is board certified in Psychiatry and is affiliated with NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital where he has supervised and taught medical students and residents.  He routinely collaborates with physicians in other fields of medicine, as well as other mental health clinicians, to individualize treatment and deliver the highest quality of care to his patients.

View Dr. Magera’s Frequently Asked Questions here.

Rubina Sharief, M.D.

General Adult Psychiatrist Specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Sharief’s Approach

Dr Sharief has excellent experience in working with families. She has clinical expertise in specific group of patients requiring psychopharmacological interventions. She treats psychiatric patients of all age groups, with special attention to co-morbid medical conditions, cultural diversity and unique experiences in patient’s life.

Education and Certification

Dr Sharief is a graduate of Osmania Medical University. She completed her General Adult Psychiatry Residency Training from Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University with Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. 

Professional Memberships

Dr Sharief is a member of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Nirmal Sathaye, M.D.

Board Certified Psychiatrist with Geriatrics Certification

Dr. Sathaye’s Approach

I am a board certified psychiatrist with additional certification in Geriatrics. I have 20 plus years of experience treating patients in an outpatient setting. I provide diagnostic evaluation and medication monitoring for adults. I treat patients with different symptoms including anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, bipolarity and attentional issues. I believe in a collaborative and team approach to treatment. I like to understand the patient’s goals and needs and formulate a personalized treatment plan. I provide telepsychiatry to all my patients.

Education and Certification

Residency in General Psychiatry – University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ

Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry – University of Medicine and Dentistry, Piscataway, NJ

Sajid Baig, M.D.

Board Certified Psychiatrist

Dr. Baig’s Approach

I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist providing diagnostic evaluations, medication management and psychotherapy for the general adult population. After finishing medical school, I completed my Psychiatric residency in 2016 at Howard University in Washington, DC where I served as chief resident in my senior year. Since then, I have worked in a variety of different settings including inpatient, outpatient, community center and forensics. I have extensive experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and dual diagnosis. I am currently licensed to practice in both the states of New Jersey and Maryland.

I believe that mental health treatment requires a holistic approach that addresses physical, emotional as well as social factors. I work to provide psychoeducation to my patients so that we can make informed treatment decisions as a team. Treatment consists of the combination of psychotherapy along with psychopharmacology to provide maximal benefit.

Education and Certification

Residency in General Psychiatry – Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC

Professional Memberships

American Psychiatric Association
American Medical Association

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