Dr. S Dina Wang-Kraus, M.D., is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist, who specializes in Women’s Mental Health and Breastfeeding Medicine. She earned her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, studying cellular/molecular neuroscience, publishing in the field of neuro-oncology, and working in the field of Child Life for several years. She obtained her M.D. at Stanford University, School of Medicine, during which time, she was awarded a year-long grant to study acculturative family distancing and help-seeking behaviors in youth suicidology, partnering with the CDC and Dr. Shashank Joshi, MD. She completed her residency training at Stanford and her tenure as Chief Resident during the pandemic (2019-2020).

She has numerous scholarly concentrations in psychodynamic psychotherapy, grief and trauma, gender & sexuality exploration, and peripartum and perimenopausal mood disorders. As she is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, she also practices cultural psychiatry. She leads several individual, family, and group therapies for medical students, women-in-sciences, and pregnant/new-mothers to address interpersonal and relational stressors. As a working physician-mother, she is an active writer and advocate for the Physician Moms Group (PMG), a global online network of over 100,000 female physicians supporting women in juggling motherhood, marriage, and medicine.

In clinical care, her practice philosophy is centered upon empowering, co-partnering with, and advocating for her patients to ensure treatment is built around their values and priorities. She utilizes evidenced-based practices with the shared mutual goal of building a more fulfilling life, reducing suffering, and strengthening coping and resiliency.

When not in clinic, she can be found teaching/mentoring medical students and residents, baking French desserts, and mountain biking coastal trails with her family.

Clinical Focus

  • Psychiatry
  • Women's Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cultural Psychiatry
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Administrative Appointments

  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Stanford University, School of Medicine (2021 - 2022)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University, School of Medicine (2022 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Active Member, American Psychiatric Association (2016 - Present)
  • Active Member, Northern California Psychiatric Society (2016 - Present)
  • Fellow, American Psychoanalytic Association (2018 - Present)
  • Active Member, American Medical Association (2011 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry (2021)
  • Residency: Stanford University Adult Psychiatry Residency (2020) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (2016) CA

All Publications

  • Inpatient Psychiatry Supervision SUPERVISION IN PSYCHIATRIC PRACTICE: PRACTICAL APPROACHES ACROSS VENUES AND PROVIDERS Kuppuswamy, M., Faustman, W. O., Black, S. T., Wang-Kraus, S., DeGolia, S. G., Corcoran, K. M. 2019: 129-138