Somya Abubucker MD, is a Johns Hopkins trained board-certified adult psychiatrist. She has experience in providing medication management, psychotherapy, brain stimulation, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and rapid-acting antidepressants like esketamine.

While she knows how to leverage the most advanced medications and technologies, she remains grounded in the knowledge that some mental ailments are most responsive to words. Her background in philosophy, poetry, medicine, and psychiatry allows her a unique clinical perspective.

Dr. Abubucker's other academic interests include the psychotic disorders and gene-environment interactions in psychiatry. She has contributed to the schizoaffective section of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5th ed, Text Revision) and is an author of the gene-environment interactions chapter in the upcoming Tasman’s Psychiatry (5th ed).

Dr. Abubucker graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University with her undergraduate degree in philosophy. She then received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Abubucker completed her internship year at the University of Hawaii and then returned to Johns Hopkins for her psychiatry residency.

She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Maryland Psychiatric Association.