Mihaela Petersen, MD

Dr. Mihaela Petersen, MD
Dr. Mihaela Petersen, MD


  • Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry

Areas of Expertise

  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry & Neurology
Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo
15004 Innovation Dr
San Diego, CA 92128

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Languages Spoken

  • Romanian
  • English


Mihaela Petersen, MD, is a psychiatrist specializing in adult and geriatric psychiatry. She provides treatment for a broad spectrum of psychiatric illnesses, and has a special interest in mood disorders, cognitive disorders (dementia) and psychotic disorders.

Dr. Petersen practices part time with the Veteran’s Hospital in La Jolla and was honored with a Congressional Award for providing excellent care to veterans. She also received a teaching award from the University of California, San Diego where she taught for 15 years.

She believes in showing compassion to her patients and providing excellent care.

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Geriatric Psychiatry, 2002
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry, 2000

Medical Education

  • Universitatea De Medicina Si Farmacie Carol Davila, MD, 1977


  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Psychiatry & Neurology, 1997


  • University of California, San Diego, Geriatric Psychiatry, 1998
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