Dr. Ana Drach Initially graduated as Bachelor in Psychology and Clinical Psychology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
Clinical Psychologist for several years in private practice and also at the Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Service, Samaritano Hospital (Sao Paulo), which included providing psychotherapy for general patients and their families, as well as providing psychotherapy for patients with Post-Natal Depression.
Medical Degree at the Faculty of Medicine Santa Casa, Sao Paulo (Brazil).
Psychiatry Registrar at the University of Sao Paulo, continuing her specialty training in Melbourne (Department of Psychiatry, Melbourne University).
Sixteen years of experience in Clinical Psychiatry (Public and Private Service) in Melbourne.
Activities in many different psychiatric services associated to the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, including the Royal Melbourne (Orygen) and Austin and Repatriation Hospital.
Consultant Psychiatrist for the State Wide Secure Extended Care (SECU) at the Austin Hospital, aiming re-habilitation of psychiatric patients with psychosis and co-morbidities.
Consultant Psychiatrist responsible for the Austin Hospital Primary Mental Health Team (PMHT) to treat patients at early stages of psychoses, affective and anxiety disorders.
Along these years developed special interest in Early Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Perinatal Mental Health, Mood Disorders and Eating Disorders.
Clinical activity in her own consulting rooms at The Melbourne Institute of Biological Psychiatry.
During the period July 2011-July 2013 worked in São Paulo at the Clínica Psiquiatria Biológica Brasil and as Consultant at the Hospital Sírio-Libanes.
In 2013 established in Cairns, together with Prof. Carlos Hojaij, its own clinic, Biological Psychiatry Clinic.
In August 2019 relocated his practice to Brisbane.
Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
Member of the Brazilian Association of Biological Psychiatry and World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry.
Languages other than English: Portuguese and Spanish.