About Dr. Dixit
Ujwala Dixit, MD is a Board Certified Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. She received her General Psychiatry training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and completed the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is one of the few psychiatrists in Greater Philadelphia with 15 years of primary care experience, including 4 years of pediatrics. In all she has over three decades of clinical experience, with 15 years in Jamaica, West Indies and 4 in India.
Dr. Dixit’s infectious personality, reflective abilities, openness to learning, and experience overcoming personal difficulties, infuse her practice and world-view. She is deeply passionate about community service and writing. She serves on both the Delaware County Suicide Prevention Task Force and the Healthcare Advocacy Domestic Abuse Project. In these positions, Dr. Dixit has given numerous presentations to her fellow physicians on their role in domestic abuse, and argued for great physician responsibility and vigilance on the use of anti-depressants.
Dr. Dixit is also the President of SEWAA, a nonprofit that supports female South Asian victims of domestic abuse. Under her leadership, SEWAA has initiated community mobilization and engagement efforts, developed a brand-new quarterly newsletter, and successfully executed four “Walks for Peace”, a 5K walk that commemorates the International Day of Non-Violence, National Domestic Violence Month, and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. These walks have raised over $10,000 for domestic abuse victims.
An accomplished freelance author, Dr. Dixit’s work explores psychosocial themes, parenting, and relationships. She also writes personal essays, creative-narrative nonfiction, and poetry. Her twice-published article, “Need a Wife, Don’t You?” was inspired by a powerful encounter with a domestic violence victim who suffered from several fractured facial bones. “Complexities of Parenting” was published in the Philadelphia Enquirer and addressed the challenges of present-day parenting.
Dr. Ujwala Dixit migrated to the United Stated with her two sons in 1993. She loves gardening, cooking, traveling, hiking, and playing tennis.