Leonardo Vando, MD
Dr. Leonardo Vando is a board-certified psychiatrist and addictions psychiatrist with extensive Ketamine experience in psychiatry. He first began delivering ketamine treatment in his New York practice for treatment-resistant depression and anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders.
After running a large practice in New York for almost twenty years he embarked on a new mission to expand access to life-changing ketamine treatments through affordable, at-home service delivery at a startup company called Mindbloom. Since then, Mindbloom has grown to over 35 states with a team of over 100 clinicians, servicing over 85 % of the United States.
Currently, Dr. Vando serves as the Medical Director of Optum in the State of Maryland managing the behavioral health and substance use disorder hotlines.
Dr. Vando is a co-author in the largest-ever trial on Ketamine effectiveness and has contributed to various studies of digital therapeutics for substance-use disorders. He is a lifelong athlete, father of two young children and an outdoor enthusiast.