Chief Medical Officer
Varun Choudhary MD, MA, DFAPA is a Board-Certified Forensic Psychiatrist and the new Chief Medical Officer of Talkspace. He was most recently the Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of Behavioral Health for Magellan Health. Dr. Choudhary has worked in the behavioral health industry for over 17 years providing care to patients in the public sector, correctional arena, private practice, and community-based settings. He has a specialty in Telepsychiatry, Population Health, Collaborative Care, Quality Metrics and Autism/Intellectual Disabilities. He has been a consultant to the Virginia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the past and is currently the Governor appointed Psychiatrist to the Behavioral Health & Disability Board for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Choudhary is active in policy, legislation, and behavioral health advocacy. He is the current President of the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation, board member of the Psychiatric Society of Virginia & Medical Society of Virginia, Area 5 Assembly Representative for the American Psychiatric Association as well as a Distinguished Fellow.