May 12, 2017

PROFILE: DR. MAYMUNAH YUSUF KADIRI, Social Impact Leader

Dr. Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri, popularly referred to as “The Celebrity Shrink,” has a passion for her work that’s infectious. Her driving force is to live, to learn and to impact generations positively. She’s a multiple award-winning mental health physician and advocate who has long been a forerunner in the practice of mental health, neurofeedback/biofeedback therapy and other novel therapy techniques in Nigeria. She continues to be the most sought after psychiatrist and psychotherapist in the nation and beyond.  

She is the Medical Director and Psychiatrist-In-Chief at Pinnacle Medical Services, which is prominent in the application of  innovative clinical approaches in the treatment of a wide range of psychological, emotional and behavioural disorders. She is a trained and certified rational emotive and cognitive behavioural therapist from Albert Ellis Institute, New York, and Beck’s Institute for Cognitive BehaviouralTherapy, Philadelphia, PA, USA.     

Passionate about community mental health advocacy, Dr. Kadiri is also the founder of Pinnacle Health Radio, Africa’s #1 online health radio program. She also leads a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of psychological and mental health problems called “Pinnacle Medicals Speakout Initiative.”  She facilitates school-based mental health programs in Nigerian primary/secondary schools. And she provides counseling skills training in adolescent sexuality and reproductive health and drug-free clubs in secondary schools and universities. 

Dr. Kadiri is not only active in medical matters, she also supports business communities  as one of the flag bearers for the 2017 Vital Voices Mentoring walk and as a mentor for Women in Business and Management (WIMBIZ), Nigeria. In addition, she serves as a role model to women in business of WEConnect International Nigeria, Cherie Blair Foundation and Goldman Sachs.     

When not impacting lives through her medical practice, she loves to tour the world, work on  destructive innovations and talk fashion. 

In 2017, Dr. Kadiri was nominated for the WEConnect International Greatest Social Impact Award.