Magdalena Spariosu, MD

Founder & Managing Director
TeleHOPE Psychiatry
Montclair, NJ 07042, USA


Dr. Magdalena Spariosu, a quadruple board certified physician (General Psychiatry, Consultation- Liaison Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine), obtained her Medical Degree in Romania, at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Timisoara, Psychiatry Residency Training at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (Psychosomatic Medicine) Fellowship training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, in New Hyde Park, NY, USA. Early in her career she developed passion for psychosomatic medicine, however since she came across patients with other complex needs, such as TBI and substance use disorders, she pursued the board certifications in these subspecialties as well.

Dr. Spariosu is the founder and lead psychiatrist at TeleHope Psychiatry. Her special interest is treating patients with primary psychiatric conditions (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, neuro cognitive disorders) as well as psychiatric co-morbidities in patients with TBI (traumatic brain injury) and with medical or neurological illnesses, including Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures (PNES). One of Dr. Spariosu’s special interests is to offer mental health services to physicians and other healthcare providers.

She has a history of a progressive growth in clinical, academic and administrative leadership: She held the following administrative leadership roles: Chief Resident, Vice Chair of Psychiatry at Hackensack University medical Center, in Hackensack NJInterim Chair of Psychiatry and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Physician Executive at ChristianaCare in Wilmington DE. Her clinical leadership roles were: Chief of the Division of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Medical Director of Hospital Psychiatry. She served in the following academic leadership roles: HUMC Clerkship Site Director for Rutgers NJMS, St. George’s University SOM, Hackensack Meridian SOM, and site Program Director for Rutgers NJMS Psychiatry Residency Program. In her roles as a Chair of Physician Health MEC Sub-Committee and Co-Chair of Residency Wellness GMEC Sub-Committee, Dr. Spariosu started multiple wellness and mental health support initiatives for physicians and health care providers.

She had presented at multiple national and international professional conferences on the topics of Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES), Wernicke’s Encephalopathy, Medical-Psychiatric Inpatient Units and TBI.


• (1996) MD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania Oct.
• (1989) Undergraduate Nurse Technician, Nursing School, Zrenjanin, Serbia

Research Interest

Her research interest keywords are:

1. Traumatic brain injury, psychiatric symptoms.
2. Wernicke’s Encephalopathy, prophylaxis and treatment.
3. Wernicke’s Encephalopathy, consultation liaison psychiatry.
4. Psychogenic non epileptic seizures, multidisciplinary approach.
5. Medical psychiatric units.

Scientific Activities

Honors and Awards

• Magdalena Spariosu, MD. Scholarship Grant nominated by Medical/Dental Staff of HackensackUMC, as a recognition of one of 10 physicians and dentists who have distinguished
themselves in the service of their profession and organization.
• (2019), HackensackUMC, 29th Annual Awards Ceremony, May 23rd, 2019 Bergen
• (2018), Magazine’s 2018 list of Top Doctors. Selected by a vote of peers
• (2016), Golden Apple Award, Nominated for New Jersey Medical School
• (2015), Golden Apple Award, Nominated for New Jersey Medical School
• (2006), Fellow Travel Scholarship Award, American Psychosomatic Society
• (2005), Outstanding Performance and Service Award as Chief Resident in Psychiatry, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
• Selected as Chief Resident for clinical and academic achievements and interpersonal


1. Ogedegbe C, Udongwo N, Kalejaiye A, Alshami A, Alfraji N, Spariosu M. “Self-inflicted traumatic bilateral extremity amputation as a suicidal gesture?” Cureus. 2021; 13(8): e17176. doi: 10.7759/cureus.17176
2. Spariosu M, Coira D. “I tried to get a bug out of my ear”: A case report of a patient with delusions of parasitic infestation and the review of relevant literature. European Psychiatry. 2015; 84 (suppl 1): 1-82. doi: 10.1159/000438780
3. Spariosu M, Coira D, Coira R, Wassef C, Emolo J. “The significant role of consultation psychiatrist in preventing, identifying and treating wernicke’s encephalopathy”. European Psychiatry. 2015; 30 (Suppl 1): 404: doi: 10.1016/S0924-9338(15)30321-7
4. Spariosu M, Coira D. “It’s All in Your Head”. The psychiatrist’s role in the diagnosis and management of conversion disorder in medical settings: Case series and literature review. European Psychiatry. 2015; 30(Supplement 1): 1263. doi: 10.1016/S0924-9338(15)30988-3
5. Spariosu M, Coira D. “I Tried to Get a Bug Out of My Ear”: A Case Report of a Patient with Delusions of Parasitic Infestation and the Review of Relevant Literature. European Psychiatry. 2015; 30(Supplement 1): 1280: doi: 10.1016/S0924-9338(15)31002-6