Ladan Eshkevari, PhD, CRNA, LAc, FAAN, is the lead clinician at Avesta Ketamine Wellness, which has two locations in McLean, Virginia, and Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Dr. Eshkevari has been a professor at Georgetown University for over 20 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honors from the University of Maryland and her Master of Science in nurse anesthesia from Columbia University in New York City. She earned her doctorate in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University. She is an expert in the area of stress physiology, anesthesia, pain management, and alternative medicine and holds a diplomate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.
Dr. Eshkevari has expertise in central and peripheral mechanisms of pain and stress responses, and her specific area of research involves identifying physiologic markers for chronic stress and stress-induced depression and anxiety that are modulated by acupuncture.
Dr. Eshkevari has been published in numerous journals, including Experimental Biology and Medicine and Endocrinology. Her research has stimulated international interest in her work, which has been highlighted in numerous popular magazines such as National Geographic, Time Magazine, and on NPR Boston. She was recently inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing, the highest honor bestowed on nurses both nationally and internationally.