Saira S Kalia, MD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Director, Arizona Perinatal Psychiatry Access Line

Saira Kalia, MD, MBBS, was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, where earned her medical degree at Aga Khan University. Dr. Kalia’s residency was completed at the University of Arizona in Tucson, during which time she earned the American Psychiatric Association’s Resident Recognition Award. 

Dr. Saira Kalia is a highly accomplished perinatal psychiatrist and educator, with a wealth of experience in both clinical care and administrative leadership. She has held various roles at Banner University Medical Center, including serving as Medical Director for Outpatient Psychiatry and Associate Program Director for the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. She is currently the Director of the AZ Perinatal Psychiatry Access Line. 

Her contributions to the field of perinatal psychiatry include launching the Psychiatry Department's Perinatal Psychiatry Training Track and Clinical Service, and working to expand the department's services in this area. Additionally, Dr. Kalia provides national trainings for the Perinatal Psychiatry International (PSI) organization and has made significant contributions to the National Curriculum of Reproductive Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association's first Textbook of Women's Reproductive Mental Health.

She is a well regarded educator having won multiple teaching awards including the Arizona Psychiatric Society’s Howard E. Wuslin Excellence in Education Award in 2020.  Known for her patient-centered care and dedication to education, Dr. Kalia is well-regarded in the Tucson community and has received numerous accolades for her clinical and administrative work.

Dr. Kalia is well regarded in the Tucson community and has earned numerous accolades for her role as an educator and for her patient-centered care. In 2020, she earned the Arizona Psychiatric Society’s Howard E. Wuslin Excellence in Education Award.

  • MD, MBBS: Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan 2008
Honors and Awards
  • American Psychiatric Association’s Howard E Wuslin Excellence in Education Award, 2020
  • University of Arizona Psychiatry Residency, Tucson, AZ