Dr. Golpira grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and received his medical education here in Hampton Roads at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. He earned his medical degree in 2000 and then completed a residency in Psychiatry at the University of Virginia in 2004. During the last two years of his residency, Dr. Golpira pursued extensive studies with Charlottesville psychoanalysts and therapists. He has continued to study, attend conferences, and work with analysts in Hampton Roads.
In 2004, Dr. Golpira returned to Hampton Roads and joined Atlantic Psychiatric Services, a large group mental health practice in Virginia Beach. Dr. Golpira worked at Atlantic Psychiatric Services for six years, treating hundreds of individuals with psychotherapy, medication, or both, depending on the individual’s needs. In 2008, Dr. Golpira joined the staff of the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, where he became medical director of the Community Resource Center, a clinic serving over 1700 individuals, many with severe problems. Dr. Golpira also provided consultations and treatment to individuals during acute hospitalizations at Sentara Obici Hospital, the Sentara Careplex Hospital, Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center, and two local crisis stabilization units. In 2014, Dr. Golpira left the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board to open this office in Virginia Beach, where he sees adults.
Since 2005, Dr. Golpira has been an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he helps to train future psychiatrists.