About us

At Keta Medical Center, we empower those left behind by traditional treatments to finally realize mental health relief, and rediscover the joy of living life fully.

Infusing hope and innovation into mental health care.

We know how frustrating it can be when traditional treatments don’t work. That’s why we’re here – to offer you a lifeline when you need it most. Our founders, Dr. Haviva Malina and Dr. Cheryl Malina, have assembled a team of experts dedicated to providing cutting-edge alternative treatments for depression and other mental health disorders.

We specialize in Ketamine treatments therapy, a revolutionary approach that has been proven to provide rapid relief that can last for months, giving you the breathing room you need to reclaim your life.

Care for all — regardless of who you are

At Keta Medical Center, we believe effective mental health care is a universal right – regardless of background, gender, or identity.

Our offices are inclusive and welcoming spaces. We are committed to ensuring that patients of all racial and ethnic backgrounds feel comfortable and that we provide sensitive and affirming care for our LGBTQ+ patients.

You shouldn’t have to spend another day struggling in silence

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Our Doctors

Haviva Malina, MD

Doctors

Dr. Haviva Malina, a licensed Emergency Medicine physician with over 15 years of ER experience, became a proponent of ketamine therapy after witnessing its transformative effects on patients with treatment resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mood disorders. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College of Columbia University and earned her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completing her residency training at the combined Jacobi/ Montefiore EM Program. Dr. Malina later moved to her role as an attending physician at Hoboken University Medical Center, New Jersey.

Dr. Malina’s interest in ketamine therapy was spurred by her experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, where she observed an increase in acute psychiatric cases and recognized the urgent need for more effective treatments. Motivated by the need for effective mood disorder treatments, she founded Keta Medical Center. Dr. Malina champions the benefits of ketamine and its ability to provide substantial improvements in patients’ functionality and well-being. At her clinic, she ensures a supportive environment, collaborates on comprehensive treatment plans, and advocates for better access to therapies like Spravato.

Dr. Malina is deeply committed to patient safety, personalized care, and holistic treatment. She finds great satisfaction in the positive transformations she witnesses in her patients, valuing the continuous care and strong relationships she builds with them. Through her work at Keta Medical Center, Dr. Malina continues to advance mental health care, offering hope and healing to those battling mood disorders.

Cheryl Malina, MD

Doctors

Dr. Cheryl Malina, a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician, is the co-founder of Keta Medical Center. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Malina has practiced extensively in hospitals across the Bronx and Westchester. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College at Columbia University and earned her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completing her residency at the Jacobi/Montefiore EM Program. Dr. Malina later moved to attending physician roles at several hospitals, most recently as an attending physician at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, New York.

Dr. Malina’s interest in ketamine therapy was sparked during the COVID-19 pandemic, as she observed a surge in acute psychiatric cases. Impressed by the rapid, positive changes ketamine brought in patients she became a strong advocate for its use in treating conditions like depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

In her practice, Dr. Malina combines her emergency medicine expertise with a passion for mental health innovation, ensuring the highest safety standards and personalized care. She is committed to improving access to ketamine therapy, working tirelessly with insurance companies to cover treatments such as Spravato and reduce out-of-pocket costs for patients. Dr. Malina is driven by the significant improvements she witnesses in her patients—many of whom rediscover joy and well-being after treatment—making her a dedicated proponent of this transformative therapy.

Our Facilities

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Blog
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Read about Dr. Cheryl's discussion with Forbes about the benefits of ketamine therapy.

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Two Idiots and an Expert podcast!

Listen to Dr Haviva Malina talk about Ketamine therapy for mental health disorders.

Call our offices

We know life is busy, so at Keta Medical Center, we offer evening and weekend hours to fit your schedule. Our friendly administrative staff is always available to answer your questions and address any concerns. Our goal is to support you as you embark on your mental health journey with psychedelic medicine.