Our Team of Pychiatrists
Our growing team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists offer a wide range of assessment and treatment services, including counseling/therapy(individual, family, marriage, and group), testing (psychological and neuropsychological), and medication management. Sterling Behavioral Health Services welcomes persons with diverse backgrounds and/or persons speaking Spanish and/or other languages.
Dr. David Band is the Medical Director and Owner of Sterling Behavioral Health Services. He grew up in suburban Philadelphia and received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. After working for one year, including a summer as a Park Ranger, he attended the George Washington University Medical School and graduated in 1980. His Flexible Medical Internship was completed in Boston in 1981, and his Psychiatric Residency at the National Institute of Mental Health - St. Elizabeths Hospital, in Washington, D.C., was completed in 1984. Dr. Band was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service in 1980 and served on active duty for over 20 years. During that time, he worked on the Navajo Reservation in a very rural traditional setting and then gained extensive inpatient and outpatient experience, both clinical and administrative, in an urban setting with patients diagnosed with a full range of psychiatric illnesses. During his last six years with the USPHS, Dr. Band ran a community-based treatment program in Washington, D.C. Upon leaving the USPHS, he spent 15 months as the Medical Director of an adolescent residential treatment hospital before co-founding Sterling Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Band specializes in treating children and adolescents, including angry and/or depressed teenagers. His areas of clinical expertise include ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, school problems, obsessive-compulsive disorder, court-ordered psychiatric evaluations, and conduct and behavioral issues, including those associated with pervasive developmental disorders such as Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
David Band, M.D.
Sangeeta Chitlu M.D.
Dr. Sangeeta Chitlu is a qualified, board-certified, child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. She completed her Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the University of Maryland/ Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, MD. While there, she served as a chief resident during her final year of training. She completed her Psychiatry residency training at the Howard University Hospital, Washington D.C in 2007. She was a research assistant at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro in the Department of Prevention of Youth Violence and Aggression prior to joining her Residency. She finished her initial medical training in India before moving to the US in 2002. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, trauma, and ADHD. She provides an individualized treatment program that encourages each and every patient to work to their greatest potential and empowers families to assist their children in the treatment process. She is a Member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and the Psychiatric Society Of Virginia. Dr. Chitlu has been living in the Northern Virginia area since 2003. She can also speak Hindi and Telugu fluently.
Dr. Yar Mohammad is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also an assistant clinical professor of New York University and a Life Fellow of APA. Dr. Mohammad received his medical diploma in Kabul University School of Medicine in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dr. Mohammad finished his residency in internal medicine in Avicenna Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. The hospital is sponsored by USA to oversee medical operations, called Medico. Then, as a chief of medicine and allergist, he trained young physicians. In the USA, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY, he completed a flexible internship in Internal Medicine, surgery and OBGYN. Dr. Mohammad then completed a three year residency in psychiatry and neurology in W.C.M.C., in a New York medical college training consortium in Valhalla, NY. He practiced as a staff psychiatrist and then as Medical Director and Director of E.C.T. For over 18 years, Dr. Mohammad trained young physicians and did research on new drugs at NYU, at the Nathan Kline Institute. Dr. Mohammad moved to Virginia in October 2002. He began working at an outpatient clinic in Reston, for the Community Services Board. Dr. Mohammad then joined the Loudoun County Government in Leesburg, Virginia. Here he treated severely mentally ill and substance abuse patients. For Loudoun County, he also served as an evaluator for patients in court that were detained under a temporary order, as well as serving as a psychiatrist for the Loudoun County jail. In January 2013, Dr. Mohammad began private practice at Sterling Behavioral Health Services, At Sterling Behavioral he treats a variety of disorders, serving mainly adult patients.
Yar Mohammad, M.D.
Dr. Syed Rizvi is an adult psychiatrist, board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Rizvi has extensive experience in Clinical and Administrative Psychiatry and is licensed in Maryland and Virginia. Dr. Rizvi has served as the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry for Upper Chesapeake Health Systems, Sheppard Pratt Medical System, since 2004. Dr. Rizvi's vast experience also includes the Behavioral Health Unit at Harford Memorial Hospital, as well as serving as Medical Director of the Gannon Center for Community Mental Health, from 1999-2004, when he moved to the Maryland area. Dr. Rizvi attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia and completed his residency in psychiatry in 1999. Dr. Rizvi has extensive experience in treating adults from diverse cultural backgrounds with problems with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment issues, OCD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other psychiatric problems. At Sheppard Pratt, he continues to treat patients on an inpatient basis that are too complicated for an outpatient setting. Dr. Rizvi's continued experience with inpatient and outpatient needs have expanded the depth of his ability, skill and knowledge of various psychiatric disorders. We are very proud that he brings this heightened skill and knowledge to our patients at Sterling Behavioral Health Services.
Syed Rizvi, M.D.
Mohammad A. Ansari, MD is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a licensed psychiatrist in the states of Maryland and Virginia, and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Ansari attended medical school at the Dow Medical University in Karachi, Pakistan. He served his Internship in General Medicine and Surgery at Civil Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. During his education, Dr. Ansari served as Clinical Assistant to the Assistant Professior of Medicine and completed his residency at Resident Hill Park General Hospital. Dr. Ansari was also Chief Resident at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington DC and did a fellowship in child psychiatry at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Ansari has served as the Medical Director of Outpatient Services for the Upper Chesapeake Health/Sheppard Pratt Health Systems since 2005. He also currently serves as the Associate Medical Director for Behavioral Health Services at Sheppard Pratt and has been in that position for the past eight years. In his role at Sheppard Pratt he focuses on inpatient treatment on the adult behavioral health unit, including medication management and mental health education. He serves as the consultation liaison for services at Harford Memorial Hospital and Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Dr. Ansari's outstanding skills and abilities in an inpatient setting, as well as in an outpatient setting, make him a perfect fit for Sterling Behavioral Health Services. He brings with him his vast knowledge of psychiatric issues, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, OCD, psychotic disorders, trauma and ADHD. Sterling Behavioral Health Services is very pleased and proud to have Dr. Ansari as an integral part of our behavioral health practice.