Dr. DiPierdomenico graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. During her Graduate training, she did research on the medical value of decision making and intelligent information processing for biomedical applications. In addition, she completed her thesis on the mathematical representation of the dynamics of cancer evolution in living tissue by studying chromosomal aberrations. She also did research investigating the physiological effects of neurotransmitters and their receptors in the brain and ways in which adverse drug events are detected by physicians.
Dr. DiPierdomenico then went on to study Medicine at Ross University School of Medicine and graduated with her MD. She completed an intern year in Family Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine but later decided to specialize in Psychiatry. She completed her Psychiatry Residency at University of Arizona. While in residency she was awarded Junior Resident of the Year and then was appointed Chief Resident in her final year of Psychiatry Residency. She was granted the Graduate Medical Education Scholarly Award for Neurobiology of Attachment Theory and Psychodynamic Therapy as a Treatment Modality.
During her residency in Psychiatry, Dr. DiPierdomenico was trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Brief Psychotherapy, Supportive Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She has experience with individual, couple, family and group therapy. While many Tucson psychiatrists choose to refer patients to other providers for the therapy component of their treatment, Dr. DiPierdomenico often sees patients for both talk therapy and medication management.
Dr. DiPierdomenico has a profound interest in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Attachment-based Psychodynamic therapy. Dr. DiPierdomenico has studied the Neurobiology of Attachment Theory and the use of Psychodynamic Therapy as a treatment modality to facilitate the repair and reorganization of the brain.