Skip to main content

Verified by Psychology Today

Eva Ritvo M.D.


Eva Ritvo, M.D., a psychiatrist with almost 30 years’ experience practicing in Miami Beach, Florida, is the author of Bekindr: The Transformative Power of Kindness and the founder of the Bekindr Global Initiative, a movement to bring more kindness in the world. She is also the co-founder of the Bold Beauty Project (BBP), a nonprofit that pairs women with disabilities with award-winning photographers creating art exhibitions to raise awareness.

Dr. Ritvo received her undergraduate and medical degrees from UCLA, and psychiatry residency training at Weill Cornell Medicine. A regular on major media, Dr. Ritvo provides expert commentary on TV & radio and is a frequent source for journalists and is a regular contributor to the Beverly Hills Courier. She is co-author of The Beauty Prescription and The Concise Guide to Marriage and Family Therapy.

Dr. Ritvo is the former Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the former Vice Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. She’s a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatry Association and a member of the American College of Psychiatrists. She serves on the board of United Community Options (formerly United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida). In 2015, she was recognized as their National Volunteer of the Year.

Recent Posts