Edward Kaftarian

CEO, Orbit Health Telepsychiatry, Encino, California

Edward Kaftarian M.D. is a nationally recognized psychiatrist and leader in the field of telepsychiatry. Trained at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, he is board-certified in psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and addiction medicine. 

Dr. Kaftarian has served in a variety of executive roles within the California prison system, including chief psychiatrist, senior psychiatrist, medical director, and director of pharmacy. He is the founder of California’s Statewide Prison Telepsychiatry Program, which is the largest correctional telepsychiatry program in the world. As a representative for California Correctional Healthcare Services, Dr. Kaftarian has served alongside Federal Court monitors on extensive quality improvement audits for prisons throughout the State of California.   

Dr. Kaftarian is currently the Chairman and CEO of Orbit Health Telepsychiatry, a company that provides telepsychiatry services to jails and prisons.  

Dr. Kaftarian can be reached by email: edward@orbithealth.com.