Nikole Benders-Hadi, MD

Medical Director, Doctor on Demand

About me

Dr. Nikole Benders-Hadi is a board-certified psychiatrist and medical director at Doctor On Demand, a leading virtual care provider. At Doctor On Demand, she treats patients and leads the company’s behavioral health practice, focusing on patient experience, practice management, clinician recruitment, clinical support, and business development. Dr. Benders-Hadi was Doctor On Demand’s first employed psychiatrist in 2016, but has since grown into a leadership position, overseeing the company’s entire behavioral practice.

Prior to joining Doctor On Demand in 2016, Dr. Benders-Hadi served as Chief of Psychiatry at Rockland Psychiatric Center, New York State’s largest psychiatric hospital, with 13 outpatient clinics in seven counties and 11 residential programs in four counties.

Dr. Benders-Hadi earned her BA in public health from Johns Hopkins University and completed her medical degree and residency training at New York University School of Medicine, after which she completed a fellowship in Public Psychiatry at Columbia University.


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