Aurora Rivendale

Aurora Dare Rivendale , MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

One Stetson Square

COM Psychiatry Ambulatory Medicine - 0559

Professional Summary

Undergraduate: St. John's College, Annapolis MD
Major: Liberal arts, philosophy, literature 
Post-Baccalaureate: Goucher College, Towson MD 
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine 

Dr. Aurora Rivendale is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati, She is a recent graduate (2020) of UC’s Family Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program.  She has a deep passion for the integration of whole health for body and mind. She pursued combined training with women’s mental and physical health in mind. She continues to practice both family medicine and psychiatry. She devotes a portion of her psychiatric time to co-located integrated care of women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She deeply enjoys fostering community and opportunity to learn and study together as well as working with residents and students.
    She believes that bettering the lives of women around the perinatal period can effect lives for generations to come. She has a strong interest in treating trauma, bringing a trauma informed approach to all and fostering resilience with a broad range of treatment modalities.
    Her main goal is to improve outcomes for those who bear children, their children and their partners and families.


B.A.: St. John's College Annapolis, MD, 2008 (Liberal Arts)

Post Baccalaureate: Goucher College Towson, MD, 2011 (Pre-Med)

MD: University of Maryland Baltimore City, MD, 2015

Residency: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2020 (Family Medicine and Psychiatry)


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry) (Certification Date: 09-14-2020 )

Clinical Interests

Adolescent Medicine

Mood Disorders



Angelman's Syndrome

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21 syndrome)

Fragile X

Genetic syndromes


Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs)


Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Posterior Cortical Atrophy


Prenatal Care

Preventive Health

Primary Care

Psychosomatic Disorder

Spina Bifida


Well child care

Williams Syndrome


Family Medicine