Elias K. Shaya


Elias K. Shaya, MD, DFAPA

Elias K. Shaya, MD, DFAPA serves as The MedStar North Regional Medical Director and Senior Associate Executive Director for Behavioral Health Services at MedStar Health, the largest healthcare system in the Baltimore-Washington region. Dr. Shaya is a Past President and Council Chair of the Maryland Psychiatric Society, and the current Assembly Representative to the American Psychiatric Association. In addition to his administrative and leadership responsibilities, he maintains an active clinical practice, specializing in geriatric psychiatry, dementia, and mood disorders. He holds part-time faculty appointments in Radiology and Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University and in Health Sciences at the George Washington University.

In addition to his clinical, research, and academic pursuits, Dr. Shaya serves on several boards including the Board of Directors of the MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, Maryland Foundation for Psychiatry, and is Chairman of the Board for Drug-Free Lebanon, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping treatment centers in Lebanon provide preventive care and treatment for those afflicted with addictions.

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