Ziad Nahas, MD

University of Minnesota - USA

Dr Nahas received his Medical Degree from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon. He then completed an internship in Psychiatry at L’Institut Paul Silvadon, a lacanian day-hospital, and Hopital Charles Foix, both in Paris France. He moved to Houston Texas in 1993 as a resident in Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He also attended the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute’s psychodynamic psychotherapy course. He later joined the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 1997 where he completed a research fellowship in Functional Neuroimaging and Pyshcopharmacology and a Master of Science in Clinical Research. He was a faculty member from 1999 to 2011 with a specific focus on research in mood disorders and brain stimulation. From Summer 2011 to Spring 2017, Dr Nahas was the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) where he helped develop the department’s clinical, education and research portfolio. He is currently the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs at the University of Minnesota, Department of Psychiatry. He is also the director of the Mood Disorders Program, the Interventional Psychiatry Program and the MnDrive Neuromodulation Fellowship. Dr Nahas’ is a renowned expert in Mood Disorders and Brain Stimulation Therapies. He has authored over 150 peer reviewed articles and is member of several scientific organizations including the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the Society of Biological Psychiatry.

In addition to his scientific and academic contributions, Dr Nahas has been a strong advocate for the parity of mental health care coverage in Lebanon. He co-founded Embrace http://www.embracefund.org, a Non Profit Organization to fight stigma associated with mental illness and provide financial support for patients who cannot afford the cost of their treatments. Embrace has launched the first Suicide Prevention Help Line in the Middle East

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