Syed Shujat Ali Naqvi, 7284/Qasim

Dr. Syed Shujat Ali Naqvi - 2010

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Syed Shujat Ali Naqvi, kit no. 7384/Qasim House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1972 in 8th Class and left the college in 1977 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 24 October 1958.

During his last year at Petaro, Shujat was appointed the SUO of the college. He was the Captain of the College Hockey team.

He graduated as a medical doctor from Dow Medical College, Karachi in 1985. Soon thereafter, he moved to the USA and acquired his post graduate education in Adult and Child Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, California.

Since then, he has been affiliated with Cedars-Sinai, and is currently the Director of Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai.

Shujat is Board certified in both adult and child psychiatry.  He provides state-of-the-art psychopharmacological treatment to children with autism, mental retardation with psychiatric issues, Asperger's discorder, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Tourettes disorder.

He has been funded by the National Alliance for Research Against Schizophrenia and Depression to study the use of Omega 3 fish oil in adolescent depression.

Dr. Naqvi has been the recipient of the Beatrix Hamburg Award for Best Research Poster in 1998, the Judd Marmor Award in 1997 and the Golden Apple Award for Best Teacher in Child Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai in 2001, 2004 and 2006. He also serves as Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult and child psychiatry.

As Assistant Professor, he teaches and trains medical students at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition, he also teaches child fellows and adult psychiatry residents at Cedars-Sinai.

He is the joint author of the article "Training psychiatric residents and fellows in a telepsychiatry clinic: a supervision model". Academic Psychiatry, 32, 393-399.

He has also been the President of Southern California Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from 2003-2004. He has been a key speaker at several conferences on autism and child and adolescent psychiatry.