Dr. Arshya Vahabzadeh

Dr. Arshya Vahabzadeh practices as a resident child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, in addition to being a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vahabzadeh is also a trained family physician, having completed training under the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Dr. Vahabzadeh is deeply interested in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and schizophrenia. His research experience has encompassed several lines of study, including genetics, novel psychopharmacology and social cognition. His academic work has been published in numerous journals, including the American Journal of Psychiatry, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He is currently the Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Psychiatry Residents’ Journal.  Dr. Vahabzadeh is also a strong proponent of mental health education and has written editorials on mental health for Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, APA Healthy Minds, Boston Magazine, CNN and the Clay Center at Mass General Hospital. 

During residency, Dr. Vahabzadeh has been recognized with numerous awards including the American College of Psychiatrists Laughlin Fellowship, the American Psychiatric Association Leadership Fellowship, the American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Educational Outreach Award, the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training IMG Fellowship and Brain Scholarship, three successive Joe and Hope Skobba Resident Research Awards, a CADEF travel grant and the Emory University Department of Psychiatry's Medical Student Teaching Award.