Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan is an assistant professor of psychiatry at both Kuwait University and the University of Toronto, where he is cross-appointed to the divisions of Brain Therapeutics and Philosophy, Humanities and Educational Scholarship. He also serves as Founding Head of Mood & Anxiety Disorders and Inaugural Director of Education at the Kuwait Center for Mental Health - Kuwait's national mental health hospital.
Dr. Alsuwaidan is widely-sought internationally as a speaker and educator in mood & anxiety disorders. He has received numerous awards and grants for his work including, most notably, the Association for Academic Psychiatry Fellowship, the Lilly Young Investigator Fellowship in Bipolar Disorder, The University of Toronto Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Education (RISE) grant and the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Leadership Fellowship - considered one of the most prestigious and selective resident fellowships in psychiatry. He has also held leadership positions within the APA. In 2014, he was selected as an honorary fellow of the APA for “significant contributions in the field of psychiatry” with the convocation presided over by United States Vice President Joe Biden.
He is a member of the executive committee of the International Society of Affective (Mood) Disorders and a full member of the Canadian Network of Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) and a co-author on the CANMAT guidelines. He is an author and co-author on numerous scientific manuscripts, peer-reviewed journal articles and manuals. He also serves as a peer-reviewer for several high impact journals including Academic Psychiatry, The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, The Journal of Affective Disorders and CNS Spectrums.
Dr. Alsuwaidan completed his psychiatry residency, mood & anxiety disorders fellowship and medical education fellowship at the University of Toronto. He also trained in mood disorders at the Stanford University bipolar clinic and the Tufts Medical Center mood disorders clinic. He completed a Masters of Public Health (MPH) at Johns Hopkins University. He is certified in public health (CPH) by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
Dr. Alsuwaidan is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
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