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Shamim H. Nejad, M.D.

About

Professional Statement

With board certifications in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine, in addition to Psychiatry, Dr. Nejad’s clinical interests and expertise revolve around the provision of care for patients with complex medical and surgical illness involving co-occuring neuropsychiatric and substance use disorders. Dr. Nejad has been active in teaching of Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Psychiatry trainees, and has received numerous awards for his teaching and care of patients by hospital staff. Through his work in clinical care, research, and education, Dr. Nejad has sought to improve the care of patients at the interface of medicine and psychiatry. Dr. Nejad is married, with two children. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, reading, and traveling.

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Education

University of Washington
medical school, 2003
Kaiser Foundation Hospital (Los Angeles)
internship, Surgery, 2004
University of Washington
residency, Psychiatry, 2007
Massachusetts General Hospital
fellowship, Psychosomatic Medicine, 2008

Board Certifications

American Board of Addiction Medicine
Addiction Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychosomatic Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • Medical And Surgical Psychiatry

Publications

Fricchione GL, Nejad S, Esses JA, Cummings TJ, Querques J, Cassem NH, Murray GB. Post-operative delirium. Am J Psychiatry. 2008 July; 165: 803-812.

Freudenreich O, Kontos N, Nejad SH, Gross AF. An approach to symptoms at the interface of medicine and psychiatry: pain, insomnia, weight loss and anorexia, fatigue and forgetfulness, and sexual dysfunction. Med Clin North Am 2010;94:1217-1227, xi.

Nejad SH, Chuang K, Hirschberg R, Aquino A, Fricchione GL. The use of antiepileptic drugs in acute neuropsychiatric conditions: Focus on traumatic brain injury, pain, and alcohol withdrawal. J Int Clin Med 2014 5, 724-736.

Nejad S, Gandhi R, Freudenreich O. Clozapine use in HIV infected schizophrenia patients. Psychosomatics. 2009 Nov/Dec 50(6):626-632.

Stern TA, Celano CM, Gross AF, Huffman JC, Freudenreich O, Kontos N, Nejad SH, Repper-Delisi J, Thompson BT. The assessment and management of agitation and delirium in the general hospital. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2010; 12(1):PCC.09r00938.

Stern TA, Gross AF, Stern TW, Nejad SH, Maldonado JR. Current approaches to the recognition and treatment of alcohol withdrawal and delirium tremens: "old wine in new bottles" or "new wine in old bottles." Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2010;12 (3): e1-e9.

Pasic, J. Poeschla, B, Boynton, LD, Nejad, S. Primary Psychiatry. Cultural Issues in Emergency Psychiatry: Focus on Muslim patients. 2010; (17):37-43.

Unruh BT, Nejad SH, Stern TW, Stern TA. Insertion of foreign bodies (polyembolokoilamania): underpinnings and management strategies. Prim Care Companion CNS Disorders. 2012;14(1). pii: PCC.11f01192.

Nejad SH, Smith FS, Bajwa EK, Schaefer PM. A 55-Year-Old Man with Alcoholism, Recurrent Seizures, and Agitation. N Engl J Med. 2012;367:2428-34.

Nejad SH, Bajwa EK. Case 39-2012: A man with alcoholism, recurrent seizures, and agitation. N Engl J Med. 2013 Mar 21; 368(12):1164-5.

Keary CJ, Nejad SH, Rasimas JJ, Stern TA. Intoxications associated with agitation, tachycardia, hypertension, and Fever: differential diagnosis, evaluation, and management. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2013; 15(3).

Benzer TI, Nejad SH, Flood JG. Case 40-2013 — A 36-Year-Old Man with Agitation and Paranoia. N Engl J Med. 2013 Dec 26; 369(26):2536-45.

Saddawi-Konefka D, Berg SM, Nejad SH, Bittner EA. Catatonia in the ICU: An Important and Underdiagnosed Cause of Altered Mental Status. A Case Series and Review of the Literature*. Crit Care Med. 2014 Mar; 42(3):e234-41.

Saddawi-Konefka D, Berg SM, Nejad SH, Bittner EA. The authors reply. Crit Care Med. 2015 Feb; 43(2):e48-9.

Freudenreich O, Huffman JC, Sharpe M, et al. Updates in Psychosomatic Medicine: 2014. Psychosomatics. 2015 April. S0033-3182(15)00062-6. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2015.04.001.

Vestal HS, Sowden G, Nejad S, et al. Simulation-Based Training for Residents in the Management of Acute Agitation: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Apr 25.

Nejad SH, Menekse A: Pain, in The MGH Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry, 6th ed. Edited by Stern TA, Fricchione GL, Cassem NH, Jellinek MS, Rosenbaum JF. Philadelphia, Saunders/Elsevier, Mosby, 2010. pp. 211-236.

Nejad SH, Roffman JL, Kueppenbender K, Smith FA, Huffman JC, Stern TA: Patients with Neurologic Conditions II. Movement Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, and Other Neurologic Conditions, in The MGH Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry, 6th ed. Edited by Stern TA, Fricchione GL, Cassem NH, Jellinek MS, Rosenbaum JF. Philadelphia, Saunders/Elsevier, Mosby, 2010. pp255-272.

Freudenreich O, Nejad SH, Francis A, Fricchione GL: Psychosis, Mania, and Catatonia In the Medically Ill, in The Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2nd ed. Edited by Levenson, JL. Arlington, VA, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2010. pp. 219-240.

Taylor JB, Nejad SH, Querques J. Delirium. In: Stern TA, Herman JB, Gorrindo T, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Update and Board Preparation, 3rd ed. Boston: MGH Psychiatry Academy Publishing; 2012. pp. 55-58.

Nejad SH, Denninger, J, Norris ER, Samuels, MA. Headache. In: Stern TA, Herman JB, Gorrindo T, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Update and Board Preparation, 3rd ed. Boston: MGH Psychiatry Academy Publishing; 2012. pp. 319-22.

Nejad SH, Alpay M, Cassem NH. Pain. In: Stern TA, Herman JB, Gorrindo T, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Update and Board Preparation, 3rd ed. Boston: MGH Psychiatry Academy Publishing; 2012. pp. 323-32.

Fricchione GF, Nejad SH. Resiliency and Coping. In: Cobb M, Puchalski CM, Rumbold B, editors. Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare, 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2012. pp. 367-376.

Celano C, Nejad SH. Depressive Disorders. In: Berg, SM & Bittner, EA, editors. MGH Review of Critical Care Medicine, 1st ed. New York, New York: Lippincott; 2014.

Ivkovic A, Nejad SH. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. In: Berg SM & Bittner EA, editors. MGH Review of Critical Care Medicine, 1st ed. New York, New York: Lippincott; 2014.

Nejad SH, Rustad J. Altered Mental Status. In: Berg SM & Bittner EA, editors. MGH Review of Critical Care Medicine, 1st ed. New York, New York: Lippincott; 2014.

Jimenez X, Nejad SH. Difficult Patients. In: Klamen D, George B, Harken A, DaRosa D, editors. Resident Readiness: Surgery, 1st ed. New York, New York: McGraw Hill; 2014.

Nejad SH, Quijije N. Alcohol Withdrawal Prophylaxis. In: Klamen D, George B, Harken A, DaRosa D, editors. Resident Readiness: Surgery, 1st ed. New York, New York: McGraw Hill; 2014.

Nejad SH, Smith JB. Altered Mental Status. In: Klamen D, George B, Harken A, DaRosa D, editors. Resident Readiness: Surgery, 1st ed. New York, New York: McGraw Hill; 2014.

Nejad SH, Alpay M, Wasan A. Pain. In: Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J, Rauch SL, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier; 2015.

Heffernan S, Nejad SH, Epstein L, Greer D. Stroke. In: Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J, Rauch SL, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier; 2015.

Nejad SH, Dubovsky A, Irwin K, Goverman J, Fagan S: Psychiatric Care of the Burn Patient, in Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient, 3rd ed. Edited by Stoudemire A, Fogel BS, Greenberg D. Oxford University Press, 2015.

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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Shamim H. Nejad practices at one location

True Family Women's Cancer Center - 5th Floor
1221 Madison Street
Floor 5
Seattle, WA 98104