Shamim H. Nejad, MD, is a neuropsychiatrist who specializes in the care of patients whose problems involve co-morbid psychiatric, medical, and surgical issues, and require intensive care unit stays. After completing his residency training in Seattle at the University of Washington, and a fellowship in psychosomatic medicine/consultation psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Nejad joined the faculty at MGH and HMS, where he supervise trainees and conduct research (on delirium, alcohol withdrawal, and care of the critically ill) to enhance the quality of patient care and our knowledge in these areas.
Dr. Nejad's clinical interests and expertise revolve around the provision of psychiatric care for patients following trauma and severe burns. Since he started consulting to the burns and trauma services he has evaluated and treated over 300 patients each year and the service has been a core training experience for approximately 20 medical students, residents, and fellows yearly; referrals are received from colleagues locally, regionally, and nationally. Our treatment of alcohol withdrawal (with phenobarbital) in patients with co-morbid medical and surgical illness has improved care and averted delirium tremens.