Nejad, Shamim, MD

Medical Director, Division of Psychosocial Oncology
Swedish Cancer Institute
Swedish Medical Center


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.