Psychiatrist

Dr. Shahzad Rahman, M.D.


Dr. Shahzad Rahman is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with 34 years of clinical practice and experience in Adult/Young adult psychiatry including Inpatient and Outpatient settings. He did a Surgical & Medical Internship in London, UK. Dr Rahman was trained as a Psychiatrist at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, where he subsequently was part of Clinical Faculty Practice for 20 years. He has expertise in several areas of psychiatry, including Attention deficit, Mood disorders including Treatment resistant depression, Consultation liaison psychiatry, Anxiety disorders, Traumatic brain injury, schizophrenia. Dr. Rahman’s clinical experience includes Medical director of a State Hospital (NVMHI), Adult Psychiatry inpatient as well as Emergency Psychiatry. In addition, Dr Rahman has conducted Research Trials in both academic (Brown University) & Commercial setting (Clinical Neurosciences Inc.) and continues to do so, from topics including but not limited to ADD, Insomnia, Treatment resistant depression, Bipolar disorder, Mood Stabilizers, Stimulant medication, psychiatric drug development, eating disorder including binge eating etc.

Dr. Rahman maintains a primary focus in Psychopharmacological care with close attention to behavioral and somatic issues when formulating diagnoses and providing treatment.  His emphasis is on correct Diagnoses, separating medical conditions and others affecting differential diagnosis. Clinical approach involves understanding the whole person in conjunction with psychiatric issues within the context of an individual’s life story, personality and behaviors.

Dr. Rahman provides medication evaluation and management for primarily adults, ages 18 and older., as well as medical psychotherapy, in the context of overall medical wellbeing. He focuses on solutions based on the presenting person and problem with an individualized approach, rather than attempting to fit everyone into the same therapeutic modality.  

Dr Rahman uses empirical; Evidence based Medicine and keeps abreast of current medical and psychiatric Literature. He regularly reads New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, American Journal of Psychiatry, British Medical Journal, Journals of Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Cardiology, Neurology etc. In addition, he attends regularly held Conferences and talks throughout the year, to complement his knowledge of Cutting-Edge Treatments. He maintains at least 50+ hours of Continuing Medical Education. 

Dr Rahman has not had any adverse action against him, of any kind in the 40 years since Medical graduation. He has served as Adviser to Hospitals, Clinics, State Board (RI) and in some case cowrote medical and pharmacological policies affecting patient care.