Dr. Arshya Vahabzadeh has been recognized as a national leader in mental health and technological innovation. He is the Innovation officer at the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy, and he is also the Chief Medical Officer for autism technology company, Brain Power. His expertise and accomplishments have led to over 20 national and international awards in medical leadership, healthcare innovation, behavioral neurosciences, communication, and global health.
Dr. Vahabzadeh is triple trained in family medicine, psychiatry, and pediatric psychiatry. He is the Chairperson of the Council on Communications of the American Psychiatric Association, and the former editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Psychiatry Residents Journal. His academic work, research, commentaries, and thoughts have appeared in high impact medical journals and authoritative texts in neurobiology. He research has spanned genetics, social neuroscience, experimental psychopharmacology, and neurotechnology. He has been an invited expert speaker and judge for many competitions focusing on innovation and novel therapies, including events at Harvard, Google, MedTechBoston and Autism Speaks.
He graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School, and subsequently completed a residency in family medicine under the Royal College of General Practitioners. He then completed psychiatric training with residencies in psychiatry and child psychiatry at Emory University and Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean/Harvard Medical School respectively. He continues to practice clinical psychiatry on the front-lines of healthcare, including in maximum security correctional facilities and emergency rooms.