Omar Elhaj, MD

Omar Elhaj MD

Dr. Elhaj is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both adult psychiatry and addiction psychiatry and serves as Medical Director of Psychological & Behavioral Consultants. He earned his medical degree from Damascus University and completed his residency in general adult psychiatry at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine, where he served as chief resident. He also completed fellowships in addiction psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he also served as senior research fellow in therapeutics of bipolar mood disorders. He currently holds the position of clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Elhaj's extensive experience in addiction treatment includes services as medical director of the Veterans Addiction Recovery Center, section chief of the Center for Addiction Treatment and clinical manager for addiction services of the community-based outpatient clinics at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was also associate medical director for research and education at Connections Health Wellness Advocacy. He also served as staff psychiatrist in the geriatric division of University Hospitals of Cleveland's Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Elhaj has served as co-principal investigator for several National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and industry-sponsored bipolar disorder studies and has presented throughout the country on mental health issues. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in national medical journals. His practice focuses on addiction disorders including treatment with Suboxone, mood disorders including bipolar disorders, dementias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Elhaj strongly believes in the holistic approach to treatment, which he considers as a partnership between him and his patients.

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