During his last year
at Petaro, Shujat was appointed the
SUO of the college. He was
the Captain of the College
He graduated as a
medical doctor from Dow Medical College, Karachi
in 1985. Soon thereafter, he moved to the USA and
acquired his post graduate education in Adult and
Child Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles,
Since then, he
has been affiliated with Cedars-Sinai, and is
currently the Director of Pediatric
Psychopharmacology Clinic in the Department of
Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at
Shujat is Board
certified in both adult and child psychiatry.
He provides state-of-the-art psychopharmacological
treatment to children with autism, mental
retardation with psychiatric issues, Asperger's
discorder, bipolar disorder, attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder and Tourettes disorder.
He has been
funded by the National Alliance for Research
Against Schizophrenia and Depression to study the
use of Omega 3 fish oil in adolescent depression.
Dr. Naqvi has
been the recipient of the Beatrix Hamburg Award
for Best Research Poster in 1998, the Judd Marmor
Award in 1997 and the Golden Apple Award for Best
Teacher in Child Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai in
2001, 2004 and 2006. He also serves as Examiner
for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
in adult and child psychiatry.
Professor, he teaches and trains medical students
at the University of California, Los Angeles
(UCLA). In addition, he also teaches child fellows
and adult psychiatry residents at Cedars-Sinai.
He is the joint
author of the article "Training psychiatric
residents and fellows in a telepsychiatry clinic:
a supervision model". Academic Psychiatry,
He has also been the
President of Southern California Society for Child
and Adolescent Psychiatry from 2003-2004. He has
been a key speaker at several conferences on
autism and child and adolescent psychiatry.