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Qualifications and Experience
PLEASE NOTE: Due to our busy schedule, we require a 48-hour notice for any cancelled or rescheduled appointments. Dr. Shakir is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and also is a Diplomate and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is trained in medicine, neurology and psychiatry. Dr. Shakir finished medical school in Baghdad, Iraq with highest distinction being the first graduate in his class (as well as the highest graduation average in the history of the medicine school) obtaining highest honors in different fields of medicine. He also did part of his medical training at the London University in London, England. After finishing his medical training, he did a rotating internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Neurobehavioral Medicine. Then he did one year of Chief Residency in Neurology at Baghdad City, teaching hospital. His U.S. training has been at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and New York State Psychiatric Institute for two years and subsequently Stanford University Medical Center where he did his last year of residency and another extra year as Departmental Chief Resident and also acting Chief of the Outpatient Services in Psychiatry. Dr. Shakir has been an educator all of his life including since finishing his residency he has been on the clinical faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine where he served starting as a Clinical Instructor to most recently he has been with the rank of Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Verified Patient Reviews
My session was warm and nicely paced. I got asked all the right questions. The whole office worked nicely around my anxiety and created momentum for me to reduce it.
I am always seen promptly. My telephone calls & emails are replied to w/in 24 hrs. Prescription refills are handled same day to the pharmacy. I have had to have complex patient assistance program forms processed and the staff have given me their full support and assistance. Dr. Shakir & staff are outstanding. I receive consistently excellent care. I highly recommed them!
I was very impressed by how much Dr. Shakir cared about helping me to get well. He made sure that he answered all of the questions I had without rushing me. I felt very comfortable talking to him. I was very hopeful after talking to him about how TMS could completely change my life.