Speciality
General psychiatry with special interest in ADHD and Mood Disorder Substance Use disorder and Addictive Behaviors

Education

  • MD – Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • MS – Masters of Science University of Michigan Ann Arbour, MI
  • FASAM – Fellow of American Society of Addiction Medicine

Mohamed Aziz, MD, MS, FASAM

From Egypt to Cincinnati, Ohio

Dr. Aziz moved from Egypt in 1997 after two years of residency in Cairo in the field of neurology and psychiatry at Ain Shams University. He joined New York University/Manhattan Psychiatric Center performing clinical research. He finished his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. During his residency training, Dr. Aziz also pursued and attained a Master’s degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis (CRDSA) from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. In 2001, Dr. Aziz joined the University of Cincinnati (UC) as an assistant professor in Psychiatry.  As a teaching faculty at the UC, he taught medical student and psychiatry residents and fellows series of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) application in many psychiatric disorders. Also, he helped developing the curriculum for Psychiatry Nurse Practitioners and was a mentor for many of them during their pursuing their psychiatric certifications. Dr. Aziz served as the Medical Director of the Traumatic and Stress Disorder Program at the Cincinnati VAMC. Dr. Aziz played an important role in developing the group Therapy manuals for the residential treatment program and conducted research in the area of Tele-psychiatry and psychometric scales development on the area of trauma and stress disorder. Dr. Aziz is currently working as the Chief Clinical Officer for Warren and Clinton Counties MHSB.

Current positions:

CEO, Professional Psychiatric Services, PPS

Dr. Aziz established a psychiatric practice in 2005 providing counseling and medication management for various psychiatric disorders. The practice has grown substantially over the past 11 years and many new services have been added such as: 1- Conducting clinical research to help assess the current available psychiatric medications in the market and also develop new medications to help our patients better manages their psychiatric problems. We have participated in many clinical research trials in the area of drug addiction, depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and many others. 2- Collaborating with other educational institutions in the tristate area to train new graduates and trainees in the mental health and drug addiction fields. 3- Providing expert testimonies and fitness for duty in collaboration with our judicial system to minimize the risk of criminalizing our psychiatric patients.  Our staff at PPS has grown substantially and we currently have 25 staff members including, MDs, PhDs, PsyDs and other professional and support staff. We are going to expand our services to ensure continuity of care delivery in many levels of care (outpatient, residential and inpatient) and to provide a comprehensive psychiatric care with a special attention to genetic predisposition, environmental effects and personality development.

Chief Clinical Officer (CCO), Warren and Clinton County MHSB.

Warren County is the 2nd fasting growing county in the state of Ohio and the need for mental health services have surpassed over the past 5 years. With an annual budget close to $12 million, the MHB impressively managed to deliver high quality care to its residents in both Warren and Clinton Counties. Since, 2006, Dr. Aziz as the MHSB Chief Clinical Officer has played a vital role in evaluating current services, developing new programs to meet the resident’s needs and the expectations of ODMHA. Dr. Aziz participated in developing many awarded programs such as:

  1. Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
    CIT is a community based collaborative between law enforcement and behavioral health to assist officers in handling mental health crisis. Warren County CIT has been in existence since 2010 and maintains fidelity to the CIT core curriculum published by the Ohio Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence. The program has had 88 police officers graduate since it was established.
  2. Substance Abuse Monitoring Program(SAMP): Those enrolled in the Substance-Abuse Monitoring Program are required to call daily to an automated phone system that tells them whether to report for testing or not. The program enhanced accountability and compliance of participants in the program.
  3. Housing Matrix and levels of care (HM/LC): Housing Programs based on Level of functions to better assist patients with mental illness within the allowed budget. The matrix was very flexible to accommodate patients moving within this matrix based on the changed level of care and psychiatric functioning.
  4. Utilization Review Management (URM): This included short and long term hospitalization, hospital length of stay, emergency service use and triage, and housing matrix length of stay.  Authorization forms were created for each service and were reviewed regularly with the providers to establish the necessity of the service.

Professional Society Membership:

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Medical Association
  • International Society  of Trauma and Stress Disorder (ISTSS)
  • Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT)
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

Certifications/Licenses:

  • Michigan Medical License
  • Ohio Medical License
  • Kentucky Medical License
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry
  • Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy ACT)

Certified Addiction Medicine Psychiatrist, by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM)

Publications:

Aziz MA, Pepler A, McNeely C, Gorman JM.Remission of positive and negative symptoms in refractory schizophrenia with a combination of haloperidol and quetiapine: Two case studiesJ Psychiatr Pract. 2006 Sep;12(5):332-6

Aziz M, Mehringer AM, Mozurkewich E, Razik GN.Cost-utility of 2 maintenance treatments for older adults with depression who responded to a course of electroconvulsive therapy: results from a decision analytic model. Canadian J psychiatry 2005 Jun;50(7):389-97.

Aziz MA, Razik GN, Donn JE.Dangerousness and management of delusional misidentification syndrome. Psychopathology Journal. 2005 Mar-Apr;38(2):97-102. Epub 2005 Apr 22.

Aziz MA, Kenford S. Comparability of telephone and face-to-face interviews in assessing patients with post traumatic stress disorder. J Psychiatry Pract. 2004 Sep;10(5):307-13.

Milner K., Aziz M., Glick R.:Autoimmunity, Steroids and Mood: An unusual presentation of depressed mood with suicidal ideation. Emerg Psych 5(2);35:38,1999.

Aziz M, Maixner D, DeQuardo J, Aldridge J, Tandon R:ECT and Mental Retardation, Case and Review. J ECT 2001;17:149-152

Kronfol Z, Nair MP, Weinberg V, Young EA, Aziz M:Acute effects of ECT on lymphocyte function. J Affect Disor 2002,Sep.;71(1-3):211-5