Dr. Mohamed Aziz
MD, MS, FASAM
Dr. Aziz moved from Egypt 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. As an assistant professor in Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati (UC), he taught medical students, psychiatry residents, and fellows a series of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) applications in many psychiatric disorders. Also, he helped develop the curriculum for Psychiatry Nurse Practitioners and was a mentor for many of them during the pursuit of 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.
CEO, Professional Psychiatric Services, PPS
Dr. Aziz established PPS to provide counseling and medication management for various psychiatric disorders. The practice has grown substantially over the past 15 years and many new services have been added to our major clinical operations. These include: Training, Education, Counseling, Consultation, Research, Rehabilitation, Assessments and medication management. Our staff at PPS has grown substantially and we currently have 35 staff members including, MDs, PhDs, PsyDs and other professional and support staff. Our goal is to provide comprehensive psychiatric care with special attention to genetic predisposition, environmental effects and personality development.
Medical Director, CincyScience:
Conducting clinical research in collaboration with major pharmaceutical companies in the area of central nervous system (CNS) to help assess the current available psychiatric medications in the market and also develop new medications to help our patients better manage their psychiatric problems. We have participated in many clinical research trials in the areas of drug addiction, depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Migraines and many other CNS disorders.
Clinical Professor, Ohio University:
Providing medical education to the medical students and residents is a great way to pass on knowledge and observe the future medical providers acquiring the necessary skills to be of service.
Past Positions held:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
2. Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati
3. Medical Director, Trauma and Stress Disorder Program, Cincinnati VAMC.
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)
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)