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Khalid Afzal

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentPsychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience-Child Psychiatry
AddressChicago IL 60637
Phone+1 (773) 702-7781
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    Collapse Overview 
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    ADHD and behavior disorders
    Anxiety disorders
    Mood disorders
    Somatic symptom disorder

    Cultural and psychosocial impact on children mental health
    Family-based interventions and behavioral modification in young children
    Youth suicide: Risk assessment and intervention
    Post-traumatic stress symptoms in cancer patients
    Innovative approaches to residency training and education

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    The University of Chicago, Chicago, ILFellowship07/2010Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Texas Tech University, El Paso, TXResidency07/2008Psychiatry
    Quaid-e-Azam University, PakistanM.B.B.S./M.D.04/1995Medical School
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    2020 - 2021Instructor of the Year Award, The University of Chicago
    2017 - 2018Instructor of the Year Award, The University of Chicago
    2016 - 2017Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    2013 - 2014Chair’s Award for Most Outstanding Member of the Faculty, The University of Chicago
    2012 - 2013Chair’s Award for Most Outstanding Teaching by a Member of the Faculty, The University of Chicago
    2011 - 2012Instructor of the Year Award, The University of Chicago
    2009 - 2010AACAP Outstanding Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Resident Award, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    2009 - 2010International Medical Graduate Award in Psychiatry, American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT)
    2007 - 2008Outstanding Resident of the Year Award, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
    2007 - 2008David F. Briones, M.D. Award for dedication, loyalty and outstanding service during residency traini, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
    2007 - 2008Resident as a Teacher Award by Medical Student Evaluations , Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
    2007 - 2008Excellence in Research Award , Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
    2006 - 2007Stepping Stones Program Award, American Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGAP)

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    1. Emadeldin M, Afzal KI, Mahmoud OE, Rahma MA, Anwar, MM, Deif R, Refaat, O, Radwan, K. Caregivers’ Perception and Attitude towards Child Mental Health in Beni Suef Governorate, Egypt. Saudi Journal of Nursing and Health Care (SJNHC). 2023; 11(6):429-437. View Publication.
    2. Sharma N, Cary M, Khoury NM, Afzal KI, Shaligram D, Hoq R, Belfort EL, Sargent J. Dialog Across Cultures: Therapy for Diverse Families. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2022 10; 31(4):603-614. PMID: 36182213.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Bush, L, Ohanian DM, Drossos, T, Afzal KI, & Lichtor S. Targeted neuropsychological screening in the context of a pediatric psychiatry consultation/liaison service. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2022; 2(10):209-204. View Publication.
    4. Robinovitz ML, Montalto GJ, Afzal KI, Lichtor S, Palepu S, Oaklander D, Carollo S, Tutko J, Wildes JE. Anorexia nervosa, conduct disorder, and the juvenile justice system: a case of applying traditional treatment modalities in a non-traditional setting. Biopsychosoc Med. 2021 Dec 18; 15(1):26. PMID: 34922570; PMCID: PMC8684194.
    5. Safdar M, Afzal KI, Smith Z, Ali F, Zarif P, Baig ZF. Suicide by poisoning in Pakistan: review of regional trends, toxicity and management of commonly used agents in the past three decades. BJPsych Open. 2021 Jun 17; 7(4):e114. PMID: 34134811; PMCID: PMC8240123.
      Citations: 3     
    6. Brahmbhatt K, Mournet AM, Malas N, DeSouza C, Greenblatt J, Afzal KI, Giles LL, Charoensook J, Feuer V, Raza H, Mooneyham GC, Pergjika A, Schlesinger A, Chapman A, Strain A, Gandhi B, Johnson K, Mroczkowski MM, Ibeziako P, Graham R, Yoon Y, Plioplys S, Fuchs C, Shaw RJ, Pao M. Adaptations Made to Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service Delivery During the Early Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A North American Multisite Survey. J Acad Consult Liaison Psychiatry. 2021 Sep-Oct; 62(5):511-521. PMID: 34033972; PMCID: PMC8141785.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    7. Cooper JJ, Afzal KI. Safety of Electroconvulsive Therapy in 2 Very Young Pediatric Patients With Catatonia Related to Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate Receptor Encephalitis. J ECT. 2019 09; 35(3):216-217. PMID: 30720552.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Hafeez DM, Waqas A, Majeed S, Naveed S, Afzal KI, Aftab Z, Zeshan M, Khosa F. Gender distribution in psychiatry journals' editorial boards worldwide. Compr Psychiatry. 2019 10; 94:152119. PMID: 31473553.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Moussa T, Afzal K, Cooper J, Rosenberger R, Gerstle K, Wagner-Weiner L. Pediatric anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis with catatonia: treatment with electroconvulsive therapy. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2019 Feb 18; 17(1):8. PMID: 30777097; PMCID: PMC6378721.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Ohanian DM, Stiles-Shields C, Afzal KI, Bechtel Driscoll CF, Lennon Papadakis J, Stern A, Starnes M, Holmbeck GN. Cultural Considerations for Autonomy and Medical Adherence in a Young Palestinian American Muslim Female With Spina Bifida: A Longitudinal Case Study in a Research Context. Clin Pract Pediatr Psychol. 2018 Dec; 6(4):386-397. PMID: 31231602; PMCID: PMC6587577.
      Citations: 3     
    11. Gong B, Naveed S, Hafeez DM, Afzal KI, Majeed S, Abele J, Nicolaou S, Khosa F. Neuroimaging in Psychiatric Disorders: A Bibliometric Analysis of the 100 Most Highly Cited Articles. J Neuroimaging. 2019 Jan; 29(1):14-33. PMID: 30311320.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Brahmbhatt K, Kurtz BP, Afzal KI, Giles LL, Kowal ED, Johnson KP, Lanzillo E, Pao M, Plioplys S, Horowitz LM, PaCC Workgroup. Suicide Risk Screening in Pediatric Hospitals: Clinical Pathways to Address a Global Health Crisis. Psychosomatics. 2019 Jan - Feb; 60(1):1-9. PMID: 30384966; PMCID: PMC7898193.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    13. Lichtor S, Afzal KI, Shapiro J, Drossos T, Radwan K, Anam S, Connolly S. Anxiety: a Primer for the Pediatrician. Curr Treat Options Peds. 2018; 4(1):70-93. View Publication.
    14. Afzal KI, Anam S, Hunter S. The Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs on Pediatric Cognition, Mood and Behavior. J Pediatr Epilepsy. 2017; 1(6):3-18. View Publication.
    15. Psihogios, A, Drossos T, Afzal KI. Toward Evidenced-based Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures. 2017; 1(6):75-80. View Publication.
    16. Afzal KI. It’s Time to Ask the Right Questions: Highlighting Critical Areas to Explore Cyberbullying in Adolescents. J Child Adolesc Behav. 2016; 4(5):1-3. View Publication.
    17. Goldwin M, Lee S, Afzal KI, Drossos T, Karnik, N. . The Relationship between Patient and Parent Posttraumatic Stress in Pediatric Oncology: A Theoretical Framework. 2013; 43(1):1-15. View Publication.
    18. Afzal KI, Drossos T, Hunter S. . Mood and behavior disorder in pediatric epilepsy-A review of literature. 2013; 3(2):157-172. View Publication.
    19. Williams JA, Liu N, Afzal K, Cooper B, Sherer R, Morgan I, Dong H. Positive attitudes towards psychiatry among Chinese medical students. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2014 Feb; 60(1):21-9. PMID: 23283749.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Mann A, Machado NM, Liu N, Mazin AH, Silver K, Afzal KI. A multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of anti-NMDA-receptor antibody encephalitis: a case and review of the literature. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2012; 24(2):247-54. PMID: 22772674.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Afzal KI, Khan FM, Mulla Z, Akins R, Ledger E, Giordano FL. Primary language and cultural background as factors in resident burnout in medical specialties: a study in a bilingual US city. South Med J. 2010 Jul; 103(7):607-15. PMID: 20531049.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Afzal KI, Quinn DC, Briones DF. The health care matrix formulation: a tool for competency assessment in psychiatry residency training. South Med J. 2009 Aug; 102(8):789-94. PMID: 19593287.
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    23. Afzal KI, Briones DF, DeVargas C. Risperidone-induced polydipsia and polyphagia associated with galactorrhea, abdominal pain, and rapid weight gain in an adolescent Hispanic female. CNS Spectr. 2007 Nov; 12(11):818-20. PMID: 17984854.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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