Saad A. Shakir, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer | San Jose, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Pleasanton, Mountain View Office

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.

In addition to his activities in the clinical care of patients as well as his teaching at Stanford University, he has been very active in a variety of leadership positions including:

  • Chairman of the Department of psychiatry at El Camino hospital in Mountain View, California
  • Co-founder and Past president of the Iraqi medical science Association in the United States(IMSA-USA)
  • National and international visiting professor to a variety of universities, continuing medical education programs, and other medical education formats on a variety of topics including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorders, ADHD, and other topics
  • Consultant and serving on advisory boards and advocacy groups locally and nationally
  • President of the Northern California TMS Society, which he recently cofounded
  • Sports coach: He has coached youth sports for about 20 years including Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, and softball. He was elected “best youth volunteer sports coach in Santa Clara County”
  • For many years in a row has been chosen by peers, patients, and medical research companies as “Best doctor” in Silicon Valley, and the United States, receiving dozens of community awards including “the most compassionate doctor award” in 2010
  • Selected By the American Psychiatric Association To be a recipient of the “ Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association” Award In May,2019 in  San Francisco
  • Awarded “Lifetime Achievement Award” For Distinguished Service By the Iraqi Medical Sciences Association(IMSA-USA) In September 2018
  • One of the Founding Board Members Of the National/International Clinical TMS Society From 2014 onwards

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