• Diplomat, 2002, Psychiatry, Shahid Beheshti Medical University Tehran,Iran
• PHD, 1996, GP, University of Tehran Medical Science, Tehran , Iran,
I am Professor of Higher Education at Psychology and Education Department, Faculty of Psychology and Education, University of Tehran, the largest and leading higher education institution in Iran. I am also Founder, Chairman and chief technical officer of the first comprehensive neuro & psych center with new therapeutic approaches in Iran, Atieh Clinical Neuroscience Center (ACNC). I am owner and manager of Mental Health and Society Quarterly
During these years, I have authored 9 books/textbooks both in Persian and English. I also translated 17 books/textbooks (into Persian and English). I also got more than one hundred articles published in Iranian journals (19 in English and 88 in Persian). I have 36 English papers published in international scientific journals. I also have more than 50 papers appeared in national and international conference proceedings. In addition, I supervised and advised more than 60 Master’s and Ph.D. dissertations and thesis. Due to my research experiences, I have been working as scholar-researcher in the Brain Stimulation Lab (BSL) at the Medical University of South California (MUSC).
I have 14 years of successful experience in teaching at University of Tehran and Allameh Tabataba’i University in a wide range of subjects including Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Addiction and Psychopathology at master’s and Ph.D. levels. I taught in more than 40 workshops and lectured in more than 30 national and international congresses in Neuroscience, Brain Stimulation Methods, Brain Mapping and Addiction.
Besides my teaching and research activities, I have extensive practical administrative experience for 20 years. Currently, I am Chairman and chief technical officer of Atieh Clinical Neuroscience Center (ACNC). I am also owner and manager of Mental Health and Society Quarterly. I developed administrative expertise as the Head of Health Center, Medical Commission, and Counseling Center of Tehran University. I have also been the advisor of International Affairs of Psychology Faculty at University of Tehran. In collaboration with National Brain Mapping Laboratory, I worked as advisor for Brain Stimulation Methods. I have established and run 4 Addiction Rehabilitation Centers in Tehran.
Personal & Professional Interests
My main research and professional interest is brain imaging studies including fMRI, DTI, EEG/QEEG, EMG in combination with Brain Stimulation methods such as TMS, TES and tDCS. I am also interested in the clinical application of neuroscientific methods in Psychiatry such as rTMS, Bio/Neurofeedback, and tDCS. Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience are my fields of interest, too.
Professional Affiliations and Memberships
I am member of editorial board of 2 Iranian scientific journals. I have been board and panel member of more than 10 conferences on Clinical Neuroscience, Brain Mapping, etc. I also worked as a member of the team of Science Popularization (Iran National Science Foundation). I am a full member of Iranian Psychiatric Association (IPA).
I received Best Research Project Award of Avicenna Festival (Tehran University of Medical Sciences) in 2012.
Psychiatric Treatment Experience
I have 15 years of extensive experience in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders across different age groups. I have proficiency in the use of Brain Stimulation Methods for Mood Disorders.