Dr. Ayman Fareed is a well known clinician and academician with more that 20 years of clinical experience in the field of addiction psychiatry. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in both general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. Dr. Fareed is also certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Fareed is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Before joining Mount Sinai Wellness Center, Dr. Fareed served as Medical Director at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was an Associate Professor and was the Director of Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Fareed has been an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Morehouse School of Medicine. Previously, he completed a Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Fareed currently serves on several national and international committees for promoting treatment of opioid addiction. He has been selected to be a national mentor for substance use disorders treatment through the Physician Clinical Support System Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT), a program sponsored by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) and implemented by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP). Dr. Fareed also served as a grant reviewer for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). Over the years, he has received various federal grants to conduct clinical research.
As the author of many publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and two books, Dr. Fareed has focused on treatment outcomes and health promotion for patients with opioid use disorder. Due to his strong clinical background and research interest, Dr. Fareed has been a sought-after presenter at both local and national levels. With a national and international reputation in the field of addiction, Dr. Fareed has presented numerous seminars about substance use disorders to addiction psychiatry fellows, psychiatry residents, physicians, staff and nurses. In addition, he has been invited to deliver lectures in international scientific conferences in Poland, Italy and Brazil.
Dr. Ayman Fareed has always been interested in treating patients with addictive diseases and dual diagnoses. This long-term interest stems from the fact the patients’ population is currently underserved. Successful outcomes make a strong positive impact on the life of those patients and the whole community.