Pierre N Azzam, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Baylor College of Medicine Medicine
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCPsychiatry
Massachusetts General HospitalPsychosomatic Medicine and Consultation Psychiatry

Specialty Certifications

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychosomatic Medicine)

Current Appointments

Associate Program Director, Office of Residency Training, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Program Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Clinical Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Palliative Care Psychiatry

Research Interests

Men's mental health; Psychomotor conditions (e.g., catatonia); Interface of palliative care and mental health
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Shenai N, White CD, Azzam PN, Gopalan P, Solai LK. Practical and legal challenges to electroconvulsive therapy in malignant catatonia. Harv Rev Psychiatry 2016;24:238-241.
  2. Saunders J, Gopalan P, Puri N, Azzamp PN, Zhou L, Ghinassi F, Jain A, Travis M, Ryan ND. Psychosomatic medicine for non-psychiatric residents: video education and incorporation of technology. Acad Psychiatry 2015;39:649-653.

Clinical Interests

Palliative care psychiatry; Neuropsychiatry and clinical neuroscience; Men's mental health

Education Interests

Training in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine; Clinical neurosciences; Curriculum development