Dr. Muhammad Tahir is American Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and is qualified as a General (adult) Psychiatrist. Before relocating to Dubai in 2011, Dr. Tahir served as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital, the University Hospital of Columbia, and Cornell University (USA). Dr. Tahir also worked as an Assistant Unit Chief, leading the multidisciplinary treatment team at USA’s New York Presbyterian Hospital – Westchester Division. Completing an adult psychiatry residency training at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center (affiliated with Columbia University) and child/adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Weill Cornell University Hospital in New York (USA).
In addition to his practical background, Dr. Tahir has published numerous papers in American journals and participated on the peer review publication committee at Cornell–Westchester Division (New York). Having delivered lectures on a wide range of mental health topics, including depression and suicide, anxiety, schizophrenia, autism, ADHD, and psychosomatic disorders. Dr. Tahir is trained in using evidence-based mental health treatment modalities, ranging from, but not limited to, psychotropic medications, individual psychotherapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, and play-group modalities for young children.
Dr. Tahir greatly enjoys speaking in community informational lectures, providing on-site school consultations, and establishing guidance programs and is proud to be cited often in print media and TV/Radio interviews.
Dr. Tahir is also fluent in English, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi.