Ashwin A. Patkar, MD, MRCPsych, DFASAM, DFAPA

Dr. Ashwin A. Patkar is Chief of Avance Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. He was formerly Professor of Psychiatry and Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina.

Dr. Patkar has over 30 years of clinical and scientific experience in psychopharmacology, addiction, dual diagnoses, and integration of medical care for psychiatric disorders. Dr. Patkar is certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, and pain medicine. Dr. Patkar has been listed in the Best Doctors in America continuously since 2009-2020.

Dr. Patkar has published over 275 scientific articles, 6 book chapters, and has given over 400 presentations and invited lectures at national and international meetings. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatry Association (APA), president of North Carolina Chapter of ASAM, the past president of the Indo-American Psychiatric Association, and member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, American Academy of Pain Medicine, Indian Psychiatric Society, Royal College of Psychiatrists, and World Psychiatric Association. Dr. Patkar is married with two children and enjoys fishing, yoga, squash, and cricket.

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