Zafar Naqvi, MD

Zafar Naqvi, MD  Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Naqvi earned his M.B.B.S (M.D.) degree from Dow Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan. He then trained in Psychiatry Agha Khan University Hospital which is the state of the art hospital in South Asia. After that he went to England and was trained through Royal College of Psychiatrists and also obtained a Psych.D in Psychiatry and Mental Health from University of KEELE. He migrated to the US and completed his fellowship training in Psychodynamic Psychiatry from Philadelphia Centre of Psycho-analysis. In 2010 he completed his psychiatry residency training at Drexel University College of Medicine and after completing his fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at UMass, he remained as faculty in the Division of Addiction Psychiatry.

Clinical Activity

Dr. Naqvi an Addiction Psychiatrist at Addiction and Comorbidity Treatment Service (ACTS) located at the Outpatient Psychiatry Department. He treats patient with a wide range of addictive disorders, he is buprenorphine provider and has developed expertise in the evaluation of patients with chronic pain and addiction. He also evaluates and treats patients with addictive problems at Adcare Hospital.

Education Activity

Dr. Naqvi is the Director of the Buprenorphine Teaching Clinic for third and fourth year psychiatric residents (PGY-3 & PGY-4). He is also involved in teaching residents and medical students on the psychiatric phenomenology, psychodynamic psychiatry, and eating disorders. He will also co-lead the Journal Club of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship.

Research Interests

Chronic pain and addiction, anorexia nervosa, bulimia, obesity, PTSD and psychodymanic psychotherapy for substance abuse disorders.