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Ali-Akbar Nejatisafa, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Address: Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Unit, Roozbeh Mental Health Hospital, South Kargar Ave., Tehean 13337, Iran
Tel: +98-21-55412222
Fax: +98-21-55419113
Email: nejatisafa@tums.ac.ir, nejatisafa@gmail.com
Education:
1- Board Certified in Psychiatry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2003.
2- Doctor of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, 1997.
Position Held:
1. President of Iranian Psychotherapy Association, since 2016.
2. Member of liver Transplantation Team in Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences since 2010.
3. Deputy of Education of Roozbeh Hospital 2013-2016
4. Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Roozbeh Hospital.
5. Head of Roozbeh Outpatient Clinic 2008-2013.
6. Member of Psychosomatic Unit, Imam Khomeini Hospital since 2009.
7. Director of Psychiatry Internship Program, Department of Psychiatry, since 2008.
8. Member of Medical Ethic Department, Faculty of medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Since 2005).
9. Executive Editor, Iranian Journal of Psychiatry 2004-2011.
10. Director, Roozbeh Hospital Library (Since 2004)
11. Director, Department of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Psychology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (2003-2008).
12. Director, Office of Education, Institute for Cognitive Science Studies(ICSS), 2001-2004.
13. Head of Al-Zahra Hospital, Gilan-e-Gharb, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, 1998-2000.
14. Mental Health Physician, Gilan-e-Gharb Health Service Network, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, 1998-2000.
15. Director of Health Education Office, Gilan-e-Gharb Health Service Network, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, 1998-2000.
16. Member of Central Committee of Student Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, 1993-1997.
Teaching Experiences:
1. Transplantation Psychaitry, for residents of psychiatry and fellowship of psychosomatic medicine.
2. Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Psychotherapy Unit, Roozbeh Hospital (Since 2013).
3. Psychosomatic Medicine in Imam Khmeini Hospital since 2009.
4. Psychoneuropathology, Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of New Medical Technologies, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (since 2009)
5. General Psychiatry, Roozbeh Hospital (Since 2004).
6. Medical Ethic, Department of Medical Ethic, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Since 2005)
7. Communication Skills, Education Development Center, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Since 2006)
8. Psychiatry for Undergraduate Medical Students (Since 2003)
9. General and Consultation- Liaison Psychiatry, Psychiatric Residency Program, Department of Psychaitry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Since 2003)
10. Research Methodology for Medical Students, Student research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, 1993-1997.

Other Experiences:
1. Secretary of Psychotherapy Committee of Iranian Psychiatry Association.
2. Member of Research Council, Psychiatry and Psychology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Since 2003).
3. Member of Advisory Committee for Guideline Development for Psychiatric Hospital, Deputy of Health, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, (Since 2006).
4. Member of Advisory Committee of Curriculum Development for Neuroscience PhD program, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Since 2005).
5. Consultant Psychiatrist in Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation wards and research center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (2004-2008).
6. Coordinator of Internal Evaluation Project of Department of Psychiatry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
7. Executive Editor, Iranian Journal of Psychiatry (Since 2004).
8. Director, Roozbeh Hospital Library (Since 2004).
9. Director, Department of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Psychology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Since 2003).
10. Director, Office of Education, Institute for Cognitive Science Studies(ICSS), 2001-2004.
11. Member of Mental Health Department, National Center for Medical Research, 2003-2004.
12. Member of Academic Advisory Committee for Treatment of Substance Abuse and Harm Reduction, Deputy of Health, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, 2003-2004.
13. Head of Al-Zahra Hospital, Gilan-e-Gharb, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, 1998-2000.
14. Mental Health Physician, Gilan-e-Gharb Health Service Network, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, 1998-2000.
15. Director of Health Education Office, Gilan-e-Gharb Health Service Network, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, 1998-2000.
16. Member of Central Committee of Student Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, 1993-1997.
Certifications:
1. Fellowship of Medical Education, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
2. Methodology of Qualitative Research. Umea University of Sweden in Collaboration with Iran University of Medical Sciences, 2007.
3. Systematic review, Basic and Advanced. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2006.
4. Research Methodology in Psychiatry and Psychology. Yale University in Collaboration with Institute for Cognitive Science Studies.
5. Advanced Research Methodology. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2000.
6. Basic and Complementary Research Methodology. Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, 1994-1996.
Scientific Societies Membership:
1. Member of Iranian Society of Organ transplantation, since 2008.
2. Member of Iranian Psychiatric Association, since 2003 .
3. Member of Iranian Medical Council, since 1997.
Achievements:
1. RAZI Award (national) for the best residency dissertation, Tehran, Iran, 2003.
2. Shahid Motahari Award in Medical Education, for the process of teaching, because of participation in development of "Standard Patients Pool" in Tehran University of Medical Sciences and applying it in process of evaluation 2008.
Referee of Scientific Journals:
1. Archive of Iranian Medicine
2. Oman Medical Journal
3. Advances in Cognitive Science Studies
4. International Journal of Preventive Medicine
5. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
6. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
7. Journal of Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Editorial Board of Journals:
Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
Mind, Body and Culture
English Publications
A. Papers
1. Banihashemi M, Hafezi M, Nasiri-Toosi M, Jafarian A, Abbasi MR, Arbabi M, Abdi M, Khavarian M, and Nejatisafa A. Psychosocial Status of Liver Transplant Candidates in Iran and Its Correlation with Health-Related Quality of Life and Depression and Anxiety. Journal of Transplantation 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/329615.
2. Jafarian A, Kasraianfard A, Najafi A, Salimi J, Moini M, Azmoudeh-Ardalan F, Ahmadinejad Z, Davoudi S, Sattarzadeh R, Seifi S, Moharari RS, Nejatisafa A, Saberi H, Aminian A, Kazemeini AR, Fakhar N, Makarem J, Yazdi NA, Sohrabpour AA, Dashti H, Nassiri-Toosi M. Patient outcomes in a liver transplant program in Iran. Exp Clin Transplant. 2014 Mar;12 Suppl 1:86-91.
3. Jafarian A, Nassiri-Toosi M, Najafi A, Salimi J, Moini M, Azmoudeh-Ardalan F, Ahmadinejad Z, Davoudi S, Sattarzadeh R, Seifi S, Shariat Moharari R, Nejatisafa AA, et al. Establishing a liver transplantation program at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran: a report of ten years of experience. Arch Iran Med. 2014 Jan;17(1):81-3.
4. Nejatiafa A, Mortaz-Hedjri S, Malakoutian, et al. Quality of Life and Life Events of Living Unrelated Kidney Donors in Iran: A Multicenter Study. Transplantation 2008; 86(7): 937-40.
5. Nejatisafa A. Future of Psychiatry. Psychiatria et Neurologia Japonica 2010; 112(2): 163-5.
6. Ali-Akbar Nejatisafa ، Hafez Bajoghli, Mohammad Sharifi Ale- Agha, Fatemeh Rasooli, Ahmad-Reza Soroush, Homayoun Amin. Recognition of depression and anxiety by non-psychiatric residents in a general hospital. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry 2009;4(1) : 41-43.
7. M. Arbabi, V. Farnia, K. Balighi, MR. Mohammadi, Ali-Akbar Nejatisafa, K. Yazdchi, B. Golestan, F. Darvish. Efficacy of citalopram in treatment of pathological skin picking, a randomized double blind placebo controlled trial. Acta Medica Iranica 2008; 46(5) : 367-72.
8. Ali-Akbar Nejatisafa ، Elahe Sahimi-Izadian ، Mohammad Arbabi ، Sanaz Vahid-Vahdat ، Siamak Molavi ، Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar ، Reza Yousefi-Nooraie. Prevalence of Depression and Anxiety in Medical and Surgical Inpatients: A Systematic Review. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry 2007;2(4) : 181-185.
9. Mohammad Arbabi ، Vahid Farnia ، Kamran Balighi ، Mohammad Reza Mohammadi ، Ali Akbar Nejatisafa ، katayoon Yazdchi. Psychiatric Characteristics and Quality of Life in Patients with Pathologic Skin Picking. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry 2008;3(1) : 16-19.
10. Ali Akbar Nejatisafa ، Seyed jafar Mousavinia ، Yasamin Mottaghipour ، et al. Verona Service Satisfaction Scale- 32 (VSSS-32): PersianTranslation and Cultural Adaptation. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry 2008;3(4) : 25-29.
11. Mandana Shirazi, Sagar V Parikh, Farshid Alaeddini, Kirsti Lonka, Ali Akbar Zeinaloo, Majid Sadeghi, Mohammad Arbabi, Ali Akbar Nejatisafa, Zahra Shahrivar, Rolf Wahlström. Effects on Knowledge and Attitudes of Using Stages of Change to Train General Practitioners on Management of Depression: A Randomized Controlled Study . Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 2009; 54(10): 693-700.
12. Sharifi V, Rahimi-Movaghar A, Mohammadi MR, Rad-Goodarzi R, Sahimi-Izadian E, Farhoudian A, Mansouri N, Nejatisafa AA. Analysis of Iran menatl health research over 3 decades: A scientometric study. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. ( 2008 in press).
13. Amiri A, Noorbala A-A, Nejatisafa A-A, et al. Efficacy of selegiline add on therapy to risperidone in the treatment of negative symptoms of schizophrenia: a double blind randomized placebo-controlled study. Hum Psychopharmacol Clin Exp 2007; 22:1-8.
14. Nejatisafa AA, Mohammadi MR, Sharifi V, et al. Iran's contribution to child and adolescent mental health research (1973-2002): A scientometric analysis. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry 2006; 3: 93-97.
15. Nejatisafa AA, Sharifi V. Cognitive behavior therapy for treatment of trichotillomania: report of a case resistant to pharmacologic treatment. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry winter 2006; 1: 43-45.
16. Akhondzadeh S, Rezaei F, Larijani B, Nejatisafa AA, Kashani L, Abbasi SH. Correlation between testosterone, gonadotropins and prolactin and severity of negative symptoms in male patients with chronic schizophrenia.
Schizophr Res. 2006 Jun;84(2-3):405-10.
17. Akhondzadeh S, Mokhberi K, Amini H, Larijani B, Kashani L, Hashemi L, Nejatisafa AA, Shafaei AR. Is there a relationship between estrogen serum level and symptom severity throughout the menstrual cycle of patients with schizophrenia? Therapy 2005; 2: 745-751.
18. Akhondzadeh S,Nejatisafa AA, Amini H, Mohammadi MR, Larijani B, Kashani L, Raisi F, Kamalipour A. Adjunctive estrogen treatment in women with chronic schizophrenia: a double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled trial. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2003 Sep;27(6):1007-12
B. Abstracts in Journals
1. Nejatisafa A, Ghavamzadeh A, Alimoghadam K, et al. Prevalence of depression and anxiety in hospitalized patients with hematologic malignancies. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH 2008; 64 : 664- 665
2. Nejatisafa A, Ghavamzadeh A, Mousavi SA, et al. Screening for depression and anxiety in oncologic patients: Comparison of nurses reports vs Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH 2008; 64 : 665- 665
3. Nejatisafa A, Soroush AR, Arbabi M, et al. The study of correlation between depression, quality of life and glycemic control in a sample of Iranian diabetic patients. EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY 2008; 23: S260- S260.
4. Nejatisafa A, Soroush AR, Ale- Agha MS, et al. Prevalence, recognition and treatment of depression and anxiety in a general hospital inpatients: A report from Iran. EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY 2008; 23: S278- S278.
5. Nejatisafa A, Soroush AR, Rasooli F, et al. Relationship between anxiety and depression and service satisfaction among inpatients. EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY 2008; 23: S277- S278.
6. Arbabi M, Laghaeepoor R, Nejatisafa A, et al. An epidemiological study of an Iranian Psychiatric Liaison Service: A survey of one year' s experience. . JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH 2008; 64 : 637- 637.
7. Arbabi M, Davani BM, Nejatisafa A, et al. Hindsight bias in psychiatrists' diagnoses. EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY 2008; 23: S325- S326.
8. Arbabi M, Ghanineiad H, Samadi Z, Nejatisafa A, et al. Psychiatric comorbidity in dermatologic patients in Iran. EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY 2008; 23: S364- S364.
9. Alaghband-Rad J, Nejatisafa A, Kazemi MR. Autistic Spectrum symptoms and its correlates: the impact of subject of study among Masters and PhD students. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2007; 51:659-659.

Persian Publications:
A. Books
1. Brain, Cognition and Behavior. Arjmand Press, 2014.
2. Cardiac Rehabilitation: a guide for group interventions(Translation). Arjmand Press, 2014.
3. Gender Differences and Schizophrenia: Evidence for Estrogen Hypothesis (in Persian). Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press, 2005, Tehran, Iran.
4. Iranian Textbook of Psychiatry. Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press, 2010, Tehran, Iran.
B. Papers:
1. Nejatisafa A, Larijani B, Shariati B, Amini H, Rezagholizadeh A. Depression, quality of life and glycemic control in patients with diabetes. Iranian Jornal of Diabetes and Lipid Disorders 2008; 2(7): 195-203.
2. Nejatisafa A. Qualitative research: Why and how? Baztab-e-Danesh 2008; 5: 42-47.
3. Sahimi-Izadian E, Rad-Goodarzi R, Rahimi-Movaghar A, Shasrifi V, Mohammadi MR, Farhoudian A, Nejatisafa A. Analysis of three decades of research about women's mental health. Refah-e-Ejtemaee, Research Academic Journal 2007; 21(5): 165-182.
4. Rad-Goodarzi R, Shasrifi V, Rahimi-Movaghar A, Farhoudian A, Sahimi-Izadian E, Mohammadi MR, Mansouri N, Nejatisafa A. Trend of three decades of mental health research. Journal of Faculty of Health and Institute of Health Research 2006; 3(4): 1-14.
5. Farhoudian A, Rad-Goodarzi R, Rahimi-Movaghar A, Shasrifi V, Mohammadi MR, Sahimi-Izadian E, Mansouri N, Nejatisafa A. Status and trend of researches bout psychiatric disoders in Iran: A 30 years analysis. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology 2006; 47: 327-336.
6. Sahimi-Izadian E, Rad-Goodarzi R, Rahimi-Movaghar A, Shasrifi V, Mohammadi MR, Farhoudian A, Nejatisafa A. Scientometric analysis of three decades of research about mental health in medical patients. Journal of Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences 2005; 63(10): 841-850.
7. Nejatisafa A, Shasrifi V, Alaghband-rad J. Theory of mind deficit: Is it specific for schizophrenia? Advances in Cognitive Science 2004; 4 : 34-42.
8. Rahimi-Movaghar A, Shasrifi V, Mohammadi MR, Farhoudian A, Sahimi-Izadian E, Rad-Goodarzi R, Nejatisafa A, Mansouri N. Three decades of research about addiction. Hakim 2004; 32: 37-44.
9. Rahimi-Movaghar A, Nejatisafa A, Mohammadi MR, Sahimi-Izadian E. Bibliometric analysis of scientific mental health journals in Iran. Andisheh va Raftar 2004; 37&38: 28-36.
10. Nejatisafa A. Status of sleep research in Iran. Advances in Cognitive Science 2003; 1(5) : 34-38.
11. Nejatisafa A, Kazemi MR, Alaghband-rad J. Autistic Spectrum symptoms and its correlates: the impact of subject of study among Masters and PhD students. Advances in Cognitive Science 2003; 3(5) : 34-38.
12. Shasrifi V, Rahimi-Movaghar A, Mohammadi MR, Rad-Goodarzi R, Sahimi-Izadian E, Farhoudian A, Mansouri N, Nejatisafa A. Three decades of mental health research: A scientometric analysis. Advances in Cognitive Science 2003; 3(5) : 1-16.
13. Shakibaei D, Nalini M, Nejatisafa A. Effect of recurrent cyanide injection to rat on its isolated heart tolerance to ischemia. Behbood (Scientific Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences), 2002: 3(6): 1-8
14. Nejatisafa A. Animal models for anxiety and depression: Is there any gender difference? Advances in Cognitive Science 2001;3: 41-33.
Presentation
A. In International Meetings
1. Prevalence of depression and anxiety in hospitalized patients with hematologic malignancies. XXVII Congress of European Consultation-Liaison Association, June 25-28 , 2008, Zaragoza, Spain.
2. Screening for depression and anxiety in oncologic patients: Comparison of nurses reports vs Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. XXVII Congress of European Consultation-Liaison Association, June 25-28 , 2008, Zaragoza, Spain.
3. Quality of Life and Life Events of Living Unrelated Kidney Donors in Iran. XXVII Congress of European Consultation-Liaison Association, June 25-28 , 2008, Zaragoza, Spain.
4. The study of correlation between depression, quality of life and glycemic control in a sample of Iranian diabetic patients. XXVI Congress of European Psychaitric Association, April 5-9, 2008, Nice, France.
5. Prevalence, recognition and treatment of depression and anxiety in a general hospital inpatients: A report from Iran. XXVI Congress of European Psychaitric Association, April 5-9, 2008, Nice, France.
6. Relationship between anxiety and depression and service satisfaction among inpatients. XXVI Congress of European Psychaitric Association, April 5-9, 2008, Nice, France.
7. Status of sleep research in Iran: a bibliometric study. XIII World Congress of Psychiatry, Cairo, Sep. 10-15, 2005, Egypt.
8. Status of research on mental disorders in Iran. XIII World Congress of Psychiatry, Cairo, Sep. 10-15, 2005, Egypt.

B. In National and local Meetting
A number of oral presentations and lectures in Iranian congress-seminars (more than 150).