Alia Nadia AmmarPhD
Dr. Ammar received her Doctorate (PhD) in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 2003. She then went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in the Center for Cognitive Medicine, where she completed select medical coursework in the neurological sciences. She received her initial training in clinical neuropsychology at University of Chicago Hospitals, then completed her residency in neuropsychology at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, both in Chicago, USA. She received two teaching fellowships at the Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunities Program and Loyola University, serving as a Lecturer of Psychology for courses in diversity, psychological assessment, and psychotherapy from 1998 until 2007.
Dr. Ammar has worked as a clinical neuropsychologist and researcher in the USA, primarily in the Chicago region, for the past 11 years. She comes to ACPN from Midwest Consultants for Cognitive Medicine, in Gurnee, Illinois, USA, where she was the CEO and Director of Neuropsychology. Dr. Ammar also held allied staff privileges at Northwestern Medicine-Lake Forest Hospital and Northwest Community Hospital, both in Illinois, USA. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and is an annual guest lecturer at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, in Illinois, USA, educating medical residents on the cultural and religious factors important in psychological care for Muslim patients.