Ashwin A. PatkarMD, MRCPsych, DFASAM, DFAPA
Dr Ashwin A Patkar is a Professor of Psychiatry and Community and Family Medicine atDuke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA. He is the Medical Director of DukeAddictions Programs and Center for Addictive Behavior and Change. Dr Patkar earned his medical degree from G S Medical College in Mumbai, India; his MRCPsych from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, England; and Neuropharmacology degree from University of Nottingham, England. He is Certified in Psychiatry with the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry with subspecialty Certification in Addiction Psychiatry, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Certification in Addiction Medicine and Certification Pain Medicine (American Board of PainMedicine). Dr Patkar has over 25 years of clinical and scientific experience. He has received numerous awards including the Frederick Glaser Award of Governors Institute on Substance Abuse, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Research Award, the Lilly Biological Psychiatry Fellowship Award, the American Society of Addiction Medicine- Millenium Research Award, and the Indian-American Psychiatric Association Academician of the Year award. He has been selected for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America each year from 2009-2018.
Dr Patkar has published over 275 peer reviewed scientific articles, 6 book chapters and has given over 400 presentations and invited lectures at national and international meetings. He serves on the Editorial Board of 3 journals and is a reviewer for over 20 national and international journals. He is a a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Diplomate of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the Past President of the Indo-American Psychiatric Association, and member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, American Medical Association, American Academy ofPain Medicine, Indian Psychiatric Society, Royal College of Psychiatrists and World Psychiatric Association. Dr Patkar is married with 2 children and enjoys fishing, yoga,squash, and cricket.