Samir Aziz MD, ABPN

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Accepting New Patients

Board Certification

American Board of General Psychiatry, American Board of Geriatric Psychiatry

Education/Experience

Dr. Samir Aziz received his medical degree from The University of Alexandra, School of Medicine in Egypt. He completed his residency at the New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y. and geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Before joining The Polyclinic, Dr. Aziz served as the behavioral health medical director at several psychiatric hospitals and centers in Washington State, and an independent geriatric psychiatrist.

Career Influence

“Starting my career as a primary care physician in a developing country, and treating the most challenged patients with mental disabilities, have positively influenced me in shifting my path to become an American board certified psychiatrist with a special focus on the geriatric population and clients with substance use disorders, fighting the stigma of mental illness.”

Clinical Interests

Dr. Aziz treats adult patients 18 years and older, who suffer from psychiatric disorders and behavioral disturbance, with special focus on our older adult population and clients who are struggling with substance use disorders and substance dependence and is interested in Medication Assistance Therapy (MAT).

Personal Interests

Outside of practice, Dr. Aziz enjoys traveling internationally, camping, art, and gardening.

Practice Philosophy

“I believe careful listening, embracing diversity, and respectful mutual partnerships with my patients are the keys to empowering them to maintain their dignity, and reclaim their life from mental illness.”

Languages

Arabic

Hospital Affiliations

Swedish Medical Center

Professional Involvement

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Board of General Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Geriatric Psychiatry

Recognition

  • Saint Vincent House Staff Association President - 2003
  • The Aurora Galang-Jose M.D. Award - 2002

Presentations

  • S. Aziz, R. Pearlman, “Serotonin Syndrome, Etiology, Diagnosis and Management” presented to the Saint Vincent and Bayley Seton Hospitals medical staff and RN’s. October 2002.
  • S. Aziz, E. DeLacruze, “Organic Brain Disorders” presented to Students of Bayley Seton Physician Assistant Program. September 2002.
  • S. Aziz, R. DiTouri, “Identification of Suicide Risks in Patients with Chronic Mental Illness” presented to junior medical and psychiatry residents, RN’S and other healthcare professionals. April 2003.
  • S. Aziz, E. Delacruze, “Long-term Treatment of Patients with Refractory Schizophrenia/ Schizo-affective Disorder” presented During Grand Rounds in the Psychiatry Department at Saint Vincent Medical Centers of New York.