Nima Fahimian, M.D.
Nima A. Fahimian, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and a board certified psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, where he conducts his full clinical practice as the chief psychiatrist of Mental Health Transition Unit (MHATU) and rehabilitation.
He is involved in clinical research in the area of Post-stress Traumatic Disorders (PTSD), working on a proposed new neurocognitive protocol involving sensory reconstruction vis-à-vis application of conceptual arts and synesthesia. His background academic interest is in the area of creativity, neuro circuitry of processes involved in adaptive thinking. He has given multiple grand rounds talk on the subject of “neuropsychocreativity.”
He enjoys teaching medical students and residents and currently serves as the curriculum director for PGYI psychopharmacology and PGYIII group psychotherapy didactics. He is recipient of Outstanding Medical Student Teachers, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2010-2011.
Dr. Fahimian obtained his B.S. in biochemistry and sociology from University of California, Los Angeles, College of Honors. He received his medical degree from David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, and completed his psychiatry residency as inpatient chief resident at UCLA/Semel Institute and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.
He is currently working on a few publications.
Past publications include:
Fahimian, Nima A. Genomic characterization of murine delta 8-isomerase for future gene targeting experiments in Smith Lemli-Opitz patients; Journal of Investigative Medicine 1998.
Fahimian, N., Swanberg, M., Mendez, M. Acute frontotemporal personality from hypoxic encephalopathy; CNS Spectrum; American Neuropsychiatric Association, thirteenth annual meeting, 2002.
Rabow, J., Chin, T., Fahimian, N. Tutoring Matters: psychosociology of education in diverse inner-city communities. Temple University Press, 1998.