Dr. Othman M. Mohammad was born and raised as a Palestinian refugee in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed his undergraduate degree in Human Biology at the American University of Beirut and his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Balamand School of Medicine.
He trained in basic sciences and clinical research at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and AUB Medical Center, then went on to join the University of California at San Diego as a post-doctoral research fellow/scientist. He trained as a general psychiatrist in the Harvard Medical School system and its affiliated hospitals in the Greater Boston area and as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Boston Children’s Hospital. He received psychoanalytic education in parallel to his psychiatric training as a fellow with the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (BPSI).
He is double board certified as a general psychiatrist and as a child psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). He has spoken and lectured both regionally and nationally about various psychiatric and cultural topics.
Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UMASS Chan Medical School-Baystate. His clinical and research interests are in Islamic Psychology, refugee mental health, and serious mental illness.