Syed Arshad Husain, MD


Executive Vice President of Medical Services at Midwest Behavioral Health Services

Syed Arshad Husain , MD


Cabinet Designation: Alumni President
Year of Experience: 40+
Specialization: Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Medicine
Institute of Medical Graduation: Dow Medical College
Education MD
Certifications: Child Psychiatry | General Psychiatry | Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada | Royal College of Psychiatrists of England
Location: Columbia, Missouri, United States
Languages: English | Urdu

Syed Arshad Husain is a child psychiatrist known worldwide for his work with children living in war zones and disaster areas. Since 1994, Dr. Husain and his trauma team at the University of Missouri–Columbia have visited 80 disaster areas and war zones in 18 different countries and trained over 6,000 teachers, psychologists, and volunteers to help traumatized children and their families. He founded the International Center for Psychosocial Trauma at the University of Missouri, and counseling centers in Bosnia, Kosovo, and an Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan. He has published scientific articles in major peer-reviewed journals in the U.S. and Canada, and has written five books including Hope for the Children: Lessons from Bosnia. He has received numerous awards from major professional societies including the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2014 awards include the National Council for Behavioral Health Doc of the Year and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Catcher in the Rye award. He was given an Honorary Ph.D. by the University of Tuzla, Bosnia. Currently he is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Child Health at the University of Missouri–Columbia and serves as a medical director of a large behavioral health organization in Missouri.