Chair Media Committee
Cabinet Designation: Chair Media Committee
Sub Specialization: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai – BronxCare Health System
Institute of Medical Graduation: Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
Certifications: MD (ECFMG) | MBBS
Location: New York, USA
Languages: English | Urdu | Punjabi | Hindi
Dr. Fauzia Arain is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at Mount Sinai BronxCare Hospital, New York.
Fauzia was born in Karachi and raised in Qatar, where she completed her education with distinction. She graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. She started her career as an Ob/Gyn and joined her mother-in-law at her established private practice in a thickly populated and underserved area in Karachi. She trained in her obstetrics & gynecology, neonatology, ultrasound as well as in advanced IVF & Laparoscopy in Pakistan.
Fauzia has an enriched and diverse background in clinical, teaching, leadership, and health administration. She served as an Assistant to the Medical Director in Pakistan National Forum on Women’s Health, (PNFWH) and had volunteered at Kohi-Goth Hospital’s outpatient clinics in underserved areas for many years.
In 2012, she moved to the US with her family with a desire to shift her career direction towards Psychiatry, a decision that reflected her strong interest to explore underlying emotional and mental health issues, prevalent in her many interactions with her patients over the years. She completed a Psychiatry Clinical Research Fellowship at NYU Langone, at the Aging & Dementia Clinical Research Center, NY with a well-renowned psychiatrist Dr. Barry Reisberg. During this fellowship, presented at Alzheimer’s Association International Conferences, American College of Neuropharmacology Annual Meetings, and at NYU’s Annual Research Days. She has also completed a psychiatry externship at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and chemical dependency unit of Flushing hospital, an ECT Observership at Pilgrim Psychiatric State Hospital, NY, was as a clinical simulation instructor at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, and worked for a year at Columbia University Medical Center, Division of Gyn Oncology, NY as a Clinical Research Associate under the direct supervision of Dr. Jason D. Wright.
Fauzia is a published author and speaker and has presented multiple posters at national and international conferences, published various articles in the field of psychiatry, and is very active in educational and community philanthropic activities. Fauzia has been a guest speaker at various radio and TV programs in Karachi and has discussed various issues from public health perspectives. Fauzia’s areas of interest are psychotherapy, childhood trauma, immigrant mental health, and the intergenerational acculturation gap. She is a strong advocate for mental health awareness and is determined to use her past and ongoing experience to help communities where there is a crucial need to destigmatize such issues. She is also an avid podcast listener, a huge film fan, and a well-balanced soccer mom to 3 grown-up kids.
One of the main goals of PAPANA is to assist and prepare Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship applicants from Pakistan or of Pakistani descent from any part of the world to successfully enter Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship programs in the United States.
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