Hani Khouzam, MD, MPH, FAPA

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    Dr.Hani Raoul Khouzam received his M.B.B.Ch Medical Degree form Cairo University, Faculty of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt, then obtained his Master's Degree in Public Health M.P.H. from Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, where he also completed a Fellowship in Cross-Cultural Psychiatry and International Health as a Fulbright Scholar of the Hubert H. Humphrey International Fellowship. He completed his Residency in Psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Oklahoma City. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association F.A.P.A. During his tenure from 1992 to 2000 at the VA in Manchester, New Hampshire, Dr. Khouzam was the Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and the Psychiatrist of the Substance Abuse Program. As an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, he participated in the training of Dartmouth Medical School Psychiatry Residents. During that period he also supervised and trained Addiction Medicine Fellows as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine with Harvard Medical School.

    Dr. Khouzam joined UCSF Fresno Department of Psychiatry in December 2000 while serving as the Medical Director of the Chemical Dependency Treatment Program at the VA Central California Health Care System in Fresno, and as a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, he actively participated for fifteen years in the educational and training missions of the residency training program there.

    Dr. Khouzam retired from the VA in July 2015 and was the Medical Director of Employee Behavioral Health at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and Professor of Psychiatry at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, in Hanover. He returned from his VA retirement in October 2017 to serve our nation’s veterans and was the staff psychiatrist at the General Mental Health Clinic and the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team at the Sacramento VA Medical Center. As a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, he actively participated in the teaching and training of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Internal Medicine Residents and MS-3 of UC Davis Medical School in Sacramento.

    In January 2022, Dr. Khouzam transferred from the Sacramento VA to the Fresno VA as a staff psychiatrist of the Mental Health Clinic and the Rural Mental Health Clinics. He rejoined UCSF Fresno Department of Psychiatry, where as a Health Sciences Clinical Professor he is once again teaching and supervising psychiatry residents.

    Dr. Khouzam received the Outstanding Instructor Award of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; the Fresno VA “Man of the Year” award; and the Guardian Necklace Award, during his tenure as a consultant psychiatrist at the Matariki Community Mental Health Services in Auckland, New Zealand.

    Dr. Khouzam has authored many articles and book chapters in the psychiatric and medical literature, and he is the principal and co-author of the Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry which was published by Mosby/Elsevier. He is also fluent in Arabic and French.

    In addition to postage stamp collecting, reading, writing, and storytelling ,Dr. Khouzam incorporates religion, ethics, moral values, spirituality, music, the arts, literature and cultural diversity in his assessment of patients’ human condition and in his teaching didactics and educational curricula.

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    1. A review of trazodone use in psychiatric and medical conditions. Postgrad Med. 2017 Jan; 129(1):140-148. Khouzam HR. PMID: 27744763.
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    2. Psychopharmacology of chronic pain: a focus on antidepressants and atypical antipsychotics. Postgrad Med. 2016; 128(3):323-30. Khouzam HR. PMID: 26821680.
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    3. Identification and management of tardive dyskinesia: A case series and literature review. Postgrad Med. 2015; 127(7):726-37. Khouzam HR. PMID: 26216578.
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    4. The effect of mental illness on language regression to the mother tongue in bilingual teenagers. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2009; 21(1):88-91. El-Gabalawi F, Khouzam H. PMID: 19359456.
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    5. The diagnosis and treatment of depression in the geriatric population. Compr Ther. 2009; 35(2):103-14. Khouzam HR. PMID: 19618759.
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    6. Quetiapine in the treatment of postoperative delirium. A report of three cases. Compr Ther. 2008 Fall-Winter; 34(3-4):207-17. Khouzam HR. PMID: 19137765.
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    7. Posttraumatic stress disorder and aging. Postgrad Med. 2008 Sep; 120(3):122-9. Khouzam HR. PMID: 18824831.
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    8. Pilot trial of memantine in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry. 2007; 70(2):167-74. Battista MA, Hierholzer R, Khouzam HR, Barlow A, O'Toole S. PMID: 17661541.
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    9. Late life psychosis: assessment and general treatment strategies. Compr Ther. 2007; 33(3):127-43. Khouzam HR, Emes R. PMID: 18004028.
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    10. Bipolar disorder: historic perspective, current pharmacologic treatment options and a review of quetiapine. Expert Rev Neurother. 2006 Feb; 6(2):131-44. Khouzam HR, Singh F. PMID: 16466293.
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    11. Use of a religious hymn in remission of symptoms of social phobia (social anxiety disorder): a case study. Psychol Rep. 2005 Apr; 96(2):411-21. Khouzam HR, Ghafoori B, Nichols EE. PMID: 15941117.
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    12. Psychoses in late life: evaluation and management of disorders seen in primary care. Geriatrics. 2005 Mar; 60(3):26-33. Khouzam HR, Battista MA, Emes R, Ahles S. PMID: 15755190.
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    13. Thyroid hormones therapy: a review of their effects in the treatment of psychiatric and medical conditions. Compr Ther. 2004 Fall-Winter; 30(3):148-54. Khouzam HR, Weiser PM, Emes R, Gill T, Raroque R. PMID: 15793314.
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    14. E-FALCONS. A mnemonic for monitoring the prescribing of atypical antipsychotics. Geriatrics. 2004 Aug; 59(8):41-2, 45. Gill T, Khouzam HR, Tan DT. PMID: 15332416.
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    15. Asperger's disorder: a review of its diagnosis and treatment. Compr Psychiatry. 2004 May-Jun; 45(3):184-91. Khouzam HR, El-Gabalawi F, Pirwani N, Priest F. PMID: 15124148.
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    16. Religion and motion pictures' effects on reversing suicidal intentions: two case studies. Psychol Rep. 2003 Feb; 92(1):251-7. Khouzam HR, Williams L, Manzano N. PMID: 12674291.
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    17. The antidepressant sertraline: a review of its uses in a range of psychiatric and medical conditions. Compr Ther. 2003; 29(1):47-53. Khouzam HR, Emes R, Gill T, Raroque R. PMID: 12701343.
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    18. The use of buspirone in primary care. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2002 Jul; 40(7):34-41. Khouzam HR, Emes R. PMID: 12136514.
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    19. Customer service vs patient care. Conn Med. 2002 Mar; 66(3):161-2. Khouzam HR. PMID: 11957769.
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    20. An overview of trichotillomania and its response to treatment with quetiapine. Psychiatry. 2002; 65(3):261-70. Khouzam HR, Battista MA, Byers PE. PMID: 12405081.
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    21. Capgras syndrome responding to the antidepressant mirtazapine. Compr Ther. 2002; 28(3):238-40. Khouzam HR. PMID: 12360636.
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    22. Posttraumatic stress disorder. Safe, effective management in the primary care setting. Postgrad Med. 2001 Nov; 110(5):60-2, 67-70, 77-8. Khouzam HR, Donnelly NJ. PMID: 11727653.
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    23. The clinical experience of citalopram in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder: a report of two Persian Gulf War veterans. Mil Med. 2001 Oct; 166(10):921-3. Khouzam HR, el-Gabalawi F, Donnelly NJ. PMID: 11603249.
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    24. A simple mnemonic for the diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder. West J Med. 2001 Jun; 174(6):424. Khouzam HR. PMID: 11381013; PMCID: PMC1071434.
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    25. Psychiatry Residents' Opinions of a Substance Abuse Rotation in a VA Hospital General Internal Medicine Unit. Subst Abus. 2000 Sep; 21(3):149-154. Khouzam HR. PMID: 12466655.
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    26. The antidepressant nefazodone. A review of its pharmacology, clinical efficacy, adverse effects, dosage, and administration. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2000 Aug; 38(8):20-5. Khouzam HR. PMID: 10959472.
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    27. Personal accounts: a touch of dynamic psychiatry. Psychiatr Serv. 2000 Apr; 51(4):437-8. Khouzam HR. PMID: 10737814.
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    28. Treatment of bipolar I disorder in an adolescent with olanzapine. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2000; 10(2):147-51. Khouzam HR, El-Gabalawi F. PMID: 10933124.
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    29. Treatment of depressive mood in schizophrenia with the atypical antipsychotic quetiapine. Depress Anxiety. 2000; 11(2):80-2. Khouzam HR. PMID: 10812533.
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    30. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. What to do if you recognize baffling behavior. Postgrad Med. 1999 Dec; 106(7):133-41; quiz 161. Khouzam HR. PMID: 10608970.
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    31. Graduate medical education should not be overtaken by managed care. West J Med. 1999 Oct; 171(4):221-2. Khouzam HR. PMID: 10578668; PMCID: PMC1305847.
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    32. Helping your patients beat cocaine addiction. The four dimensions of treatment. Postgrad Med. 1999 Mar; 105(3):185-91. Khouzam HR. PMID: 10086042.
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    33. Psychiatric morbidity in HIV patients. Can J Psychiatry. 1998 Feb; 43(1):51-6. Khouzam HR, Donnelly NJ, Ibrahim NF. PMID: 9494747.
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    34. Remission of cancer chemotherapy-induced emesis during antidepressant therapy with nefazodone. Psychosom Med. 1998 Jan-Feb; 60(1):89-91. Khouzam HR, Monteiro AJ, Gerken ME. PMID: 9492245.
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    35. Remission of traumatic brain injury-induced compulsions during venlafaxine treatment. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 1998 Jan; 20(1):62-3. Khouzam HR, Donnelly NJ. PMID: 9506256.
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    36. Antidepressant treatment, posttraumatic stress disorder, survivor guilt, and spiritual awakening. J Trauma Stress. 1997 Oct; 10(4):691-6. Khouzam HR, Kissmeyer P. PMID: 9391952.
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    37. Remission of self-mutilation in a patient with borderline personality during risperidone therapy. J Nerv Ment Dis. 1997 May; 185(5):348-9. Khouzam HR, Donnelly NJ. PMID: 9171814.
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    38. Physostigmine temporarily and dramatically reversing acute mania. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 1996 May; 18(3):203-4. Khouzam HR, Kissmeyer PM. PMID: 8739014.
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    39. Freud, Prozac, and the human condition. Can J Psychiatry. 1996 Apr; 41(3):195. Khouzam HR. PMID: 8722653.
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    40. Promotion of sexual abstinence: reducing adolescent sexual activity and pregnancies. South Med J. 1995 Jul; 88(7):709-11. Khouzam HR. PMID: 7597472.
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    41. The caduceus: a symbol of healing in medicine. Conn Med. 1995 Apr; 59(4):243. Khouzam HR. PMID: 7606909.
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    42. Treatment of crack-cocaine-induced compulsive behavior with trazodone. J Subst Abuse Treat. 1995 Mar-Apr; 12(2):85-8. Khouzam HR, Mayo-Smith MF, Bernard DR, Mahdasian JA. PMID: 7623394.
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    43. Secondary mania in late life. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1994 Jan; 42(1):85-7. Khouzam HR, Emery PE, Reaves B. PMID: 8277121.
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    44. Does the end justify the means? Am J Psychiatry. 1992 Jun; 149(6):845-6. Khouzam HR. PMID: 1590509.
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    45. Rapid cycling in a patient with bipolar mood disorder secondary to Graves' disease. Am J Psychiatry. 1991 Sep; 148(9):1272-3. Khouzam HR, Bhat VG, Boyer J, Hardy W. PMID: 1883022.
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    46. Treatment of recurrent major depression agitation and dissociative state with trimipramine. Can J Psychiatry. 1987 Dec; 32(9):816. Khouzam HR. PMID: 3435891.
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