Osman Athar, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it" - Harper Lee

Specialty
Medication Management
Years of Experience
3
Locations
Mississippi
New York
Texas
Education
  • Rice University, BA
  • McGovern Medical School, MD
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Residency
  • University Medical Center New Orleans, Fellowhsip
Languages
English
Arabic
Hindi
Spanish

Dr. Osman Athar is board certified in General Psychiatry and board eligible in Consult-Liaison Psychiatry. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rice University, from McGovern Medical School for his medical doctorate, and went on to complete a Psychiatry residency at the University of Texas-Houston where he served as a chief resident. Afterward, he completed a fellowship in Consult-Liaison Psychiatry at Louisiana State University - Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.

Dr. Athar has experience in treating a wide variety of conditions, including Major Depression, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Eating Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Substance Use Disorders, Delirium, Dementia, and Mental Disorders due to Another Medical Conditions.

Dr. Athar primarily focuses on medication management in his practice but will typically also use supportive therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy skills with his patients in order to maximize wellness and recovery.

Dr. Athar has held an academic appointment at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. He served as the Clerkship Director for the Medical Neuroscience and Behavior Course during his appointment, the required six-week course for third-year medical students which included four weeks of Psychiatry education.  During his appointment, Dr. Athar was also very active in resident education focusing on topics in Consult-Liaison Psychiatry.

Dr. Athar has experience in treating a wide variety of conditions, including Major Depression, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Eating Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Substance Use Disorders, Delirium, Dementia, and Mental Disorders due to Another Medical Conditions. Dr. Athar primarily focuses on medication management in his practice.

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