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Dr. Geith ShahoudGeith Shahoud M.D. View Bio
Dr. Geith ShahoudGeith Shahoud M.D.
Dr. Geith Shahoud has had quite a journey from Syria to Western Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Damascus in Syria in 1992 and practiced internal medicine for two years before taking up practice in Pittsburgh in 1994. From 1998 to 2001 he practiced internal medicine with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, but his interest in psychiatry continued to grow. Not long after, he found out that the University of Missouri in Kansas City had a program that combined the medical aspect with psychiatry. He made the decision to move to Kansas City and take the course, graduating in August 2004. He stayed and practiced child psychiatry at the University of Missouri, Columbia until 2007.Associations
In 2008 Dr. Shahoud moved back to the Pittsburgh area and was hired as the Medical Director of Mental Health at Highland Hospital located in Connellsville PA. While there he treated adults who had problems ranging from drug and alcohol abuse to mental illness and emotional and behavioral issues and children with many different behavioral and pervasive development disorders such as Autism or Rhetts. Dr. Shahoud began working at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital for children located in Pittsburgh, PA. He continues to work there today as a medical director. His patients there have a wide variety of psychiatric disorders. Dr. Shahoud has also worked at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital located in Latrobe PA where he treated children and adults with many different psychiatric disorders. In 2009, Dr. Shahoud successfully opened his own private practice called Western PA Behavioral Health Resources. He then opened a second office in Latrobe, PA and in 2019 he opened a new office in Pittsburgh, PA. The practice continues to grow each day. in 2021 Dr.Shahoud was appointed as a State of Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Board Member to improve the use of it in treating mental illnesses. Also, He serves in the medical review sub-committee with Physician general in Pennsylvania State Dr. Denise A. Johnson. WPABHR now includes three psychiatrists and a staff of psychiatric nurse practitioners and specialized therapists. We also were the main consultant for the IU1 which takes care of Fayette, Washington and Green Counties school districts between 2013 -2022