Dr. Kambiz Pahlavan is the medical director of Rogers Memorial Hospital - Milwaukee and Child and Adolescent services of Milwaukee. He is the director of the Rogers Center for Research and Training. His primary objective is to continue the Rogers’ tradition of excellence in identifying the mental health needs of the community and developing high quality services within the hospital through promoting education and research.
Dr. Pahlavan is a Persian native and graduated from the National University of Iran. After about a year of orthopedic training in the United Kingdom, he came to the US in 1974 and pursued his general psychiatric training at Norwich Hospital, Medfield State Hospital (affiliates of Boston University) and graduated from Tufts – New England Medical Center in Boston. He completed his child and adolescent fellowship at McLean Hospital – Harvard Medical School. He is double board certified in adult psychiatry and in child and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School until 1992, working at Boston Children’s Hospital and McLean Hospital. He moved to Wisconsin in 1992 as medical director of Charter Hospital of Milwaukee. He has worked at Rogers Memorial Hospital since 1999.
Dr. Pahlavan’s major clinical teaching and research areas of interest are childhood disorders and their progression in adult psychopathology. While at McLean Hospital he worked at the Developmental BioPsychology Lab. He has been an investigator or co-investigator in more than 100 studies in areas including ADHD, affective disorders, psychotic disorders and suicide in children, adolescents and adults. He has reviewed books and articles for the Journal of American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Academic Psychiatry and The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
He is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin and five other medical schools. He is on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin School of Nursing and Marquette University – Physician Assistant Studies. Throughout the years he has been extensively involved in theoretical teaching and clinical training of medical students, residents in adult psychiatry, fellows in child psychiatry, pre- and post-doctoral internships in clinical psychology, social workers and nurse practitioners. He had been awarded the American Psychiatric Association’s Nancy C. A. Roeske Certificate of Excellence in Medical Student Teaching in 1999 and 2008. He was recognized as one of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s outstanding medical student teachers for 2008-2009. He became the Distinguished Life Fellow of American Psychiatric Association in 2011 and Distinguished Life Fellow of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in December 2012. He has been an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry in 2003, 2006 and 2011.
Dr. Pahlavan has served on many local and national committees and work groups, including the Ethnic and Cultural Issues Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the Work Group on Diversity and Culture of the AACAP and the Inpatient and Continuum of Care Committee of the AACAP. In addition, he had served as a member of the board of directors of the Medical Society of Milwaukee County.