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Rizwan A. Malik, MD

Psychiatrist
Amen Clinics | Washington, DC

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Malik completed his Psychiatry Residency Training at St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C. in 1999. After completing his training in Adult Psychiatry, Dr. Malik decided to pursue a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He was elected as a fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Schneider Children’s Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY in affiliation with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The fellowship program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY is considered one of the largest and best Child Psychiatry fellowship programs in the country. During his fellowship, Dr. Malik gained vast experience in a variety of childhood mental illnesses such as ADHD, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. After completing his fellowship in Child Psychiatry in 2001, Dr. Malik decided to return to Washington, D.C. and became an attending Psychiatrist with the D.C. Department of Mental Health, St. Elizabeths Hospital.

During his work with the D.C. Department of Mental Health, Dr. Malik worked with very challenging patients and gained substantial experience in various Psychiatric illnesses such as Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Substance Abuse and Anxiety Disorders. He also gained experience working with forensic patients.

In 2003, Dr. Malik became the Medical Director at St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C. He supervised and worked with various clinical disciplines within the hospital in conjunction with the D.C. Department of Mental Health. During his directorship, Dr. Malik continued to be actively involved in the clinical care of the mentally ill. Dr. Malik was given special award by the Doctors Council of Washington, D.C. for his achievements in a leadership role within the District of Columbia.

Since 2005, Dr. Malik has been involved in working with children and adults in his affiliation with D.C. Department of Mental Health and other hospitals in the city. He is a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry, Residency Training Program at St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C. and has been actively involved in teaching and supervision of residents and medical students. He was awarded 2007 Alumni of the Year.

Dr. Malik enjoys classical music and playing table tennis. He has a keen interest in digital photography,interior home decor, track car racing, and loves cooking spicy Indian curries.

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