Kambiz Pahlavan, MD, DLFAPA, FAACAP, is the medical director of Rogers Memorial Hospital - Milwaukee and Child and Adolescent Services of Milwaukee. He co-founded the Rogers Center for Research and Training with David L. Moulthrop, PhD.
His primary objective is to continue Rogers Memorial's tradition of excellence in identifying the mental health needs of the community and developing high quality services within the hospital, as well as 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 remained on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, working at the Boston Children’s Hospital and McLean Hospital. He served as psychiatrist in charge on units and eventually became the director of child and adolescent inpatient services at Hall-Mercer Children’s Center of 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 75 studies in areas including ADHD, affective disorders, psychotic disorders and suicide in children, adolescents and adults.
He is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin and at the Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine. He has also served on the clinical faculty of Harvard Medical School and the University of Wisconsin School of Nursing. He has been extensively involved in both theoretical teaching and clinical training of medical students, residents in adult psychiatry, fellows in child psychiatry, psychologists (pre and post doctoral), social workers and nurse practitioners. He has 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.
Among the many local and national committees and work groups he has served on 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. He has served as a member of the board of directors of the Medical Society of Milwaukee County.