Alireza Amirsadri, M.D., assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been selected to receive the National Alliance on Mental Illness Michigan Physician of the Year Award.
"I am honored and privileged to receive this award," said Dr. Amirsadri, a member of the School of Medicine faculty for nearly 20 years.
He will receive the award at an upcoming department grand round or department faculty meeting.
"Dr. Amirsadri exemplifies the consummate physician, scholar and educator. Always generous with increasing opportunities for trainees and faculty at all levels, he frequently puts himself last and always the department and School of Medicine first," said David Rosenberg, M.D., chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. "His initiative, hard work, can-do ethic and entrepreneurial spirit have brought national and international recognition to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and Wayne State University. It is both motivating and inspiring to work with him."
A resident of Farmington Hills, Mich., Dr. Amirsadri also serves as associate chair for clinical services and chief medical officer for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. The majority of his career has focused on emergency and acute care, but he now concentrates on intellectual and developmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder in adults and team-based, precision-oriented hybrid tele-psychiatry.