Lama Bazzi MD completed her General Psychiatry training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Much of her research has focused on projects that can benefit Lebanon, with a strong emphasis on global health and international psychiatry. After joining a research group at Harvard headed by Zeina Chemali, MD, MPH, she wrote a grant on Capacity Building in Alzheimer’s Disease in distinct regions of Lebanon. By collaborating with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Alzheimer’s Disease Lebanon, she became instrumental in developing a capacity building workshop that we gave to midlevel community workers in six regions in Lebanon. The program was internationally recognized and the team’s work was presented in Argentina, the Czech Republic, Kuwait, and at conferences all over the United States. The success of this project led the team to develop and expand the programs to include gender equality work in Lebanon, and projects to improve geriatric medical care for the Lebanese community. Dr. Bazzi went on to complete her Forensic Psychiatry training at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals, under the tutelage of Phillip J. Resnick, a leading nationally and internationally recognized Forensic Psychiatrist.
Recently, she earned a seat serving on the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association as the Early Career Trustee at Large to the BOT. She serves as the voice of all psychiatrists within seven years of their training and aims to help the board recognize and address their specific professional needs. She is also a member of Straight for Equality, a subsidiary of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association in the United States. In her private outpatient practice, many of her patients are LGBT.
Dr. Bazzi is currently the director of the Suffolk County Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program, which includes many patients from all walks of life. In addition to testifying weekly, she is an outpatient doctor in the community mental health clinic, and continues to perform psychiatric evaluations for the court. She continues to get involved in projects serving disenfranchised people from all over the world and is currently involved in an endeavor to evaluate trauma in Syrian refugees. Her passion lies in community mental health treatment, and in making quality healthcare accessible to all members of society.
Joined June 2015