Dr. Muhammad Shafique Tahir

Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr. Tahir is an American Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and qualified as a General (Adult) Psychiatrist. Before relocating to Dubai, in 2011, He served as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital, the University Hospital of Columbia, and Cornell University (USA). He also worked as an Assistant Unit Chief, leading the multidisciplinary treatment team at USA’s New York Presbyterian Hospital – Westchester Division. He completed his adult psychiatry residency training at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center (affiliated with Columbia University) and his child/adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Weill Cornell University Hospital in New York (USA).


  • American Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, Adult in 2004 and certified in 2015.
  • Doctor of Medicine, The University of the State of New York, USA, August 2004
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Punjab, Pakistan, 1992
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan, 1988


Acute and Chronic Mental Illnesses
Anxiety Disorders
Anxious and depressed child
Autism and interaction with other children at home & school
Autistic Spectrum Disorders (including PDD)
behavior problem in children and adolescents
Bipolar disorder
Child being bullied in the school
Child’s busy schedule
Community Lectures
Conduct Disorder
Conversion Disorders
Counseling parents of a teenager
Couples Therapy
Defiant child
Depressed and anxious teen
Eating Disorder
Evaluation for children having Asperger
Failing grades in school
Family Therapy
Hyperactive child
Impulse Control disorders
Individual Psychotherapy
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Panic Disorder
Parent Guidance Groups
Physical Symptoms of Mental Illness
Psychotic Disorders
Psychotropic Medications
School Consultations
School refusal
Substance Abuse
Teen stress and parents role
Tic Disorder


English, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi

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