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Dr M Kaleem Arshad recognized as Distinguished Life Fellow of American Psychiatric Association

Dr. M Kaleem Arshad MD

As a Distinguished Life Fellow Dr. Arshad M Kaleem has achieved the highest honor bestowed upon the psychiatry profession.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, September 5, 2018 / -- M Kaleem Arshad MD, has attained the American Psychiatric Association's Distinguished Life Fellow status. Dr Arshad served as Medical Director and Chief of Medical Staff both at Seaside Behavioral Hospital and Oceans Behavioral Center of Greater New Orleans. Dr. Kaleem is Assistant Clinical Professor at Tulane University and Louisiana State University Schools of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana. He is Visiting Professor at St Martinus University School of Medicine in Curacao, Virgin Islands. He is Diplomat of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is board certified in Adult, Geriatric and Addiction Psychiatry. He also held board certification in Forensic Psychiatry. He is former President of Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association.

As a Distinguished Life Fellow Dr. Arshad M Kaleem has achieved the highest honor bestowed upon the psychiatry profession. It is awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have made significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in at least five of the following areas: administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance, community involvement, as well as for clinical excellence.

The APA, founded in 1844, is the world's largest psychiatric organization and represents a growing membership of more than 36,000 psychiatrists. The Distinguished Life Fellowship was established by the APA as its highest membership honor to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to their profession and to the public good. Distinguished Life Fellows are leaders in their fields, whose scientific achievements and dedication to their patients have set a standard of excellence for the profession of psychiatry.

Dr. Arshad was formally recognized at the 2018 Convocation of Distinguished Fellows during the APA Annual Meeting in New York City .

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