Awais Aftab, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University

Awais Aftab, MD is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Awais Aftab is a member of the Community Advisory Board at Osmind. He is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Aftab is recognized for his work across both critical and philosophical issues in psychiatry. He is also a psychiatrist in the Cleveland area, working with individuals with serious mental illness. He completed his psychiatry residency from Case Western Reserve University / University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in 2018, and geriatric psychiatry fellowship from the University of California San Diego in 2019.

He has received numerous national awards and honors, including the prestigious Laughlin Fellowship by the American College of Psychiatrists and the American Psychiatric Association Leadership Fellowship during his psychiatric training. He led the popular interview series "Conversations in Critical Psychiatry" for Psychiatric Times, which explores critical and philosophical perspectives in psychiatry. A book adaptation of the series is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. His peer-reviewed scholarly work has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Psychiatry and JAMA Psychiatry. He is an executive council member of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy andPsychiatry, associate editor for Current Psychiatry, senior editor for the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, and he has been actively involved in initiatives to educate psychiatrists and trainees on conceptual and critical issues. He blogs at


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