Ahmad Raza, M.D., Ph.D.

Effective December 15, 2022, Dr. Ahmad Raza will be closing his practice at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The clinic will be happy to recommend a physician to assume your care. Patients can obtain a copy of their medical records by calling 214-645-3030 or by email at


Ahmad Raza, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in refractory depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, neurostimulation, and psychopharmacology. 

Dr. Raza earned his medical degree at the King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan, and his doctorate in pharmacology at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, where he also completed a fellowship in pharmacology. He performed a residency in general adult psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York, where he trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and was Chief Resident of the neuropsychiatry unit. He also received training in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) at Columbia University and the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in New York.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Raza joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2005 and served as Medical Director of the inpatient unit at Zale Lipshy Pavilion – William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital for more than a decade. He has been involved in teaching and training medical students, residents, and psychiatrists for 25 years.

Dr. Raza’s research interests include psychopharmacology, neurostimulation, and ECT. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles, abstracts, lectures, and presentations. He has been a grand rounds speaker at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, New York University, University of Oklahoma, Kansas University, Manhattan Psychiatric Center, and many other institutions.

Dr. Raza is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the International OCD Foundation.

Education & Training
  • Residency - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center (1992-1994), Psychiatry
  • Internship - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center (1990-1992), Psychiatry
  • Fellowship - Southern Illinois University (1986-1990), Pharmacology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • International OCD Foundation (2017)
  • American Psychiatric Association (2015), Member
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2021-2022
  • Teacher of The Year Award 2008, Psychiatry Residency Training
  • Dissertation Research Award 1990, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Honors PhD Comprehensive Examination 1988, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Books & Publications
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Neurostimulation
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy

Clinical Focus

  • Treatment Resistant Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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