Dr. Shahla Modir, M.D.
Dr. Shahla Modir, M.D., has over 20 years of experience in addiction, psychiatry, and integrative medicine. She is dual board-certified in Addiction and Psychiatry, serving as a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and its Addiction Psychiatry certification.
Dr. Modir completed a residency in General Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a two-year fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at UCLA Medical Center.
For more than the past ten years, Dr. Modir has worked as the medical director and chief psychiatrist for various residential dual diagnosis treatment facilities.
She has collaborated with the leading experts from the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Program to develop inpatient evidence-based treatment programs. This blend of experience has built her credibility to evaluate and treat even the most complicated of patients.
Dr. Modir has often served as an Addiction Psychiatry expert on various TV shows including The Doctors, Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew Life Changers, and southern California ABC news programs.
She is a licensed buprenorphine provider and a dual diagnosis expert, and received an NIH grant to study the effects of acupuncture and motivational interviewing on methamphetamine withdrawal symptoms.
She is also trained in evidence-based psycho-social therapies such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. In addition, she has expertise in pharmacogenetic testing and MTHFR mutations.
Dr. Modir is a respected Integrative Medicine expert. She is certified by UCLA-HMI to perform medical acupuncture and has completed a two-year clinical Ayurvedic medicine specialist program.
She was a Bravewell scholar and completed the Associate Fellowship at the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine, led by renowned expert, Dr. Andrew Weil.
She worked as an integrative medicine specialist and lecturer with Dr. Deepak Chopra. She served as Chief Editor for a major textbook in Addiction Recovery for the Andrew Weil Medical Library Series, published by Oxford University Press titled Integrative Addiction and Recovery.
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