About Dr. Rifai

Dr. Rifai is the American Psychiatric Association Janssen Scholar on Psychiatric and Medical Disorders, he is the William Webb Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD,CPE, FACP, FAPA, FAPM

Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD,CPE, FACP, FAPA, FAPM

Dr. Rifai is an American-Syrian physician executive and scientist and a world renowned researcher on the medical aspects of psychiatric illness. He is a recipient of the National Insitute of Mental Health Clinical Excellence Award in 2005 and the prestigious William Webb Award from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine in 2006. Dr. Rifai is originally from Aleppo, Syria.

Dr. Rifai' National Research Service Award fellowship training in neuroscience was at the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine in Memphis. His residency training in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Program was at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine. Dr. Rifai then completed further clinical fellowship training at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Fellowship and Residency Training

National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

  • 2003-2004 Fellowship in Psychiatric Research,
  • 2004-2005 Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine
  • 2004-2005 Chief Fellow, National Institutes of Health
  • 2005 Clinical Excellence Award, National Insitute of Mental Health

University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Roanoke-Salem Program.

University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Roanoke-Salem Program.

  • 1998-2003 Resident in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry
  • 2001-2003 Chief Resident, Psychiatry Program
  • 2001-2002 Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Program
  • 2001-2003 Chief Resident, Internal Medicine / Psychiatry Program

University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee.

University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee.

  • 1996-1997 National Research Service Award. National Institutes of Health
  • 1997-1998 Neuroscience Research Award. National Institutes of Health

Faculty of Medicine, University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria.

  • 1990-1996 Doctor of Medicine with thesis and Honors.

Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP)
  • Fellow, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (FAPM)
  • Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (FAPA)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians Executives

Licensure

Licensure

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania # MD 431055 expires 12/31/2018 (PA License)
  • Diplomate, American College of Physicians Executives expires 3/2021
  • United States Medical Licensing Examinations 1999