Department of Psychiatry

Let me take this opportunity to share information about the Department of Psychiatry where we are providing world class excellence in clinical care, teaching & education and biomedical research for the women and children of Qatar. Our mission is to improve the quality of mental health services in Qatar by putting the service user and their families at the center of their care. Department of Psychiatry has 2 Divisions: 1. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAMHS) and 2. Perinatal Mental Health.

Both divisions have world-class doctors, psychologists, nurses and support staff who provide outstanding clinical care to children, women and families. Our faculty is involved in number of cutting edge research projects including Autism, ADHD, Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, Genetics, Neuroimaging and interface of psychiatric issues with chronic medical illness.

We are collaborating closely with our local partners, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Weill Cornell Medicine- Qatar (WCM-Q) and Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) and provide specialist and sub-specialty expertise to foster an integrated care and concomitantly conduct wider research. Furthermore we work closely with Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to actively participate in the delivery of Qatar National Mental Health Strategy.


Our goal is to support the children, women and families we serve, so they can return to as stable condition as soon as possible in the safest environment. Sidra will also support healthcare delivery in the country so that existing care pathways of primary and secondary levels of care are optimized and streamlined.


Professor Muhammad Waqar Azeem, MD, DFAACAP, DFAPA
Inaugural Chair Department of Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University