Suad Kapetanovic, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Southern California

Dr Kapetanovic is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. For the past 15 years, he has been developing expertise in the field of HIV Psychiatry, as clinician caring for patients and families affected by HIV/AIDS, researcher striving to develop novel research collaborations that would include difficult-to-reach patients and communities, mentor to junior researchers and teacher to psychiatry residents and medical students. Dr Kapetanovic obtained his MD degree at the University of Zagreb in 1995. He completed Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Utah in 2004. After 6 years as Faculty at the University of Southern California, Dr Kapetanovic served as the Associate Clinical Director in the Division of Intramural Research Programs at the National Institute of Mental Health from 2010 through 2015, where he co-founded and co-led the NIH Intramural NeuroHIV Program, and Directed the Mental Health Program of the District of Columbia-NIH Partnership for AIDS Progress. He remains involved with these projects as an outside consultant to the NIH. Since 2015, Dr Kapetanovic has been back to the University of Southern California, where he directs the Mental Health team of the University of Southern California Maternal Child and Adolescent/Adult Center for Infectious Diseases and Virology (USC-MCA), a comprehensive, culturally-sensitive, multi-disciplinary family HIV center, which serves low-income and uninsured or underinsured HIV-infected women, children, youth and their families.