Waguih IsHak, MD, DFAPA

Professor and Clinical Chief of Psychiatry, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Waguih William IsHak, MD, DFAPA, Professor and Clinical Chief of Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has nearly 30 years of experience in psychiatry, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology, with specific training and expertise in outcome measurement in psychiatric disorders particularly depressive symptom severity, functioning, and quality of life. He is researching innovative ways to measure and improve the detection and treatment of depression in people seeking medical care, as a way to restore/maintain health in the population at large in order to remove behavioral barriers to wellness. He has lectured and published on quality of life as a critical outcome measure of healthcare interventions, mood disorders especially depression, sexual medicine, outcome measurement in psychiatry, and computer applications in psychiatry. Dr. IsHak is PI on the PCORI $2.6 million study of Personalized Treatment of Depression in people with Advanced Heart Failure. He served as a Chief Proctor and Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.