Khalid Afzal, M.D., DFAACAP

Assistant Professor
Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Consult-Liaison Service

5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 3077
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Telephone: 773-834-4093
Patient Calls: 773-702-3858
Fax: 773-702-6649

Education & Training

Medical School:

  • Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan, 1995

Psychiatry Residency:

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, 2004-08
  • Chief Resident, 2007-2008

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship:

  • The University of Chicago, 2008-2010
  • Chief Resident, 2009-2010

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry), 2009
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), 2011

Clinical Interests

  • ADHD and behavior disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Somatic symptom disorder

Research Interests

  • Cultural and psychosocial impact on children mental health
  • Family based interventions and behavioral modification in young children
  • Post- traumatic stress symptoms in newly diagnosed cancer patients
  • Innovative approaches to residency training and education

Teaching

  • Director, Advanced Psychopharmacology Course: Child Fellows
  • Director, Family Intervention Course: Child Fellows and Adult Psychiatry Residents
  • Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Interviewing Course
  • Director, School Rotation: Child Fellows
  • Interdisciplinary Lectures on Child Psychiatry: Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychology Trainees

Selected Publications

  • Afzal K, Anam S, Hunter S. Effect Of Antiepileptic Drugs On Pediatric Cognition, Mood and Behavior. J Pediatr Epilepsy.  Jan 2017 (In press)
  • Psihogios, A, Drossos T, Afzal K. Towards Evidenced-based Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures: A Systematic Review, Case Example, and Recommendations for Future Research. J Pediatr Epilepsy.  Jan 2017 (In press)
  • Afzal K, Drossos T, Hunter S. Mood and behavior disorder in pediatric epilepsy-A review of literature. J Pediatr Epilepsy. 2013; Vol 2, No. 3, 157-172. Online available: March 26, 2014. DOI 10.3233/PEP-13057
  • Goldwin M, Lee S, Afzal K, Drossos T, Karnik, N. The Relationship between Patient and Parent Posttraumatic Stress in Pediatric Oncology: A Theoretical Framework. Children's Health Care.  Vol 43, Issue 1, 2014.   DOI:10.1080/02739615.2014.850855
  • Williams JA, Liu N, Afzal K, Sherer R, Morgan I, Cooper B, Dong H. Positive Attitudes among Chinese Medical Students toward Psychiatry. Int J of Soc Psychiatry. 2014 Feb;60(1):21-9. doi: 10.1177/0020764012467259. Epub 2013 Jan 1.
  • Mann A, Machado NM, Liu N, Mazin A, Silver K, Afzal K. A Multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of anti-NMDA-Receptor Antibody Encephalitis—a novel neuropsychiatric disorder. J Neuropsych Clin N. 1;24(2):247-54.  2012 Spring;24(2):247-54. doi: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.11070151
  • Afzal K, Mulla Z, Khan F, Akins R, Ledger E, Giordano F. (2010). Primary language and cultural background as factors in resident physician burnout in several medical specialties; a study in a bilingual U.S. City. South Med J. 103(7):607-15
  • Afzal K, Quinn D, Briones D. (2009). The healthcare matrix formulation: A tool for competency assessment in psychiatry residency training. South Med J. 102(8):789-94
  • Afzal K, Briones D, De Vargas C. (2007) Risperidone induced polydypsia and polyphagia, associated with galactorrhea, abdominal pain and rapid weight gain in an adolescent female. CNS Spectr. 12(11):818-820

SELECTED CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS

  • Evidence-Based Family Assessment and Interventions: Providing mental health professionals techniques for integrating mental health treatment into the family setting with Sargent J, Radwan K and Jones P-Workshop, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting (AACAP), New York.  October 2016
  • Pediatric Aggressive Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Theory and Treatment. 4th International Child and Family Behavioral Health Conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  January 2016
  • Treatment-Resistant Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder-Workshop. 4th International Child and Family Behavioral Health Conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. January 2016
  • Strategies for implementation of Family Assessment and Interventions in outpatient psychiatric practice, with Sargent J, Radwan K and Jones P-Workshop, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting (AACAP), San Antonio.  October 2015
  • A Curious Case of Thyrotoxic Crisis and Lower Extremity Weakness in a 15 year-old Female with Graves Disease, with Dumin M and Macmillan C-Poster Presentation. The 54th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE 2015 Meeting), Barcelona, Spain, October 2015
  • Social Media- “Friend or Foe”: Emerging Role of Social Media in Culturally Sensitive Healthcare Prevention and Intervention in Youth. The 11th International Conference on Psychiatry “Translational Psychiatry; From Science to Practice”. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, April 2015
  • Practical Applications of Family Assessment and Interventions for Mental Health Professionals, with Sargent J and Radwan K-Workshop. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting (AACAP), San Diego, October 2014 
  • Project “Good Enough:" Family Interventions in the Medically Ill. Family Interventions for Diabetes Mellitus and Cystic Fibrosis, with Brahmbhatt K, Schwartz N, Yoon M, and Kearney, J- Clinical Perspectives Presentation. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting (AACAP), San Diego, October 2014 
  • Global challenges in Mental Health: Strategies for Collaboration. Social Media A Friend or A Foe: Emerging Role of Social Media Networks in Early Detection & Intervention of High Risk Behavior in Youth. Global Mental Health Initiative: The University of Chicago Campus in Delhi, New Delhi, India. May 2014
  • Interface between Psychiatry and Medicine: Psychosomatic Presentations and Interventions in Medical Hospitals. Global Mental Health Initiative: The University of Chicago Campus in Delhi, New Delhi, India. May 2014
  • Family Assessment and Creative Interventions: An Integrative Approach of Systemic Family Interventions for Clinician Educators, with Sargent J and Radwan K-Workshop. American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT), Tucson, March 2014
  • Family Assessment and Creative Interventions: An Integrative Approach to Systemic Family Interventions for a Busy and Smart Clinician, with Sargent J, Radwan K, DeVargas C and Jones, P-Workshop. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting (AACAP), Orlando, October 2013 
  • Emerging Role of Social Media Networks in Early Detection and Intervention of High Risk Behavior in Youth, with Randhawa J and Erickson E- Clinical Perspectives Presentaiton. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting (AACAP), San Francisco, 2012