Khalid Afzal, M.D.

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

  • Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan - M.B.B.S., 1995
  • Residency, Psychiatry,
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, 2004-08
  • Fellowship, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,
    The University of Chicago, 2008-2010
  • Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (General), 2009

Clinical Interests

  • Mood disorders
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment disorder

Research Interests

  • Cultural and psychosocial impact on children mental health
  • Mindfulness based therapeutic interventions and behavioral modification in young children
  • The use of Omega-3 in prevention and treatment of mental illness
  • Innovative approaches to residency training and education


  • Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Interviewing Course
  • Director, School Rotation
  • Co-Director, Psychopharmacology Course
  • Multidisciplinary Case Conference for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric course training for pediatric residents and medical students

Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Illinois Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Society
  • Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

Selected Publications

  • Afzal K, Khan F, Mulla Z, Akins R, Giordano F, Ledger E. Language and acculturation as factors in resident physician burnout; a study in a bilingual U.S. City. South Med J. 103(7):607-15, Jul 2010
  • Khan F, Afzal K,  Mulla Z, Akins R, Giordano F, Ledger E. Is resident learning style a factor in resident Burnout on the job? El Paso Physicians. 33(11):7-10 Mar 2010
  • Afzal K, Quinn D, Briones D. The healthcare matrix formulation: A tool for competency assessment in psychiatry residency training. South Med J. 102(8):789-94, Aug 2009
  • Afzal K, Briones D, De Vargas C. Risperidone induced polydypsia and polyphagia, associated with galactorrhea, abdominal pain and rapid weight gain in an adolescent female. CNS Spectrum. 12(11):818-820, Nov 2007