Prakash Masand, M.D., Appointed Chief Scientific Officer at Institute for Advanced Medical Research

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Expert and thought leader joins Alpharetta-based clinical research facility.

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Dr. Prakash Masand

We are excited to have Dr. Masand join us as we continue to expand our reach into the southeast. His extensive background, combined with a deep understanding of the industry will be critical to our success in the near future.

The Institute for Advanced Medical Research (formerly known as the Atlanta Institute of Medicine and Research) is pleased to announce the appointment of Prakash Masand, M.D., to the position of Chief Scientific Officer.

In addition to his role at the Institute, Dr. Masand is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Global Medical Education (GME). Dr. Masand was also Consulting Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. He previously served as Director of Therapeutic Area Development, Neurosciences Medicine at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Masand was also the Founder of psychCME, Inc., a leading program for continuing medical education in the United States, which was acquired by OPTUMHealth, a division of United Health Group, in 2006. Dr. Masand was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.

Dr. Masand’s clinical research interests include psychopharmacology, novel antipsychotics, psychiatric disorders in the medically ill, treatment-resistant depression, irritable bowel syndrome and its relationship to psychiatric illness and the use of psychostimulants in the medically ill.

He received his medical degree from the Topiwala National Medical College at the University of Bombay in India. He completed his residency training in Psychiatry at S.U.N.Y. Upstate Medical University in Syracuse and a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

“We are excited to have Dr. Masand join us as we continue to expand our reach into the southeast. His extensive background, combined with a deep understanding of the industry will be critical to our success in the near future. The nature of psychopharmacology development is both dynamic and demanding; his insights and ideas will help shape our future and focus moving forward,” offered Angelo Sambunaris, M.D., Founder and Chief Medical Officer.

About the Institute for Advanced Medical Research
The Institute for Advanced Medical Research empowers individuals struggling with neuropsychological conditions to actively participate in their treatment. By educating and informing patients and their families, the team offers them a renewed sense of purpose. Rather than simply being victims of a disease, study participants become health care heroes, creating a personal legacy of advancing medical science.

Adhering to the highest standards of quality and strict ethical principles of medical research, they employ a patient-centered approach that balances a commitment to safety with highly personalized care. Since 1991, they have helped more than 3,000 individuals improve their quality of life, while ensuring that millions more can benefit from access to innovative medical treatments.

Learn more by visiting http://IAMResearch.org.

Institute for Advanced Medical Research
5895 Windward Parkway
Suite 150
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Phone: (770) 817-9200
http://IAMResearch.org

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