Dr. Ossama Osman       
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Phone: 971 3 7137 417
Fax: 971 3 7672995
Email: ossamao@uaeu.ac.ae

College of Medicine and Health Sciences

United Arab Emirates University
P.O.Box 17666, Al-Ain
United Arab Emirates
MB,B.chCairo University1979
Postgraduate Diplomas, Certificates, and FellowshipsYear
Clinical Psychopharmacology Research Fellowship (NIMH)1987-1990
DABPN (Certified Diplomat, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology)1999
Fellow, The American Psychiatric Association2004
Advanced Certirficate in Trauma and Recovery- Harvard University (HPRT)2011
Research Fellow, The National Institute of Mental Health. Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.1987-1990
Assistant Professor, University of South Florida and Director of Schizophrenia Research Program, Bay Pines VAMC- Tampa- Florida, USA. 1990-1991
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Chairman for Research, Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A. 1991-1993
Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Tenure Track), College of Medicine Mercer University, Macon, Georgia USA.1993-1999
Medical Director, Al-Amal Addiction Treatment Hospital- Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Honorary Associate Professor, Mercer University.1999-2004
Associate Professor & Director of Post-graduate Training Program in Psychiatry, FMHS-UAEU2004-2011
Research Interest
Global Mental health (trauma & recovery- Translation and validation of International Neuropsychiatric diagnostic instruments- Transcultural and Women mental health issues in primary care). 2) Clinical Psychopharmacology of mood disorders and addictions..  
Selected Publications
Mufaddel A, Osman OT, Mugaddam F, Jafferany M. A review of body dysmorphic disorder and its presentation in different clinical settings. Prim Care Campanion CNS Disord 2013; 15 (4):doi:10.4088/PCC.12r01464  
Ossama T. Osman , Alaa K. Abbas , Hani O. Eid , Mohamed O. Salem & Fikri M. Abu-Zidan. Interpersonal violence in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, July 4, 2013. DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2013.812666  
Osman OT, Augusterfer EF. Telepsychiatry. Acad Psychiatry. 2012 Jul 1;36(4):345-6. PMID:22851036 
Qumsieh RY, Ali BR, Abdulrazzaq YM, Osman O, Akawi NA, Bastaki SM. Identification of new alleles and the determination of alleles and genotypes frequencies at the CYP2D6 gene in Emiratis. PLoS One. 2011;6(12):e28943. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028943. Epub 2011 Dec 22.  
M.V. Rudorfer, O.T. Osman and W.Z. Potter: Alprazolam and aggression [Letter] American Journal of Psychiatry, July 1989,146(7):949-950.  
Osman, O.T., DeVane, C.L., Greenblatt, D.J., Potter, W.Z.: Pharmacokinetic and dynamic correlates of intravenous alprazolam challenge. Clin Pharmacol Ther, 50:656-662, 1991.  
O.T. Osman and E.L. Loschen : Self Injurious Behavior in the Developmentally Disabled: Pharmacologic Treatment., Psychopharmacology Bulletin 1992, 28(4) 439-449.  
Book Chapter: Osman, O.T., Potter, W.Z.: Potentiation of dopamine in the treatment of refractory depression. In advances in Neuropsychiatry and Psychopharmacology: Refractory Depression, J.D. Amsterdam, Ed.). Raven Press, New York, pp 41-52, 1991.  
O.T. Osman and R.E. Becker: Neurolepics and their metabolites: Effects on alpha-1 and D-2 receptors. Biological Psychiatry 1988,24:815-818.  
EL Loschen and OT Osman: Self Injurious Behavior in the Developmentally Disabled: Assessment Techniques. Psychopharmacology Bulletin, 1992,28(4) 433-438.  
Osman, OT. (2010). The skin as a mode of communication. Expert Rev. Dermatol. 5(5), 493-496.  
Select PROCEEDINGS, CONFERENCES, INVITED LECTURES: Osman O.T. (2010) Mastery of Global Mental Health and Psychiatric Reasearch In the Gulf. . Invited oral presentation by - The Harvard University Program on Refugee and Trauma as part of their Harvard University -HPRT Advanced Certificate Training in Trauma and Recovery. Orvieto- Italy, November 9th, 2010 and is entitled: Mastery in Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery.  
Book chapter: Potter WZ, Manji HK, Osman OT, and Rudorfer MV: New antidepressants and their possible modes of action, in New Prospects in Psychiatry. The Bio-Clinical Interface I. J.P. Macher & M.A. Crocq (eds) Elsevier Science Publishers. New York. pp 113-129, 1992.  
BOOK Chapter: Osman OT (2007) : The Psychological Aspects of Skin Diseases. In Skin and Cosmetics, pp.133-160, Galadari I. (edit.), Portseed Press, Dubai 2007  
O.T. Osman, E. Loschen and R.E. Becker: A case of non-compliance. Hospital and community Psychiatry, March 1989, 41(3)333-334.  
Manji HK, Osman OT, Rudorfer MV, and Potter WZ: Chronic idazoxan: a new tool to study enhanced noradrenergic tone ? Clin Pharmacol Ther. 132, 1989.  
Osman, O.T., Rudorfer, M.V., Potter, W.Z.: Idazoxan: A selective alpha-2 antagonist and effective sustained antidepressant in two bipolar depressed patients. Letter to Editor, Arch Gen Psychiatry 46:958-959, 1989.  
Rudorfer, M.V., Risby, E.D., Osman, O.T., Gold, P.W., and Potter, W.Z.: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and monoamine transmitter activity in depression: Central and peripheral effects of electroconvulsive therapy. Biol Psychiatry 29:253-264, 1991.  
Manji HK, Hsiao JK, Rudorfer MV, Risby ED, Osman OT, and Potter WZ: ECT treatment does not enhance neuroendocrine responses to serotonergic challenge. Journal of Psychopharmacology 6(4): 501-508, 1992.  
Osman OT, Younis A , AlAmiri Z (2008): “Infanticide attempt by a postpartum depressed mother” J Em Med Trauma & Acute Care (MEJEM), 8 (2) 122-123.  
Osman, O.T., Hsiao, J.K., Risby, E.D., Potter, W.Z.: Dose-dependent effects of intravenous alprazolam on neuroendocrine, biochemical, cardiovascular and behavioral parameters in humans. Psychopharmacol, 111:295-300, 1993.  
Osman, OT and Afifi (2010). Mental health research in the United Arab Emirates from1989 to208. Asia Pac J Public Health, 22S:48-53.  
Osman OT, Mufadel A, Almugadam F, Augusterfer E.(2011).The Psychiatric Aspects of Skin Disorders. Expert Rev.Dermatol.6(2), 195-209.  
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