Khaled Moussawi, MD, PhD
Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Moussawi K, Kalivas PW & Lee JW. (2016) Abstinence from drug dependence after bilateral Globus Pallidus hypoxic ischemic injury. Biological Psychiatry. 80(9): e79e80.
- Moussawi K, Zhou W, Shen H, Reichel CM, See RE, Carr DB & Kalivas PW. (2011) Reversing cocaine-induced synaptic potentiation provides enduring protection from relapse. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108 (1), 385-390.
- Moussawi K, Pacchioni A, Moran M, Olive MF, Gass JT, Lavin A & Kalivas PW. (2009) N-Acetylcysteine reverses cocaine-induced metaplasticity. Nature Neuroscience. 12, 182-189.
Psychiatry Residents Present Robust Research at the 5th Annual Psychiatry Research Pathway Symposium
The Psychiatry Research Pathway (PRP) Symposium provides UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital residents engaged in research the opportunity to present their work to an audience of fellow residents, faculty mentors, T32 postdoctoral research program directors, and other members of our academic community. This year, seven residents presented current and/or future research, followed by Q&A and lively discussion among the...
Nature Medicine: Brain Lesions Disrupting Addiction Map to a Common Human Brain Circuit
Substance use disorder is a public health crisis for which new treatments are urgently needed. In rare cases, regional brain damage (for example, following a stroke) can lead to addiction remission, and such cases can be used to identify therapeutic targets for neuromodulation. A group of investigators, including Khaled Moussawi, MD, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Bioengineering), from Pitt...
Pitt Psychiatry Hosts a Tremendous Research “Half” Day
On June 9, 2021, the Department of Psychiatry held its 2nd virtual Research Day, featuring presentations on health equity research, a speed dat(a)ing session, a keynote address, and honors and awards. The event was billed as a Research “Half” Day, as we hope and expect for the second half of the event, a poster session, to occur in person. (Date: October 5, 2021. Stay tuned to our events page for details!) Below is...
The Department of Psychiatry Welcomes Khaled Moussawi, MD, PhD, to the Faculty
We are pleased to announce that Khaled Moussawi, MD, PhD, has joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Moussawi joins Pitt Psychiatry from the National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program, where he was a clinical/postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Moussawi received his MD, and a PhD in neuroscience, from the Medical University of South Carolina before completing residency training in...